When asked who her role model was before she’d made it as a big-time fashion editor, Gloria Baume, Teen Vogue‘s fashion director, said, “It’s a tricky slope to look at someone and idolize them because in the end it’s really about who you become and what you bring to the table. I think that’s something that you have to learn very early on. Believe in who you are going to be.”
Neely, BryanBoy and Keltner de Valle all agreed. “You shouldn’t spend your time trying to be like another [popular] blogger, because in the end, you will always be second-rate to them,” Keltner de Valle said.
Lots of people want to be the next Anna Wintour or Jason Wu, but you should try to figure out if there is something different that you can bring to the table that they can’t.