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Realization Podcast

Looking to become more aware of what's happening both behind the scenes and far beyond the elusive gates of the fashion industry? Tune in Wednesdays (bi-weekly) as Idalia Salsamendi, business strategist to top influencers and fashion houses, explores her refreshingly honest and direct take on hot topics with key thought leaders impacting the world. Never miss an episode—subscribe, rate and review!

EP13: Drew Scott on Staying Inspired

THE REINVENTION OF SELF

Get ready for a real treat of an episode as top content creator, Drew Scott sits down to talk with us about his journey in the digital space. Growing up in a small and sleepy town in mid-California, Drew began his career at the age of 16 by posting himself scrapbooking on YouTube. Fast forward to seven years later, he is now one the most sought-after male influencers in the space. His unique eye for visuals married with his impeccable editing abilities has earned him the respect of major fashion houses like Balenciaga, Dior, and Mr. Porter to name a few. With over 500,000 YouTube subscribes on his two channels Drew Scott dedicated to men’s fashion and Lone Fox dedicated to DIY, Drew divulges some incredible tips and tricks for creating a more cohesive Instagram, getting top quality pictures on your iPhone, and what he believes is the true key to getting new followers. Bring out your pen and paper for this not-to-be-missed episode!

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Next Episode : Wednesday, February 20, 2019 // Produced by: Shelby Jacobs and Stephen Jacobs 

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EP12: Jenny Lopez on Aging In The Industry

AGE IS JUST A NUMBER, RIGHT?

In the olden days of fashion, models were getting ready to retire from the industry by their mid 20s. This was standard: women with an expiration date. As we progress into a dynamic and more impactful digital age, one’s literal age becomes… well… just a number. Brands are becoming more inclusive of who they hire to become an ambassador no matter their age, color, or size. What has created this change in the industry and how are you benefiting from it? Model/Influencer Jenny Lopez (@lopezjennylopez) joins us to bring further insight into the world of modeling and how Instagram is changing the game once again. Since starting modeling at 14 years old, to now being 37 years old and still working with top commercial clients, Jenny reveals her tips and tricks on staying relevant and embracing one’s true self!

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Next Episode : Wednesday, February 6, 2019 // Produced by: Shelby Jacobs and Stephen Jacobs 

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EP11: Christie Ferrari on Anxiety In The Real And Online World

THE DARK RABBIT HOLE

Happens to the best of us, doesn’t it? We log into our Instagram account and it’s not too long until we start falling down a deep dark rabbit hole of comparison and social pressures that have been unprecedented until this modern digital era. But what happens when it creates or amplifies one’s anxiety? In the first episode of 2019, we sit down with Christie Ferrari, licensed psychologist (and hi, top fashion blogger!) to talk about the pressures of social media and what can be done on a personal level to ensure your mental health. Idalia also opens up in a way she’s never done before about her own experiences with anxiety and online bullying to foster a healthy conversation with YOU. Heartfelt and motivating, this is one episode that reaches deep.

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Next Episode : Wednesday, January 23, 2019 // Produced by: Shelby Jacobs and Stephen Jacobs 

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EP10: Idalia Answers Your Questions

WRAPPING UP 2018

Ready to wrap up 2018? For the last episode of the year, Idalia wanted to switch things up a bit and have her guest be YOU! Tune in as she dives into a handful of the over 300 questions submitted by you, our loyal and amazing audience. Everything from how to deal with stress in the workplace, to how to get an agency job; from what you can study in university, to how to deal with insecurity in today’s social world. Get ready to receive more insight about the industry and to best prepare for the new year. Happy Holidays!

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Next Episode : Wednesday, January 9, 2019 // Produced by: Shelby Jacobs and Stephen Jacobs 

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EP9: Laura Gabriele of 24 Sevres On Working With Luxury Brands

COOL TO BE KIND

Ever wonder how to get your foot in the door with the most prestigious luxury houses/brands? In Episode 9, Idalia is joined by Laura Gabriele, the Global Head of Brand Communications at 24 Sèvres, to answer that very question. Get ready as the duo cuts through red tape to chat about what luxury houses look for when working with an influencer, the importance of both organic and paid social posts, and best business practices when formally introducing yourself to a brand. To top off the episode, Idalia lists the top five biggest tips and tricks of the industry to ensure you’re on the right path to success. If you’ve ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of the most elusive Parisian houses and how you too can elevate your career, this episode is a must!

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Next Episode (last one of 2018!!): Wednesday, December 18th, 2018 // Produced by: Shelby Jacobs and Stephen Jacobs 

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EP8: Jana Williams on Expecting Abundance

I’M JUST A

Have you ever replied to a question with, “I can’t, I’m just a ‘________’!” knowing fully well you’re capable of so much more than the fear-ridden category you just assigned yourself to? Well, FEAR NO MORE! In this week’s episode, Idalia joins Lifestyle Photographer, Jana Williams, to share THE piece of advice that has guided their careers for almost a decade.

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Next Episode: Wednesday, December 4th, 2018 // Produced by: Shelby Jacobs and Stephen Jacobs 

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EP7: Brittany Xavier on The Path To Creative Freedom

GOODBYE 9-to-5

The most significant decision a creative can make in their career is to leave a day job to fully pursue their passion project. Sound like something you’re considering? In episode seven, Idalia joins Brittany Xavier of Thrifts and Threads to discuss Brittany’s personal journey to creative freedom. Sharing several steps to prepare for a big professional transition, Idalia and Brittany are here to guide those who hope to take a more strategic “leap of faith” into their dream creative careers. 

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Next Episode: Wednesday, November 20th, 2018 // Produced by: Shelby Jacobs and Stephen Jacobs 

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EP6: Chrissie Fit on A One Way Ticket to Hollywood

MIA >>> LA

Ever thought about buying a one way ticket out of your hometown to pursue your wildest dreams? On the sixth episode of Realization, Idalia sheds some light about her journey to Los Angeles and how sometimes what you set out for isn’t necessarily what will come to be. Listen in as she brings one of her best friends, Chrissie Fit (from Pitch Perfect and Teen Beach Movie), into the conversation. These two sat side by side on their flight from Miami to LA, and thirteen years later their friendship is stronger than ever. With a little patience, a lot of hard work, and a true friend by your side, the impossible magically becomes possible. Get ready to feel inspired and motivated as these ladies explain the importance of creating opportunities and not waiting for life to happen.

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Next Episode: Wednesday, November 6th, 2018 // Produced by: Shelby Jacobs and Stephen Jacobs 

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EP5: Jenny Cipoletti on The Art of Privacy

Margo & Me—IRL

Ever go unto someone’s Instagram page and wonder, “But what are they realllllly like in person?” In this sometimes frantic world of Instagram, some influencers strategically align their page to one that is dreamy and magical, leaving the bewildered spectator craving to know more about the influencer behind it all. Enter Jenny Cipoletti of Margo and Me, the digital darling. Get ready as we sit down and talk to her about the art of online brand identity and content creation. In this light-hearted episode filled with wonderful revelations, Jenny opens up to Idalia about her personal life and why she values privacy in her oh-so-public world. 

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Next Episode: Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 // Produced by: Shelby Jacobs and Stephen Jacobs 

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EP4: The Secret Life of Chriselle Lim

Influencer BTS

What happens behind the scenes when you have 3 million-and-counting followers across your digital platforms, an award-winning fashion and lifestyle blog (The Chriselle Factor), a company with 10+ enthusiastic employees (Chriselle Inc.), a full-fledged production company (Cinc Studios), a successful clothing line (The Chriselle Lim Collection), a devoted husband (Allen), an adorable 3-year old daughter (“Little Baby Chloe” or LBC) AND a newborn due any day now? In episode four of Realization, Idalia invites you to get to know her jet set partner-in-crime/client/friend on a whole new level; i.e. The Secret Life of Chriselle Lim. True to form, Idalia peels back some delicate layers surrounding the influencer world, and gives you a real sense Chriselle's life, personal struggles, and work/life "balance." Expect to also gather some valuable and hard-to-come-by tips from the master of relationship management herself along the way.

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Next Episode: Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 // Produced by: Shelby Jacobs and Stephen Jacobs 

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EP3: Reesa Lake on To Agent, Or Not To Agent?

When should you sign with an influencer management company?  

With the number of social media stars increasing daily, the industry is also experiencing a surge in talent management options. In this episode, host Idalia Salsamendi unapologetically sheds light on this sensitive topic by diving into her most frequently asked questions: Should I get an agent? Who is qualified to manage me? What should I look for in an influencer management company? 

Stay tuned as Idalia chats with Reesa Lake, one of the founders of The Digital Brand Architects (DBA) recognized by Forbes, New York Times, WWD, Variety as one of the leading talent management companies in the world. If you’ve been thinking it’s high time you signed with an influencer management company, brace yourself!

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Next Episode: Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 // Produced by: Shelby Jacobs and Stephen Jacobs 

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EP2: Jacey Duprie on New York Fashion Week 101

Are you ready for NYFW?  

One of the most coveted experiences of any influencer’s career is attending (and being paid to participate in) New York Fashion Week. What exactly do you need to do to get your foot in the door of these exclusive presentations? How will you know when it's your turn to go? In the second episode of the Realization podcast, Idalia Salsamendi dives deeper into this high-profile, fast-paced event with friend, Jacey Duprie of Damsel in Dior.

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Next Episode: Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 // Produced by: Shelby Jacobs and Stephen Jacobs 

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EP1: Introducing The Realization Podcast

Episode One: Who Is Idalia Salsamendi?

In the inaugural episode of the Realization podcast, Idalia Salsamendi sets the stage for her upcoming conversations with key tastemakers and thought leaders from the fashion industry and beyond. Get ready to be inspired, empowered, and informed as you learn about her career as one of the most revered business strategists to top influencers and fashion houses.

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Next Episode: Wednesday, August 27th, 2018 // Produced by: Shelby Jacobs and Stephen Jacobs 


ABOUT THE REALIZATION PODCAST

Looking to become more aware of what's happening both behind the scenes and far beyond the elusive gates of the fashion industry? Tune in to the Realization Podcast on Wednesdays (bi-weekly) as Idalia Salsamendi, business strategist to top influencers and fashion houses, explores her refreshingly honest and direct take on hot topics with key thought leaders impacting the world. Never miss an episode—subscribe, rate and review!