Editor’s Letter, January 2017

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New beginnings, dealing with rejection, and taking advantage of New York.

[one_half padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]It’s been a minute since I’ve done one of my editor’s letters (view previous ones here).Fall 2016 was a good one. I worked my first New York fashion week, got to sit at one of the shows, rubbed elbows with Pat McGrath, Maxwell Osborne, and Dao-Yi, and Jin Soon. I got to meet other young creative people in the fashion, beauty, and PR industries and watch and learn from how they work. I was inspired to keep going and create even more quality work. I was also inspired to apply to one of the biggest (and one my favorite) luxury companies where I was offered a position–I will be starting in their PR department next month.

I’ve dealt with a lot of rejection but in the end, it was all worth it to end up exactly where I wanted (and was meant) to be. Sometimes, when we are denied an opportunity, it’s really because there’s something else waiting for you that’s even better. Also, never settle for something if you know it’s not something you really want. You end up closing the door to what you really want for yourself. Your happiness should be everything to you.

Fall 2016 was a great season, and with a new position at a new company, Winter is looking to be even greater. I made a year of my living in New York in October; time flies. I can’t believe I’ve been here for that long. It’s funny because it feels like I haven’t been here that long but then it also feels like I’ve been here forever. Something about living in New York starts to feel familiar after you get into a routine and it becomes your everyday life. Once you’ve lived here for a few months, started a job, and gotten into your routine in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the city, you start to forget that you live in New York City. You would be amazed at how quickly living in New York becomes “normal”.[/one_half]

[one_half_last padding=”5px 5px 5px 5px”]Since I visited the first time in 2013 to attend the Teen Vogue Fashion University, I worked my butt off to call this place my home. I moved 2 years later and it’s had some ups and downs. But I always want to remind myself that I live in one of the greatest cities in the world, with so many opportunities. I don’t ever want to forget that I live in NEW YORK and I don’t ever want it to feel too “normal”. That’s why one of my goals in 2017 is to get out more and do more. I going to explore more, find new places to eat, drink, and hang, and of course I’m going to be sharing it all here with you. Just check under TLMxNYC for new posts. I don’t ever want to take for granted this opportunity I was blessed with. I’m going to take full advantage of what this city has to offer. I suggest you do the same, no matter where you live.

Lastly, with a new position at one of the most stylish, fashion forward luxury fashion companies, my closet with definitely need a major refresh. At my last internship, the dress code was very relaxed and chill, but that won’t cut it at the new company. The office itself is luxe, monochrome, sleek, and completely my aesthetic. I’d become very chill with my wardrobe, especially since working at an unpaid internship didn’t exactly allow for shopping sprees. But that’s all changing. As they say, dress for the job you want. I’ve been collecting outfit inspiration that can be transitioned from desk to after work drinks and I can’t want to experiment with this new style challenge. This means more fashion posts here. But don’t worry, I’ll still be posting a ton of beauty related content as well.

I have big plans for 2017 for my career, my blog, and my life here in New York. If you’re not already, follow me on Bloglovin’, instagram, and twitter to never miss an update! Life is getting exciting.[/one_half_last]