How To Succeed In Fashion?

If only I had a dime (or a hundred dollars), for every time I heard “The Fashion Industry is competitive, you know”. So how do you succeed in the fast paced word that is fashion your asking? We’ve got you covered…. The Drive Never loose your passion that you first started with. Without it you will be complaining,…

Resume Tips That Will Land You The Job

These may seem like no brainers, but typically these go in one ear, and out the other. So be sure to pay close attention to the below tips- they could make or break your chances at landing your dream gig. Spell Check Rule number 1: always double, triple and quadruple check, top to bottom, left…

Internship Expectations vs. Reality

1. Expectation= Glamours office with comfy chairs, glass desk and gold pens Reality= Your average building with poor lighting, cubicles and a receptionist that doesn’t smile at you when you walk in. 2. Expectation= Kitchen with a fancy coffee machine for you to fuel up when you are feeling low Reality= Kitchen smaller then a city…

Summing up Some of Ryerson’s Fashion Professors in One Sentence

If you’ve had these teachers, you’ll know exactly what we are talking about. Joseph Medaglia *Giggles out of pure excitement* and *changes facial expression to happy kid in a candy store when he likes your concept* Anna Romanovska “It is a good start”. Quirky and artistic (especially with gouache). Chris Kim The soft spoken coding…

Problems of a Ryerson Fashion Student

Welcome to Rye-High (aka Ryerson University), where campus is half runway show thanks to Fashion Students and half rolled-out-of-bed-pjs thanks to all others. 1st year kits There are multiple, and they’re HEAVY, which means you’ll need more then 2 hands when picking them up, so bribe your bestie and get them before they sell out! The…

The Do’s and Don’ts of Interviews

Interviews can be scary Don’t freak out, we’ve got you covered on all the do’s and don’ts for killing the interview and landing your dream job. YAY Know the company inside and out: How they started, their mission/vision, their competitors, etc. You need to be able to show the employer that you know what you’re talking…

Organizing For The Year 101

In such a fast paced industry like fashion, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, and let’s face it: juggling a full time course load, internships and a part time job to pay for it all is not an easy task. Staying organized is a crucial part it being successful in fashion, and thanks to these simple…

Fashion Design vs. Communication at Ryerson University

I can’t even tell you how many people I’ve encountered in 4 years who have replied to my comments about being in fashion school with something along the lines of: “Oh, you’re in fashion… that’s fun! so could you make me a pair of pants or something?” To which I force a polite laugh and…

The Highs and Lows of Fashion School

With every happy moment soon follows the dark cloud. That’s how I feel about Fashion School, I love it one moment and I’m 5 seconds away from a mental breakdown the next. Fashion may seem like a glamorous industry, but there’s nothing glamorous about showing up to class in yesterday’s outfit and a messy bun after…

The Best Quotes From Ryerson Fashion Students

If you are a Rye-high fashion student you’ll relate while getting a good chuckle. “Don’t use the washrooms in the Kerr hall basement.”– Lauren Chapman, 4th year Fashion Communication student “Don’t drop sewing in first year because you’ll end up waiting to take it in fourth year.”– Jennifer DiCarlantonio, 4th year Fashion Communication student “Being a fashion…

Portfolio 101: How To Guarantee Acceptance Into Fashion School

In any creative industry, having a strong portfolio is a crucial part of making your work stand out, and can be your “make or break”. Coming up with a strong yet original and creative concept for your portfolio can be difficult and time consuming, luckily, we have all the tips to help set you apart…

14 Things People Say When They Hear You’re In Fashion School

Welcome to the world of fashion, where everyone has an opinion (good or bad). Oh,that’s fun… What kind of clothes do you make? You must be good at shopping Where did you get that? So you’re a model? Can you fix my pants/shirt/jacket/EVERYTHING for me? What jobs can you get? Can you pick an outfit…