Shopping Cart

Your cart is empty

Continue Shopping

BLOGS

Posts tagged: fashion

Meet Taline Postajian: A multifaceted boss lady

Ambitious, work minded and determined, Taline Postajian is the epitome of a lady boss who does it all; she’s an entrepreneur building "In The Posts", a boutique design studio focused on branding and social media management all the while working towards her business MBA.   Please introduce yourself. Tell us about why you decided to create In the Posts?  My name is Taline Postajian. I’m a graduate student at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School pursuing an MBA. I run a freelance social media curation studio on the side. My journey with ‘In the Posts’ began earlier this year at the beginning of lockdown sort of by chance. It started out as a favour to a friend, helping her curate a pretty Instagram feed for a project, and quickly took off as soon as she told her peers about it. The pandemic created this fantastic scenario where people, either furloughed or working from home, now had the time to pursue their side hustles which all start with a social media page.   What quote do you live by? “You can.”   What is the most difficult aspect of running your own business? I think one challenge the majority of business owners are facing right now is keeping clients or maintaining sales during this recession. Unemployment is at a record high and businesses are hurting. It’s especially hard to hire a social media person to your team if you’re not maintaining sales. So it’s a trickle-down effect.    When there are setbacks how do you continue to stay motivated? Setbacks are a natural part of life. Approach them with a ‘what can I learn from this’ attitude.  It’s okay to feel demotivated or sad. But don’t allow it to take over. Instead ask yourself “How am I going to do better next time”. And write it down. When I’m facing a setback, I journal about it. I open a Google doc and write about what went wrong, and in detail, how I’m going to fix it and make sure something similar never happens again.     Describe a typical day in your life. Morning: I wake up around 8:30, shower and do my skincare routine, make some coffee and head to my office downstairs. I catch up with emails and ITP work in the mornings and evenings. The day to day is pretty exciting and no two clients are the same. I do a range of things from creating posting schedules with captions and hashtags to creating media kits, to coordinating brand partnerships whether they are brands or influencers. Afternoon: In between, I do homework which entails a lot of reading and watching recorded lectures. I have class two nights a week and am currently taking finance and marketing.  Evening: Later in the day, my boyfriend and I FaceTime for about an hour, give or take. He lives in Texas, so we try to spend our evenings together. If it’s not too late, we’ll typically watch something after dinner (we’re currently loving Servant). Texas is two hours ahead, so after he goes to sleep, I’ll get back to work until around 11:00. Then I’ll head back upstairs, do my skincare, hop into bed and read until I fall asleep.   Where do you see yourself and your business in five years?  It’s a dream of mine to continue growing In the Posts while also focusing on school and hunting for my dream job. In order to do this, I would love to expand my team in the near future to help me run things and be able to take on more clients. In five years, I’ll have my MBA, hopefully my dream job, and a team helping me run In the Posts.    If you could give one piece of advice to our readers, what would it be?  Don’t compare your chapter one to someone else’s chapter twenty. I would always compare my timing to others’ whether it be with school, career, relationships, etc... It’s crucial to find peace in your own timing. Look to others for inspiration but realize that you’re an individual with unique experiences. Keep your goals in sight and work toward them every day. The timing in your life is what’s right for you and the sooner you embrace that, the happier you’ll be.   Who is your style icon?  Celine Dion forever and always.   How do you define success?  There is no one definition or persona of what success looks like. It’s unique to each individual. To me, it means being happy with who you are, and what you do, regardless of whether you’re the head of marketing of a company or a stay-at-home mom.    What is the part of your life experience you would alter if you had the chance to? I would have done internships while I was both in high school and college. I had ideas about what I thought I wanted to do but it took me a very long time to actually figure it out - which is totally fine. As I said before, everyone’s journey is different and follows different timing.    W: IN THE POSTS: TALINE POSTAJIAN IG: @TALINE.POSTAJIAN / @INTHEPOSTS.CREATIVE  

A Chat with Kerry Bannigan

“Fashion and sustainability, these words are a part of my lifestyle – personal and professional – in my decisions, plans, ideas and actions.” says Kerry Bannigan.

More Than Directing A Factory - An Interview with Vincent Djen

What Vincent Djen does is so much more than directing a garment factory. He is an integrated part of startups and is passionate to inspire them and guiding them to find their own path in these times when technology is disrupting many perceptions and believes. He is an example proving that...

Hernando Herrera - The art of the catwalk

Awarded with the gold thimble in Madrid for his career, he has received great royal titles, such as the Prince of Asturias, as well as honourable medals in Ukraine, Russia and Poland for his great contribution to the world of fashion.

Meet The Photographer That Turns Ideas Into Visual Stories

Fashion and photography are intrinsically linked - both arts can be a great source of inspiration for each other. We spoke with Maryn Haertel a young and talented photographer from the Netherlands

A Fashion Movement, Not A Moment.

In honour of the black lives matter movement, we want to continue this well needed conversation throughout all realms. 

Designer interview: BO CARTER

Leeds born and bred designer, Bo Carter, tells The Clothing Lounge about the company they’ve put their heart and soul in. Inspired by everything around her, Bo Carter’s ethical, responsible and sustainable designer brand continues to make an impact in ethical fashion.

WHEN VISUAL ARTS MEET FASHION DESIGN

MONOCHROME has a unique collaborative approach in design, using distinctive visual forms and tangible formations, while applying geometrical and bespoke pattern cutting.

HOW TO TURN BASICS INTO EXOTIC

Taking inspiration from Latin America and all of its exquisite culture, this timeless brand for men has expanded from Argentina to Barcelona after 8 years of growth in its native land.Domingo es Domingo can be described in three words:Vision - Design - Function The brand focuses on designs based around basic...

MEET THE MAKER: AMISHI LONDON

There's so much more to a brand than simply the products themselves. The process and journey to the final collection are often just as fascinating and important as the end product. We spoke to creative director and founder of Amishi London, Amishi Dhanuka, about her experience in running her own...

Peyote takes broken heart, and makes art

Alongside her studies into museology and cultural heritage management, Josefina Muñoz, dedicates her free-time to creating and running Peyote. After a personal search, she found a new path full of ideas, resulting in an incredible, colour-filled, accessories brand. Jose, we know you are studying museology and cultural heritage management, how was it that...

CHATTING WITH INGRID SILVA

There are so many different parts to arts & culture, including more than simply fashion. There's music, food, film and so much more to explore! With this in mind, we spoke to ballet dancer Ingrid Silva in an interview about her experience working in the dance world so far.  How...

THE ARTIANS BY KONSTANTINA

The face behind the brand The Artians is Konstantina Kampisopoulou, Greek interior architect, and fashion designer. The Artians by Konstantina attempts to reinvent the wardrobe of modern women, using rich color patterns, elements from all kind of arts, Greek symbols, and ornate traditional Greek embroideries. What is the concept behind The Artians? How...

NOIR STORIES BY MONNOIR

MonNoir  is a luxury avant-garde brand launched by the talented fashion designer Maria Georgiou, after completing her degree in Fashion Design in the United Kingdom and having worked with several established independent designers with shows in London and Paris Fashion Weeks. This April, we watched your collection “Superstratum” in Athens...

STEFANOS CHRYSAFIS AND HIS DELIRE

Making the human soul hypostasis a focal point, Stefanos Chrysafis leads you with his designs to his very own perspective within the bounds of an unmentionable utopia.

We love digital print, and so does Klelia Andrali

Using clothing as her canvas, Klelia Andrali provides fashion lovers with statement pieces inspired by arts. The Clothing Lounge interviews Klelia to uncover the inspiration to this eclectic womenswear brand.