Friday, August 1, 2014

Blog Launch Today!

Hi everyone! I'm especially excited because today is the launch of my blog, finally! It's been a long time coming for sure.
I promised myself I'd launch on August 1st, so here goes. Let me tell you what the blog is about and what I've been up to lately. I named the blog Style & Media Leah because of my passion for style, fashion and media. I'm an up-and-coming fashion stylist and will be documenting my career journey, fashion, beauty and hair tips and media ideas. I have a certificate in fashion merchandising, Associate degree in Marketing and studied communications/TV production at university. I've been loving writing since I was a kid and was a student journalist in community college and university. So that's where the media angle of the blog comes from.
Last Thursday I completed a 6-week Intro to Fashion Styling class at Fashion Institute of Technology and absolutely LOVED IT! I'll be sharing insights in a retrospect of my experience next Fashion Friday, so stay tuned.
Thus far, for about 2 years I've been a personal stylist helping everyday people put themselves together. But I decided that I want to branch out to do editorial/commercial work, as well as working with big fashion companies. So the F.I.T. styling class was instrumental in teaching me the basics of what to expect. I look forward to taking classes there in the future and possibly completing the certificate in fashion styling. We'll see what the future holds.
Right now I'm super excited to be starting up my blog and grabbing any opportunity in fashion that will help me gain experience to hone my craft and build relationships with industry peers.
I hope you'll join me for my fashion styling career journey, this will be an interesting ride.
Thanks for reading and please share with your aspiring and up-and-coming stylist and fashion media friends. Take care, peace.