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5 Things Designers Can Do to Enhance Their Brand: Gifting, Showing Appreciation, Marketing, and More + Book a Consultation with Claire!

As the owner of a Fashion Website, I interact frequently with many members of the industry, and aside from stylists, I interact the most with designers! Over the years, I have watched many thrive, thanks to some wonderful practices that should not be overlooked or undervalued! Here are some tips I’ve gleaned from my observations: Invest in Marketing and Branding Presentation is everything. We all see the difference between an item that might be on a hanger vs. the same…

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The Art of Letting Go: You Have to Give Up What You’re Comfortable With To Make Room For More

It might be human nature to operate out of a mindset of scarcity. In my earlier years, I’ll admit, I had hoarding tendencies! I held on to everything: clothes, shoes, papers, books, even if I didn’t like, need, or use them anymore. Then one day, I picked up the book The Courage to Be Rich by Suze Orman (recommended reading). In Chapter 3, entitled the Courage to Make Room for More Money, Orman tells readers to simply get rid of…

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The State of New York Fashion Week: Inclusivity, Fewer Celebs, and the Disappearance of the “Blogger”

In Fashion, there are trends. And there are classics. And while in past years, we’ve seen bloggers get their shine, and celebs cause frenzies on the front row, this Fashion Week was back to basics. The bloggers that were lauded only a mere few years ago were noticeably absent on the front rows this Fashion Week, replaced by Youtubers, Tik Tokers, and Beauty Influencers. The celebs who typically cause hysteria were ghost: This Fashion Week coincided with Oscars week in…

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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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Don’t Fall for This Scam (I Almost Did!): Email Alleging to be David LaChapelle for Puma, Annie Leibovitz for Adidas, Jill Greenberg, etc

So as I grow and hit my stride as an aspiring IG model (ha!), I do get requests occasionally to partner with brands for shoots. So I was excited to receive an email from a ‘Director Scott,’ claiming to be a representative for celebrated photographer David LaChapelle, who wanted me to model in an upcoming Puma campaign in New York City. The pay was pretty good ($5,000) and the terms seemed great: a deposit sent to your doorstep, no agreement,…

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