AFA Reading List – July Edition

I know that I already posted about the books I want to read this summer but it’s barely July and I’ve already read all of those books! I’m so big on reading and it really is an amazing way to meet/connect with people! You can learn so much from someone from their taste in books. So, since my “summer reading list” barely made it to summer, I’ve decided to make this something I do on a monthly basis, my own AFA Reading List!

Sometimes it will be books that I need to read, sometimes I’ll include books I’ve read that I really suggest others read and why. I just think that reading for pleasure is something that is so easily overlooked and it really is a great way to bond with others. I mean, there are few better feelings than suggesting a book you love to someone who in turn loves that book and then you get to talk about why you both love it!

So, without any further babbling, here is my July reading list!

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I’m Still Rooting for Sophia Amoruso

By now, I’m sure many of you have read about the many issues that rose from the bankruptcy of NastyGal. Trouble for the company became apparent when founder Sophia Amoruso stepped down as CEO in the start of 2015. Many speculated that the “Cinderella of Tech” was abandoning an already sinking ship. In late 2016 NastyGal filed for bankruptcy, eventually being acquired by British online fashion retailer BooHoo at the end of February of this year. A company that was once valued at over $100 million was bought out for a mere $20 million.

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Sunday Delights

This weekend I was lucky enough to attend a popup shop suitably named Sunday Delights. A delight it was! Between the open, airy space and all the young entrepreneurs there promoting their brands and showcasing their work, it was an excellent way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

It was so refreshing to see all of these young women representing themselves and their work so proudly! After attending the TedxMontrealWomen conference on Saturday (absolutely inspiring and there is a post coming on that soon!) it was amazing to see all of these young women band together and arrange a day to help promote and support each other! Every vendor there was encouraging the guests to visit each table and all the ladies had only positive things to say about everyone showcasing there. It was the perfect girly afternoon!

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The Perks and Pitfalls of Interning

Since graduating from fashion marketing last spring I have interned at two separate public relations companies. The great thing about interning is that generally you do not have a specific position so you’re able to be hands on with different projects and help out in all different fields. The job that you’re doing tends to be less in depth than it would be if you were an actual employee, but you still get to have a taste for the field that you plan to be working in. Interning with a company lets you act as a fly on the wall. You’re able to see everything that goes on, you get first hand experience as to how the field really is and you can gain valuable knowledge for when you are actually working in that field. Generally speaking, your internship will be one of your first “real” jobs after finishing school.

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