You already know about the long hours, hard work and difficulty getting your foot in the door of fashion styling and writing. Observer fashion editor Jo Jones and deputy fashion editor Helen Seamons go beyond conventional wisdom to provide an expert opinion on the realities of starting out in the industry - including how to get noticed, what the industry expects of newbies, what your first jobs may entail, and what other creative roles in the field to consider.
The course also addresses how to use social media to build contacts and stay on top of potential stories and job opportunities - essential for an industry in which networking is all-important.
- The realities of the industry: the best ways to get your foot in the door & the parameters of the job and industry expectations
- Other opportunities within the fashion field - thinking beyond 'Fashion Editor'
- Fashion terms: what you need to know to communicate effectively
- Social media: finding a community
Jo Jones has been the fashion editor of The Observer for 15 years. Her editorial work has also appeared in Marie Claire, Australian Vogue, W and Vanity Fair. She has worked with numerous photographers including Nadav Kander, Mary McCartney and Harry Borden.
Helen Seamons is Deputy fashion editor and Menswear fashion editor of The Observer. Her editorial work includes styling all the menswear fashion content and styling Hollywood's leading names like, James McAvoy, Eddie Redmayne, Nicholas Hoult and Vincent Cassel for cover shoots. She has also contributed to Mens Health and Sport magazine.
Dates: Monday 15 July 2013
Venue: The Guardian, 90 York Way, London, N1 9GU
Price: £39 (includes VAT, booking fees and refreshments)
Event capacity: 100