Alyssa Coscarelli of Refinery29 on How to Advance in the Fashion Industry
Our latest episode of CF Office Hours features social media star and Refinery29 senior fashion market editor Alyssa Coscarelli. We talked about how she got her job at Refinery, what working in the fashion industry entails, and the importance of having samples of your work when applying for a job. Plus, listen up for some amazing advice for budding writers, editors, and fashion enthusiasts.
20 Mar 2018
Olivia Culpo On How She Accidentally Became Miss Universe
Imagine being a regular college student one day, and suddenly finding yourself as Miss Universe the next. It sounds like something out of a movie—but for Olivia Culpo, it’s real life. A Rhode Island native, Culpo grew up as a middle child in a large family, living a completely normal life—until her entry in the Miss Rhode Island pageant took a surprising turn. We were lucky enough to sit down with the incredibly down-to-earth model to chat about her love of music, her unexpected career path, and her many favorite beauty products. Listen up in this week’s episode of #CFofficehours!
12 Apr 2017
Kristie Dash On Working In The Beauty Industry
This week on #CFofficehours we have Allure Beauty Editor Kristie Dash. She shares her favorite parts of working in beauty, shares tips on how to get what you want, and of course, her obsession with Kylie Jenner.
14 Mar 2016
Rebecca Minkoff On Interning In New York And Getting A Job Straight Out Of High School
Rebecca Minkoff is the Creative Director and Co-Founder at Rebecca Minkoff, an industry leader and an overall inspiration to all of us at CollegeFashionista. Rebecca Minkoff is a lifestyle brand that is known for their boho-chic handbags, jewelry and dresses. Minkoff took a non-traditional route and entered the work force right after graduating high school. She used knowledge and skills that she acquired while attending a performing arts high school to design her first big hit, the ‘Morning After Bag’ that launched her career as a designer. Catch up with Minkoff as we discuss interning in NYC, sneaking into dorms and helping women become more fearless. Listen to her story on this latest episode of #CFofficehours.
13 Sep 2016
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She lives in Brooklyn, has the most enviable, effortless hair, and works at Glossier; is that not the dream? Claire Knebl is the Senior Manager of Brand and Campaign Strategy for the cult beauty brand. But before everyone was Instagramming the brand's balms and snapping instances of "Glossier pink" in the wild, Knebl was an OG at the company's online publication, "Into The Gloss." Seeing the company grow from 12 people to over 70 has given this young insider a wealth of experience and knowledge. Knebl sat down with us for this episode of #CFofficehours to chat about her vigorous internship strategy, growing the team, and 'bringing Glossier to life.
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Mackenzie Wagoner On Getting Her Dream Job At Vogue And Why She Left It
She’s already had every girl's dream job in New York City—and we got to talk to her about it on this episode of #CFofficehours! Mackenzie Wagoner sat down to chat about rising up the fashion food chain, from pitching daily features at PopSugar, being apart of the OG team at Into The Gloss, and topping her resume off with the shiny spot as senior beauty writer at Vogue.com. Mackenzie’s overwhelming intellect had us spinning in our chairs, and we're so excited for her next steps. Find out why she recently stepped down from her dream job at Vogue, her career advice, and so much more in this episode of #CFofficehours.
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CollegeFashionista Team With An Inside Look At Working At CF
On this very special episode of #CFofficehours we chatted with the six creative women that make up the CollegeFashionista team. From Style Gurus to full time employees we dig deep and get a BTS look into their New York office.
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Elaine Welteroth On What It's Really Like Being An Editor At Teen Vogue
Not all New York Editors are created the same. Case and point? Elaine Welteroth has a unique point of view that mixes style, beauty, fitness and that "cool" factor that she not only shares in her stories, but also on her enviable personal Instagram account. Teen Vogue’s Beauty and Health editor Elaine Welteroth sits down with Amy on this episode of #CFofficehours to chat about the difference between a Glamour girl and Teen Vogue babe, plus the newest trends from Fashion Month.
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Lainy Hedaya On Navigating The Blogging World And Growing Your Own Brand
Join us for another round of #CFofficehours with special guest Lainy Hedaya. Lainy discusses how she grew her brand (Haute Inhabit), traveling abroad with Jimmy Choo, and the changes she’s see as blogging grows to new heights.
29 Feb 2016
Chriselle Lim on Finding Work-Life Balance
We’re back with our first #CFOfficeHours podcast of 2018, featuring stylist-turned–social media star Chriselle Lim. How exactly does the YouTuber juggle running her own brand while staying inspired and beating burnout? CF’s founder Amy Levin Klein sat down with Lim to find out in our latest episode.
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Barbie Ferreira On Being Instagram Famous
Barbie Ferreira is a 19-year old model, Instagram star and true idol amongst Gen Z. Barbie Ferreira aka @barbienox is known her raw personality and you can get a taste of it in our latest episode of #CFofficehours. Listen up!
22 Nov 2016
Laurel Pantin On How To Excel In Digital Media
This fashion renegade is back in NYC after taking the year off in Cape Town, South Africa. As they say, distance makes the heart grow fonder. Her hiatus from the fashion world gave her a unique perspective and energy, which she now pours into her role as an editor of Hearst's SnapChat channel, The Sweet. She shares her experience and more in the latest episode of #CFofficehours.
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Cosmo.com Editor, Amy Odell, On How To Stand Out In Your First Job
On this week's CF Office Hours, we spoke with Amy Odell, editor of Cosmopolitan.com and author of "Tales From the Back Row." She told us all about her career choices that got her to where she is today and what she looks for in an employee. Listen up on how to really stand out in your entry-level job and step up to get that promotion. We'll also be taking a break and coming back with a new and improved podcast in October so stay tuned and enjoy!
29 Aug 2017
Iskra Lawrence On How to Make It In The Modeling Industry
Iskra Lawrence is one model who is definitely a model of class, brains and beauty. One of the most successful models today, Iskra Lawrence joins #CFofficehours this week. We discuss getting let go from her first modeling agency (which turned out to be the best thing to happen to her), her Aerie Role Model position and the importance of self care and self love.
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CF Alum Olivia Muenter (Bustle), Jen Mulrow (Glamour), and Maura Brannigan (Fashionista) On Getting Your Dream Job After College
On this week's #CFofficehours we sat down with former Style Gurus, Olivia Muenter (Fashion and Beauty Editor at Bustle), Jen Mulrow (Assistant Beauty Editor at Glamour), and Maura Brannigan (Senior Editor at Fashionista.com). They told us all about their college experience and how they ultimately ended up in their current positions. They're a serious inspiration to college students and grads looking to make it in the fashion industry and lifetime members of our Guru Gang. Listen up and enjoy!
15 Aug 2017
Jayna Maleri On Getting Your Dream Job Of Working In Style And Travel
Writing, travel and style? Is there any other better trifecta—especially when it comes to a job? Bringing a smart young face to the new role of Style Editor at Condé Nast Traveler, Jayna Maleri joins Amy this week. They cover everything from the next "it" city to what it’s like day in and day out at Condé Nast. #CFofficehours
9 May 2016
Arianna Huffington On How To Balance Your Work Life With Your Personal Life
When one of the busiest people out there is talking about the revolutionizing importance of sleep, it's hard not to take note. Among her many accomplishments and roles, Arianna Huffington has penned a new book, The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life One Night at a Time. Listen as we chat about this must-read book, the impact it has had on her successful career and her findings on something we all love – sleep. Check it out on this episode of #CFofficehours.
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Michelle Phan On Becoming A Beauty Guru And YouTube Sensation
It's hard to imagine Michelle Phan before she became a YouTube sensation, but there was a time when she was just a regular college student trying to find her path in life. When she made a last minute decision to study art instead of medicine after high school, Phan had no idea what life had in store—but, as she wisely told us, you can't plan for success. We were lucky enough to speak with the beauty guru about what she wishes she could tell her 22-year-old self, the power of failure, and why there is magic in spontaneity. Listen up on this week's episode of #CFofficehours!
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Aya Kanai On Going From A Closet Assistant To Executive Fashion Director at Cosmo and Seventeen
Aya Kanai is the Executive Fashion Director at Cosmo and Seventeen Magazine, a former puppeteer master and a current judge on Project Runway Junior. She launched her career by starting at the bottom as a closet assistant for the original Teen Vogue crew and has proven to us that hard work really does pay off. Aya is an overall inspiration to the entire CollegeFashionista community and we are thrilled we got to sit down with her and hear her story on #CFofficehours. Listen to her exclusive advice on this latest episode!
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