I had the privilege of speaking on a panel for Syracuse University recently and it was one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had in a long time. I was able to chat with college juniors and seniors studying out here in LA for the semester as they geared up to apply for their first jobs. If these kids are any indication of our future, I left feeling like will be in great hands. They’re smart, they’re positive thinkers and they want to make a difference. Since I haven’t shared too much about my work life outside of RELish with you here, this particular panel inspired me to open up a bit more about it. So without further ado, today, I’m sharing my favorite secrets on how to nail your first job in Hollywood. If you read this and you do end up making it, I ask only that you continue to pay it forward, that you always stay humble and most importantly, that you hire Naiya as your assistant someday.
I always look forward to award season in Hollywood because I love watching all of the beautiful couture gowns floating down the red carpet. They are always so inspiring to me artistically and I love trying to paint them. I had a bunch of favorite looks at this year’s Golden Globes but Emma Stone’s Lanvin pantsuit definitely stood out as one of my favorites. It was so classic and chic but also so fresh and fashion-forward. I look forward to painting more looks from the red carpet over the next few weeks to come.