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3.0 out of 5 stars A fun read but not in depth enough to help you get your feet off the ground, December 6, 2009
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This review is from: The Teen Vogue Handbook: An Insider's Guide to Careers in Fashion (Paperback)
This book is a fun read for a long plane flight or a long road trip. But almost all of the suggestions are just a brush on the surface. Read it to get an idea or to get you excited about a career choice, but it doesn't give you much to work with to get you in the right direction. The examples stories and interviews in the book are fun to read. And the pictures are very eye candy (just like Teen Vogue Magazine). For example one of the designers in the book said that you should try to get an internship to get a good idea of the fashion business....well, duhhh...everyone knows that. Plus, he doesn't tell you how to find the internship, how to get an interview for the internship, what you should do on the interview (how to answer the interview questions, what to wear, what designers are looking for in an intern, etc... so there are a lot of unanswered questions that the book left out. After reading this book, I felt that I was still lost and I had to dig into other sources (very hard to find) to uncover more tips and secrets of the trade.

This book is still a fun read. And for a teen or young adult is a great book to own. The background information that they give you on the established designers are good to know. It gives one hope knowing that most of these designers started out doing something else and majored in something else in college. It just tells you that passion drives everything.
So this is still a great book to own. And if you are thinking about a career in fashion, an extremely cut throat and competitive industry, you need to read everything that you can get your hands on. Lots of great pictures to look at. Very eye candy.

My only complaint on this book is that they should not label this book as a "handbook" because it is more of a light guide/background. This book only makes you crave for more information. And it leaves a lot left to be desired for.
A handbook should be able to guide you in the right direction, which this book does not do. I just wished that this book had more of the important and deeper information that will get you the job that you want in the fashion business/industry.
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Initial post: Jun 2, 2010 10:39:06 AM PDT
S. Jacobs says:
I am working on a website (as part of my senior project at Columbia College Chicago), that covers beyond the "almost all of the suggestions are just a brush on the surface."

Check it out if you have the time... http://NextInFashion.com

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2012 8:32:46 PM PST
this is really helpful and resourceful
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