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How to Book the Gig: 5 Tips for Creative Service Providers (Makeup Artists, Hairstylists, Photographers): Answer Your DM’s, Charge Market Rates, Be Flexible, and More!

Hey! So I travel frequently, and sadly, don’t always fly with my core team of preferred makeup artists, hairstylists, and photographers to capture the moment and make sure I look fly while doing so (though flying my team is definitely #goals)! So when I travel, I solicit help from local talent! Through my various experiences, I now have five tips for those in the creative field who want to be competitive i.e. book the gig: Answer your DMs There is…

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Ask Claire: How Can I Prepare My Child to Get Into Harvard? 5 Tips + How I Got Into Harvard University

Today we have an “Ask Claire” question from @Brownsugar731, who writes, “I am a single mom with a 10-year-old amazing daughter! She has a passion: she really wants to go to Harvard. I was wondering can you give us any advice about scholarships or how can she get into Harvard. Even though we have some time because she’s only 10, she’s a straight-A student doing well in school. And I just want her to get a chance to experience her…

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Ask Claire: What Do You Look for in a Photographer?

Today I had a day off, so finally had a moment to get back to what I love to do: write! I have about 3-4 posts left, and since things are slowing down a bit, I’ll most likely tackle a couple a day. But first, we have James, who wrote, “I’m a photographer in Houston and looking to really get into the fashion industry via photography. If you have a minute what do you look for in a photographer? i.e.…

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The Bomb Life 101: How to Be a Great Mentee (How to Build a Great Mentor/Mentee Relationship)

Happy Thursday, folks! The other day, one of my mentors, Kim, posted a picture of us laughing with the following caption, “There are moments in life when you meet people and immediately see the next generation of leaders. When @clairesulmers introduced me as her mentor at a holiday party, I could not have been prouder of not only her, but me as well for seeing something special in her in the very beginning. I know success when I see it!…

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Ask Claire: Can You Be Successful in Both Business and Love?

It’s been a while since I’ve answered an “Ask Claire” query! But something about a message @Allyd26 sent me on Snapchat struck a nerve, and whoop here I am. She wrote, “This is a random question, but have you found it incredibly challenging being black woman and an entrepreneur? I’m just wondering if you have gone through some of the same challenges as I have…I’m 28 and still single. I have two successful businesses but I haven’t been able to…

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Ask Claire: I Can’t Find a Job in Fashion (Create Your Own Movement)

Happy Tuesday! I spent all day yesterday recovering from Cocktails with Claire London (pictures to come). In the meantime, I received some reader mail. Let’s dive into our latest Ask Claire question! Jazmin writes, “I am a Southern University Alumni as well as a FIDM Alum. My skills include editorial styling, editing, trend forecasting, visuals, trend research, creative directing, social media, buying, photoshoot concepts, blogging, marketing etc. I just have The Eye- for detail) My passion is to position myself…

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Ask Claire: How Do I Break Into Fashion PR?

It’s been a little while since we had an Ask Claire question! And on this rare occasion where I have absolutely NO events to attend today (HALLELUJAH), I bring you a query from aspiring publicist De’Adreana! She writes, “I’m a senior college student, my major is Public Relations and my minor is Fashion Merchandising. My dream is to work within Fashion PR and become an image consultant. My only problem is I don’t feel like I have the right guidance…

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Ask Claire: How To Overcome Body Issues (Battling The Big Boobs and Small Hips Conundrum) + Tailoring and Undergarment Tips On How to Balance Out a Large Bust + Where I Buy My Bras

Maria writes, “Hi Claire. I’m a 28-year-old woman from the beautiful twin island country of Trinidad and Tobago. I’m a 34G bust with 29 waist and pretty much zero hips. I happened to come across your info when I hit a low point re: body peace and acceptance and was Google-ing how to dress for your body type when nothing seems to fit. I came across this article on Elle.com.” “… I was so ecstatic. Not only do we pretty…

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