Saturday, October 26, 2013

Teen Vogue Fashion University 2013: A Weekend in Pictures

One week ago from today, I had the pleasure of having the opportunity to attend my second go-around of Teen Vogue's Fashion University. Fashion U is a program that gives 500 young ladies and gentlemen between the ages of 16 and 24 the opportunity to travel to New York City for a weekend in October to take "classes" of sorts put on by key players in the industry. Some of this year's speakers included Alexa Chung, Erika Bearman (Oscar PR Girl, as she is known), Amy Astley, Phyllis Posnick and Eve MacSweeney of Vogue, Coco Rocha, Thakoon, Joseph Altuzarra, Nanette Lepore- as well as many other fashion-fangirling-inducing names. Not only this, but the networking opportunities for the students are unparalleled; I have met some of my closest friends through TVFU. And of course, the parties at Express and Topshop Friday and Saturday night respectively- which, lets be honest- I felt pretty VIP status going to those!

Above all, though, the most powerful part of the weekend was the inspiration I garnered from it. Everywhere I turned the entire weekend- from the words and unique stories of the seminar speakers, to the incredibly passionate fellow students I met, to even the random chicly dressed girls and guys I passed between classes- I was inspired. One thing that all TVFU students have in common are big dreams and the will to work hard for those dreams. Living in a small city, often so removed from the world I strive to enter, it is so easy to become discouraged and scared of the future, to hang my head low and sigh, and feel like I will never turn my life into what I want it to be. However, at TVFU, every student has such passion and strong will, and the energy is absolutely contagious. It's a feeling I can't even begin to describe. It is this kind of inspiration that keeps me going, working, striving for what I want.

And for that, Teen Vogue Fashion University, I am incredibly grateful.

Congratulations TVFU Class of 2013!!

xo, Caroline

In Phillip Lim for Target at the Express Kick-Off

My friend Jackie and I with Andrew Bevan! (Check out her new blog here)

"Anna"- I just about died upon seeing this

Teen Vogue offices and closet tour

Lunch in Bryant Park
#OOTD-ing in Bryant Park during lunch


  1. Loved your post! I also went to TVFU this year :)

  2. Miss this and you! I wish we were still there!

  3. Loved it! I went to TVFU too :) Loved your outfits!

  4. Love this Caroline :) Glad you're blogging again!