Posts Tagged ‘Teen Vogue’

Contests: TVFU Canon Student Photographers

How would you like to receive an all expenses paid trip to New York City to attend this year’s Teen Vogue Fashion U?

Although Teen Vogue has not yet posted this years application, you can compete for a chance to be selected as 1 of the 5 official Canon Student Photographers.

Five finalists will be given the opportunity to create a professional advertisment mock-up, attend the 2010 Teen Vogue Fashion University (October 22nd-24th) and receive a new Canon PowerShot camera.

One grand prize winner will receive an all expense paid trip for 2 and behind-the-scenes visit to a Teen Vogue Fashion Shoot. Your ad will also be featured in an upcoming issue Teen Vogue.

Go to: and tell them your idea for the next Canon advertisement as well as why you should be chosen to be one of the official Canon Student Photographers.

All entries are due by July 1st so hurry on over and apply today!

Spotlight On: The CFDA/Teen Vogue Scholarship

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Do you want a career in fashion design but can’t afford the high cost of tuition? Do you feel like you will have to give up on your dreams? Think again!

Last October, I attended Teen Vogue Fashion University and Jennifer Huang was chosen to receive a scholarship for design school. Each year, Teen Vogue and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) to give one aspiring designer the chance of a lifetime, up to $25,000 in tuition with five runners-up winning $5,000 each. If you are interested in this amazing opportunity, they are currently accepting applications.


  • High school juniors who hope to attend design college in the fall of 2011
  • A complete application which can be found here
  • A mood board with sketches
  • An essay
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Copy of your high school transcripts

The application will be taken down on July 12.All applications are due by July 26. For more information and to download the application, go here.

Events: Teen Vogue Fashion U 2009


“I didn’t really know what I wanted to do, but I knew the woman I wanted to become.” – Diane Von Furstenberg

This past weekend, I attended Teen Vogue Fashion University which is a week long fashion workshop in New York City hosted by Teen Vogue. I applied during the summer but they only take 500 people from across the world so I was worried that I would not get in. Needless to say, I was absolutely ecstatic when I found out I was accepted!

Friday night was the kickoff event at Juicy Couture. Juicy Couture was gave a 25% discount for all Teen Vogue Fashion U students and a guest. We were also handed Pink Passports that can be used at any Juicy Couture store and they gave away a $75 gift card. Even without the discounts and freebies, the party was fabulous! I had so much fun!

On Saturday, we had seminars all day. Once you are accepted, you receive a list of seminars that they are offering and you can sign up for whichever ones you want (provided they aren’t already full). My first seminar of the day was with ‘Gossip Girl’ stylist Eric Daman. I was very excited to hear his insight in the world of styling since that is the area of the fashion world that I am most interested in. He gave us great insight on what it is REALLY like to style for a television show. He claimed that he usually gets the script a week before they shoot the scenes meaning he has to come up with 200+ outfits a week! Sounds like a crazy yet exciting life!

My next seminar was with the editors of Teen Vogue including Amy Astley. They were more than willing to answer any and all of our questions about the fashion industry, working in a magazine, internships and more. My third seminar was with Cynthia Rowley. Her story of success was very unique. She got discovered on a subway by a fashion buyer and basically just figured out the industry as she went on. My final seminar before the keynote speaker was with Ann-Sofie Johansson, the head designer at H&M. I had no idea that their headquarters was in Sweden!


I was very fortunate to be able to be in the presence of a true fashion icon, Diane Von Furstenberg, Teen Vogue Fashion U’s 2009 keynote speaker. She is just an amazing, wise and successful women. It was so inspirational to hear her story in person. The day concluded with a shopping event at H&M where Teen Vogue Fashion U’s students received a 25% discount and tons of delicious treats!

On Sunday, Maybelline was giving girls free mini makeovers before the screening of The September Issue. It was really interesting to see the movie and what it is really like to work at Vogue. We also got to speak with the producer of the film, Sadia Sheperd. There was so much that went on behind the scenes that she was more than willing to share with us. After the screening, we all received our diplomas.


All in all, Teen Vogue Fashion U was a great experience. There is really no other place where you can interact with people who have already made it in the fashion industry like this. They have so much insight that they want to share with you to help you succeed. If you are interested in working in a magazine or any other area of the fashion world, I definitely suggest that you apply for Teen Vogue Fashion University next year! I can’t even begin to explain how much I learned!

Also, if Teen Vogue Fashion U is just not an option for you. You can also get great tips about how to get started in the fashion industry by purchasing a copy of the Teen Vogue Handbook.

Events: Clinique Fresh Faces Tour

tvtaylorClinique is pairing up with Teen Vogue to tour 10 college campuses within the next two months in the search of fresh faces! The Clinique Fresh Faces tour will kick of in New York City on September 22nd with special guest appearance by Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen.

Stop by their Mobile Beauty Studio on any of the dates listed below and have your makeup done by a Clinique expert as well as get your picture taken by a professional photographer. Three girls will be chosen to be in a professional photo shoot and be featured in Teen Vogue. A free makeover AND a chance to appear in Teen Vogue, what more could a girl ask for?

Tour Dates:
9/22 – New York, NY – Union Square West Plaza
9/24-9/25 – New Brunswick, NJ – Rutgers University – “Morrell Street”
9/28-9/29 – Columbus, OH – Ohio State University – Wexner Plaza
10/1-10/2 – University, MS – The University of Mississippi – Union Plaza
10/6-10/7 – Orlando, FL – University of Central Florida – Memory Mall
10/13-10/14 – Tallahassee, FL – Florida State University – Union Green
10/19-10/20 – Houston, TX – Texas A&M University – North Campus
10/22-10/23 – Austin, TX – University of Texas – Quarters on Campus Residences
10/28-10/29 – La Jolla, CA – University of California at San Diego
11/4-11/6 – Los Angeles, CA – Westwood Village

All events run from 11AM-7PM on BOTH days. Can’t make it to any of the tour dates? No problem! You can still submit your photo for a chance at this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity by going to Clinique‘s website.

Fashion Books: The Teen Vogue Handbook


“Ask yourself, Are you sure this world is for you? And are you sure you are the right person to survive in this world—the world of fashion, a world with no rules, no laws?” – Karl Lagerfeld

Teen Vogue has always been a great resource for young girls who are curious about the fashion industry. Now Teen Vogue has gone one step further with the Teen Vogue Handbook: An Insider’s Guide to Careers in Fashion. Filled with great tips on getting started in the fashion industry and inspirational stories of others who landed their dream job, this truly is a must-read for any person one day hoping to break into this world. Teen Vogue realizes that there is a lack of information available to those who really want to be apart of the fashion industry and they hope that this book will help others in finding their place in the fashion world.

The Teen Vogue Handbook will be released on October 5th but you can pre order your copy now at

For an inside look at the Teen Vogue Handbook, click here.

Splurge vs Save: Friendship Bracelets


Mary Kate Steinmiller $60


DIY Friendship Bracelets

Friendship bracelets are not just for little girls anymore. Designers are now putting their own spin on the classic friendship bracelet. My favorite friendship bracelets were the ones designed by Mary Kate Steinmiller, market editor for Teen Vogue. They really gave off the essence of the classic friendship bracelet with more glam. At $60 they are definitely a splurge but still fun to admire. To save money, you can make your own friendship bracelets for cheap.

Mary Kate Steinmiller handmade bracelets can be found at Inven.tory and Charlotte Ronson stores, both in NYC.