Networking ITFI

Why Networking is Important for Your Fashion Career & 4 Misconceptions That Will Change Everything

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APPLE PODCASTS ⠀⠀⠀SPOTIFY ⠀⠀⠀ AMAZON MUSIC To many people, the word networking is panic-inducing… But I promise you that by understanding the fundamentals of what it is, how it can help your career and clearing up misconceptions that people mistakenly take as truth, you will feel more comfortable with the entire notion of it. The …

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5 Strategic Ways to Break Into in the Fashion Industry With No Experience

Strategic Ways to Get Into the Fashion Industry Blog Post

APPLE PODCASTS ⠀⠀⠀SPOTIFY ⠀⠀⠀ AMAZON MUSIC Let’s talk about the fashion industry… One of the world’s most sought after industries to get into and also one of the hardest. To some, fashion may seem unimportant, but just to give you some reference, in 2021 alone, the revenue of the global apparel market accounted for 1.5 …

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What is a TFP Shoot & How to Use It to Build Your Fashion Stylist Portfolio

TFP Shoot Checklist for Episode

APPLE PODCASTS ⠀⠀⠀SPOTIFY ⠀⠀⠀ AMAZON MUSIC I’m sure many of you are wondering, “What the heck is a TFP shoot?” Depending on who you ask, TFP stands for different things that all basically have the same meaning. The most common ones are: “Time for Print”, “Trade for Print” or “Time for Pictures”.  A TFP is  …

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How to Create An Online Portfolio & Why It’s Important for Your Fashion Career

Online Portfolio on a Laptop Fashion Desk

APPLE PODCASTS ⠀⠀⠀SPOTIFY ⠀⠀⠀ AMAZON MUSIC An online portfolio is a virtual representation of work you have created, as well as a compilation of your skills and experiences. It allows potential clients and employers to see your work before they actually meet you. It also gives you the power to choose the overall layout you …

ITFI Networking

The Power of Networking:
A Personal Lesson

Networking for the Fashion Professional

APPLE PODCASTS ⠀⠀⠀SPOTIFY ⠀⠀⠀ AMAZON MUSIC What if I told you that it’s possible to land your dream job…by just putting yourself out there? It’s true – I’m proof that it can be done by networking. I know, the word “networking” sends most people into a slight panic attack, but when done right, it can …

ITFI Mindset

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome to Become a Confident Fashion Professional

Strategies to Conquer Imposter Syndrome

APPLE PODCAST ⠀⠀SPOTIFY⠀⠀⠀ AMAZON MUSIC “I have a strong resume, but when it comes time to interview, I feel like I’m lying and like I don’t really have that much to offer because the things I’ve done have just been out of luck and have been things anyone can do. My thoughts spiral, sabotaging the …

ITFI Internships

3 Things You Must Do to Stand Out in Your Fashion Internship

Stand Out at Your Fashion Internship

iTUNES SPOTIFY AMAZON YOUTUBE Internships are an important aspect of any career in fashion because they give a behind-the-scenes look at a particular facet of the industry. In a broad sense, they help you determine what your strengths are and eventually, help you decide what you will be doing as your full time career in …

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How to Work Backstage at New York Fashion Week

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In honor of New York Fashion Week 2022 officially starting today, I decided to do a special post that will help many of you. Believe it or not, the number one question I get asked when speaking to students is: “How can I work backstage at a fashion show during Fashion Week?”. To many of you, fashion …

Career Internships

8 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting Your Fashion Internship

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You got the fashion internship of your dreams, congratulations! …Now what? As with everything in life and career, in order to get the most out of this new experience, you need to do it strategically and with a game plan in mind. First things first, you need to understand that there are certain things you …

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How to Find the Fashion Internship That Will Launch Your Career

Girl studying on floor with headphones and laptop internship

Ask anyone in fashion how they got their start in the industry and many, if not all, will tell you it was because of an internship; this includes celebrity designers! Once upon a time (before they were the designers we know and love), Stella McCartney interned at Christian Lacroix and Tom Ford was an intern …