Monday, January 31, 2011

Thought #2 Fashion Tour Guide

After high school I attended The Los Angeles Trade Technical School for fashion merchandising. During my first semester I felt like I couldn't connect with the school or teachers so in the fall I attended Santa Monica College for fashion merchandising but again I didn't feel connected and didn't have a clue what I wanted to do with a fashion degree. I thought I wanted to be a "STYLIST" just like every other fashion merchandising student but I wanted more. I was lost though I didn't know of any good fashion schools until one day a friend recommended I go buy a copy of The Teen Vogue-Handbook. As I began reading the book all of my thoughts of my future changed I had always liked writing but never saw myself at a magazine as an editor, but as I read the book and read stories of established editors I knew what I wanted to be in life. As I got closer to the end of the book I found pages of pages listed with fashion schools all over the world so I sat down with my mom and set up interviews with a few local schools. The end result was The Art Institute of New York City and I couldn't be happier.

I think every young person who needs to know, who isn't sure how to break into the fashion industry should own this book. The Teen-Vogue Handbook is here to guide us in the right direction kind of like a map on our journeys to our dream I suggest you all out there get yourselves a copy.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Thought #1 Me

Hello readers I'm Victor Q.Vaughns. A 20 year old fashion student at The Art Institute of New York City. Originally from California I just recently moved to New York to pursue my dreams of becoming a fashion editor at a major fashion magazine. My current major is fashion merchandising and marketing. Soon after I graduate from my current school I hope to attend NYU or Columbia for journalism. Styling and writing are my passions. So with all that being said here begins my journey I'm about to embark on with you right here along with me, are you ready? I am!

I'm Victor Q. and this is Thoughts of a Mannequin.. .fashion through my eyes.