Stop Staring!, Alicia Estrada, Fashion designer, Made in the USA, Fashion industry, fashion career, vintage, vintage clothing

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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personal brand, fashion industry, fashion business, fashion career

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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fashion industry, side hustle, side jobs, fashion careers, fashion business

Top 10 Side Hustles For Fashion Industry Professionals

Best Side Hustles For Fashion Industry Professionals Fashion Industry professionals might take on a side hustle for a variety of reasons. They might want to make some extra cash. They may want to get more experience in a certain area. Or they may want to work on other outside projects simply to stimulate their creative […]

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Fashion jobs, fashion careers, fashion business, wear-to-work

How To Dress For The Job You Want In The Fashion Industry

Dress For The Job You Want In The Fashion Industry The biggest mistake fashion professionals make is not dressing appropriately. It is widely known that, within the design areas, in particular, the dress code is more relaxed. But that doesn’t mean you have to look unprofessional. This is not to say you have to be […]

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fashion industry, specialize, fashion careers, fashion business, pattern making

Should You Specialize In The Fashion Industry?

Should Fashion Designers Specialize? If you work in the fashion industry you may want to consider specializing in your particular area in order to move your fashion career forward. When you surf through open positions in the fashion industry you will often see they are looking for a very specific set of skills such as […]

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fashion career, job title, job promotion, fashion jobs

Why A Job Title In The Fashion Industry Is Not Important

Fashion Industry Job Titles Do Not Make Your Career As fashion professionals enter the job market it is common to think a bit short sided. You first concentrate on getting that first job. Then you worry about getting a promotion or moving to another job in order to make more money. Getting that next job […]

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interview with Jayne Montford, trend forecasting

Interview With Jayne Mountford

Meet Jayne Mountford This interview is for all those fashionista’s out there who think they have their thumb on the pulse of everything trending. Jayne started out in trend forecasting and became the Vice President of Trend Reporting at Stylesight (now WGSN). She then built an exclusive membership site for global trend forecasters called Hall-Five.com. […]

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self promotion, fashion career advice, fashion careers

Silent Self-Promotions For Fashion Designers

Five Silent Self-Promotions For Fashion Designers It would be wonderful if we could all just do our jobs and let our work speak for itself. Unfortunately, too often the ones getting noticed by the boss are not always the ones who are most talented or even most qualified. They are, however, being remembered. In this […]

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Interview with Melissa McGraw Owner Of The Fashion Potential

 Meet Melissa McGraw This interview is for anyone out there who is thinking about changing industries and just aren’t sure. Melissa McGraw has circled the fashion industry going from buyer to e-commerce director, and professor, all while becoming an online business owner. She is a two-time entrepreneur and crazy genius e-commerce guru. She hosts a […]

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