Professor Lisa Dandeo’s fashion and retail class recently engaged in a question and answer session with Senior Beauty Editor Jenna Rosenstein from harpersbazaar.com at Town Center at Boca in Bloomingdale’s.
Rosenstein talked about her life as an editor and finding ways to live a balanced life while working a job that heavily relies on the media. She offered insights on her press trips to Paris and discussed how she found her passion for fashion.
“I found my inspiration in magazines and from my mom,” said Rosenstein. “My mom is the general manager here at Bloomingdale’s, so I grew up with fashion.”
Rosenstein graduated a semester early from college and missed her graduation due to work. In fact, she missed out on numerous experiences earlier in her life due to her career obligations.
“I would have taken more time for myself before diving right into work,” she said. “If there is any advice I would give to you all, it would be to not become obsessed with your work.”
Rosenstein understands the importance of a work-life balance. Preparing for her wedding on Nov. 24, she has had to embrace life-changing moments to balance her private and work lives. Rosenstein acknowledges the key to enjoying oneself lies in occasionally escaping work mode, putting all devices away to savor time with friends and family.
Rosenstein also offered advice for students interested in pursuing a career in the fashion industry.
“You have to find your niche and what sets you apart from other bloggers and YouTubers,” said Rosenstein. “Investigate people and find a voice for whatever you are passionate about.”
For more information about Rosenstein, individuals may visit her Instagram, @jennarosenstein, and follow her articles on harpersbazaar.com