Suits: Summer 2013 Edition

 

Enjoy a quick joke…

A man goes to a tailor to try on a new custom-made suit. The first thing he notices is that the arms are too long.

“No problem,” says the tailor. “Just bend them at the elbow and hold them out in front of you. See, now it’s fine.”

“But the collar is up around my ears!”

“It’s nothing. Just hunch your back up a little… No, a little more… That’s it.”

“But I’m stepping on my cuffs!” the man cries in desperation.

“Now, bend you knees a little to take up the slack. There you go. Look in the mirror–the suit fits perfectly.”

So, twisted like a pretzel, the man lurches out onto the street. Reba and Florence see him go by.

“Oh, look,” says Reba, “that poor man!”

“Yes,” says Florence, “but what a beautiful suit.”

 

At least one of these looks should be in your wardrobe by the end of summer 2013!

Fashion is all about having fun. Play it up and make it you. Remember the most important thing about a suit or any piece of clothing is the fit. Find a local tailor in your area that will work with your budget, so you can look like you just stepped off a runway. 

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This is a nice “going out” look minus the belt. I would pair it with something less flashy. 

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Like this!

 

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This jacket is to die for. I would pair it with a different pair of trousers though. 

 

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I’m not really a fan of the double breasted suit, but the one on the left caught my attention.

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This is for my men who like to wear vests. 

 

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This look is inspired by the new version of “The Great Gatsby” 

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I call this the ultimate light grey suit. It will never go out of style. 

 

Spring '11 Men's Lookbook

Keeping it simple in solid black. 

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suit6I love this shirt and tie combo. It screams summer. 

It’s been a year!

It’s been a year since I’ve seen the inside of a classroom (as a student), heard a professor announce another group project, and spent endless hours in the library studying for that next big exam. My undergrad experience has been over for a little over 365 days and really nothing has changed.

When I was in college I spent quality time imaging my life after college, how I would take the time to find myself and my real passions. Don’t get me wrong, I did find myself. I now know what I enjoy doing and what I need to do to better my life financially and spiritually. I enjoy writing! I love the way an empty sheet of paper can bring about countless thoughts. Some expressive, some narrative, and even one play. I have a passion for interviewing. Most people don’t know I’m doing it because I’m naturally inquisitive, always looking for the latest scoop. As some of you may know I’ve been freelancing for about a year now with an online magazine. I don’t get paid for my efforts, but I understand the magazine is relatively new and doesn’t have a broad readership yet. In the mean time I’ve been gaining experience, passionately pursuing an olive branch to be extended to me from my dream company Time Warner.

Although I found a “j-o-b” one month after college, I found that my efforts there were not how I pictured my life going. I knew I could never have the courage to resign myself so I was quite relived when I was ultimately replaced three months after I arrived. I took my joblessness as a blessing in disguise. Of course I was sad at first, but I quickly moved on. After a month of job searching and going on several interviews in Tampa and Fort Lauderdale, I chose to apply to a placed that I’ve worked before, retail. During my college career I worked at Macy’s as a sales associate. I had a lot of fun talking to people and providing exceptional customer service. So I applied to work there again. About two weeks later I received a call from Human Resources regarding my application and was asked to go in for an interview. I was offered a job on the spot, not as a Sales Associate, but as Support. Most days I felt like my job was mindless and simplistic, but I’ve never been the type to feel like something was beneath me. I knew God was working for me so I went to work every day with a smile. During my time there I became friends with some coworkers and learned a valuable lesson about workplace politics.

In October it was suggested to me that I should become a Substitute teacher. I never thought of that option before. As I researched the requirements I needed to apply, I felt a sense of anxiety and fear. How can I, a recent student myself, be in charge of a large group of children. Will they respect me? Will I be a good sub? What will I wear?
I waited a long time before I received a call from the county because of the long waiting list in Hillsborough. I had to wait till January to be trained in the art of child molding. The first day of training I woke up with a stomach ache. I thought it was just nerves, but turns out it was a stomach virus. So near the brink of death, I sat and held back the urge to hurl and do something else unmentionable for eight hours. I think I held it together because I was sitting across from this very cute guy with really nice teeth, but to be honest that was really one of the worst days of my life.

I have been subbing for three months and a half and I actually like it. I don’t have to stand on my feet all day and if I have a good group of kids I barely have to talk. Elementary schools are my go to places. At first I thought I would prefer high school, but I quickly changed my mind after going to a middle school. I have yet to go to a high school and I want to keep it that way. I prefer 4th and 5th graders. They are old enough to be quiet for longer periods of time. I actually wrote this while watching a class. They were busy working on a packet that their teacher left for them.

During my time as a sub I have had the time to start a business (Seneque Media Consulting), figure out that I do want to go back to school ( Jan. 2014!), and that I enjoy working with adults rather than children. My dream of becoming the Marketing Director for People Magazine has not been crushed by the constant no from perspective employers, but has been enhanced by my constant drive to be in the publishing industry.

What I’ve Learned in The Past Year
1. Don’t Stress! Family will always be there to catch you when you fall.
2. Make true friends. Friends who become like family will always have your back.
3. Boys will be boys so “find” a real man. That “special” person will come in God’s time, so I will focus on me. I can flirt in the mean time.
4. Money will come and go.
5. God always has a plan.
6. Maturing kind of sucks.

This is my post graduation blues.

 
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Eve 2013

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My Resume

I know it’s been awhile but a recent conversation has sparked my interest to blog once again. I am currently looking for a full-time CAREER and I realized I have a great platform to market myself. So today I decided to post my resume on my blog for browsing employers or for someone who knows about an opportunity in the marketing/advertising field. My interests include entertainment and publication marketing, but I am open to all possibilities.

Evena Seneque

evena_seneque@yahoo.com

Cell: 813-506-0333

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/evena-seneque/43/325/863

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration                                                    May 2012

Major: Marketing

University of South Florida

Tampa, Florida

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Writer                                                                                                                 June 2012-Present

Vents Magazine

  • Interview various musical artists.

 

Marketing Assistant                                                                                     June 2011- June 2012

Alexa Model and Talent Management Inc.

  • Coordinated marketing campaigns.

                     – weekly reports

  • Arranged casting directors with actors or models for television/advertisements.
  • Created designs for new merchandise.
  • Managed social media (Facebook and Twitter).
  • Organized and calculate weekly expense reports.
  • Updated database with new clients.
  • Prepared invoices.

Project Coordinator                                                                               January 2012- May 2012

Google Online Marketing Challenge             

  • Developed a marketing plan.
  • Implemented a plan with Westchase Pilates and Yoga specifically design for their needs.
  • Created several Google advertisements for the company.
  • Problem-solved using Adwords and keyword tools.
  • Generated new business for the company.

 

Marketing Associate                                                                                                 March 2012

Business Case Competition                                   

  • Selected to compete among other students in a 24 hour competition.
  • Devised a plan with the Tampa Bay Rays marketing team to produce strategies to generate superior attendance.
  • Presented in a professional environment with a team.

 

Adverting Intern                                                                               January 2008 – June 2008

Allied Integrated Marketing

  • Planned and coordinated advance movie screenings for local press and media.
  • Communicated with publicist through emails and memos.
  • Prioritized projects and hit daily goals.
  • Updated excel spreadsheets with new client information.
  • Collaborated with companies such as 20th Century Fox and Universal on various projects.
  • Correlated with other interns to complete projects.

Sales Experience

Cashier                                                                                                 October 2010 – April 2012

Einstein’s Bagel Brothers

  • Provided exceptional customer service.
  • Gained basic accounting skills.
  • Worked well in a group environment.
  • Fast pace environment with a lot of multi-tasking.

 

Sales Associate                                                                                  October 2011- January 2012

Macy’s                                                                                                                 September 2012- Present

  • Awarded star associate.
  • Hit sales goals.
  • Provided great customer service.

SKILLS

  • Google Adwords
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Excel
  • USF Street Team Member