My First Week at Discovery!

Hey Readers!

Sorry for the delay. I was away getting myself acclimated to my new life that now consists of being: a full-time student and senior in college, an intern at TLC, the co-host and co-producer of a radio show, an entrepreneur, a blogger and an intern with non-profit organization SimpleComplexity LLC.

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Needless to say, I am starting to think that I am going to spontaneously combust one day! Buuuut, in the meantime, I’m enjoying  it!

Now! On to my first week at Discovery! To put it lightly, it was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE it! I can already tell that i’m going to learn A LOT! I won’t be able to give you all a play-by-play of what I do there, as a lot of what I deal with is strictly confidential, but I can certainly provide you all with an overview!

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Day One: Day one was NERVE-WRECKING! to say the least! I was a complete and utter DISASTER as far as nervousness was concerned. That quickly subsided when I began to meet some of the AMAZING people that were other interns. I am the only intern in my department and unfortunately won’t have very much interaction with other interns, but it was great to still get a chance to meet some awesome people.

ORIENTATION TIME!!!! We learned a lot about the company and the history, which was great! We also learned that out of the 3,449 applications that they received, only 121 of us were chosen!!!!! THAT was certainly one of my highlights.

1,2 skip a few and our supervisors were there to get us! Mine, is an AMAZING woman who has been with the company for 10+ years and is GREAT at what she does! I feel so honored to be able to work under someone who has accomplished as much as she has.

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My welcome sign on the board to my cubicle. (Jada is my middle name. My first name is Shirley, but no one calls me that)

Day Two: I edited my FIRST press release in the corporate world. It’s very hard to transition from writing in school to writing in the REAL world. Journalists are SOOOOOO critical about the way that things are worded and writing for the media is COMPLETELY different from writing for literary purposes.

I also created a media list using this amazing software that i’m not sure if I can mention or not. It allows PR professionals direct access to media representatives. It makes creating media lists a walk in the park  compared to the caveman-like methods using hours of research that I have utilized to make them in the past.

I also took some time to learn more about the TLC brand and the shows. I definitely feel that it’s important to learn all that you can about the brand that you are representing during an internship.

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Hope I didn’t bore you all for too long!

Until Next Time….

XoXO Jada

My Life is Changing…..

So, as many of you fashionistas know, I have not posted for about a month now and I feel that I cannot go another day without explaining to you why I have been gone.

In an effort not to drown you in text, i’m including photos of myself from while I was away…..

To begin, iiamcouture.com is changing because, well, i’m growing up and changing. I haven’t posted about fashion event coverage because I have been transitioning into my career. I have been tirelessly working on establishing myself early-on and pre-graduation as a Public Relations practitioner.

Now, onto what I will be blogging about!

In my absence, I snagged an internship with none other than:

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I’m nothing short of COMPLETELY EXCITED and can’t wait until I start. I’ll be working with the Director of Publicity and the Public Relations team for:

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TLC is an amazing channel and airs shows like: Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Say Yes to the Dress, My Strange Addiction, etc. I’ll be sure to keep you all updated on my journey through my internship for those of you out there seeking internships-so you know what to expect.

Next, is my baby, my Public Relations firm that I have already begun to craft. I currently have 5 clients:

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Beautiful Sista’s Full Service Salon

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Karma’s Dance Factory-Dance Studio

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University of Taste- Street Wear Apparel Brand

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F-Gutta- Hip Hop Artist

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For those of you who want to become Public Relations practitioners, it’s never too early to start. I’ll be documenting my work with my clients as it happens to give you all insight on what it’s like to be entry level in the PR world.

Last, but not least, I will be continuing to post about my heart: FASHION! However, I will be focusing on outfit of the day looks, looks for less, style spotlight and my top celebrity looks.

Thank you to all of my loyal followers who have stuck with me in my absence and , as promised, the giveaway will be posted as soon I get back to Maryland (I’m in Florida now 🙂 )

So stay tuned and enjoy these photos:

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XoX0, Jada

New Giveaway; Stay Tuned

Hola my fashionistas!

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In honor of the upcoming holidays, I have decided to have a new giveaway. I will be posting the details in the next few days, so make sure that you stay tuned, because this is something that you DO NOT want to miss.

Until next time….

XoXo, Jada

Ode to Hayden: Fashion’s Fiercest Illustrator

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While perusing my instagram account (follow me at I_am_couture), I came across Hayden Williams’s page. I was almost immediately engulfed by his talent and ability to create real-life replicas of some of fashion’s more influential people. I’ve known about Hayden for some time now, but looking at his work that day was different. Every line looked more definitive, every piece looked more REAL, and I was instantly inspired to share him and his talents with all of you.  So, in honor of Hayden and his collection with Sketch Street being unveiled sometime this month, I present to you, a collage of his work from his Blog and Tumblr.

Enjoy:

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Will and Kate

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Marilyn Monroe

Beyonce'

Beyonce’

Dan, Serena, Chuck and Blair from Gossip Girl

Dan, Serena, Chuck and Blair from Gossip Girl

Minnie Mouse

Minnie Mouse

Rihanna

Rihanna

Liz Tayloy, Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe & Audrey Hepburn

Liz Tayloy, Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe & Audrey Hepburn

Mark Kate & Ashley Olson

Mark Kate & Ashley Olson

Cruella DeVille

Cruella DeVille

J.Lo

J.Lo

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

Princess Jasmine from Aladdin

Princess Jasmine from Aladdin

Princess Tiana from the Princess and the Frog

Princess Tiana from the Princess and the Frog

The Desperate Housewives

The Desperate Housewives

Beyonce'

Beyonce’

Aaliyah

Aaliyah

Power Couples! Kimye, The Beckhams,  The Obamas, Brangelina, Beyonce' and Jay-Z and Kate and Will

Power Couples! Kimye, The Beckhams, The Obamas, Brangelina, Beyonce’ and Jay-Z and Kate and Will

Anna Wintour; Fashion Royalty

Anna Wintour; Fashion Royalty

Mary Kate and Ashley Olson

Mary Kate and Ashley Olson

Pocohontas

Pocohontas

Mary Kate & Ashley Olson

Mary Kate & Ashley Olson

Beyonce' and Kanye West

Beyonce’ and Kanye West

Victoria and David Beckham

Victoria and David Beckham

Adele

Adele

The Kardashians: Kourtney, Kim and Khloe

The Kardashians: Kourtney, Kim and Khloe

Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada

Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada

Dionne, Cher and Tai from Clueless

Dionne, Cher and Tai from Clueless

Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffanys

Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffanys

Mary Kate & Ashley Olson

Mary Kate & Ashley Olson

Rihanna

Rihanna

Rihanna

Rihanna

Esmerelda from the Hunchback of Notre Dame

Esmerelda from the Hunchback of Notre Dame

A Beautifully Scary Controversy: THE SHOE!

Let me start off by saying that when my mom called me into her room first thing yesterday morning, I was LESS THAN pleased. She kept yelling, “you HAVE to see this, hurry up, you NEED to see this”. I somehow maneuvered myself out of bed and I was ultimately pretty glad that I did.

Leanie van der Vyver, a student from South Africa, created a pair of “Scary Beautiful” shoes as a statement. These babies are inverted, sky high heel and look IMPOSSIBLE to walk in.

A website called “Design Indaba” , a creativity based platform that aims to create a better world through art, stated that:

“Leanie van der Vyver’s Scary Beautiful shoes evoke a conversation about notions of fashion, perfection and beauty, and asks at what point do we start creating monsters.”

So, back to yesterday morning. Mom rewound a segment of one of those morning shows and this is the video that I saw. I COULD NOT stop laughing!!!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, ok, no seriously. The message here is certainly a strong one. The model is in pain and I do agree that it reflects the things that we go through as fashionistas to maintain trends and to upkeep our image.

I encourage everyone to visit Design Indaba for other creatively striking videos! If I find more, I will post as I go.

XoXo, Jada