Tuesday, October 25, 2011

University Confidential - Teen Vogue!

Hey everyone!

I mentioned in a previous post that I am now a contributor to University Confidential and I thought I'd share my most recent post - "Tips from the Pros: Breaking in the Fashion Industry"

I'd love to hear what you think!

Send feedback, comments or questions to: christina.dun@hotmail.com


- Christina

Canada's Walk of Fame TV Broadcast

Hey everyone!

As some of you know, a couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to be a seat filler at the Canada's Walk of Fame awards gala (if you haven't, you can read it here: http://christinadun.blogspot.com/2011/10/canadas-walk-of-fame.html). Well this past Sunday, October 23, the show was aired on TV and if you watched it, you could have caught a glimpse of yours truly.

I will admit, I felt super cool to be a part of a Russell Peters joke on television :)

- Christina

A Look Inside Teen Vogue

I thought that this would definitely need a separate blog post on its own...So here you go! Enjoy my photos from the Teen Vogue editorial floor tour and stare endlessly into the shelves of shoes and racks of clothes in the infamous fashion closet....You're welcome. :)

It felt like heaven.

- Christina
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Monday, October 24, 2011

Love NYC

Aside from going to New York for Teen Vogue, I also took the time to enjoy the city and really spend time as a local. I absolutely love it there and hopefully will live there someday. So I thought I'd share some of my non-Teen Vogue-related photos :)

And yes, I spent a day at NYU, pretending I was a student there....

The famous Tender Buttons shop! SO cute and had the best selection.

Sigh, it's just so beautiful there. And the weather was gorgeous.

See you again soon NYC!

- Christina

Teen Vogue Fashion U: Day 3

Then the final day was here. The weekend went by so quickly! Sunday October 24th was the last session as well as graduation.

The last session was "Fashion in a Digital Age" and it featured a panel of people who have embraced fashion in the online community: Simone Oliver of The New York Times,Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power of whatwhatwear.com, Rich Tong of Tumblr, Aliza Licht, SVP Global Communications for Donna Karan International, and Susan Koger of Modcloth

Me with Katherine Power and Hillary Kerr of whowhatwear.com

At the end, everyone was given a diploma and we got our photos taken at the Teen Vogue photo walls (it felt like school picture day!).

Overall, it was such an incredible experience and I had an amazing time!

- Christina

Teen Vogue Fashion U: Day 2

And then Day 2 of Teen Vogue Fashion University began.

Saturday October 22 was the most jam-packed day of the program and it was by far, the most amazing. It consisted of sessions with fashion legends throughout the day, eventually ending up with a private shopping party at Topshop in Soho.

Each student chose their sessions from an amazing list of speakers, so there were many more guests than what I post on here. These photos were only from the sessions I attended. Some other notable figures include: Whitney Port, Chris Benz, Lauren Berger, and Alexander Wang.

Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief Amy Astley introduced the event's keynote speaker, Michael Kors.

Michael Kors gave some great insight into how he got into the fashion industry and gave advice to aspiring designers.

Next up was "The Dynamic Duo" featuring the young designers behind Proenza Schouler. These graduates from Parsons are so talented, and it was great to hear their stories.

And then there was my ultimate favourite...the one and only Betsey Johnson! I have always been a Betsey Johnson fan, so I was beyond excited to get to see her in person.

And she was crazy as usual. And that is why I love her.

Next was "The Chosen One" featuring Jason Wu (born in Taiwan, but moved to Vancouver!), who designed Michelle Obama's inauguration gown.

And the final session of the day was a panel discussion with the editors of Teen Vogue. It was so helpful and great to hear tips straight from the pros.

And then there was the Topshop event, which was amazing!

Anyways, that's all for now (I know, that was one fully loaded blog post haha)! Day 3 is up next!

- Christina