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Reporting Live Tomorrow from the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

It’s that time of year again! While you can tune in on November 29th and watch the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, I’ll be there tomorrow for the taping as the angels prep backstage and walk the runway.  Of course, I’ll be tweeting live on site and posting images, interviews and videos immediately after the show on BeautySweetSpot so you can get the scoop right away.

Come Backstage with BeautySweetSpot’s NYFW Team

Well it’s here!  New York Fashion Week has arrived quicker than summer ended.  This season I have two talented team members to help me tackle my busy show schedule.  You can expect to see backstage coverage from Rag & Bone, Cynthia Rowley, Jill Stuart, Helmut Lang, Monique Lhuillier, Victoria Beckham, Alice & Olivia, Betsey Johnson,  Ports 1961 and Milly (just to name a few) as well as show coverage and exclusive designer interviews.

VIP Pass Inside the Industry: 5WPR

Today’s sneak peak inside the industry feature’s one of my favorite beauty publicists, Jessica Goon, the Associate Vice President at 5WPR.  She stared her career as a reporter for a daily newspaper, but has been “on the other side” for the past 6 years.  Working with brands like Ted Gibson (Anne Hathaway‘s stylist), Decleor and Halo/Air Salt Spas, she never has a dull day.  I first met Jess when I went freelance and she has been such an inspiration to me… now, allow her to inspire you!

1. How’d you break into the industry?
I was an English major with a focus on journalism in college and broke into the industry by working several internships in both PR and news. As a college senior when everyone else was checked out, I would go to classes in the morning, spend afternoons at lacrosse practice and then spend nights alternating between my college newspaper offices and my internship at the local daily newspaper. It was hard work, but prepared me for working in PR where you’re always multi-tasking, running from one place to another and writing on deadline.

2. What’s your favorite part of being in PR?
When all of the hard work comes together. In PR we spend months working on TV segments, magazine spreads and events for our clients and it can be stressful and sometimes discouraging. However, once you’re actually there in the TV studio for a taping or backstage at fashion week it all feels worth it.

3. What’s the worst?
Finding the time to get a pedicure.

4. If you could give advice to people trying to get into the industry today what would it be?
Scoring internships and working hard are a…

VIP Pass to The Industry: The Beauty of Life Blog

Meet Jamie Allison Sanders, Editor In Chief of TheBeautyofLifeBlog.com.  Known on her blog as “the beauty chick,” Jamie is one of the sweetest people in the biz.  She’s spent years working in the world of beauty and reveals her true passions and coveted findings throughout her blog.

Check out what she has to say about her guiltiest pleasures and the world of blogging.

What’s your favorite part of blogging?

Blogging is honestly the best combination of all my favorite things to do — write, mingle with other people in the industry and play with beauty products! It’s been so rewarding to meet other people who share my passion for lipgloss and candles — and who actually care when M.A.C puts out a new collection or a new haircolor system like INOA is introduced. To meet some of the industry greats has been so incredible as well. I’ve gotten to speak with people whose names I’ve seen in magazines for 15 or 20 years — that’s been unbelievable.

What’s your least favorite?

Honestly? Follow up email upon follow up email from PR people. If I like a product, I WILL write about it! And if I never requested information from you in the first place, one email is enough. If I’m intrigued, I will write you back.

If you were going to give someone advice on starting a blog what would it be?

Really put in the time and effort! Don’t expect it to come easily. Serious bloggers have been working on this for years — and I can say from experience that a woman’s work is never done! …