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Tanesha Smith Wattley – Stylist at Bluefly

NAME: Tanesha Smith Wattley
INDUSTRY: Fashion/Retail
POSITION:Senior Manager of Visual Merchandising
COMPANY:
 BLUEFLY, INC.
LOCATION: New York, NY
CAREER OR COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Bluefly.com is a leading online retailer of designer luxury and contemporary goods. My job is to guide the aesthetic of our featured products in our photo shoots. I style our models and select merchandise for still life shoots.


WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR BIGGEST SUCCESS?
Transitioning between the worlds of editorial fashion and online retail. While fashion is the focus of both, there are distinctly different end goals.

WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR BIGGEST FAILURE?
Part of living, both professionally and personally, involves failure. Preferably on a daily basis. It means you’ve tried something new.

WHAT IS THE BIGGEST OBSTACLE YOU HAVE OVERCOME?
Moving to New York with no money, no apartment, and no job. It’s actually how many success stories start but that doesn’t make the first few months or even years any easier!

WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE TO ANYONE STARTING OUT – IN FASHION?
Start! New York is wonderful, but start wherever you are. This is a fantastically unique time in our industry where you can interact with fashion on a global level from wherever you are physically.