Posted by: Verónica Maya
The new buzzword for those whose opinion is becoming more and more important in today’s media – FASHION JOURNALISTS.
Today we’re talking to Glória Rosique, a licensed journalist who has been spending her summers taking classes in fashion at institutions such as ESDM Felicidad Duce and IDEP Barcelona. After completing an internship at TVE, a Spanish television and radio news organization, Gloria is in her final academic phase of the masters program in communications of fashion and beauty at Vogue in Madrid. She is an aspiring FASHION JOURNALIST.
A: What about fashion journalism is so special that made you decide to pursue a career in this profession?
G: The mix of journalism and fashion. For me they are a way of being, a way of thinking and a way of living. Fashion is not only a huge business it is a great career opportunity. It is a portrait of today: A script that tells a story from the beginning of time.
A: Who is your professional role model?
G: Anna Wintour, Diana Vreeland and Yolanda Sacristán. They are three of the most important fashion editors. They are powerful woman whose opinions are highly respected in the fashion world.
Anna Wintour is the “unofficial mayor” of NYC according to The Guardian.
Yolanda Sacristán has been running Vogue Spain since 2001.
Diana Vreeland was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1965
A: As you’ve been in the 2 most creative places in Spain, Madrid and Barcelona, what is your opinion of these capitals of fashion?
G: Both are very international cities with a great diversity of styles. While Barcelona has a more bohemian, casual style; in Madrid you’ll find the international circuit of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week like in New York, Berlin, Miami and Australia and this influences the style of its inhabitants.
A: We see that you have a personal fashion blog “Emerald Green Eyes”. What is your recipe for a good fashion blog post?
G: Write about a topic that is current and original, and as interesting to the public as possible. Also, be sure to include high quality images. It’s essential that you are genuinely interested in what you are writing about.
A: We know that you’re currently getting your masters degree at Vogue. What can you tell us about the program?
G: The Vogue masters program provides you with an insider view into the intricacies of the fashion world through intensive classes, and internships at companies in the industry. Additionally, you learn from the personal experiences of the professors, who are all successful professionals in the fashion world.
A: We know that you’ve been working and collaborating with various forms of media. On a scale of 1 to 10, what level of importance do you think traditional media gives to news about fashion?
G: A 5. Traditional media are not accustomed to reporting news that is related to the fashion world. They only mention the sector when it is overtly of relevance, such as during fashion week, or when something very important happens.
A: What is your opinion of designers today? And specifically of Spanish designers?
G: I think there is a lot of creativity out there right now, and a lot more to be discovered. Spain is a hotbed for talent, and because of that I believe that designers need more support and that established designers should support the up and comers. We must promote Spanish fashion!
A: Is there an emerging designer that you believe will break out in Europe very soon?
G: I would bet on Christian Cota from Mexico. Good luck!
A: What is a day in the life of an emerging fashion journalist like?
G: Like anybody else who is starting out in the professional world – crazy. The only difference is that your best friends are the media, newspapers, magazines and Twitter…
A: Any advice to offer?
G: Don’t wait around for somebody to come knocking on your door, because nobody is going to come. You have to get out of the house and go looking for opportunities. I would advise keeping a very open mind and not letting any opportunities get away.