Thursday, October 25, 2012


This past weekend, I was fortunate enough to attend this year's Teen Vogue Fashion University in New York City, aka my future home.

Roughly 500 fashion-loving girls and guys were brought together for a weekend of events, seminars and endless networking opportunities. This year's impressive list of speakers included people from all areas of the fashion world, from fashion industry legends (this year's keynote speaker was THE Grace Coddington, creative director of Vogue) and fashion designers to fashion bloggers and stylists.

Many people have asked me what this is and how it works - and how to get there - so I thought I'd share some more details about what TVFU is all about.


- The application is released online during the summer on their website:
- It requires the basic info about your background and consists of a few short answer questions (example: Who is your style inspiration and why?) as well as the option to submit photos and/or sketches.


- Approximately 500 people are selected to attend each year.
- The cost of the program is $275.
- Travel to NYC and accommodation is not included.
- The sessions take place in The Hudson Theatre and Conde Nast Building in Times Square on the Saturday and Sunday. The whole event ends with graduation photos on Sunday.

Actual event:

- Sessions are selected online during registration and everyone's schedule is different, depending on the speakers/sessions you wanted to attend.
- There are sessions that everyone attends, such as the keynote speaker, Teen Vogue editors panel, and the Fashion in the Digital Age panel - and the rest of the sessions are in smaller groups.
- You can even sign up for a tour of the Teen Vogue offices, but this one fills up quickly, so register early if you want to get a glimpse of the infamous fashion closet and editor Amy Astley's gorgeous office!

Special Events:

- There is always a kick-off shopping party on the Friday night (The past two years I've attended have been at H&M)
- Also a second shopping party on the Saturday night (The past two years I've attended have been at Topshop)

Have more questions? Feel free to shoot me an email!

Next up: LOTS of TVFU posts ft. stories from all the sessions I attended, plus special events.

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

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