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Kelly on Earth and The City's beloved PR queen Kelly Cutrone knows a thing or two about succeeding in the fashion industry—after all, she owns her own PR, branding, and marketing agency People's Revolution, knows everybody, and is her own zeitgeist of a brand herself.
Today, she dispenses ten tips on how newbies can get a foot in the door and succeed in the fashion industry. We especially love:
Do not Facebook the owner of a fashion agency asking for a job. I've said this before and yet people still Facebook me. The messages often contain grammatical errors, they don't make sense or they are littered with acronyms like LOL. Phrases such as "I have a passion for fashion" or "Fashion is what my life is about" are my pet hates. If you do Facebook the owner, have something interesting to say and use a spell check.Most of the tips are good suggestions on how to live like a decent human being in civilized society. Like: "Work hard and don't complain" and having a knack for appropriate timing. Here's the rundown (click through for a full explanation):
1. Interns: Work hard and don't complain· Top 10 tips for a career in fashion [Guardian]
2. Consistency is key
3. Use the internet wisely
4. Offer up ideas, but know the right moment
5. Never lose your excitement
6. Be the village girl
7. Have a neurotic personality
8. Observe the rest of the world
9. Go it alone at the right time
10. Read my book