We love fashion. So what job would make us the happiest??
1. Personal shopper - Just think about entering Neiman Marcus, Saks, Bergdorf’s and spend money that isn’t yours. Dream come true. Personal shoppers provide expert advice and give the highest level of customized service possible to individual shoppers. They either work already at the store and help shoppers or there are those who get hired by executives who have too much of a busy schedule to do shopping themselves. You need to have impeccable taste but also need to understand your clients needs and understand their style and help them polish it. In this job, you will develop deep and lasting relationships with your client base, and will proactively communicate with them regularly as a professional adviser. Personal shoppers define the highest standards for service, sales, and customer satisfaction in every retail operation.
2. Stylist - O.K. just imagine having Rachel Zoe’s job. Enough said right, pretty MAJ. Fashion stylists are responsible for bringing to life a photographer or director’s vision for a fashion photo shoot, layout, commercial, print advertisement, music video, or TV show. They create the mood for the shoot by selecting and setting up the appropriate props, clothes, accessories and even models to fit the theme of the shoot. One of the best styling jobs we can think of is working for CW’s Gossip Girl. That show is all about the fashion…they have more parties and galas to attend than anyone else and they dress like they were walking down the runway every single day. Amazing. Then, there are those (like Rachel Zoe) who are personal stylists, who are in charge of getting major designer dresses to their A-list clients for their red carpet events. Entry level salary range – $150 to $200/day, experienced salary range – $500 to $5,000/day, top level stylist salary range – $100,000 and more.
3. P.R. - If you haven’t heard of DKNY’s PR girl, you’ve been living under a rock. She’s our open window to see what happens in the fashion world behind all the glamour that surrounds it. Fashion PR specialists and publicists help companies and retail stores build and maintain a favorable public image by using all sorts of media. They are in charge of producing fashion shows, dressing celebrities, getting press, networking on a daily basis, and pitching creative stories which eventually will lead to getting more press. Stressful job, but it pays off if you truly love fashion.
4. Fashion buyer - Fashion buyers use their sense of style, knowledge of fashion trends and understanding of their target customers’ desire to create an attractive selection of apparel for retail stores. The WSJ did a phenomenal piece of what a day is like in the life of Linda Fargo, during NYFW. Linda is the senior VP at luxury retailer Bergdorf Goodman where she oversees BG’s overall design direction as well as the details of store presentation. She gets to travel around the world sitting front row at fashion shows, visiting designers at their studio’s and mentoring BG’s staff. During a fashion show she takes notes of what could work at BG and what would not, after the show hurdles with her team to compare notes and reserve their picks within a minute. Fun and exciting job!
5. Model - If you are 5’9 this has to be the best job for you. What’s better than to actually getting to wear the clothes, show them off, and travel around the world walking down the runway and posing for photographers. Being a model actually takes a lot of work that’s why I admire each and every single on of them. Like Linda Evangelista once said, “we don’t wake up for less than $10,000 a day.”
6. Magazine editor - The executive editor or editor in chief sees that the company’s editorial policy is carried out. This job is primarily administrative, but the whole magazine—text, pictures, captions, and headings—is the final responsibility of the editor in chief. Editorial staff on a magazine may include senior editors, associate editors, assistant editors, and editorial assistants. These editors may have different job titles, but their basic responsibility is selecting and editing articles or stories for each issue. In other words, editors don’t write the articles instead form and shape the article to fit with the magazine’s image. They decide which editorials to publish and most important the cover.
7. Photographer - To be a photographer you need to have a creative vision like no other. They capture the perfect ”moment” either on a runway or fashion editorial. They work with the best models and direct them to show the beauty of the clothes…After all a picture is worth a thousand words.