My Fashion Icon: Anna Wintour

When I was in my junior year of high school I decided to be a journalism major because of my love for writing, but I didn’t know what I wanted to write about. 

In my freshman year of college when I realized what I wanted to do; I wanted to write about fashion. I had my sight set on it and I continue to aim big. I aspire to write for Vogue Magazine. 

This desire to work for Vogue Magazine led me to research its editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour. 

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What I respect about Anna Wintour is her work ethic. Before Vogue, she worked at countless magazines in London and New York. No matter what transpired, nothing hindered her desire to work at Vogue, something that she wanted to do since she was young. 

Anna Wintour is the definition of “trust in the process.” She didn’t get the editor-in-chief position immediately. She worked for years to get the respect and connections she needed to land her dream position.

Wintour’s story is inspiring for me as a young journalist because it reminds me that I’m not going to immediately work at a big fashion magazine. I’m going to work at smaller ones, gain experience, and then reach my dream as a fashion journalist for Vogue.