Interning in the City

The sun was shining as I departed Port Authority and stepped onto the streets of New York. I strutted my way to Rockefeller Plaza and caught a glimpse of Sarah Jessica Parker and her Manolo Blhanik’s as she exited Good Morning America and stepped into her awaiting black SUV. It was a perfect 72 degrees on that Monday morning in June and I was about to start my internship at Simon & Schuster.

Isn’t that the perfect opening to a first day?

Of course, in the movies or books, but we all know we live in reality here so my first day started off nothing like that. It was more like this.

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Fully overcast and gray, I took the bus in. A 30 minute commute from Jersey sans traffic. I looked to my left upon entering the Lincoln Tunnel and I could barely see the skyline as it was covered in dark clouds. It would rain any minute and that it did as I stepped off the bus and walked into Port Authority. In an attempt to remain dry, I chose to take the subway to work, which was a good idea minus the homeless man who randomly screamed at a father with his son on the D train. It’s New York, I expect nothing less.

Thankfully it all turned around as I made my way to Rockefeller Plaza and walked through the gold revolving doors at Simon & Schuster. For those of you who don’t know, Simon & Schuster is a publishing company, whose authors include individuals , such as,  Jody Picoult and Stephen King.

So now to answer your next question, what am I a proclaimed fashion PR enthusiast doing at a publishing company?

I’m working in publicity duhh. You gotta start somewhere and Simon & Schuster wasn’t a bad decision especially since they recently published Revenge Wears Prada ( Devil Wears Prada 2). Depending on the book, the fashion world is closer than you can imagine.

I loved my first day, along with my second and third and fourth…in short I love my internship. Although I have to do tons of mailings its fun sitting in on meetings where they discuss appearances on Good Morning in America, going to Comic Con and having Barbara Walters home phone number. It makes me even more certain PR or publicity is exactly what I want to do.

Read my next post to find out my internship style, because you know that’s the most important factor. 

An Epiphany: Finding My Voice

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I won’t lie this post popped in my head as I was dancing around my house with the music blasting.

Right in the middle of One Republic’s Feel Again I realized that I was head over heels in love with myself in that moment. I’ve been a bit lost lately. I keep trying to figure out who I am, what defines me and I am so determined to find my voice.  But as I was belting out the lyrics (water bottle in hand) to Feel Again the search came to an end because who I am, what defines, my voice well that’s all right in front of me. The girl dancing around in her underwear and bra that’s who I am. Dancing, being utterly insane, living that’s what defines me and my voice well I’ve had it all along.

I’m calling this an epiphany because I want everyone to know, if you’re lost and trying to figure out who you are just stop for a second and spend some time with yourself.  You don’t ever really lose who you are, you just forgot to spend time with yourself. Everyday spend twenty minutes with yourself  think, reflect, meditate…whatever makes you happy because that’s who you are.

Style is a direct expression of who you are. When you’re shopping make sure every piece you buy is a piece of you. Have the confidence to wear what ever you want. Don’t let others determine you’re style because your style is you. Remember style is forever and fashion is truly just a season.

That’s all for my philosophical moment today.

Bold Bangs & A Fun Bun

The top knot isn’t going anywhere as the chic hairstyle continues to make its way into 2013. The classic bun has truly evolved as more and more females continue to place it directly at the top of their head. Ranging from prim and proper to messy chic the top knot bun  is a go to look any day of the week. Most recently bangs have become a part of the hairstyle crazy. Blunt and bold straight fringe really adds fierceness to the look. Beyoncé has been rocking it as of late and I have to say the bun and bang look really frames her face and is an extremely bold move on her part

.It’s easy to get lost behind the fringe, but if you can bring your eyes to life with minimal makeup and perhaps a pair of glasses this look seems to be making its ways in 2013.

Justin Timberlake’s New Single is Fashionique Approved!

Justin Timberlake begins his 2013 comeback with a new single entitled “Suit & Tie” featuring Jay-Z. The song is a funky R&B number which takes a few listens to actually like. I approve because of his homage to a man’s suit & tie, which is one of the sexiest things a man can wear when worn right. Justin Timberlake will bring us “The 20/20 Experience” with his new album. Listen to the latest single here. 

Jennifer Lawrence is a Knockout at The Golden Globes

The Silver Linings Playbook star took home the Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy and I must say it was well deserved. The actress did an excellent job in the film and stole the show from Bradley Cooper. I have stay at just 22 Jennifer Lawrence is really making something of her career, gearing up to star in the next installment of the Hunger Games franchise as well as  X-Men. The actresses speech at the globes was short, sweet, and very funny as she came to the stage and blatantly announced beating Meryl Streep.

“Oh, what does it say, ‘I beat Meryl [Streep, a fellow nominee]?’ Jokes aside I am so honored to be a part of this. David, thank you for believing in me and giving me a chance. There’s a reason why so many actors have thanked you from this stage. You are simply the best. Bradley, you’re incredible, and you made me better every single day. Harvey, thank you for killing whoever you had to kill to get me up here today. And the entire cast of this movie, you guys are the heartbeat of this film and it wouldn’t be the same without you guys. Because then there wouldn’t be a cast. And I want to thank my family. Mom, people said you were crazy to believe in me, and you did it anyway. Dad, you taught me to laugh and that has been my salvation through all of this. I want to thank my brothers, Ben and Blaine, I wouldn’t be who I am today without you being mean to me and then really supportive and loving constantly. CAA, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, IDPR, thank you.”

Jodie Foster Moves Hollywood to Tears with Coming Out Speech

While accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes this past Sunday, Jodie Foster publicly announced she was a lesbian. The actor announced it in such away that was sarcastic yet moving all at once.

“While I’m here being all confessional, I just have the sudden urge to say something I’ve never been able to say in public,” Foster began. “A declaration that I’m a little nervous about. Not quite as nervous as my publicist, huh, Jennifer? But uh, you know, I’m just going to put it out there. Loud and proud. I’m going to need your support. I am — single.”

 

What Does Your Bag Holding Style Say About You

Pocketbook, purse, bag there are number of things to call the statement accessory that holds women’s important daily possessions. But did you know how you decide to display/hold your bag says a lot about your personality. Body Language expert Patti Wood tells all:

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