Last night Teen Vogue celebrated their super cute handbook with a little cocktail party at the Rose Bar at the Gramercy Park Hotel. Amy Astley and her crew were of course all there in the cozy confines, with Amy's kids and their friends taking over the pool table. The rest of the crowd out to toast the book included Vera Wang, Jenna Lyons, Thakoon, Keegan Singh, Eddie Borgo, Henry Holland, and Chanel Iman. All in all a very lovely party. As far as EICs go, Amy's definitely regarded as one of the nicest in the business. And she's certainly built upon the Vogue brand in a great way since the launch of TV. Thanks to the book, she's doing a little mini-tour of speaking engagements. Next up is Cali. So if you live in LA, we highly recommend turning out to see her when she heads west. There's a signing at Book Soup on Sunset at 4 pm on the 18th. FIDM folks can catch her on the 19th at 10 and 11:30. And that evening, she'll be speaking at Otis at 7pm. It's free, but space is limited so click here to reserve a spot. Go. Listen. Learn. It just might give you a leg up at your next interview.
10 Lessons I Learned at Teen Vogue's Fashion University That Will Help You Land Your Dream Job
This Saturday, I found myself among the hordes of well-dressed 16-24 year-olds at Teen Vogue's annual Fashion University event in Midtown Manhattan, where industry VIPS like as Grace Coddington, BryanBoy, Amy Astley and more, dropped their infinite fashion knowledge on us. Competition for seats was fierce. Girls and boys from all over the world rushed and crushed into seats like their careers depended on it. And after everything I learned this weekend, maybe our careers did depend on it. From working a part-time job at Starbucks, to online etiquette, to taking the time to enjoy just being a kid, here are the top 10 lessons I learned about how to land my fashion dream job.