Now working full-time at Vogue as Assistant Market Editor, Naomi Elizee definitely worked for it. Spending her summers interning for Seventeen magazine as a fashion assistant and Saks Fifth Avenue as a buying and planning intern, Elizee was a Florida native living out her fashion dreams. She now works at one of the most coveted media companies in fashion, as well as contributing to its little sister, Teen Vogue. She also hosts her own podcast, So…What Do You Do Again?, which showcases WOC in the fashion industry. She took a break from her crazy schedule to share her favorite summer trends, touch on the importance of networking, and share some sage advice.
What is your favorite thing about your job?
The favorite thing about my job would have to be the opportunities I am given to introduce new and young designer talent to my fellow colleagues and more senior editors.
What would you do for work if you weren’t in the fashion industry?
If you know me, then you know I am obsessed with animals. If I weren’t in the fashion industry, I most definitely would want to be a Vet or advocating for animal rights in some capacity.
Who on Instagram is inspiring you right now?
My mom! Haha
What’s your most prized fashion possession?
My vintage Dior Saddle Bag.
What 3 trends are you most excited about this summer?
Barely there-sandals, Tie-Dye and Bucket Hats!
How big of a role does networking play in your job?
A huge role. Almost every night I am with at market appointments or at events. I use this time to network and meet new people because in this type of industry its all about who you know and it’s important to get your name out there!
If you could give a word of advice for someone who looks up to you what would it be?
Don’t be afraid of failure. If you have an idea, execute it and don’t think about whether it will fail or not. At the end of the day, its all about trial and error. Who knows, your next failure can lead to your next success.
Cover Photo Via @Mikaelahallen
Words by Kate Sullivan