What are you wearing?

If you want to pursue a career in fashion journalism, you better be ready to research and research all the time. You have to know who’s making good fashion decisions and whose designs they are wearing. The same goes for celebrities who make bad fashion decisions.

I love to follow fashion and fashion is the major reason that drew me to pursue a career in journalism. One up and coming actress that I like to follow on the red carpets and streets of Hollywood is Lea Michele, actress and star of Fox’s hit show Glee. Lea definitely has a fashion friendly eye and is always a star on the red carpet in designer gowns and Christian Louboutin heels.

The SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Awards were tonight and Lea shined in an Oscar de la Renta gown. If you keep up with fashion, like I do, you know that Lea is a big fan of Oscar when she walks the red carpet. She chose his gowns for this years Golden Globes and last years Oscars as well. She is already rumored to be on the ‘best dressed list’ for the SAG Awards for the beaded, ‘accidentally’ sexy, deep v-neck, silver gown.

Lea has already made great fashion decisions in 2011, but I’ve enjoyed following her and researching her style for years. This Romona Keveza navy mini that she wore to last year’s Grammys was A-MAZING!

electronic communication in the magazine world

One day I want to work at the typical womens magazine, like Cosmo or InStyle, that fashion followers like me love. I’ve grown up reading about and following fashion as if it were my Bible and ever since I saw How to Loose a Guy in 10 Days I knew I wanted to be a fashion journalist like Andy, played by Kate Hudson.

These days, a lot of fashion mags are using the Internet more and more. Journalists that work for websites like InStyle write articles every day about ‘What’s Right Now’ and ‘Looks of the Day.’ They use celebrity photos from events like award shows and charity events, and give readers shopping tips to find clothes, shoes, and jewlery like the stars wear. Other types of electronic communication that I could potentially use in my future career are Facebook and  Twitter. Online Journalists also keep blogs.

Another popular magazine that uses a Website is Cosmopolitan. Readers at Cosmo can go to the site and watch videos on Celebrities, Fashion, Beauty and Hair, and Hot Guys.

Since the Internet has become so popular in the last decade, Online Journalism is beginning to be even more popular than the regular magazine and electronic communication in the magazine world is up and coming too.