So it seems that my quest for PR greatness is slowly coming to a halt. I have been applying for jobs for over two years, I have probably been on about 5000 interviews and I've done more networking than the law should allow. At this point - I am just wondering what direction I should take. Sometimes I wonder, if Fashion PR is just a dream that will never be fulfilled.
Everyday all I do is read PR news, blogs and the discussion forums from Young PR Pros feeling like I am involved with the industry (which in a way I am), but then again I am not. I do freelance work part-time, but at the beginner(s) level of PR - its hard to prove yourself without people calling you a wanna-be.
So, a couple days ago I was contacted by a colleague in the Young PR Pros group about a PR position over at Baby Phat. The Public Relations Director - BJ Coleman is looking for a PR Coordinator. So of course I applied - over the past few days I have been communicating with Mr. Coleman back and forth and I cannot tell you how excited I am to even have a conversation with him. BJ Coleman is one of the hottest figures in Celebrity PR, he is a former TV host and Celebrity Personal Assistant. Awww how I dream to be in the shoes of Mr. Coleman one day. Funny how life works though - just when I was giving up, someone contacts me with this information. The crazy thing is - even though I know my chances of getting it is probably slim ( just keeping it real, not being negative) its crazy how I am consistently getting MAJOR contacts within the industry. Maybe this will lead to a job one day. For now I will continue to dream. :)
Photo: (left to right) Baby Phat Publicist BJ Coleman, Kimmora Lee Simmons, Creative Director of Baby Phat & KLS Collections, Vanessa Simmons Daughter of Rev. Run of Run DMC and one lucky girl.