I hope we can walk through some of your story and you can tell me a bit about how you found your way in the industry.
It wasn’t really by design. I went to pre-med school and then graduated in science and writing, so I was going in a very different direction. Fashion has always been part of my life. My parents are both pretty stylish, and we were deep into it without them knowing they were doing it. After college, I had to figure it out because my degree and all that didn’t lend itself to becoming a stylist or getting a job in a magazine. So really, I had to network, and I was going out a lot and meeting all these people who were editors or stylists. I started realizing, “Oh, that’s what I want to do.” So I fell into it.
It wasn’t without a lot of hard work and using a lot of the corporate stuff that I had learned – because I’ve done a lot of corporate work – and applying it to the styling, which really helped. Knowing how to manage customers, being hyper-organized, call times… There are a lot of money at stake and lots of jobs and people depending on you.
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