Fashion Journalism by Grazia & Fontys


Hi all,

Last Thursday I had my final evening class of the Fashion Journalism course organized by Fontys Hogescholen and Grazia. The course has been super useful and I learned a lot about fashion, writing, journalism, interviews, online media, magazines, blogging and even marketing. It all has been a great adventure and every evening I went home with a bunch of new found inspiration and positivity. Something I was looking for and kind of needed. Besides a lot of new knowledge and inspiration this course also gave me more self-esteem and dreams. Being a fashion journalist might be the career and dream I need to pursue.. Who knows? ๐Ÿ˜‰ And of course I need to mention the beautiful friendship with Britt and Dagmar, you girls are the best and I will miss you every Thursday evening hihi <3

I would like to thank Fontys Hogescholen and Grazia for organizing this course and for giving me this wonderful opportunity… ๐Ÿ™‚

Click on the read more button for some more photo’s (most pictures are made by Dagmar by the way, thanks dear!) and the most important things I learned during this super interesting course of Fashion Journalism. 


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Getting my certificate from Grazia Editor in Chief Hilmar Mulder
Big thanks to Jan from Fontys Hogescholen Journalisitiek
Together with Britt and Dagmar! We graduated, yay! ๐Ÿ˜‰ 
I learned a lot during the course of Fashion Journalism.

The first evening class Harriet Calo (fashion illustrator and blogger) told us to always stay elegant since you will be likely to meet someone more than once. She also told us that you need to show the world you are willing to work hard to achieve your dreams (and that working experience can also be delivering the newspaper everyday for 5 years haha). 

The Dames van Dale told us to always do your research and run the extra mile. You should always try to know and do more than your colleagues. Seems logical, right? On the third evening fashion journalist Karin Kuijpers told us that you should be curious as a fashion journalist and that you should always show courage. I really loved her honesty and wow, this power woman is just bold! 

Rinke Tjepkema from the Dutch VOGUE showed me personally that it is not always the right education that matters. She had practically the same background (Pscyhology) as me and actually ended up in the fashion world at one of the most awesome magazines there is. This was so inspiring for me! Besides that Rinke Tjepkema gave us some do’s and don’s within online media. More online media stuff, Kirsten Jassies from Blogtoday and Anouk Bos from Creators of Desire gave us some tips about blogging. They told us that as a blogger you should always be where the buzz is, for example Fashion Weeks.

On the last evening Carolien Vader from told us about the Psychology behind Marketing, super interesting and a heads up for me. Psychology is everywhere, yay!

During this last evening class we also got feedback on our articles and other assingments. We ended the course with a glass bubbles and all got our certificates. Now the course is over and I still have not figured out what I am going to do with my Thursday evenings haha. Ah well, we will see ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have a lovely day! xoxo Saranda

Visiting the Grazia Editorial Office


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Hi everyone, 

Today I am going to the office from Sanoma again for the sixth day of my course in Fashion Journalism! Only three more days, including today, to go… Wow. It’s awesome how much I have already learned but it’s kinda sad to know that I am getting near the end of the course.. I will for sure enjoy the next three course days to the fullest but for now I want to tell you a bit more about last weeks course. 

Since the course of Fashion Journalism is an initiative from Fontys and Grazia we got the opportunity to see the Editorial Office from the Dutch Grazia. Super awesome of course! We saw some very cool stuff, like the editorial wall where the spreads for the upcoming issues are being shown, this is top secret so I won’t tell you any details ;). Some of the editors told us a bit more about the wall and also something about how everything goes behind the scenes at Grazia. For example when big news is announced in celeb land just two days before publishing, it still needs to be in the magazine. Deadlines!! It’s so inspiring to know more about all the work that goes into the weekly magazine and I think it’s just amazing how hard everyone has to work. Thumbs up for that Grazia ๐Ÿ™‚

Besides seeing the Editorial Office we also spoke with a freelance stylists who was very busy with a shoot for an upcoming issue. She told us a whole lot of information about being a stylist and what she does. Can you imagine, receiving a box with clothes and something goes missing or there is not exactly the right amount of items in the box? Stressful! I don’t think I could handle the sweaty palms and palpitations I would get in those kind of situations haha. Being a stylist is so much more than dressing a model. It is a huge brainstorm session where you try to convert your idea to the best editorial shoot possible.

Last week at the Fashion Journalism course was very cool and inspiring, as you can probably tell. I loved the peek around the corner and I also loved it to see all those people working their butts of for something they are deeply passionate about. I might need some more inspiration and encouragement, but I am starting to think there might be a career in fashion for me. Have a lovely day everyone! 

Ciao, Saranda