As I mentioned before, I recently graduated from college in December. It was a very hectic time for me trying to complete my final project presentation to impress my professor, school’s dean, and counselor, and school peers — all while trying to balance 5 classes, 2 jobs (I had to leave one eventually) and social life. My dream since I was 10 years old has always been to be a part of the fashion industry and through many wonderful experiences and my love for blogging, I realized being a magazine editor was the thing for me.
Therefore, I decided to create my own magazine, EEMVEE. I took it upon myself to be in charge of photographing, editing, writing every single page. I wanted to be able to show potential employers how passionate and flexible I was hoping to maybe one day get a job at one of my favorite magazines (Nylon, Teen Vogue, Paper).
I prepared for my graduation project at least 8 months ahead by scheduling photo shoots and taking time every other week to write an article. During the last three months, I focused mainly on designing the pages of each spread and of course doing the business and calculations part of my school’s requirements to graduate.
I can honestly say my favorite part of this experience was the amazing people that believed in my craft and gave me the opportunity to photograph them. For example, Ashley Jones from Suit6Ten who went from being a blogger acquaintance to one of my favorite people in the world. I met Neil Hamil model Karla Chirinos after she reached out to me from Instagram, and we became great friends after having a long talk about our hopes and dreams. I reconnected with my high school friend Elizabeth Thompson who believed, motivated and ultimately pushed me to better myself constantly. Of course my beloved partner, Francis Arenas who continues to believe in me.
With their unique individual style and dreams, they inspired each article including the name of the issue The Wanderlust Journal. I hope you all can take the time to flip through the pages.
If you would like to take a look at my entire portfolio click here. Feedback is always appreciated!