'Overdeliver. If an editor asks for three ideas, give them six.' - Lisa Smosarski
Ah magazines. The glossy feel of a print copy holds a near and dear element of nostalgia which I don't want to give up. Especially in today's day of soaring digital publishing which I whole heartedly embrace and am honing my skills in, it's still incredible to see a publication that excels in both print and digital- And managed to pull off an insanely mesmerizing 4 day event of fashion, beauty, lifestyle and career which culminated last night. I attended Stylist Live on Friday and I chose that day in particular to hear Lisa Smorsarski, Editor-in-Chief of Stylist talk about her career as a magazine editor. There was also a talk by Stylist's Features Director Lucy Foster on formulating the perfect writers pitch for a magazine (and I sadly missed it as it was full by the time I arrived). However, I topped the day off with a brilliant talk by Maggie Hitchins, Editor-in-Chief of Stylist.co.uk, who rendered some handy advice on the differences between writing for print and on-line platforms. I have to say I've been acquiring experience in both since I graduated university and I still managed to walk away with resourceful knowledge. It's so satisfying learning for people who are engaged in your dream job. I look forward to putting those tips and tricks to good use and hurtling full gear ahead in the career game.
In other news, there was an array of exciting brands. I got my hair done by GHD, make-up done by NARS, skincare tested by Clarins and was fed by Anna Mae's Mac N Cheese and Crosstown Doughnuts. There was also a beautiful catwalk supported by Swarovski which highlighted the following trends- Sweet & Sour, Supercharged Tweed, Period Drama, Decor Dressing and 80s Glam. The looks were curated exquisitely by Stylist's talented fashion team. Those struts girl! Job well done! All in all, it was incredible to see an event which was dominated by women do so well. I was there all day and had an amazing time. Oh did I tell you, I designed by own Stylist Magazine cover? (look below) But who knows maybe I'll be writing for Stylist one day as well. Watch this space!
DID YOU ATTEND STYLIST LIVE? LET ME KNOW ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE!