Get exclusive tips, advice, & recommendations in your inbox:

GUINEA PIG OF LOVE: THE MIND ARCHITECT

Elle Logo

GUINEA PIG OF LOVE EXPERIMENT #4: MIND ARCHITECT
ELLE
JULY 17, 2012
BY JULIA ALLISON 

“PROMMMM!”

I’m in a twelve-year-old powder blue strapless floor-length tulle prom dress, screaming out of the sunroof a stretch limo with an enthusiastic but somewhat perplexed man in a gray tuxedo with matching blue cummerbund.  It is not your conventional first date, but I’m not your conventional girl.

Why prom? Oh, hell, who knows? Why do some people love bowling, and others enjoy ant farms?  Why do some people appreciate opera and others get off on NASCAR?  Whatever makes you happy!  [read more...]



I’m in the midst of sprucing up my press kit, along with helping a very talented friend in LA with his … so I was sniffing around the web for distinctive ideas on design, and I came across Miss Nubby, a talented mixed media artist.  Here is what she has to say about her press kit (for those readers interested in personal branding, definitely click through!)

Do you have suggestions on great resources for developing press kits?

The best career advice I’ve heard, no matter what business you’re in

What’s the best advice you have for someone to get into the [tv news] business now?

Hoda Kotb: Because it’s so tough, people are going to drop out because they get discouraged. But if you are in love with this profession — and I do think it’s important to find something you’re in love with — the job is going to be there. In 1987, there was a stock market crash; no one was working, so it was kind of the same thing — not as severe. When I was driving around looking for jobs, most people would have quit [read more...]