How To Become A SuccessFul Fashion Designer! 11 Tips ♡
- Aug 13, 2014
11 Career Tips From Fashion's Most Successful Women
Whether you’re a recent graduate or a veteran of the 9-to-5 grind, a little career guidance always comes in handy. Who better to turn to than the fashionable women who are killing it, professionally speaking of course?
Scroll down for the top career tips from Rachel Zoe, Eva Chen, and more—we bet some of their quotes might surprise you.
“Amy Astley, the editor-in-chief ofTeen Vogue, taught me accountability and has continued to be so generous with advice and guidance throughout the years. Fashion is extremely competitive, and Amy taught me to embrace my fellow women in the industry and create a team that is indestructible.” –Taylor Tomasi Hill, TTH Blooms, Founder
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“If I could offer any advice, it would be: Be your own shrink and ask yourself tough questions like, ‘Why am I doing this? Where do I want to be? And of course…what would I do if I weren’t afraid?’ And then be brutally honest with yourself, even if you give yourself answers you don’t want to know. Pay attention to your instincts…” –Joanna Coles,Cosmopolitan, Editor-in-Chief
“My best advice to anybody who wants to work in fashion is to intern as much as possible. It is an invaluable experience and the best way to discover your strengths and weaknesses. This industry is not an easy one, but the encouraging thing is that no one ever has the same path to success. I really believe that if you work hard and have a good attitude, that is something people will reward!” –Danielle Prescod,ELLE, Fashion Editor
“Don’t be afraid to take time to learn. It’s good to work for other people. I worked for others for 20 years. They paid me to learn.” –Vera Wang, designer
“You really have to want it—it’s long hours, it’s hard work, it’s not as glamorous as it seems. Even in this position [as creative director ofMarie Claire], it’s still not glamorous. I’m still here until late. I still unzip bags. I still look at boards. You’re still working really hard, so you have to have a real love of what you do in order to sustain it.” –Nina Garcia,Marie Claire,Creative Director
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“Even if I’m completely unsure, I’ll pretend I know exactly what I’m talking about, and make a decision.” –Anna Wintour,Vogue, Editor-in-Chief
“You have to [go outside your comfort zone]. Andy Warhol said ‘say yes to everything’.” –Cynthia Rowley, designer
“I love it when people have original voices and opinions and they’re not just, like, reporting on what happened in a straight-forward news ticker way…Honestly, I love following people on Twitter as well to get a sense of their personality! I’ve discovered some great potential talent that way.” –Eva Chen,Lucky, Editor-in-Chief
"People are really scared of change, but if you don't change in this day and age, somebody comes along and runs over you…In order to stay relevant, you have to stay open to new trends and keep educating yourself. You have to keep evolving." –Natalie Massenet, Net-a-Porter, Founder
"Always be nice to people. Don't step on people to get where you want to in this business." –Rachel Zoe, stylist & designer
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“The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself…You are the solution! Look for the light, and build around it. You have the keys to your happiness. Let others be negative, your light will shine on them!” –Diane Von Furstenberg, designer
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