I like the professional look. There is something about wearing a pencil skirt and blouse that rings office attire wear. I can remember when I was younger that I despised wearing anything that was too formal looking, but now that I’m older I appreciate it.
With Resort 2018 shows in full swing, perhaps I may be stating this too early but hands down the Louis Vuitton show was amazing. Nicholas Ghesquiere respectfully paid homage to the Japanese culture with such class. The models were dressed in traditional prints, their makeup was kabuki inspired, and Ghesquiere was inspired by a 1970s Japanese film series called Stray Cat Rock. The collection had a 70s feel to it with the leopard print jackets and shag haircuts, and the tailoring for the collection was clean.
Lena Dunham. I’ve been a fan of Lena Dunham since Girls came on the scene and it’s because of Girls that I got introduced to this powerful feminist. She is so open to talking about her own mental health that it’s refreshing to know a woman of that caliber is real. Lena Dunham doesn’t hide the the fact that she use to suffer badly from OCD and anxiety and she’s not afraid to openly talk about it. As someone who deals with anxiety it can be nerve wrecking to talk about it to anyone. She also as the newsletter Lenny Letter where they talk about important matters that sometimes don’t get talked about enough like women’s rights.
#MillenialPink is going strong this year.
Certainly there is no narrow path to working in any industry, but these tips can guide you in landing your foot in the door. First and foremost let me just address that this my point of view and I’m in no way implying that this will work for you – you have to mold my advice and find what works for you.
If you want to work in the fashion industry – know that there are many areas you can dip your feet in. Say you love making connections with people and are outgoing maybe working in PR would suit you or working in social media. My first tip is get industry experience and what I mean by that is either freelance in showrooms as a junior account executive, or work in a retail establishment as an associate or as an intern. The more relative work you have on your resume the better chance you have working for your dream job.
The great thing about working in fashion is that it is a creative field that doesn’t require a bachelors degree. If you have great contacts in the business than you can work your way up your career. Tip number two is to network your butt off. Attend social gatherings surrounded by your peers who work in the field you want to work in. You may find that you might not meet industry professionals directly but they may know someone who does and you can form that connection that way. Nowadays social media apps play a big role in your career placement like LinkedIn and joining these kinds of websites can enhance your potential in this competitive career. My last tip to work in the fashion industry is to stay passionate and to maintain a healthy balance of work and personal life. There is no doubt that you will work for your dream job one day, but more importantly what matters most is you. At the end of the day a healthy you is a better more productive person and that’s what employers look for, for their business. Find time to meditate, dance, or do yoga in your free time because you will have the rest of your life to work.