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14-10-2007
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^ I think you'll find writing as much as you can on the side would be highly-beneficial. Pitching ideas to publications-from newspapers to magazines-is a great idea and from what I've heard, the only solution to kick-starting a career in this sector of this industry is to start low, perhaps interning and working your way up.

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thanks dustcakeboy for the thread link! I didn't realize there were other threads on this topic but that thread was loaded with info.
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Anglophone choice:

Marion Hume
Suzy Menkes (International Herald Tribune)
Cathy Horyn
Hilary Alexander
Godfrey Deeny (Fashion Wire Daily)
Colin MacDowell
Hamish Bowles
Andre Leon Talley
Harriet Quick
Hadley Freeman (The Guardian)
Erin Skrypek
Alicia Drake
Horacio Silva

Francophone:

Laurence BenhaÔm
Phillipe Utz
Loic Prejean

There are others but these are some of the better ones...and their copy isn't written or rewritten for them. I would have to agree that the better fashion writing or, at least, more truthful fashion writing is found in newspapers. Fashion magazine writers tend to be limited in what they can say by editorial policies shaped to pander to advertisers although good, sincere stuff occasionally slips through the filters. You would never find the sort of comments made by Suzy Menkes or Hadley Freeman in VOGUE or Bazaar, for instance.

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even if she a little faffy and fictionalized, i love maggie alderson who i would add to this list (agree with everyone else - well chosen!)

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first and very importantly...
i would say learn the importance of research...
starting with searching this site for pre-existing threads on this topic...



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I actually also adore Guy Trebay's writing as well as Teri Agins (Wall Street Journal) and Robin Givhan (Washington Post).

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Ahh, I didn't realize there were multiple threads on this. . . confused. . .
I agree Cicciolina, Robin from the Post is my favorite since I'm from the area and read her column the most.

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Hi guys, I've been reading this thread and have found it quite inspirational. I'm currently in my first year at Cambridge uni studying English but I'm really not enjoying the course and would love to get my teeth into something like fashion journalism. Would dropping out of uni and trying to get my teeth into a number of internships place me in a worse position? I'm really debating what to do with my life and I'd love any advice you're willing to share.

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I model myslef after Robin and Cathy Horyn.

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musegirl if I were you, I'd stay in university. It's been said before in this thread that most people in journalism don't have a degree specific for the field. I couldn't drop out of college because I'd like to have a degree to fall back on, it means a lot to most employers. You could always continue classes and intern at a newspaper or write articles on-line.
All in all, I'd stay in university.

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Hi guys, I've been reading this thread and have found it quite inspirational. I'm currently in my first year at Cambridge uni studying English but I'm really not enjoying the course and would love to get my teeth into something like fashion journalism. Would dropping out of uni and trying to get my teeth into a number of internships place me in a worse position? I'm really debating what to do with my life and I'd love any advice you're willing to share.
Dont drop out! perhaps change majors or change some of your classes to things that may interest you more and arrange to do internships through your uni.

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Dont drop out! perhaps change majors or change some of your classes to things that may interest you more and arrange to do internships through your uni.
Agree., don't drop out !!! now more than ever I'd say it's extremely important to have a higher education

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How much do fashion journalists make, typically?

I've been trying to research journalism in general and I keep coming up with other names, such as "news analysts" and "reporters" and it talks only about reporters and journalists for things such as politics and general news. To top it off, the website I went to (which is supposed to be credible) stated that the salary is beyond lousy.

Are the chances really that slim to work as a fashion journalist and get enough money to get by? I've been reading this thread and I'm very confused and discouraged about this career option, but it's the only one which makes sense when applied to me.

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This is exactly what I studied, fashion jorunalism, but I have yet to find THE job ....

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Fashion journalism is quite lowly paid, but again there may be exceptions. There aren't many positions available - I mean journalism itself is so competitive so fashion journalism is even worse. But again, as usual there may be exceptions.

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