Sunday, 13 October 2013

The Sunday Post #9: Cosmo's Career Masterclass

Louise Court, Cosmo's editor // Laura Gravestock, jewellery designer // Leanne Jones, buyer for River Island // Lisa Goody, head of Miss Selfridge PR // Emily Fleuriot, editor of Fashion Popcorn // Ian Wright Fashion director Drapers magazine and website.

Last Tuesday I was in London to attend one of the Cosmopolitan's Career Masterclasses. This was their 4th one, if I'm not mistaken, and it focused on the fashion industry and how to get your foot in the door, basically. The ticket was £30 and each attendee got a glass of bubbly at the entrance and a goodie bag!

I've been at a complete loss as to what I want to do as a career, since I decided to not focus on teaching anymore. The fact of the matter is, I'm not as passionate about it as I am about the beauty world!
The good thing about attending this Masterclass was that I managed to scrap one of the "options" I was looking into, which was fashion buying. Listening to Leanne Jones (who is an absolute doll!) talk about her job and what she actually does made me realize it is definitely not what I want to do!
The two people that got me really pumped and excited about their jobs were Lisa Goody (who is in PR) and Emily Fleuriot (she is also a freelance fashion writer). Lisa said she never planned to be in PR, but when the opportunity arose, she took it and never looked back! She sounds very enthusiastic about her work and I loved that! I can see why, too: helping a brand get exposure and meeting targets sounds very appealing to me! But at the same time, I love writing and connecting with like minded people, which the blog gives me the perfect opportunity to do.

I left the event feeling inspired, but also very overwhelmed! That's why the blog has been a bit quiet this week, while I got my head around it all. I guess this specific Masterclass wasn't the ideal one for me to attend, as it focused more on fashion (isn't that in the name? Silly Fernanda!) and, as much as I love it, it is very intimidating to me! I'm still not 100% of where I want to go, but I'm certainly closer to finding out!


  1. Wish I'd gone to this! There's a few similar events ran by company soon so may have to check these out to get inspired!

    B xx

  2. Wow! That must have been very cool! I would have come if I was in London! :) It looks VERY interesting! I will be entering a fashion school on January (if I'm in, crossed fingers and touching wood and whatever I have to do!) it always been a passion for me I mean the clothes and obviously any 'girly' stuff as well as the makeup! But, anyway haha good luck on your career choices, whatever you chose to do, I always thing you have very great posts! :) xx

  3. Very interesting! Love your post and blog! :)
    Would you like to follow each other on GFC? :)
    Would you also like to follow each other on FB?

  4. That sounds like a really great class - I'd love to hear more about the beauty industry.

  5. What a great opportunity that you were able to go! I really wish we had things like that here!!

    xx -b.

  6. Wow so lucky of you to have participated in this class :) so jealous! I really like your blog :)

    Btw, I liked your Facebook page! I hope you like back, dear <3


  7. It sounds like it was very interesting and I'm glad to hear you left feeling inspired! <3

    Jennie xo |

  8. wow, I would love to go to something like this! I need some inspiration for my future ...




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