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Stacy London Reveals How to Get a Job in Fashion

“Beg, plead, cry, blood, sweat, tears.”

That’s what Stacy London, co-host of TLC’s What Not to Wear, says is necessary to break into the fashion business. So, if Anna Wintour asks you to hop on your Schwinn to fetch her some takeout, you better start pedaling.

“The more unpaid internships you’re willing to do, the more lugging clothes around for stylists that you’re willing to do as a young person, that really does lead to some sort of connection that you’re going to have with the people in charge when you’re ready to apply for a job,” London explained in our Media Beat interview. “Reach out to freelance stylists if you’re really interested in fashion. Say you’ll work for free. Say you’ll do their books. Say you’ll do anything to help them.”

London also gave tips for coping with unemployment and explained how getting fired led to the biggest moment in her career.

You can also watch this video on YouTube.

Part 1: Stacy London: ‘It’s not just about the clothes. It’s about the psychology behind them’
Part 2: What Not to Wear’s Stacy London Takes Your Fashion Questions

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