On January 3rd of last year, I started The Fat and Skinny on Fashion as hobby. It was just a blog to show my life,photography, fashion news, and just plain fashion and beauty things that I loved. Since then I have completed my first year of fashion graduate school at the Academy of Art University. I switched majors from fashion merchandising to fashion journalism. I graduated from Columbia College with a degree in business administration.
I completed one internship with fashion website Stylehop.com, another one with the Columbia Urban League, and started a fashion journalism internship with the online plus size magazine Gemini Magazine. You can see one of my articles here on page 24/25. I went to my second presidential inauguration, yapped about my love life or lack of one, got tired of writing about the recession’s effect on the fashion industry, held some contests, attempted to review some fashion shows that I never went to but hope to go to some day, made 2 videos, and struggled to find my blog’s voice and design. Oh and I discussed shoes. Lots and lots of shoes! All in all I think 2009 was a pretty good year for me and my blog.
Here are some of my favorite posts from 2009:
The Best of Bad Bish
My Review of Faith 21
One of my many attempts to show you my photography skills
Clothes I designed for school
One of My Videos
These are a couple of my attempts to open up to my readers
Here are two of my advice/words of wisdom lists
The epic Alexander McQueen show
Oh and the very short first post!
I am finally done with my first semester of grad school. I finished my projects and my exams. I learned so much about fashion. I designed a couple of collections by drawing flats, I made yet another marketing plan, and I took a textiles class which I hated. My friend told me that everyone hates textile class, so I am OK with that.
I also had a massage today at the Urban Nirvana Spa to take away my stress. I am so excited to be done, but I am very anxious to see my grades. I think I did pretty well. 🙂 Now am I looking for internships and trying to plan a trip to Boston. If anybody knows any good places to stay or go in Boston please tell me .
UPDATE: Just so everyone knows, I am still interning with Stylehop.com. I love Stylehop.com, but I am an overachiever and would like to have another one during the summer. I am always looking for things to add to my resume and build experience from. I could work at a store, work with a stylist, do pr work, or anything else fashion related. I am just hungry for more experience. lol 🙂
My internship, Stylehop.com, has a blog called Style Scout. It is so awesome! They used my infamous Forever 21 quote in this very interesting article called, Fashion Promoting Obesity?
Don’t forget to check out the small debate in the comment section. You all should comment too. This is a real interesting topic. I know everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I totally think I should have cute plus size clothes regardless if you think I am fat by choice or not.
Fashion Internship Opportunity with StyleHop Corp.
StyleHop Corp is building the #1 online destination for college women who love fashion.
What We Are Looking For:
We are looking for fashion savvy college women who are interested in gaining fashion and online marketing/PR experience to serve as a StyleHop Community Manager.
Representatives from top universities will be selected to creatively market StyleHop online and help create the #1 online community for fashionable college women. The internship is conducted over the site and conference calls once per month.
Love Fashion? Love Facebook? Are you a people person? Creative? Have you ever written a blog?
This role will require 3 to 5 hours per week. Internships are 12 weeks in duration. Spring internships begin 3/9/09. Summer internships begin 6/1/09 and strong spring interns will be made offers to extend their internships. The internship is unpaid but college credit may be available.
How To Apply:
Before applying, please fully register and explore the site at www.StyleHop.com. Create a profile, write fashion reviews, comment on a blog posting and join the college community. You should also join the StyleHop Facebook Group and play our fashion game on Facebook (http://apps.facebook.com/fashioncents/).
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] If you wish to be considered as a regular guest blogger for StyleHop, also include a 250-500 word blog essay on your favorite style icon.
Stylehop.com is a website for college women that lets them rank and rate clothes, play games, meet other college women, and have fun. I am a community manager for Columbia College. This has been a fun internship so far. They are always looking for new interns. Stylehop also has a blog which is in its beginning stages just like this one. I recommend you go check them out, and then join the Columbia College group while you’re at it.