Bonjour! It's that time of year again. The weather starts to get a bit cooler, while the days are shorter and everyone is back in school. This got me thinking, what if you wanted to take some fashion classes, but didn't have to time or funds to enroll in school full-time. Well, I have something very exciting to share with you!Read More
Fashion influencer Donovan Harris is a modern day story of how a guy from New Jersey with a simple idea became social media famous. This young up and coming designer is proof that with a bit of know-how and perseverance you can go from small town to global!Read More
Marilyn Monroe, what can I say about her that has not already been said? This beautiful star would have turned 90 years old this month. In spite of, and possibly because of her early demise, she continues to intrigue and mystify the masses.Read More
The fashion industry is very competitive. As a result, not everyone will make the cut. This world requires a certain amount of "moxie" in order to make it! In order to be successful, there are 3 traits you will need to have a promising and successful career. Let's see what they are!
This world requires a certain amount of "Moxie" in order to make it! There are 3 traits that you will need to have a promising and successful career. Let's see what they are!Read More
Working in the fashion world is like a daily UN convention. The different languages,accents and cultures definitely keep things interesting! One thing that I have learned working in the industry is, knowledge of another language will more than likely come in handy. I remember when I did Market Week with LANVIN, half of the employees and some of the business executives were French while others were Italian. My point? You just never know when a second language will be useful! So, having said that, what are the top languages to consider learning to add value to your resume?Read More
After tons and tons of question about the fashion industry, I have decided to give you what you want, MORE INFORMATION on the the behind the scenes of the fashion world!. I have reached out to some of my industry friends and connections to develop this new segment. Each month, I will do and exclusive with students in different fashion majors along with seasoned fashion professionals giving you the scoop on the day-to-day about their jobs, thought and tips on the industry. Each interview will consist of 10 questions some of which, I will take directly from you! Check out the first "Interview With A Fashion Insider":Read More
Product Development, the happy medium between Design and production. The perfect position if you enjoy being creative, but don’t want to be a designer.Read More
It certainly is not one of the most glamourous, but it is one of the most important divisions in fashion. The production division is responsible to oversee the manufacturing of product. They work with design, merchandising and sales teams.Read More
I have been very transparent on how I kicked down the doors of fashion to launch my career. Since then many people have asked how can they too can make it happen.
After much thought, I figured why keep my methods a secret? I say share the wealth! My reason is simple, I was once where many people now stand, hoping to live their dream. Now that I am living mine, my goal is to help others live theirs by developing a service to do just that!Read More
A very common piece of hardware that many people do not know by name. They are flat or dome-shaped metal caps used to fasten two layers of material together, usually as a reinforcement. However, they are used for decorative purposes. Rivets are typically seen on pocket corners. There are many fashion items that use rivets that you may not think about.Read More
Fashion is more than clothing, it is a business rich with history. If you really want to know about the industry, you have to learn about it from the insiders. There are many books available, but this particular book changed my entire perspective on the fashion worldRead More
Fashion Week is in full swing which, just wrapped its couture shows in Paris before landing here in New York. Speaking of the couture, you do realize it is one of the most misused terms in fashion. It appears that many people don’t know exactly what it is and/or just use it to sound bourgeois. Well, in order to know what the correct definition is, we have to go back to the beginning:Read More
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With the cold weather finally upon us along with the threat of a blizzard in the North East, it seemed organic to reference a term related to winter wear.Read More
When you think about fashion, it is so easy for your mind to jump to design. Design is a lot like the lead singer of a band, but you still need backup singers, musicians, instruments and other equipment make the show! Hey, you and I both know that Beyoncé is amazing, but she CANNOT do it alone!Read More
My bio summarizes my background which, is no different than a movie trailer. It serves as a brief overview with a series of highlights of my journey of breaking into the fashion world. What I have not shared with you thus far are the challenges I encountered on my way to making my dream a reality.Read More
When you work in fashion, things tend to become second nature after a while. You become very perceptive, but at the same time become indifferent to things because you have seen so much of it. That is how I became with handbags. Now I can spot a Louis or a Celine a mile away without hesitation.Read More
The color wheel goes as far back as Pre-K and afternoon naps. Back then, you learned about them with fun little songs and exercises to describe people, places and things. However, in fashion, color is more than fun descriptions, it is life. Therefore, understanding color theory is like breathing air.Read More
The world of luxury for many of us seems like a magical experience that can somehow be captured by purchasing high-end fashion items. Whether it is a Louis Vuitton wallet, a Cartier watch or the most sought after Celine bag. I know, I know, it's just calling your name, but it's not in the budget. Somehow you begin to think, I will just buy a fake Gucci bag. No one will know, unless they're an expert and I sure as heck not going to tell them! It's just like buying the real thing without paying the real price. Besides, those brands are making a fortune off of this stuff anyway so, why the heck should I care?! What you don't know is that buying that counterfeit bag is a bad idea for many reasons.Read More