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Fashionable summer

Editor’s note – on a fashionable Summer

It’s almost June! That means summer, holiday, drinks, warm evenings, sun, a tan, the smell of sun lotion, soft breezes, colours, light clothes and an all-together different energy. Light Linen shirts and paglia shoes… Maybe.. Depending on where you are. Writing this, I’m in London, and today the weather is grey, grey, grey, and I had to borrow a warm sweater from my friend. But hey, we’ve already had some good days, and optimistic as I am, I’m hoping for more sunny days and an all-together ‘good summer’. Being born in Denmark, the topic of the ‘good summer’ is every year, well, pretty hot. And working in fashion; I’m all about a fashionable summer. The world is a great place of opportunities and possibilities, and never before has it been possible to make your dreams come true as easily as today. Alas, it’s still not easy, but at least more possible. This is of course great – thanks in particular to the Internet. It’s the same Internet that also allows us to constantly be updated …

Happy Fashion New year

Happy Fashion New Year – Editor’s Letter

Writing this, I’m sitting on a hotel balcony in Cape Town looking at the beautiful sea. I’m normally a big fan of the Working-from-The-Global-Office lifestyle (read more about that here), but for once I’m actually on a real and relaxing holiday. While overlooking the sea, I’m thinking about the year that passed, and the year that is in front of us. This is one of the many reasons, why this time of the year is indeed so special: it’s a moment of reflection about past and future plans, dreams, but also fears, and the important matters in our lives are all up for this annual weighting of things. Happy Fashion New Year! In the fashion industry, it was a year with many changes. Notorious Creative Directors took on positions with new brands, and industry professionals made the first moves to changing how fashion is presented and to whom (read more about that here). Problems that have long been obvious to everyone are finally being addressed, as social media has had a huge impact on our …

Fashion journalist in Paris - Anastasiya Mozgovaya

A Fashion Journalist in Paris

So, what happens to me next? In the previous post of mine, I told you about the “before” part of my life, but what about “now” being a fashion journalist in Paris? When you are in university, as I was until recently, all you dream about is graduation. Right after finishing, it feels like you will be able to do whatever you want (meaning working twice as much and sleeping just as little), but when you do graduate, the reality slaps you in the face. There are some people, who are not ready for it at all, so they start panicking, but there are others, who just do things, no matter what. To be perfectly honest, I am a crazy combo of both. The biggest issue for graduates is to find a job, so I keep on telling everyone not to worry and that there is a suitable place for everyone, whereas in my own head, I sometimes imagine ending up as the biggest looser of all. I literally spend my whole life panicking, but …

How to become a fashion journalist - Anastasiya Mozgovaya

How to become a fashion journalist

My name is Anastasiya Mozgovaya, and I am 21 years old. I was born and raised in Dnipropetrovsk, Eastern Ukraine, but moved to Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, after graduating from high school in order to study at university. I received my bachelor`s degree in “Editing and Publishing” in June 2015. At the moment, I am at the crossroad of many options of what to do next of how to become a fashion journalist. I have always been one of those kids, who wanted to choose their own outfits from a very young age, no matter what their parents thought or said. I had a very vivid idea of what I wanted to look like. In middle school, I took up drawing classes, where I had a chance to explore my first fashion magazine. I honestly do not remember which one it was, but I looked at every single page many-many times and felt a new kind of very strong excitement. That was the moment, when I realised I wanted to be in fashion. Back …

In fashion you never stop learning

In Fashion you never stop learning

When I speak about education and learning, I don’t take for granted that you’re very young, and still need to require basic skills in the given area. Quite on the contrary, actually, I assume that you’re a smart person, who, regardless of age and skill set, is eager to learn new things or keep yourself up-to-date. This is an all-together different type of person compared to a Freshman, because in fashion you never stop learning. Therefore learning and acquiring new knowledge and skills shouldn’t be considered some sort of lack in our professional preparation, but rather our fighter instinct and passion shining through, and driving us towards new goals. And, contrary to the idea that some day, you will ‘know the necessary stuff’, life is teaching us a lesson (in the true sense of the word), as different phases in our lives call for different abolities to handle them. While we’re still children, we forced to make some choices about what subjects to study at school. Later, this turns into an existentialistic choice about the …

you have as many hours in a day as Beyonce

You have as many hours in a day as Beyonce

‘You have as many hours in a day as Beyonce’. The statement was written with a simple black pen, and without any attention to layout or graphic appeal. Around it were three more comments, and judging by the message and colour of the pen; written by other people. Those comments were about how privileged and supported Beyonce has always been by her mother, father and plenty of housekeepers. The point to be made here was, how lucky and privileged Beyonce is. As you probably realize, these are the exact opposite points of view. What I would like to emphasize is not the justification of her success thanks to other people that more than one person evidently had felt like making, but the message in the original statement. Because no matter how you turn it around, and what excuses you find, we all have just as much time as Beyonce. Therefore, if she could obtain great success, so could we potentially. This is exactly why many are provoked about the message. Because we realize that we …