The Teen Vogue Rap
On October 22, 2011 I attended the annual Teen Vogue Fashion U in New York City. It was a fantastic experience and I honestly counting the days till next year. I have been waiting to apply since I started reading Teen Vogue in 2006, and I was ecstatic to find that I got in on first attempt. I had the most amazing classes with Michael Kors, Alexander Wang, Linda Fargo and of course, the Teen Vogue editors.
I knew from the minute I was accepted I had to find a way to stand out if I wanted to get the editors attention; this is where the rap came in. For about a month, I wrote and practiced it at least 10 times a day. Anyone who is in my math class could tell you how crazy I looked silently rapping to myself during a lesson. I knew that if I was going to preform at the Teen Vogue editor Q&A, practice would be a necessity.
Finally, when it came time for the event, I sat on the very edge of my seat until the editors noticed my raised hand high up in the balcony. I was extremely nervous, but it was completely worth it.
Afterwards, I went backstage to speak with them, and I have to admit they are some of the most supportive people I have ever met. I want to thank everyone who took the time to listen to my rap, but especially Amy Astley, Gloria Baume, Shiona Turini, Jane Keltner de Valle, Danielle Nussbaum, Andrew Bevan, Sheena Smith and Mary Kate Steinmiller for answering my questions in person.