From Fashion Editor to Business School Grad: What I Learned About Being an Entrepreneur
Well, I’ve graduated from business school. Call me a master of business administration! I wanted to spend a few minutes looking back on my two years at MIT Sloan and pulling out some takeaways for any of you considering applying to business school or matriculating this fall. I wrote my first Business Casual column in August 2011. I said that, “I wanted to write this column because some fashion friends have expressed an interest in swallowing the grad school pill themselves and tumbling down this crazy rabbit hole.” Now on the other side of the rabbit hole, here’s what I would tell future students...
Business Casual: Introducing StyleUp, the 'Pandora of Fashion'
Kendall is a former fashion editor who has written for NYmag.com, Lucky, InStyle, and NBC. She recently scrapped that glamorous life and is pursuing an MBA at MIT Sloan, in hopes of becoming an entrepreneur. My second year at MIT Sloan is in full swing: classes, meetings, trips. All of that is wonderful, but what I care most about, what consumes my life is… StyleUp! I came to business school inspired by the Gilt Groupe and Rent the Runway women. I knew--we all know!--there is so much potential for fashion startups to take off, but I had no clue how to make it an actual business.