Updated: Oct 2, 2020
Heres how I'm really doing
I am at my parent's house, with my mom's closet as a resource to pass time making outfits as a fashion enthusiast does best. I don't own an iPhone or a DSLR to do the most elaborate DIY photoshoots, and all of my dressy clothes are back at my dorm. I only packed essentials, not know how long this pandemic would last.
This work-from-home order has given me time to think about my senior year as a whole, including my time being Editor in Chief. Heres what I've learned:
Rebuilding a magazine from the ground up is just as challenging as starting from scratch. Essentially, with the fashion-focused vision we implemented, it was like starting from scratch. It is our responsibility to keep the essence of the original agenda our predecessors have carved out for is while still allowing Nu View to rebrand ourselves as for fashions majors by fashion majors. There have been setbacks, both COVID and non-COVID related, that make the fact that I'm graduating bittersweet. I wish I had more time to continue my role in helping the magazine be even better, but I am so grateful for how far we've come since September. Our team has grown from two seniors with a blueprint to a team of creatives that all contributed to building the foundation of this new vision. All these roles have contributed to the continuing success of Nu View and the opportunities will only go up from there with the projects they have in store for this year.
I am thankful for the way Nu View has given me many outlets to express myself. In even the toughest times, the highlight of my day was directing photoshoots and organizing the monthly themes. Our Instagram page would be my daily inspiration. What's great about being in Nu View is you can create art through fashion by being a stylist and having your model be your canvas. I'm grateful I got to lead a magazine that is dedicated to showing the art of this business. Vivienne Westwood once said, "fashion is very important. It is life-enhancing and, like everything that gives pleasure, it is worth doing well.” and Nu View highlights and celebrates those who do it well.