Brooke Jaffe: Founder of Brooke Jaffe Style & Previous Bloomingdale's Fashion Director.
“It’s just as important to know what you don’t like what you do because it’s clarifying. The first job in your life doesn’t dictate your career because it’s your first job.”
Are you trying to break into the fashion industry? Do you want to know what it's like to be at the forefront of the decision making at a legacy retailer? Brooke Jaffe is an expert in the field, having gone from the editorial world at InStyle and Vogue to her decade-long role as Fashion Director at Bloomingdale's to her current career as an on-air fashion expert and brand consultant through her independent company, Brooke Jaffe Style.
But of course, this journey starts with college, where Brooke studied English and Theater at the University of Pennsylvania. Listen to the pod to find out about how exactly she went from singing and acting in an auditorium to talking on the Today Show and Access Hollywood, the serendipitous connection that landed her her first job and the challenges in leaving Bloomingdale's to forge her own path.