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Style Editor Madison Russell Gives Insight on Dominating the Fashion Industry and Staying Relevant

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Madison Russell is a 25-year-old style editor and dog mom living in the Big Apple. Over the years, Madison has pushed her way up through the ranks and now oversees fashion content at ONE37pm, a digital publication from Gary Vaynerchuk and Gallery Media Group.

Through her content, she has inspired a lot of young individuals and given them the knowledge required to venture into the unforgiving fashion industry.

In this article, Madison shares unique insight into growing and staying relevant in the fashion niche. 

Drawing Inspiration

We all have that one thing that drives us to do remarkable things, you know! That thing that gives us the required motivation or pushes we need to set out on daring adventures. 

Well, Madison’s inspiration to tread the fashion industry came from her mother.

As a child, Madison always watched her mother assemble outfits in front of her full-length mirror. The beautiful colors and designs fascinated Madison. As Madison grew, she signed up for ballet classes and spent most of her time in the theatre. Being surrounded by tutus and Dior gowns nurtured her love for beautiful things. 

“The art of clothing and personal style is captivating.” – Madison

Staying Relevant

The fashion industry, like any other creativity-driven niche, runs on authenticity. Madison explains that consumers are getting smart; they are tired of seeing the same old trend and now prefer uniform dressing and minimalism.

“Today, the industry is going through a funny shift, and the only way to truly carve a name for yourself self in this niche is by being authentic, loving what you do, and feeling comfortable in your clothes.” – Madison

With this in mind, you can conquer the world.

Values

Ethical values are definite rules and virtues we live by and apply in our daily activities to help us succeed at what we do. 

To Madison, the virtue that she looks for is hard work. She shares with us that as an editor, being a people person is essential. 

You’ve got to embrace everyone, work with them and oversee their work activities. Of course, this requires effort. 

Knowing this, Madison has trained herself to focus and put in everything she’s got into her job as an editor. She also possesses an eternal sense of gratitude for the opportunities that have come her way. 

She endlessly strives to do more got her a job at one of the most prestigious digital publications in the world.

Having Fun

When she is off work, Madison loves to walk her dog. To fight stress, she loves long yoga sessions and reading.  

She might not act like it, but Madison is an introvert. She gets her energy from being alone or having one-on-one conversations with people instead of talking in big groups.

Madison values time for meditation, as it helps her release any negative thoughts she might have been holding back.

On a Parting Note…

The fashion industry is one that doesn’t tolerate minor setbacks or lack of creativity. And Madison has seen that for herself. Here are some words of advice from her to anyone just starting in this niche;

“In a world of trends and people telling you what to like, you have to look within yourself and finds what brings you joy. Remember that people’s insecurities make them say and do awful things. It’s not your fault.

Finally, remind yourself how far you’ve come and why you’re passionate about finding your own version of success in the first place. Amidst the late nights and early mornings, keep your heart strong.”

I've always had a knack for storytelling! Hi there, I'm Chukwuma Agugbue. I'm a copywriter and, a blogger. I Interview individuals who've achieved some sort of success in their field- Actively building a knowledge base for Millenials

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It runs In the family: Amel Elezovic and Anes Elezovic

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Director Amel Elezovic and athlete Anes Elezovic are mega-talented brothers, working in the same industry. They share their favourite memories of stealing candy, running with cheetahs, and being there for each other when things get rough

What’s your first memory of each other?

Amel: One of my earliest memories is of Anes learning to sit up. I was asked to take care of him one evening. Normally he would just roll over but that afternoon, he just balanced himself and sat up. I was thrilled.

Anes: Me and Amel are twins so I remember when we were 12 and we celebrated halloween together and Amel dressed up really weird, at first I thought it was another person. He had long hair in a ponytail, a beard, and was wearing black. He created a late-night commotion in the house and I was like, “who is this guy?”

What is the craziest thing you have done together?

Amel: We haven’t had the opportunity to do a lot of crazy things together but I know we will…soon.

Anes: We went running with some cheetahs on leashes in Kruger National Park. We were also the only two people there when my grandmother passed away. It was very sad and emotional, as she was someone we both adored deeply.

What did you get punished for the most as a child?

Amel: I was a very assertive and curious child, constantly challenged my parents and got on their nerves, and got reprimanded. I never got punished as such.Anes: At age eight, I stole some money from my dad’s wallet, ran all the way to the market alone and bought the most expensive Japanese candy I could find. My mum wasn’t very happy when she heard about all this.

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Meet Mario Moro with few top tips for become a successfull Social Media Manager

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Mario Moro, is an Italian Social Media marketing manager and digital creator, with almost 5 years of experience in the industry. Today he shared with us, the best advice for the success and overcoming the obstacles that those who enter on the the professional field of social media, may have to face during their career.

How did you overcome these obstacles?

The biggest and still very frequent obstacles is to make people understand the true potential of social networks and the web. The social media are now the future, the web, digitization is an important goal for every person, private or corporate. There are no strategies or magic formulas, everything lies in knowing how to convert our daily offline offline in the best way with so much creativity and professionalism.

What helped you achieve success? 

These obstacles are faced with the awareness that in this field you must be constantly updated. So doing in-depth studies, training courses, learn as much you can, check youtube’s tutorials etc. Being prepared on the various facets of which Social Media is composed, is very important. This offers security to your customers, being prepared for everything, being able to solve any problems they have and for which they decide to hire an “Expert” in the field who can help them.

I am very satisfied with the successes achieved, as I mentioned before, nowadays is difficult to make a difference as distrust and competition are the order of the day. But with the right training, trained mind and physique really help a lot, but above all the real success lies in identifying with every single person, really understanding the needs, and surrounding oneself with collaborators and a loyal and above all motivated team. If you really want something in your life you have to break it off. Nothing is impossible



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How Bagio White Became an Iconic Creative Director in the College

“The time in your life to really find what you want to do moving forward in life, so you should rebel a little”

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Photograph of Bagio White designed with his trademark ribbon design technique

“The time in your life to really find what you want to do moving forward in life, so you should rebel a little”

Perfect time in your life to figure out the next steps in your career. Most college students have a clear vision on what their goals are while the vast majority are still trying to find both themselves and their passion while going through college life. For many students that are still looking for guidance, celebrity creative director, Bagio White, say “don’t fear or panic” as he explains that this is a pivotal time to explore your options.

Celebrity creative director and Editor-In-chief of DOPENESS magazine, Bagio White started is career from the comfort of his dorm room. While attending college Bagio created his iconic magazine DOPENESS purely on instinct. White was studying architecture at the time of the birth of his company where he said the timing for it all was too perfect.

DOPENESS cover featuring Bow Wow

“I remember I was just sitting in my dorm room and I remember I was watching Jersey Shore and I said to myself…I could definitely create a dope magazine cover with them, that would be dope! And from that point, I decided that’s exactly what I’m gonna do and I even manage to call it DOPENESS” Bagio stated earlier in an interview

White has creative directed and designed editorials for a slew of well-known celebrities and public figures in the industry, and he also garnered an impression number of fans on social media, having over 100k followers on Instagram alone. White has worked with acts such as Tinashe, King Bach, Amanda Cerny, Bow Wow, Cierra Ramirez, August Alsina and more. White stated that when he first created his magazine in college it was more of an experiment at the time, and the best decision he made during his college lifespan. White said it was a very important time for him because even though he was studying to be an architect his passion was designing and creative directing. White goes on to stress the importance of exploring and getting out of your comfort zone in college.

DOPENESS cover featuring King Bach

“College, to me, is a very important time in your life because just because you initially went to study a particular field doesn’t necessarily mean that the study going to leave with [laughs], you have to break out when you college its not just about studies your also there to find yourself and find what you love to do, so everyone in college should explore their options you never know what field of study you’ll fall in love with of if like me, you’ll find how to create your own path” – stated to The Tab!

You can check out Bagio’s work on his website bagiowhite.co and on DOPENESS

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