Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wednesday Inspiration: Anna Wintour Career Pieces of Advice

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I came across this article on the pieces of advice from the Anna Wintour. May mga pinsan siya si Anna Summer, Anna Autumn, Anna Fall. Ang joke joke. Moving on, she is the EIC of American Vogue, for those of you who are clueless. Definitely a fashion expert and successful in her chosen field. When I watched her in September Issue, on how she manages all of that pages of Vogue, I can't help but question myself, someone who wants to be in the fashion industry, definitely somewhere like Anna Wintour's place. Ni dumi yata ng kuko ni Anna Wintour di ko level. Hahaha! Anyway, sharing below some wise words from Anna (yes first name basis) which I know most of us can relate, fashion-career-related or not. 

Tip 1: Learn from the pros first. It’s okay to work under someone.
“The only thing I worry a little bit about—going straight from school to starting your own business—is not that many succeed.” –Anna Wintour

Tip 2: Think about your long-term goals.
“It’s possible in today’s world to be instantly famous, whether it’s through Instagram or whatever platform it may be, but it’s a very different matter to be successful financially in the long term.” –Anna Wintour

Tip 3: Your personality and presentation matter. A lot.
“In today’s world you have to interact. You can’t really be some difficult, shy person who is not able to look somebody in the face. You have to present yourself. You have to know how to talk about your vision, your focus, and what you believe in. If you can’t be passionate about who you are and what you are doing: how can they [your audience] be?” –Anna Wintour ​

Tip 4: Get employed, even if it’s not your dream job.
“Go get a job. Whether it’s working as a designer or working in a restaurant and then doing your own thing in your own time. It’s a reality of life. In the end it’s going to be helpful to you and so many others.” –Anna Wintour (Emphasis underline mine)

Tip 5: Make sure you have a mentor.
"It’s important to have someone to talk to and discuss everything with and bounce ideas off of.” –Anna Wintour


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