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Why Should You Train Your Job Replacement In The Fashion Industry?

Why You Should Train Your Fashion Replacement A common fear that many fashion industry professionals face at some point in their career is that they will be replaced by their own assistant or trainees. Ouch! That would definitely not feel good. I am going to tell you why you should absolutely train your fashion replacement. I have unfortunately […]

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What Designers Can Learn From Fashion Interns

What All Designers Can Learn From Fashion Interns Many fashion companies offer internships during the summers. We all know that for a student, landing that coveted summer internship is a wonderful opportunity for them to learn new skills, add experience to their resume, make new connections, and get a taste of what their future day-to-day […]

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5 Ways To Find A Fashion Internship

How To Find Internships In The Fashion Industry Landing an internship in the fashion industry is key to beginning your career on the right track. Internships will help you quickly build your résumé with skills and experience. They are also the best way to begin networking with fashion industry professionals. An internship is a stepping […]

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Career Building by Freelancing

How Can Freelancing Move Your Career Forward? In a recent blog post (Design Your Career) I advised readers to think about their career in a different way. Instead of simply trying to climb the corporate ladder or reach that next expected title increase, I suggested that one should seek out jobs where you will learn […]

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10 Ways To Jumpstart Your Creativity

Your creativity in the fashion industry is your net worth. It helps you stand out among your peers. And it opens doors for new opportunities. So it is imperative that you keep those juices flowing! It is easy to get a little too comfortable in your job. You know the routine; the everyday housekeeping. This […]

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What Fashion Professionals Can Learn From Improvisation

What Fashion Professionals Can Learn From Improvisation I recently read a book called “Yes, And: How Improvisation Reverses “No, But” Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration” by Kelly Leonard. This book reveals improvisational techniques that can help any organization. The author explains how in an improvisation group they cannot ever shut down someone’s ideas no matter […]

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Interview With Alicia Estrada of Stop Staring!

Meet Alicia Estrada, founder and head designer for Stop Staring! For those of you who don’t know, I used to run The Vintage Shopping Guide, an online vintage resource company. I first interviewed Alicia Estrada back in 2009 for the VSG e-zine. Not everyone likes to hunt through bargain bends and scope out flea markets to […]

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Why Fashion Professionals Should Have A Personal Brand

 Why Fashion Industry Professionals Should Have Their Own Personal Brand Having a personal brand is essential in the fashion industry nowadays. It used to just be for those who had their own business like stylists or bloggers. But now everyone needs one. Personal branding is an executive-level strategy that works for professionals at all levels, […]

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