On Online: Whitney Holt

Name: Whitney Holt

Where do you live? Laurel, MD, USA

Area of study: MFA Fashion Merchandising

Day job / occupation: Program Assistant for National Science Foundation/ Mother

What qualities do you most value in others?

Of all things I value honesty and trust.

Depending on your area of fashion industry insiders:

Designer – Vera Wang, Blog – Fashion Bomb Daily (www.fashionbombdaily), Store – It’s Vintage Darling (consignment store in DC)

List a guilty pleasure:

I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE fashion magazines. I have tons and tons of magazines that I probably should throw away but everytime I try to I find myself somehow sitting down and reading them never making it to the trashcan lol. My favorite magazines are ELLE, W, and Vogue

What is your present state of mind?

I already have a B.A. (Psychology) and currently working on my MFA (Fashion Merchandising). I am very focused on my career goals and and dont allow too many distractions to get me off track. I am past the point in my life where all I wanted was to have fun living in a carefree world. I am very passionate about having a career in Fashion PR/Marketing so it’s not work to me, it’s simply doing what I have to do to get to my desired level in life.

What is your dream job?

I actually have two dream jobs! I would love to do PR/Marketing for Dolce & Gabbana and be a Professor teaching Fashion Marketing.

 What is the most important thing that people should know about you?

I put my all into everything that I do. I am for teamwork and helping those without wanting anyting in return. I am firm believer that you should help out as many people as you can in life, you never know who you may meet later in life or who you may need.

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When was the first time you recognized your interest in fashion?

I recognized I had a interest in the fashion industry when I was in high school. I remember that a lot of the girls were wearing NBA Jersey Dresses. I was once a tomboy and had a few jerseys that I kept. Instead of getting a dress like the others, I cut up one of my jerseys and sewed different parts of it on to a jean skirt. I received so many compliments for its uniqueness, I acutally made a few for my friends. From point in my life I began to build on that interest. I went to undergrad for Psychology and when I graduated I realized I was pursuing a dream of my classmates and not my own. So I decided to go back to my “Roots”…. Fashion! and I haven’t been happier.

Where have you found inspiration lately?

Most recently I have gained so much inspiration from my (daughter) little fashionista, Kendall Marie who is 7 months old. She pushes me daily to chase my dreams. It is quite difficult being a full time mother, having a full time job, and taking 3 classes on the graduate level but quitting is not and never has been an option for me and will not be one fore my daughter. I’ve always had a dream of working within the fashion industry, but now I have to make it more than ever! I must be an example for my daughter, I must show Kendall that the only thing that can hold you back in life is yourself.

What music do you like to listen to?

I listen to a little bit of everything but lately I have been listening to Adele, Beyonce, and Cee-lo

If you had an opportunity to travel back in time, who would you like to meet, and why?

I would love to meet Audrey Hepburn and Coco Chanel, I love their simplicity and elegance. They are classic women whose style is timeless.

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