Sunday, March 13, 2011

From fashion blogger to fashion journalist

The last time I wanted to be a journalist, I was 11.  Since then, I've danced around ideas of journalism with my studies in communications, but still never having the desire to be a reporter.  Coming into my position as a Social Media Intern for Ottawa Fashion Week, I expected to be maintaining the blog, twitter, and facebook accounts (which I do).  Never would I have thought that I'd have the great opportunity of interviewing some the nation's best upcoming and established designers today.

I was told to cover OFW's model fitting- not quite sure what "covering" the event meant.  Upon arriving, I was told that it would be a good idea to take lots of pictures and get a few interviews from the designers.  Interviews.  I've had no experience with interviews and barely knew where to start.  I started my morning with spectating the model fittings, carefully watching each strut and technique.  As designs were showcased, I became more enthusiastic and inexplicably excited for the runway shows.

My first interview was a blur.  I'll be honest- I didn't really know what I was doing, what I was looking for, or what I was saying.  Thank goodness I sat down with my photographer (who is also a journalism student), Isabel Tang, and brainstormed questions of appeal and direction.  The interviews got easier as the day proceeded.  I was genuinely intrigued with what people had to say.   Talking with the designers was great- they were all friendly, interesting, and quirky in their own way.

I've never been so inspired before, especially by so many people in such a short amount of time.  Never would I have imagined this kind of opportunity.  Frankly, I'm still super giddy and can't believe that this happened. Definitely a day to remember.

Adrian Wu
Khala Morgan

Emily Woudenberg & Anastaysia Kuyevda


Yolande Deschenes of Yola Couture

Vickie Joseph of Nui fashion
To read the full interviews, visit Ottawa Fashion Week's blog

Photography by Isabel Tang.  These images belong to Ottawa Fashion Week.

2 comments:

  1. Wow! That sounds like such fun. So great that you got such an opportunity!

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  2. The fashion journalist plays a vital role in the society to tell about the fashion to the peoples, what kind to fashion running in the market. The fashion Mass communication journalist involves the all aspects of fashion, which includes the fashion writing, fashion reports, fashion photography and other things. There is the very nice sharing of article thanks for sharing it.

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