Monday, June 16, 2008
Meet, Greet, & Arepas
It's my first week in the city and I have already begun filling my schedule as much as possible (did I mention that I'm an on-the-go kind of girl?). One of the highlights of my week was meeting up with Connie Wang, an intern at Teen Vogue. We decided to meet up at Caracas Arepas Bar on 91st & 7th st. ( great spot by the way if your looking for recommendations!). We met up around 6:30 on Wednesday. From the start we connected and our conversation had a shared interest and passion for the things we enjoy doing most, hers being fashion editorials and mine being beauty. Upon meeting Connie I was hoping to depart with new knowledge. I wanted to have a plan set and goals that i needed to achieve in order to inch closer to my hopes of becoming a beauty intern for Teen Vogue. Talking with Connie helped me in more ways than possible. I left our conversation with a new confident vision, more direction, and a more powerful drive than before. I knew exactly what i would need to do to challenge myself, to fluff my resume, and who to talk to get my name out there. With so many people in this world who are hesitant to lend a hand to someone with hopes of achieving success as they have, i am more than grateful that Connie didn't mind giving me the inside scoop and truly giving me advice that others would cunningly hold back. Not only have i made a connection through networking, inquired useful tips, but i have also made a friend and mentor. As the icing and cherry on the top, I have an informative Interview in beauty with Teen Vogue third week in July, wish me luck! And again, Thanks Connie!