With Joan Rivers, you never know what you’ll get. I definitely did not know what to expect from her Keynote at Internet Week but I had a feeling that whatever it was, it would be brutally honest and just the comedic relief I needed.
Honestly, I wasn’t able to write down too many notes about the internet and media but I did write down sage advice that she had to offer, all of which resonated in me and happens to work for both business and life. Thank you Joan Rivers! (see after the image):
I had the opportunity to tag along with one of my editors for Creative Week. Creative Week prides itself for being ”where advertising, design and digital media collide with the arts.” This includes a lot of my interests so it was a great first time experience. Since I was one of the few students in attendance I feel almost obligated to share some of the things that I learned (and boy, did I learn a lot).
One of the (many) sessions I attended was “Inside the Creative Lab” hosted by Google. Robert Wong, Chief Creative Officer of the Google Creative Lab gave an inspiring presentation that brought some of the people in the audience to tears. Here are some takeaways that apply in both business and life:
I had the special opportunity to interview Tao Okamoto the other day for a freelance assignment. At first, when the person called me to do this the name didn’t register, but when I started to prepare for the interview I realized “DUH, TAO OKAMOTO!”
She’s the established Japanese model who you’ve probably seen gracing countless runways, covers of Vogue, editorials and ad campaigns. Many of you might know of the “bowl” hair cut she sported towards the beginning of her career.
This word means different things to different people. It might be just a name to you. It might conjure up images of that bear from that movie I never saw.
For me, it means
I had the opportunity to attend the inaugural TEDxTimesSquare (post on that coming soon) and needless to say, I was SUPER excited. The only problem was, I didn’t know what to wear! After considering different outfits, I decided to go with a T(ee) for TEDx to achieve the perfect balance of dressy casual, “business” fashionable.
After dinner one night over a year ago (sometime in January), my friend and I walked until we found ourselves in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art where we saw an elegantly dressed crowd exiting the museum. At the time, I had no idea anything happened afterhours at the Met (I guess I imagined something like those “Night at the museum” movies) so I said to my friend, “I want to attend a reception at the Met…!”
Lo and behold, just two days later I got invited to exactly that. Thanks to my active involvement in various non-profit organizations at the time, I was invited to attend my very first Lunar New Year reception at the Met. I even had a +1, so I invited a friend who had technically never been to the Met (only passed by it). We had been meaning to explore the museum together but never could find the time so I decided there would be no better way than to explore during what was sure to be a magical night at the Met-kill two birds with one stone, of course. It also gave me the perfect excuse to get all dressed up and fancy if only for a night.
Fast forward to the present and I have been fortunate enough to attend 5 receptions at the museum. The Met will always hold a special place in my heart because of all the wonderful memories it has given me, especially on my 5th and most recent trip…
Something I read just yesterday and something I can’t get out of my mind.
Scott, I think we could’ve been great friends.
Be that person who changes everything.
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So spring break is over and my sister isn’t in New York anymore so really, I’m posting the adventures we had together to relive them. It’s already been more than a week since I posted last. Where does the time go?!
One of the adventures I had planned for her was a trip to Brooklyn to eat some yummy pizza. I even had a whole day planned for her, hour by hour, but of course the day I wanted to go New York decides it it’s going to precipitate some strange mélange of snow/hail/rain (even though it’s supposed to be Spring). We ended up not going to Brooklyn for the full adventure but we still went to the bridge. I mean, it’s not everyday she’s here- Carpe diem, right? Even though the photos look calm as ever, do not be fooled as our faces were exfoliated by the hail and we nearly got blown away.
Nevertheless, I’m glad we went. It’s been about 2 or 3 years since I’ve last visited and even though the bridge essentially looked the same, we happened to find more than just the bridge under repair. (read more to find out!)
I don’t know about you, but graduation is about 3 months away for me. There really is no better way to describe how job hunting has been like than with gifs, so here goes:
I realized I’m graduating. soon.
I can’t seem to find who said this quote but it doesn’t make it any less relevant or powerful. I thought it was too good not to share here- it has everything I needed to hear.:
“There are going to be days when you won’t have the energy or drive to get out of bed. There are going to be days when you’re going to want to give up – give up on love, life, or school. The thing is, you’re not allowed to give up. You were given a life and you’re supposed to live it. The truth is the seventy or eighty years that you’re given isn’t long enough to do the things you’re supposed to do. Sure, you’re gonna hit a few bumps along the way, but you’ve got to pick yourself up and move on. Life is unpredictable and things might not always work out the way you want them to, but that’s no reason to give up. You’re here for a reason and someday when you’re not expecting it, you’re going to discover your reason for being here. And when that does happen, your life will never be the same again.”
That being said, blog posts of my own to come.I’m glad I came across it and I hope it brightens up your day like it did mine!
In the meantime find me here!:
Last night, the Global CEO of Chanel, Maureen Chiquet, was speaking at an event at the Asia Society (See previous post or click here). That being said, it’s only natural I wanted to dress like and channel my inner (Coco) Chanel- simple. effortless. chic.
Chanel is known for many things: tweed, quilted bags and the No 5 fragrance to name a few- but her name is synonymous with the little black dress. Since I have yet to find a tweed jacket that I both like and find flattering, for this event I opted for a little black dress but with a twist of course- the twist being the shoulder slit.