The Joe Zee Rap
Here is the video that started my desperate attempt to make it in the fashion industry.
All my life, I have been utterly obsessed with the top editors of the magazine industry, but there has always been one person that always stood out for me: Joe Zee.
He represented everything I wanted fashion to be: fun, powerful, and competitive. We come from similar backgrounds of middle class families and crazy magazine fixations. Also I admire his message that drive and sheer determination can get you anywhere.
After first seeing him on Stylista, I couldn’t help but be drawn to him. A few months after the show aired, I visited New York City. At the time I was 13, and I had come with my Girl Scout troop. We were boarding the subway when I saw Joe immediately, but I have always regretted the fact that I couldn’t work up the courage to say hello.
Two years later, I emailed him via his Facebook page after being extremely inspired by his A to Zee column in ELLE. Upon receiving a reply, I started jumping up and down in the middle of my journalism class.
On May 21st 2011, I drove down to Savannah, GA for the SCAD senior fashion show. I was about to eat lunch when I unexpectedly saw Joe crossing the street. Immediately I ran up to him and burst into tears. Alas, not my best moment.
The next day, Joe sent me a tweet that said “come say hi if you are every in New York.” …there was no way in hell I wasn’t going to take him up on that offer.
Thus, my amateur rap video was born, and oddly enough, it worked. I visited ELLE magazine twice this summer, which had always been a dream of mine.
I hope you enjoy my fashion girl swag. <—- Don’t laugh at me.
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