As a writer and blogger, I spend a lot of my time reading. Even though there's a stereotype that our generation doesn't read anything longer than a 140 characters long, I think Millennials are constantly digesting information online. I really love reading about some of my favorite things through new perspectives, whether it be fashion, business or celebrities. It's a lot easier for me to keep my eye on the prize when I'm keeping tabs on the industries I want to be involved in. Here are some of my favorite reads from the past week.
by taylor swift for the wall street journal
I'm a big fan of Taylor Swift and her music that's evolved over the years. She's also an example of a great celebrity brand because she's protected it so well with consistent quality in her music, wardrobe and product endorsements. She's rarely made a misstep in her professional career, boyfriends aside. In this article she talks about how the music landscape is changing for all artists, but audiences are still looking for their ultimate artist they will follow throughout their entire career. I love her "wise beyond her years" quips in this piece, especially when she says fans ask for selfies instead of autographs from her nowadays.
by julie biber for edelman
One thing I love about Edelman, the public relations firm I work at, is that we have great thought leadership across the board. Edelman has a lot of great online resources not only for it's employees, but for any industry professional looking for insight. This article by Julie Biber features a fellow Edelman Seattle office employee and talks about how her personality serves as her own personal brand. Building a personal brand as a young professional in any industry is so important. I love the tips in this piece like "be authentic" and "be your team's biggest fan." There is so much more to cultivating your own personal brand than picking out a profile picture for your LinkedIn page.
by alyssa vingan for fashionista
A lot of people disregard the fashion industry as frivolous and unprofessional, but having a career in fashion is a lot different from the one portrayed in The Devil Wears Prada. This article details some of the trade secrets that Amy Astley of Teen Vogue says will help aspiring fashion professionals succeed. Not surprisingly, one of those tips is to beef up your social media presence, so get tweeting!
by josh duboff for vanity fair
Vanity Fair always has its fair share of satirical commentaries and this one takes the form of a review of Kim Kardashian's new iPhone game. I have to admit, I'm so obsessed with the game that it's borderline unhealthy. It's a fun waste of time that makes me feel like I'm actually famous and living the Kardashian lifestyle. The game has been a massive success, probably because everyone is curious to step a virtual foot into the world of a Kardashian. This review pokes fun at the game with wit and made me question all my life choices (or at least the life choice to download the free game).
by carey dunne for fast company
This has been my ultimate piece of inspiration lately. As I continue to expand this blog and further my career, I'm motivated to reach a new goal of turning this pastime that I love into a profitable business. I've always had an entrepreneurial spirit, so to see my favorite bloggers are really making a name for themselves is definitely cool. I recommend this piece to current bloggers and even those thinking of getting serious about blogging. Go for it! You could be the next millionaire fashionista.