Episode 005: How Elvis Kawedo is Building a Lasting Beauty & Fashion Journalism Career

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In this episode, Elvis O. Kawedo, a fashion, beauty, and culture journalist who has worked with leading brands like BBC News, Essence Magazine, Folklore, Okay Africa, Quartz Africa, Mail & Guardian, and many more, shares what it means to be a fashion journalist, how his career began, and much more.


(00:57) – Meet Elvis Kachi (Elvis O. Kawedo)

(02:14) – Who is a fashion journalist?

(03:27) – Fashion bloggers Vs Fashion journalist

(05:37) – Big bang (origin story) of Elvis’ fashion journalism career

(14:46) – Most amount earned on a fashion writing project

(19:06) – Is a masters degree in fashion worth it?

(23:40) – Process of getting gigs on LinkedIn

(36:00) – Staying up to date with trends and changes in the industry

(37:07) – Skills needed to be a sought-after fashion journalist

(39:54) – Misconceptions of fashion journalism career

(40:59) – How do you keep track of creative ideas

(42:05) – Role of storytelling in the content writing process

(42:49) – Tools used to make work better

(44:40) – Career mistakes made and lessons learned

(49:28) – Career successes and accomplishments


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