Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Dreaming of Dallas

I don't usually share much about my personal life on here, but I thought I'd talk a little about my fashion career hopes for the future. Although I have no idea where my life will take me. I'm graduating in a little over 2 years, I've got a bit of time to figure things out but, it's crazy think about!

Although most in the fashion industry turn to New York or L.A., I think I'd be overwhelmed (and obv. broke) in the big city. I like the excitement of both of those places, but I can't see myself living there. I've always been drawn to the Southwest, particularly Dallas.

It's more fashion forward than most cities, yet more slow paced and full of that Southern hospitality and charm. It's also, the home of Neiman Marcus, JCPenney, and Fossil. Who knows, for now, it's a fun thought.

This editorial from Flair Italia immediately caught my eye:
Do any of my ambitous readers work or want to work in fashion without living in the "big city"? Or have any advice for me on my maybe-Texas-plans?
xoxo, lauren


Trish said...

Loving this post! Especially the editorial! Awesome!! :)

K.B. said...

I've dreamed of living and working in New York City for fact, I made sure the college I went to was a quick train ride away. But now that my parents recently moved back to the Dallas area, I have fallen in love again with the Southern lifestyle. So I'm not sure where I want to work...but maybe if we both work in Dallas, we'll be near each other! haha

LML said...

i chose to go to college in charleston, because its a medium sized city, with a nightlife, great shopping and food, but more realistic than NYC or LA. i wouldnt mind working here after college, because it just has that much to offer. i love the idea of those huge cities, but am not 100% sure they are for me or if i will even fit in with their "crowds".

strikeapose said...

If you wanna be in Dallas, Neiman's has a great buyer program there. I just finished a position as an assistant manager there, so if you need any advice or information, let me know!

Ashton said...

I love that top in the 3rd picture down. Dallas is an amazing city, I am sure there would be many opportunities working there. Great blog!

Nina (femme rationale) said...

love the editorial. and i think you don't always have to end up in NYC or LA to work in fashion. it might help, but there's always other options.

Fashion Trix said...

that's so cute

Couture Carrie said...

Love that big Texas hair!

My best advice for you would be to start interning at a local paper or magazine asap and get some experience, then try to freelance writing articles for lesser-known fashion publications.

But don't be scared of the BIG CITY - New York is not as overwhelming as you'd think - it's the best place in the world, for fashion, food, theatre, everything!

Good luck, darling - you're going to rock it!


Cara said...

I got the boots at Targ├ęt my dear! Only $30. One of my friends who works at a fashion magazine actually mistook them for Frye! Gotta love the bulls eye.

Great editorial. I've been wanting to try out the western revival trend for spring.

donna AND navaz said...

No specific advice on making it big outside the main city apart from our new mantra - be proactive, passionate and positive...and you will get there :)

Demi said...

sounds fun honey! dallas sounds like a beautiful place


The Beatnik said...

Love the post! I too want to do something in the fashion industry, but I already live in Los Angeles... I'm sure there are some great things to do in other cities too like Dallas, but I'm thinking it would be a lot easier to find stuff in a big city. Even Los Angeles doesn't have as many possibilities as NYC. Love the blog!

MizzJ said...

Why do Italian cowboys looks so much stylish than American ones? In any case, I agree that while the big cities are exciting, they aren't for everyone. I certainly would never want to live in LA since by all accounts I've heard, it's a sprawling, kind of soul-less city. NYC though sounds cool!

Samantha said...

Dallas is a great city to be for fashion & for the people! In the past 5 years they've started their own fashion week and the whole of downtown is getting a massive makeover in the arts sector. Also, you might consider Miami for the nice weather, great fashion, and decent cost of living.

lovelyiconic said...

I just moved to Dallas, I lived in LA for 5 years...loved it! I opened a small boutique in my home town in Michigan while I was there bec LA is very over saturated. I just closed the store and looking to start over here in Dallas...if you find a good site or receive any advice on fashion jobs let me know!

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