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41 Jessica Steuart Fashion Styling Editor
November 02, 2015 Jane Jackson : Career Management Coach | LinkedIn | Branding | Job Search | Business and Career Coach
Your Career Podcast with Jane Jackson | Career Coach | Entrepreneur | Start Your Own Business | Careers

41 Jessica Steuart Fashion Styling Editor

November 02, 2015

Jane Jackson : Career Management Coach | LinkedIn | Branding | Job Search | Business and Career Coach

Jessica Steuart is living her career dream in the fashion industry in London. She is the Fashion Merchandising Editor for the magazines of the world's largest luxury fashion e-commerce company. Jess was born in London, spent her early childhood in Singapore, completed her education and launched her career in Sydney before returning to London to pursue her career in the fashion industry. Listen to Jess’ story from her early days and how she would immerse herself in fashion magazines as a young girl, reading Cleo and Cosmopolitan magazines before progressing to Harpers Bazaar, Vogue and Russh magazines and then satisfied her passion for shoes by working part time during her high school days at Evelyn Miles and Midas in Queen Victoria Building in Sydney. She then interned at Madison and Russh magazines and assisted fashion stylists while she was at university (she graduated with a Bachelor of Communication in Information Management from the University of Technology Sydney) before landing a great job with local Australian designer, Natasha, starting at the bottom of the ladder. She worked her way up and was promoted to PR Manager, which involved travelling around Australia meeting fashion buyers and promoting the label before making a move and going agency side in fashion PR as Showroom Manager for The ARC Factory in Sydney. She thrived in this role where she led a small showroom team, worked with fashion editors, promoting next season’s products for The ARC Factory’s clients. Looking for a new challenge and wanting to pursue her career in London Jess took the plunge and moved across the world with just a dream. She found that she had to start from the bottom again and started assisting fashion editors at Harpers Bazaar in the UK. She also gained experience in online retail with a small luxury e-commerce company. She was very fortunate to hear of an opening at her dream company, a global high fashion online retailer, and she was fortunate enough to progress through a number of interviews and finally secured the role. Jess started as a junior online stylist and worked her way up to deputy online styling editor where further developed her leadership skills and most recently has moved into the editorial side as Acting Fashion Merchandising Editor for their magazines. Jess’ advice for those looking to get into the fashion industry is to take every opportunity that presents itself. Interning is the most valuable experience as it gives you a good understanding as to which aspect of the business is most suited to your skills and personality. To be successful you must network as much as possible within the industry and ‘be a sponge’, keep up to date with the trends and, if this is truly your passion, be sure to know what’s happening in the world of fashion. In such a creative industry you need to live and breathe it to be a success. Jess says her international background has helped her very much to understand global trends. Jess writes for her blog, This is Collective. She is fascinated about how others build their own businesses and inspired by them, she interviews and features successful entrepreneurs in all industries. Visit Jess at www.thisiscollective.com or @thisiscollective on Instagram.
Jessica Steuart is living her career dream in the fashion industry in London. She is the Fashion Merchandising Editor for the magazines of the world's largest luxury fashion e-commerce company. Jess was born in London, spent her early childhood in Singapore, completed her education and launched her career in Sydney before returning to London to pursue her career in the fashion industry. Listen to Jess’ story from her early days and how she would immerse herself in fashion magazines as a young girl, reading Cleo and Cosmopolitan magazines before progressing to Harpers Bazaar, Vogue and Russh magazines and then satisfied her passion for shoes by working part time during her high school days at Evelyn Miles and Midas in Queen Victoria Building in Sydney. She then interned at Madison and Russh magazines and assisted fashion stylists while she was at university (she graduated with a Bachelor of Communication in Information Management from the University of Technology Sydney) before landing a great job with local Australian designer, Natasha, starting at the bottom of the ladder. She worked her way up and was promoted to PR Manager, which involved travelling around Australia meeting fashion buyers and promoting the label before making a move and going agency side in fashion PR as Showroom Manager for The ARC Factory in Sydney. She thrived in this role where she led a small showroom team, worked with fashion editors, promoting next season’s products for The ARC Factory’s clients. Looking for a new challenge and wanting to pursue her career in London Jess took the plunge and moved across the world with just a dream. She found that she had to start from the bottom again and started assisting fashion editors at Harpers Bazaar in the UK. She also gained experience in online retail with a small luxury e-commerce company. She was very fortunate to hear of an opening at her dream company, a global high fashion online retailer, and she was fortunate enough to progress through a number of interviews and finally secured the role. Jess started as a junior online stylist and worked her way up to deputy online styling editor where further developed her leadership skills and most recently has moved into the editorial side as Acting Fashion Merchandising Editor for their magazines. Jess’ advice for those looking to get into the fashion industry is to take every opportunity that presents itself. Interning is the most valuable experience as it gives you a good understanding as to which aspect of the business is most suited to your skills and personality. To be successful you must network as much as possible within the industry and ‘be a sponge’, keep up to date with the trends and, if this is truly your passion, be sure to know what’s happening in the world of fashion. In such a creative industry you need to live and breathe it to be a success. Jess says her international background has helped her very much to understand global trends. Jess writes for her blog, This is Collective. She is fascinated about how others build their own businesses and inspired by them, she interviews and features successful entrepreneurs in all industries. Visit Jess at www.thisiscollective.com or @thisiscollective on Instagram.
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