Today, I'm going to try something new. I've decided to give a piece of 'fashion education' daily, of course along with my usual trend watches and so forth.
I am going to start with fashion advice for the those who seek a future career involving fashion (i.e journalism, designing, styling, photography, etc.) I've created a list of basics that you need to keep track of while working your way to these positions. If you have any further questions, feel free to comment or shoot me an email @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fashion Future Advice:
1. Keep up with a blog. Whether you're going into designing, journalism, or photography, have a blog so that you can refer to it when writing a resume for a job or a college. People want to see that you're committed, have talent, and are willing to work for it. It shows that you have an interest and passion for what you do. It honestly doesn't matter as much how many followers you have, but the quality of the blogging matters most. Writing skills are vital if you are looking into journalism, and blogging is a perfect way to showcase your talent!
2. Research. Before applying for that job or college, look into it first. It helps to know exactly what you're getting into. Additionally, it helps with the application process as to what you should include or not include. If you don't know where to start looking for a job or college, you need to research different options and see what fits you best. Especially when choosing a college, keep in mind the location, population, available programs, and requirements. It's good to have a list of 'back-up' (not what you really want but you can get into), 'good' (something you're interested in and can be accepted), and 'dream' (one that seems challenging to be accepted, but where you want to go). Always shoot for the highest, but know that you always have backups. There are many colleges that have English and journalism departments, but no design or fashion ones. The best thing to do is major in journalism, and attend a graduate college in New York that has fashion, or intern during the summer or for a semester to get into the field.
3. Moderate your social media accounts. Be careful with what you put out there. Nowadays, bosses and counselors at colleges check your Twitter, Facebook, etc. to see what kind of reputation you have. If you have pictures of you 'partying' with a red solo cup, or you tend to cuss a lot in your posts, they may choose the other person that applied for that scholarship or job. It would be horrible to lose something like that over the fact that you cannot moderate your accounts. If you absolutely cannot keep up with it, don't have an account. It's as easy as that!
4. Attend local fashion week in your city/town. Most of you have a somewhat larger town within 60 miles from where you live. I know where I live they have a local fashion week, and my high school teacher holds a field trip to go to it since it takes place on week days. Attend these as much as possible. The earlier you learn, the earlier you get a start on your career. Although these may not be as big as NYFW, they're still educational in the world of fashion and sometimes renowned people in the fashion industry make appearances!
5. Follow your dreams. Have faith in yourself. You can do it. "Shoot for the moon, and even if you miss you'll land among the stars." That quote is true. Never say never. Anything can happen. We can be who we want to be, and we should use the right that we have, for we are very lucky to have it.
I hope these tips assist you on your path to a fashion future! I know I'm ready to start mine!