Thursday, August 18, 2011

What it Takes to Get Hired According to LOreal's President

“A job candidate has to have done something with strong results. It doesn’t have to be in the beauty business, but of course, I love when it is. It is also good to have people with other experiences. However, they do have to show a love of culture, of the arts, of travel, of fashion. A candidate has to have an innate sense of things that are beautiful in the world. I also look for people who are demanding of themselves and are good listeners. But most of all, I look for people who are happy. When somebody comes into an interview and they are miserable, who needs that? It is important to bring a positive energy to the business.”

-Carol Hamilton, President of LOreal’s Luxury Products Division

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I Want Your Job: Editorial & Celeb Makeup Artist

Hello Glammies!

I came across this informative video featuring celebrity makeup artist Victoria Stiles dishing on how to become a makeup artist in editorial.

What advice can you give to a beginner artist who would like to work in editorial?

Visit agency websites, check out the photographers they represent, view their work and see who would be a good fit for your style. Offer your services on a trade for print basis, meaning you agree to work for portfolio pieces. A connection with a well established photographer is priceless.

Take a look at the clip for more of Victoria's secrets to success...

Monday, August 1, 2011

You're Invited: Intern Queen Party in NYC

LinkNYC interns unite!

Join your fellow interns at the first-ever Intern Queen Party hosted by the Intern Queen herself, Ms. Lauren Berger.

Get your photo taken on the red carpet, listen to DJ Frankenmack, and meet intern coordinators from US Weekly, Oscar de la Renta, CBS, Teen Vogue, Clear Channel McGraw-Hill and more!

Tuesday, August 2
7:30pm - 10:30pm
404 Restaurant

10th Avenue @ 33rd Street
New York, NY

Register here.

And not that I have to remind you, but I will anyway--Bring your business cards!

Friday, July 29, 2011

I Want Your Job: Fashion Designer Anthony Williams Dishes on Styling for Vh1's 'Single Ladies'


I was SO excited today when I discovered a behind-the-scenes look into the life of Anthony Williams, stylist on the hit Vh1 show Single Ladies and national fashion director at Macy's. **squeal!**

If you don't watch Single Ladies, you are missing out on a fashion overdose, boo! I tune in just to see what the girls are wearing more so than to actually follow the show's storyline. The clothes are really THAT good partly because of Anthony's hard work.

Anthony got his start in fashion at a young age growing up in Birmingham, AL. "Where I grew up, it seemed there wasn’t a lot of beauty so I had to create it and that’s how I got my start," Anthony told Fashion Bomb Daily. His first job in fashion was as a sales associate at Neiman Marcus where he soaked up retail smarts and started paving his way. "I started at the bottom in accessories, then I moved to handbags, and then to the dress collections."

While continuing to pursue his fashion dreams, Anthony sprang into the limelight as a contestant on season 7 of Project Runway. He didn't win first place, but you know what they say: When God closes one door he opens another, and that's exactly what happened to Anthony. After the show, he was approached by the folks at Single Ladies to be in charge of stocking Stacey Dash's closet for the upcoming drama series.

His advice for those wanting a career as a celeb stylist? “Don’t always run to celebrities," Anthony advises. "Search instead for people who celebrate your craft and who you are. If they respect you, they will pay you.”

In addition to styling, Anthony is also a fashion director for the retail giant Macy's. "[My job at Macy's] allow me to travel the country and make people aware of what the current fashion trends are," Anthony explains in the clip below.

Get into this footage to learn more about Anthony and his glam gig. You can keep up with Anthony via his Facebook page and by following him on Twitter at @SewAnthony.

tags: single ladies, val from single ladies, val's fashion from single ladies, val's stylist, valerie stokes, anthony williams, project runway

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Get Hired: Kim Kardashian's Stylist Needs an Intern!

If your dream is to become a stylist to the stars, then this opportunity is for you!

Monica Rose
, stylist to the Kardashian Sisters and Keri Hilson is hiring a blogging intern in Los Angeles!

Monica tweeted about this glam gig and we're sure her inbox is filling up fast. Send your cover letter, resume, and writing samples to to apply.

Of course, me being me, I was curious to find out how Monica snabbed her gig as Kim K's go-to-glam-gal.

Here's what Monica shared with Fashion Indie about how she got her start as a celeb stylist:

I grew up in a small town in Northern California. After high school, I moved to LA and had no idea what I wanted to do. I had always worked in clothing stores, and fashion kind if fell into my lap. Where I’m from, people don’t really get into fashion. There were no reality shows about stylists when I was young, so I wasn’t even aware of what a “stylist” was. I had no idea I was going to be a stylist.

I worked in many boutiques in LA. I had a lot of clients in New York and other cities, so I would put together outfits for them and send them out on approval. I worked with a lot of stylists too that would come in to shop for their clients. I kind of studied them and asked a lot of questions. I was just so curious about what they did on a day to day basis. One day a photographer asked me if I would work with him on some test shoots, and that was it. It just came very natural to me and I knew that was what I wanted to do.

The best advice I can give any aspiring wardrobe stylist is to really understand the amount of work it takes to be a good wardrobe stylist, to believe in yourself no matter what others may say or think, and to never give up.

Tags: Kim Kardashian, Kim Kardashian's stylist, Khloe Kardashian's stylist, Kourtney Kardashian's sylist, Keri Hilson's stylist, Monica Rose interns, Monica Rose stylist, styling internships

Monday, July 25, 2011

Nicole's Notes: Optimizing Your Profile

Job hunting in the fashion and beauty biz is already hard enough, but it gets even trickier when you consider the wide array of networking sites that ask you to create online profiles. Between those finicky resume-uploader-thingys and figuring out which keywords will make you stand out, it becomes a fine art to create a profile that works for you and not against you. is one such website that allows you to create a custom profile. Chris Kidd, creator of the site, has offered a few tips to make your page shine!

COMPLETE THE RESUME SECTION - Make sure the Resume Section of your online profile is filled-out completely. Use the What Employers See link to view your profile as a recruiter would see it.

Note: If pasting your resume from a word processing application like MS Word, it is likely that any special formatting will be lost. Use keyboard characters to re-format your resume if this happens. For example, use ALL CAPS instead of bolding and a dash (-) or and asterisk (*) instead of bullets. The system is WYSIWYG, if your profile looks bad to you, it will look bad to recruiters.

TITLE FIELD - Make sure to fill-out the Title field of your online profile with your current OR most relevant title.

Note: This is the most popular search field used by recruiters; avoid abbreviations and spelling mistakes. If your current or most recent company uses non-standard position titles, include a standard title as well.

USE THE CHECK-BOXES - The check-boxes in the Email Notification of New Job Listings section are used as database markers by recruiters when searching the resume database. EVEN IF you elected not to get email notifications from, make sure to check the appropriate Categories, Job Functions and Regions so that recruiters have an easier time finding you.

KEYWORD BANK - Include a Keyword Bank in the Resume Section of your online profile. Recruiters use keyword searches to find candidates for their positions. They will often use words and and phrases from the job description of the position they are trying to fill.

Note: A Keyword Bank should contain words and phrases that ARE NOT on your resume BUT THAT WILL help recruiters find your profile. For example, a Technical Designer should include Technical Design, Technical Designer, Tech Design, Tech Designer, TD, Spec Tech, Speccing, Spec Sheets, and any other words/phrases that a recruiter might use to find a Technical Designer.

KEEP YOUR INFORMATION CURRENT - Make sure to update the Resume Section of your online profile as soon as your professional situation changes. Verify your email address, phone numbers and mailing address every time you update your profile.

Thanks for the great tips, Chris! Now head over to and get started on those awesome profiles!