Happy Hump Day!
Just two more days till the weekend!
It’s been a while since I’ve gotten really personal and talked about my life/job on the blog so here we go:
When I was in college and majoring in fashion merchandising, I remember constantly hearing side comments about fashion being a joke, about it not being hard or real work, etc. The “your major is not actually a real one” comments were very present. Not saying we’re curing cancer over here, but the fashion industry is hard and it’s tough and it’s constantly a 24/7 kind of job. For example, I spent most of my Saturday on the phone coordinating accessories for our upcoming cover shoot, I get excited when I leave work at 9:00 P.M because that’s early and when I step away for a second and come back to 30 emails as opposed to 100 that deems it as a slow day.
So yeah, fashion is hard and all of those people who laughed at fashion majors couldn’t handle what I do now. I’m not going to sugarcoat anything because the editorial life is not always glamorous and there are many times when I want to throw in the towel. But, for every stressful situation that crosses my path, a positive one comes right along to remind me why I push through, why I hustle and why I continue twerkin’ for a birkin.
For example, I love seeing a finished product from a shoot because it makes all the stress leading up to it worth it, I find it incredibly rewarding to flip through the magazine and find my name in print, every time my mother brags about me on Facebook it makes me work harder, and when my interns write me the sweetest thank you cards and give me meaningful gifts (like a pineapple necklace!) it makes the long hours and stress and dealing with a million attitudes worth it.
… And when the PR coordinator at Rebecca Minkoff emails you “sending you some goodies tomorrow” it reminds me of the major perks of this job. I absolutely love RM and own one too many of her bags. So when I opened up the bag and found two handbags, an amazing basic tank and this gorgeous romper, I wanted to cry from excitement. Honestly, the next best thing to a pineapple print is a palm print so I fell in love with this romper and off the shoulder detail the minute I pulled it out. I think it’s such a versatile piece and can’t wait to transition it to fall!