create the ideal resume

It can be very nerve wracking to try and put together the perfect resume for your dream job. Every experience you’ve ever had comes across your mind and you sift through your life to find what best applies for the job you’re going for. You may feel tempted to add some elements to your resume that you think would help you stand out among your competitors. Overlooking applications and resumes is a daunting, tedious task, and all you have as a prospective employee is this little piece of paper to make a good impression. In this article, I will be guiding you and providing youRead More →

career as a fashion designer

Having a career as a fashion designer was always an aspiration of mine. When I was a child, I would cut my Barbie doll clothes and make new ones because I was never satisfied with the clothes they came in. I always had the urge to create and be hands on. After high school I decided to move to Los Angeles so that I could get the best education and make my lifelong dream of becoming a fashion designer a reality. Educating Yourself about the Industry Image: FIDM My education played a large role in entering the fashion industry. There is a copious amount of informationRead More →

planners for 2018

As we start off the month of January, one of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to become better organized and what better way to do that than with purchasing a cute planner? I find when I write down my daily tasks, appointments, and goals it not only motivates me to better myself, but it challenges me to try new things regardless of my busy schedule. Here’s a list of the best planners for 2018 that you’ll want to pull out every chance you get. I’ve also included my favorite accessories so you can decorate the pages with stickers, stamps, and paper clips. 222Read More →

One Year Blogging Anniversary

I always considered myself an influencer in regards to discovering new clothing labels and trends, or choosing great beauty products to tell my friends about. They would come to me for advice and I’d give them my honest opinion. I decided that I could share my views with readers of A Girl in LA, and hopefully introduce them to something new and undiscovered. Coming up on the one year blogging anniversary, I thought I’d reflect on how the blog came to be what it is today. When I created a-girl-in-la.com, I was working in a fashion PR showroom and I wanted to create an onlineRead More →

“I’m a fashion designer and people think, what do I know.” –Vivienne Westwood Where It All Began When I was younger I always aspired to be a fashion designer and work in a design house in a big city. I dreamed of running around in heels with a latte in my hand.  My journey in fashion began when I enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM). I graduated with an Associates of Arts in Merchandise Product Development and Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management at the Los Angeles location. My major at FIDM was one of the most well rounded, therefore, IRead More →

Working in fashion PR, I never leave home without my essentials. All of these things are either in my work bag or in my desk. I can’t count the amount of times I’ve needed each and everyone of these. Here’s the list… 1. Post-its. I’m always jotting down notes on these, sticking them all over the office. I buy them in bulk. Post-it® Notes, $20.99 2. Safety Pins. We do a lot of photoshoots and sometimes the clothes don’t fit the models how we’d like. These come in handy in hiding that. $2.49 3. Laptop. I bring my laptop to work and all my work is done on it. It makes itRead More →