TGIF, right?? Hoping that all of you had a fabulous week, and if it had it’s downfalls, that you developed some tools to help you live your life more beautifully. That being said…I sure did!
A lot of people, myself included, keep asking me about how we can accomplish our dreams without strangling ourselves in the process. The frustration of wanting something and having no idea how to attain it can be more toxic than motivating, and I can recall countless times I’ve called my parents in tears, wanting so badly to be noticed, but having no control over the outcome.
Mimi with the School of American Ballet in “Strictly Ballet” for Teen Vogue’s web series, 2014. Photograph by Will Davidson/Teen Vogue.
Mimi wears a Louis Vuitton jacket and headdress. Teen Vogue editor in chief Amy Astley is responsible for the magazine’s latest foray into the world of intense ballet training. As a teen, she studied at the Joffrey Ballet in NYC and at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s summer program.
American Ballet Theater soloist Misty Copeland recently graced the cover of timemagazine as part of the annual #TIME100 list. Did you know she was the first dancer to be featured on the cover of TIME in 21 years? In 1994, choreographer Bill T. Jones was the last figure from the dance world to be featured on the magazine’s cover. (Source: New York Times)
Amy Astley, the editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, taught me accountability and has continued to be so generous with advice and guidance throughout the years. Fashion is extremely competitive, and Amy taught me to embrace my fellow women in the industry and create a team that is indestructible.