Teen Vogue Fashion U 2015

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This past weekend I had the privilege of attending Teen Vogue Fashion University in NYC. For those not familiar with the program, FashionU is a three day event where the business of fashion is taught by renowned editors, designers, bloggers, and more. This was my fourth time attending FashionU and this year was by far, my favorite FashionU yet. Classes were held at Teen Vogue’s new headquarters at The New World Trade Center. The building is the tallest in New York, with better views than the Empire State Building. Keep reading as I walk you through the highlights of my weekend and some things I learned from the speakers.
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The weekend started with a kick-off party at Express where I had the pleasure of meeting Teen Vogue editor, Andrew Bevan! (below)
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Express offered TVFU students a generous discount. I posed in the dressing room wearing some of the items I purchased. Amy Astley and Express commented on my Instagram!! 
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Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power, founders of Who What Wear
Memorable points: 
  • The beauty of the internet is that you can make your idea happen
  • Nothing gives you better insight to who a person is than looking at their blog
  • FYI: I’m pre-ordering their ebook, How to Launch Your Blog in 90 Days
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Jessica Simpson, Jessica Simpson collection – her brand is worth a billion dollars!
Memorable points:
  • Every experience brings you to where you need to be
  • Nothing has her name on it that she didn’t approve
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Jason Wagenheim, publisher and chief revenue officer at Teen Vogue
Memorable Points:
  • He’ll take the girl with a 3.1 GPA who has her own blog over a 4.0 any day
  • Resumes with typos go into the trash!
  • Cover letters and thank you notes should be short and meaningful
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Teen Vogue editor panel
Memorable points:
  • “Second place is first place for losers” -Jason Wagenheim
  • The most important thing you have is your reputation
  • Don’t have a 9 to 5 mentality when working or interning
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Laurie DeJong, LDJ Productions, producer of New York Fashion Week
Memorable points:
  • Read: WWD, The Business of Fashion, and Fashionista
  • Major in communications or business
  • Be the first one there and last one to leave
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Carol Kane, founder of Boohoo
Memorable points:
  • Boohoo’s bestsellers are the same around the world
  • The more you get your message out, the more trusted it becomes
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Leandra Medine, founder of Man Repeller!!!
Memorable points:
  • Keep readers feeling like you’re blogging as a hobby
  • Find a niche: What fascinates you? What’s missing from the internet?
  • The definition of success is creating value
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Glass slippers from the Cinderella movie
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Chocolate glass slippers
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A modern day Cinderella dress, designed by Zac Posen
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View from One World Trade Center
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A preview of my next blog post with day #1 outfit details photographed by Amanda Lin
  • Beautiful event. I love your pieces!

  • Well done Allie! So much fun & so much to learn! Love reading your Blog!

  • Great recaps of each speaker & you got amazing pictures!! Wish I could have seen/ connected with you there! XO, Nicole @ http://www.empirestyles.com

  • Hey Allie! Love your recap of TVFU. I'm so jealous that you got to see Leandra Medine! She must've been amazing. Hope to see you there next year! 🙂
    – Brittany
    tastefullychic.squarespace.com

    • Leandra was great!! I’ll be there next year for sure 🙂