Category: Blog

The Painful Beginnings of My Own Fashion Brand (that I’ve never talked about)

January 16, 2018

You’ve been thinking forever, “I want to have my own fashion brand.” It’s your childhood dream and you feel like, “I could really do this!”. But there’s a lot of stuff no one ever talks about – like logistics and money and profits (or lack thereof). I’ve shared snippets of my fashion journey before. But I’ve […]

SFD036: How to Make it in the Fashion Industry (and in Manhattan) with Caroline Vazzana

January 15, 2018

Your dream has been to make it in the fashion industry since you were a little girl (or boy). I get it! It was my dream too. But this industry is tough. Man is it brutal! You get rejected. You hear no a lot. And the competition is fierce. But your fashion dream can come […]

24 Services You Can Offer Your Clients (for Freelance Fashion Designers)

January 10, 2018

A job description for “freelance fashion designer” doesn’t really exists. Which is why it can be really hard to figure out what work you can do or what services you can offer clients. But here’s the best part… This is actually a really good thing! Why? Because you get to create your own job description. Which […]

SFD035: How to Build Your Career as a Contract Fashion Designer (and work from home)

January 08, 2018

It’s hard to have a career as a contract fashion designer and work from home. But what if I told you it was possible to get so good that you no longer had to look for it and instead, brands came to you? In this interview, Hillary shares exactly how she did this – and […]

Why your “freelance” fashion design job is abusive (and illegal)

January 03, 2018

What does a freelance fashion designer do? In reality, you can do any kind of work you want. But it’s not so much about what you do, it’s about how you do it. More specifically, where and under what terms. Turns out, there’s a common misconception about what it means to be a “freelancer” in […]

SFD034: Happy New Year 2018!

January 01, 2018

Happy New Year everyone! Today, it’s just Heidi here wishing you a happy and safe holiday! We’ll be back next week with a brand new episode – talk to you then.

What Should I Include in My Fashion Design Portfolio? (with examples)

December 27, 2017

Do NOT overthink your portfolio! Brands are going to glance at it quickly and make a decision. If they see a few designs that match what they’re looking for, they’ll reply. They’re not going to spend 10 or even 5 minutes browsing. So keep it simple and include just a few examples of your best work for the market you’ve chosen. Here are some examples and why they work well.

SFD033: 2017 Review + 2018 Preview

December 25, 2017

Just Heidi on the show today, and I’m going through a review of 2017. This was a big year of change and growth for me and the business, so I figured what better time to share it with you than on the last episode of the year (which happens to be Christmas day – Merry […]

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