Elizabeth Solomeina, Flying Solo Collective, fashion designer, fashion business, fashion career, fashion entrepreneur

Interview With Elizabeth Solomeina Co-founder of Flying Solo Collective

Meet Elizabeth Solomeina CoFounder of Flying Solo Collective Meet Elizabeth Solomeina. She is a fashion designer and entrepreneur, and one of the co-founders of the Flying Solo Collective boutique in the lower east side on Manhattan. I met Elizabeth a few months ago when Pick Glass co-hosted a networking event in their store. It was […]

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fashion merchandising, fashion industry, fashion business, fashion career

How Fashion Industry Pros Shop Their Competition

How Fashion Industry Pros Shop Their Competition If you work in the fashion industry it is YOUR JOB to shop the market and know your competition. That is true if you are a designer, sales person, merchandiser, visual displayer, licensee, packaging designer, marketer, etc. Knowing your market and what your competition is doing is key […]

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fashion designers, fashion industry, fashion career advice, professional criticism

How to Take Criticism And Become A Better Designer

How to Take Criticism And Become A Better Designer One thing no one tells you in fashion school is that you need to have tough skin and learn to take criticism. If you watch the reality tv shows and movies they make it look so easy. You have a brilliant idea. You toil away on […]

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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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