This weekend I am staycationing…
What I love about our career interviews is meeting people who are passionate about their work, and shedding light on careers that we wouldn’t necessarily think of but that can be so fascinating. There are so many different ways to work in fashion!
Today, I’d like to introduce you to Kristy whose job is human resources consultant, or what we sometimes refer to as a head hunter. She works for some of the biggest brands (Alexander Wang, Prada, Dior, Fendi, The Row…) and has had a very interesting journey to get where she is today…
As we loved meeting her, we also thought she’d be ideal to respond to a few questions we had about jobs in the fashion world.
How do you find your first job? How do you continually evolve? Where should you look? What kind of degree should you get? How much will you make?
If you’re interested, start with the interview (you’ll learn some pretty interesting things about working in the fashion industry) and then meet us back down below in the comments section to ask any other questions you might have. We’ll do a little Q&A with Kristy and post it in the weeks ahead. Voilà! Big hugs!
What was your dream job growing up? What did your parents do?
My mom is a music teacher and my Dad a commercial airline pilot. My uncle is a composer and author and my brother is a professional opera singer. Growing up, I didn’t know anyone who worked in “business.” The only exposure I had to other career options outside of my own family were things like shop owner, or doctor or lawyer.
I remember when I bought my first designer beauty product and how totally chic I felt. Sure, it wasn’t a handbag or a jacket, but I was wearing Chanel.
Today, I’m wearing Balmain.
It’s one of the coolest projects going on right now. The Line is an online boutique launched by a collective of creatives that have the goal of creating a unique shopping experience and I know each time a new e-shop is lauched it’s the same blah blah but this time, they totally got it right.
The idea is to have an online store perfectly edited by the super talented Vanessa Traina and Morgan Wendelborn. And then the stroke of genius comes in when they decided to extend the experience by opening a “shoppable” apartment in the middle of New York. You can go there by appointment, it’s opened to anyone and you can find anything have everything from beautiful art to clothes to toothpaste, all carefully selected to make the coolest distilled collection. Even the closet is for sale!
I can’t believe it’s been three years since I moved to New York.
So much has happened in the past three years: I learned to navigate New York City, un-learned how to speak French (which is a tragedy in and of itself), adopted a leaf of kale, and have come to observe (and yeah, make fun of) some New Yorker habits before realizing that I’ve joined their ranks myself.
So yeah, I confess, here’s…
The Stuff I Do
- Yelling at a cab because he didn’t stop yet had his light on. Yelling at someone who jumped in our cab right in front of us. Getting in a fight with someone who is trying to steal our taxi. Throw some colorful insults at the dirty thief and get thumbs up from everyone on the street. End up on the subway.
- End up thinking that subway, it’s actually not that bad!
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