On the fence about becoming a freelancer? Graphic Design Degree Hub created an infographic to help you make the decision. ‘The Pros and Cons of Being a Freelancer’ highlights the life of a freelancer from compensation to location. After weighing the good and the bad and applying the below information to your personal situation and industry, you may be ready to make the switch. If not, we’re here to help!
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LinkedIn is one of the world’s largest online professional networks connecting people from virtually every industry to other professionals and businesses. You know this, we know this, so how do we make the most of all LinkedIn has to offer?
This much is true for every social media platform – understanding how to get the most out of your membership will determine whether or not creating an account will be to your benefit. LinkedIn separates itself as not just a social media network, but a professional social media network that – if leveraged properly – can be a jobseeker’s/employer’s/employee’s/recruiter’s/networker’s goldmine.
Below, tips to take advantage of LinkedIn:
- Choose a professional profile picture. Having a profile picture in general makes it easier to stand out in searches. A picture that portrays you as a professional not only allows connections and future employers to put a face to a name – it’s an extension of your personality. For example, a picture of you taking shots at a night club may not be the right choice over a toned down picture of you looking like the professional you are. (more…)
Marc Jacobs Showed His Final Collection for Louis Vuitton at Paris Fashion Week WWD
After a prelude of speculation, Jacobs confirmed that the Louis Vuitton Spring 2014 show would be his last for the luxury brand. Plans for the future include an initial public offering for the Marc Jacobs brand which is also under the LVMH umbrella.
A Look from Louis Vuitton 2014 via Style.com
Paris Fashion Week Wraps Up With Miu Miu, Hermès… Paris Fashion Week
Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu and Hermès round out the final shows of Paris Fashion Week.
MAC Cosmetics x Proenza Schouler Limited Edition Collection Coming Soon Style
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler and MAC are partnering on a limited edition collection to be available in April.
Proenza Schouler x M.A.C.
And the award for Best Spring 2014 Ready-to-Wear Presentation goes to: Rick Owens. If you had absolutely no idea what ‘stepping’ was until you attended this particular show at Paris Fashion Week, Owens did the art justice and the favor was returned to portray his collection as it was meant to be seen: elegant and rough.
The nostalgia may have kicked into high gear for anyone who’s been exposed to step teams, fraternities, and/or sororities in their college life; but before that feeling completely took over, Owens successfully pulled you back into his world where American grit hit the Parisian catwalk.
Owens, an American designer living in Paris, opted against the typical size-nothing models and selected a diverse group of women of different ethnic backgrounds and sizes. Statements were made, subliminally and obviously, and the non-models who were definitely not trying to model the clothes succeeded in doing just that while making a connection between each look and Owens’ vision.
The forty dancers, all holding a “grit face” throughout the show, included steppers from four sororities: Washington Divas, Soul Steppers, The Momentums, and The Zetas.
To view the full collection, visit WWD.com.
Sagmeister & Walsh’s Shopping Bag for BNY SCC. Photo: by George Chinsee via WWD
No, “A New York Holiday” isn’t a hip-hop song collaboration with Jay Z rhyming as Barneys sings the hook; but, it is a pairing worth some hype. This holiday season, the luxury retailer and Shawn “Jay Z” Carter are partnering on a promotion that involves the hip hop mogul collaborating with an impressive list of designers on a collection of limited-edition holiday products.
Each brand worked with Carter on custom creations to be sold at the BNN SCC Gallery (Barneys New York and Shawn Corey Carter). Pieces from the collection are centered around the idea of New York from a creative perspective and inspired by Jay Z, a native New Yorker and successful musician and entrepreneur. His color scheme of choice includes white, black, silver and gold.
Items include a tailored jacket from Lanvin, a black leather backpack from Balenciaga, a printed scarf from Balmain, a hoodie from Rick Owens, and a leather duffel from Proenza Schouler (it’s important to note this is the first men’s bag designed by Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez for their label). Moncler, Hublot, Acne, Roc Nation and Just Don are a few more brands on the list that includes a well-rounded mix of designers, brands and indie labels.
Balenciaga Black Leather Backpack
The Elder Statesman Cashmere Blanket
Prices range from fairly reasonable – $70 for a Barneys cotton T-shirt – to pretty pricey – the Stutterheim coat will retail for $675. On the higher end, the Shawn Carter by Hublot 45 mm watch with black alligator straps, deployment buckle and yellow gold movement is going for $33,900. How’s that for a price range? Twenty-five percent of all sales will go toward the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation.
The collection goes on sale Nov. 20 through Jan. 3 at barneys.com and the Barneys flagships in New York, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Boston and Chicago.
Photos by George Chinsee via WWD.
LVMH’s Newest Acquisition: Nicholas Kirkwood The Telegraph
The LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton umbrella is expanding to include a majority stake in London-based designer Nicholas Kirkwood.
Miuccia Prada Commissions Contemporary Artists for Spring Show WWD
The Spring 2014 runway was set against a background of portraits of “an active, strong woman” as interpreted by six contemporary artists.
Fendi’s Public Exhibition, Making Dreams, Opens Tomorrow Vogue UK
Costumes from films including Evita and The Royal Tenenbaums will be on display at Milan’s Cinema Manzoni.
Employee of the Month – August
Get to know our August Employee of the Month:
Title: Talent Acquisition Specialist
Location: New York
Recruiting specialty: All corporate roles.
I became a recruiter because … It’s a great way to tie in the business and fashion world and help people along the way.
Favorite designer/artist: Chanel (more…)
Marc Jacobs made a personal appearance at Sephora SoHo last night in New York City and our very own Dara was not going to miss out on a photo opportunity with the multi-tasking fashion designer. Jacobs was on hand to chat about his recently launched Marc Jacobs Beauty line featuring a full collection for lips, eyes, face, and nails. We can’t wait to try it all!
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Photo credit: people management – Forbes
A good job is hard to find, but every entrepreneur knows a good employee is even harder to keep. As an entrepreneur, one must ensure his or her company is staffed with people who look forward to coming to work every day for more than a paycheck.
Through the years, I found that it was easy to keep employees motivated – all I had to do was provide them with a leader worth following and tasks worth fulfilling. But after almost seven years in business, I still find myself searching for new ways to maintain productivity while providing each individual with the drive they need to perform to the best of their ability.
Here’s how I do it:
- Support new ideas. When employees come to you with an idea or a solution to a problem they believe is for the betterment of the company, it’s a sign that they care. Supporting new ideas and giving an individual the chance to ‘run with it’ is motivating, whether or not it works out in the end.
- Empower each individual. Every single individual contributes to the bottom line. Empowering them to excel in their role, no matter how large or small, creates a sense of ownership that will lead to meeting and exceeding expectations.
- Don’t let them become bored. I get bored easily, so I assume my employees also have a short attention span. Host a cupcake bake-off, plan a happy hour, start a push-up contest in the middle of the office on a Wednesday, or allow a different person to run the weekly meetings to break up the monotony. (more…)