fashion careers

3

WIP: Teen Model Career (part of the Fashion Career Updates!)

Wanted to give you guys a little sneak peek of the Teen Model career.  Out of the three branches in the Fashion Career, I chose Model to allow Teens to do, since it’s been highly requested, and because plenty of teens IRL are fashion models :) 

There are three levels, just like all teen careers.  Special custom interactions just for teens (teens can also “Research Fashion” but it’s renamed “Browse Fashion Blogs” for them ;)), career tones, a custom reward, and chance cards, of course :)

Oh, and teens who complete the model career will get a boost when joining the Fashion career as an adult- they’ll automatically start off at Level 4 :D

Are you guys excited for the Teen Model Career and the rest of the Fashion Career updates?  Coming next week! <3

Grey!

youtube

(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMQsl2yxh-o)

This is my review on the Fashion Mod Career By Britt Pinkie Sims. (Pre-Recorded) Follow Harmony as she works her way up the career ladder & builds a life in Windenburg. (My voice is a bit low sorry ya’ll) My damn self sim had on cc marked as nude smh. And the video was glitchy when she hit the club smh.
This just wasn’t a good day. lmao

Final look at some of the work clothes of suits character - Jessica Pearson

7 Jobs for Fashion Merchandising Majors

When I decided that I wanted to major in fashion merchandiser, I knew nothing about which career paths I could pursue. All I knew was that I liked the curriculum and that it combined fashion and business- two things I have a knack for. After doing extensive research, I learned that the opportunities were endless!

Here are 7 of my favorite careers, in no particular order of awesome-ness.

1. Fashion Designer

Yes, it’s true; you don’t need to major in fashion design to become a fashion designer. It is a common misconception within the world of fashion school students. However, if one has a natural knack for fashion design, and can or has already taught oneself the basics of sewing, another major could successfully be pursued. A fashion designer with a strong background in fashion merchandising (in this case a degree) will have extensive knowledge on trend-forecasting, branding, marketing, and other key factors in the success of an already-awesome line. While it’s true that an artful eye and raging sewing and fashion design skills are at the root, merchandising knowledge will gives a designer the upper-hand.

     what a fashion designer does: study trends, sketch and design clothing, pattern-making, sew, attend trade shows, conduct fittings, communicate with clients

2. Visual Merchandiser

Although many fashion and art & design schools offer a major in visual merchandising, a degree in the more-general fashion merchandising can lead to a career as a visual merchandiser as well. You know those luminous, magnetic window displays you are drawn to when walking around downtown? The ones that no matter how hard you fight it, you just can’t resist pressing your nose and hands against? The ones that make your eyes glaze over, drool pour out, and your imagination run wild? That would be the work of the visual merchandiser, the creative mastermind whose job is to craft the most perfect window display that will draw potential shoppers and fellow dreamers into their store.

     what visual merchandisers do: create holiday displays and store displays, rearrange fixtures, move merchandise to “floor set,” dressing mannequins, selecting and organizing overall store layout, applying decals and painting

3. Fashion Buyer

To all of my Shopaholics Anonymous peope, did you know that there is a such thing as a professional shopper? The main difference between this and your typical saturday morning shopping spree is that as a fashion buyer, you are picking and choosing for the masses. The job of the fashion buyer entails choosing what will be viscously clawed over in a particular store- AKA what a store will sell. Perfect for the trend-saavy, a fashion buyer pays close attention to what is “in” at any particular moment and stocks the store with items that will not sit on the racks decaying away all season. It is a real job and a crucial one at that. A fashion buyer is at the root of the determination of success of sales, and of a store itself, and can be one a brand’s strongest weapons.

     what a fashion buyer does: meet with clients (suppliers) and maintaining a good relationship, purchase fashions, constantly follow and forecast trends, constant communication with clients, order clothes and negotiate prices, travel

4. Fashion Event Coordinator

Trunk shows, fashion week, mannequin modeling, model fittings- these should all be familiar to a fashion event coordinator. Like a conductor of a classical symphony, or the ringleader of a circus, a fashion event coordinator is what holds the big show together. Although on the outside it may look simple, this position is usually responsible for making sure every little detail runs smoothly- the creative visionary. “Fashion events” can constitute for a wide variety of things, but the most-coveted is definitely fashion week. Think Kelly Cutrone of Bravo’s Kell on Earth or MTV’s The Hills. The fashion event coordinator can have a huge impact on the success or humiliation of a designer or brand.

     what a fashion even coordinator does: hire models, schedule and oversee fittings, book fashion shows, coordinate seating for fashion shows and other important events, finalize clothing and accessories choices, handle the public, plan event

5. Fashion Journalist/Editor

Another career that can surprisingly be created without major in the obvious field. Nowadays with the ever-blooming popularity of blogs, it seems as though every girl and her sister wants to be a fashion editor. It seems simple- writing about fashion and deciding the who what wear of a magazine; but in my opinion, fashion editors have one of the most difficult jobs in fashion. They must prepare each issue months in advance, oversee countless articles,pictures, layouts, etc. while juggling travel, staff, fashion news, and so much more. On top of that, as if there isn’t already enough competition in the fashion world alone, the top magazines are a whole new exclusive, dog-eat-dog realm. Although it is more work than the average person can handle, the right person, with extension knowledge of fashion, an eye for journalism form and layout, and a mammoth work ethic, can rise to the level of fashion publications such as Glamour, Teen Vogue, Nylon, and maybe even one day, Vogue.

     what a fashion journalist does: oversee publication, create fashion magazine or newspaper, investigate fashion, fact-check, up-to-date on trends, designers, and shows, forecast trends, attend runway shows and fashion week, build reputation, select demographics, prepare months in advance, in charge of staff, develop image

6. Fashion Merchandiser

Duh! A fashion merchandiser must have strong visuals insight, a deep understanding of textiles, an articulate tongue, and of course, creative mind. So what exactly is a fashion merchandiser anyways? A fashion designer is the person who chooses the fabrics, textiles, and coloring of a garment. This is who is in charge of the image of a line of clothing in a way, and influences manufacturing by artistically combining the elements of fashion as the final step to a piece of clothing. Fashion skills are combined with business and production to assure the success of a garment. 

     What a fashion merchandiser does: works closely with designer, offers fashion and textile expertise, define target market, forecasting trends, selling to stores, negotiate with vendors

7. Fashion Marketer

Not to be confused with a fashion merchandiser, although the two often go hand-in-hand. As a fashion marketer, you play a huge role in the business side of fashion. I.E. strategic marketing (the way a brand is presented and sold) and evaluation of consumer habits. Marketing is the medium between the consumer and the brand, and is a vital role in a brand’s success or failure. This position isn’t all business, however. A fashion marketer must be fashion-savvy, and have a creative eye to create a memorable and unique campaign and image for a brand.

     What a fashion marketer does: create a story for a brand, present memorable image, advertise, studie buyer habits, select and maintain specific demographic, design ads, marketing strategy


Other careers:

  • Boutique Owner. Or clothing store owner, but boutique sounds fancier.
  • Stylist. Think Rachel Zoe, minus the “I die.”
  • Costumer. Movies and concerts and runways- oh my!
  • Public Relations. Kelly Cutrone, you’re my hero!
  • Design Assistant. Every fashion designer’s best friend.
  • Store Manager. J.Crew, Marc Jacobs, Free People- the options are endless.
  • Internet retailer. Open your own store from the comfort of your laptop.
  • Pattern Maker. Cut and draw, just like in kindergarden!
  • Textile Testing Specialist. Testing, testing, 123.
  • Many, many others.

.

12 Surprising Job Interview Tips

You’re almost there. Your resume landed you an interview and now it’s time to seal the deal. So what’s the best way to prepare? To find the answer, I looked back on my interviews, sifted through research, and most importantly, asked employees from today’s most coveted companies. I tried to find […]

By Jon Youshaei

Applying for Fashion Design School Can Change Your Life

At some point every little has dreamed of going to fashion school. It’s a fast paced, artistic and highly profitable environment. Fashion design school isn’t always easy though, it requires an intense application process and tough classes. Even though it isn’t the same as say, Engineering, it still emphasizes on artistic skill, math for drawing, and promoting your ideas.

The application process is the same as joining any other college, but you will need a portfolio to show off your talent and skills. It may help to have solid copies of your designs on hand too. Fashion involves knowing how to sketch your ideas, math for measurements and drawings, as well as the ability to construct pieces from almost anything.

The challenges of fashion art school are considerable. You will be in an environment with many others that are fighting for the same attention. You will have to compete and outshine the rest in order to ensure that you stand out from the crowd - which is the most important concept for fashion school.

In all honesty applying for fashion design school in fashionable cities is highly recommended. Going to school in New York City is the best option, and then various schools in California or Chicago. These big cities are the epicenters of fashion - and will give you great experience and edge over other students. If you can afford it, fashion schools in countries like Italy and France are excellent opportunities to hone your skill at designing.

Classes you may take while attending fashion design school include: business classes, art, photography, mathematics and English, history of fashion, and even graphic design courses. It truly depends on what type of clothing you want to create and what your overall goals are for a career in this field. However, business is likely one of the most important courses you can take. Since being a designer is a business, you must know how to be an ethical owner of a company, and how to deal with customers. Business classes will also help you learn to communicate with clients and sell your product to them more effectively.

While it seems easy initially, it’s far from that. You will still have to take basic classes as well as intense art classes to ensure that you understand the fundamentals of fabrics, colors, and more. Fashion design isn’t just about making pretty clothes all day. It takes a great deal of skill and work to achieve the results that you want and what is demanded by the client and the world around you. Also, this type of school can become pretty expensive. Luckily for most, scholarships, grants, and loans, are all a possibility. These monetary benefits can help you pay for your tuition so that you can stay in school while working towards an awesome career in the fashion field.

“Growing up I always kind of knew that I was either going to work in Hollywood or work in fashion.”