Ever wonder what its like to work behind the scenes for a fashion magazine? Is it really like The Devil Wears Prada? Meet Lexis Kambour, your inside scoop on what it’s like to work for University of Delaware’s UDress magazine. Lexis is a junior at University of Delaware and majors in Fashion Merchandising. She is working toward a journalism minor, as well. Find out what it’s truly like to work for a fashion magazine below.
Name: Lexis Kambour
Role: Executive Editor of UDress Magazine
CollegeFashionista: How did you get started with UDress?
Lexis Kambour: I had heard about UDress when I visited UD for discovery days. I knew from the start that I was interested, but I had no idea I would become so involved! I remember wandering into the first meeting and thinking that the entire RSO (Resident Student Organization) seemed so professional and official. I originally applied to be a stylist and a writer, but I was rejected as a stylist. I guess everything happens for a reason because after a year of being a writer, I moved up to section editor, and now I’m the executive editor.
CF: What is the biggest challenge you face with your position?
LK: The biggest challenge I face with my position is balancing so many parts of such a dynamic organization. As an editor, I have to focus on the details, while also keeping the whole picture in mind. Sometimes it’s hard to balance managing an entire group of people with different talents while also overseeing everything that goes into the magazine. There are so many elements to making a cohesive issue and my job is all about organizing and juggling everything at once.
CF: If you had any advice to offer people looking to work for a magazine, what would it be?
LK: My advice would be to work hard. That may seem vague, but I think the reason I moved up in UDress was because, even as a writer, I always wanted to do more, and I would do things that weren’t even a part of my job. Little things like meeting deadlines early or pitching creative ideas can really set someone apart. If you give 110 percent, your work will shine through. Also, remember to ALWAYS meet the deadline!
CF: What do you think are some big trends for the spring season?
Learn More: Stop by University of Delaware and pick up a copy of UDress Magazine or read the online magazine.