Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I'm Searching for The Best Intern/Assistant, Is That You?: PAMELA PEKERMAN

Dear Bagistas,

Business is booming, team Psquared (get it - Pamela Pekerman!) needs help and it's been a year since I've had an amazing intern - hi Paula, I miss you! So, I'm on the hunt for a fabulous gal or guy that wants to learn every aspect of the fashion busines - branding, publishing, broadcasting, marketing, editorial and more. If you are a fan of The Rachel Zoe Project, committed to reading VOGUE and ELLE, and enjoy snagging $250 Louboutin pumps at Saks Fifth Avenue, read on!

This is an UNPAID internship, ideal for a college student or recent grad based in the NYC area.  You will be assisting me with many aspects of growing my brand - and there is a lot to come in late 2010 and beyond!!
- pull/return fashion samples for TV segments
- help setup at TV shoots
- send out monthly broadcasting pitch to producers
- send out story pitches highlighting Pamela, to print/online editors
- monitor Twitter/Facebook activity (posting press, announcing appearances…)
- organize lookbooks
- post Friday bag-a-licious videos to YouTube
- attend market appointments and industry events, with Pamela
- assist at/attend key meetings with pr executives, designers, Pamela’s agent, etc.
- organize expenses post travel
- help pre/post events hosted by Pamela (rsvp list, gift bags, greeting editors)
- update contacts
- confirm appointments
- help cover fashion week shows/events
- keep office samples organized
- update press clips on www.PamelaPekerman.com

- extremely organized and detail oriented
- previous experience at a magazine, pr firm or working for individual is preferred
- go getter, not for the shy
- must have great phone etiquette
- knowledgeable in social media platforms Twitter/Facebook and beyond
- love of fashion key
- comfortable with fast pace
- able to think on your own
- comfortable sharing ideas
- able to draft eloquent emails
- knowledge of Photoshop is a plus
A 2-3 day commitment approx 10am-6pm is requested. You must live in the NYC area. Please submit resumes to info@bagtrends.com. I would like to fill the position by September 15 or sooner!

Have a bag-a-licious day!
Pamela Pekerman

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Meet Joy Mangano, HSN Superstar and Power Woman: PAMELA PEKERMAN

Joy Mangano and Pamela Pekerman at Joy's 10th Anniversary
with HSN press preview
Dear Bagistas,

In addition to Jennifer Lopez, Karen Robinovitz, Kelly Ripa and Kathryn Finney, I officialyl have a new female power woman to lust after and admire in a totally professional way – Joy Mangano.

If that name doesn’t ring a bell, you clearly don’t watch enough HSN. If you did, you would have seen Joy selling her wares, which include Huggable Hangers, velvety hangers that are lightweight, ultra-thin, and the #1 selling product in the history of HSN or Clothes It All Luxury Carry All Luggage Set which lets you turn your roller into a portable closet with drawers. And then of course, you can catch Joy cooking up a storm with cutie-pie chef Todd English using their revolutionary GreenPan collection that uses Thermolon non-stick technology – the first completely PTFE-free (look that stuff up, it’s nasty!) non-stick cookware.

Although I’ve worked on HSN in the past, I never had the pleasure of meeting Joy, so I was thrilled to have her personally present her best selling, and soon-to-be best selling, inventions at a press presentation held at the Buckingham Hotel.

Joy Mangano showcases her Clothes It All Luxury Carry All Luggage
available at HSN
I had a 10am appointment and greeting me was this diminutive – in size but NOT in energy or presence – woman dressed in a sleek black pencil skirt and draped red blouse, with perfectly quaffed hair and a French manicure. Boy was I glad for my emergency, AM hair blowout! But, from our 45 minute appointment (which I actually thought would be 15-20 minutes) I learned Joy isn’t just a pretty face pedaling products. She is woman who, as HSN’s executive vice president Bill Brand puts it, “solves simple problem.” She reacts to her ahhhaaa moments, rather than sit on the sidelines and let others come up with the same concept. I love that!

Ladies, we should all try to channel a little big of Joy’s joy – love what we do, follow thru with our convictions, believe in ourselves and know our business inside and out. Yes, that last one is important! Don’t just be the face of something. Don’t just answer phones. Don’t just file tax papers. Don’t just go through the motions. To move up in life – even if you don’t plan to have your own company – it’s important to know the ins and outs of the field you are in. The important people will notice – trust me. When I was in college applying for magazine jobs, I used to review changes in the mastheads. I knew all the editors and their assistants – and last stories they worked on – as well as who owned what magazine and how they acquired it!

For more on Joy Mangano and her products, check out HSN.com.

Have a bag-a-licious day!
Pamela Pekerman

Monday, August 16, 2010

Are You Runway Ready? Let Us Judge and You Could Be Part of NY Fashion Week: PAMELA PEKERMAN

Dear Bagistas,

Do you dream of showing your women's wear fashion during New York's prestigious Fashion Week? If so, you are luck!  Women's Mafia is accepting applications for their semi-annual "Are You Runway Ready?" Fashion Week Competition. Applications MUST BE IN BY TOMORROW. The winners will show their collections on September 9th during an exclusive, media event to kick off Fall 2010 Fashion Week.

For rules click HERE.

This coming Friday, a group of fabulously well-healed judges [myself included - natch ;) ] will select winners. Other judges include my dear friend Zadile Blay (of Paper mag fame and other fabulous things), David Zyla (stylist for ABC soap operas and a very dapper man all around) and Engie Hassan (designer and stylist).

"Are You Runway Ready?" Fill out the application ASAP TODAY and we'll see!

PS The PR director for Women's Mafia has informed me that if you want to be involved as an accessories sponsor, please email marcy@yellowskyagency.com. Let her know I sent you, to ensure extra special love and attention.

Have a-a-licious day!
Pamela Pekerman

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Trying Blue Print Cleanse, Day 1 Juice 1: PAMELA PEKERMAN

Dear Bagistas,

A few months ago, while attending a twitter party at Robert Verdi's house, I was gifted a three day trial for a Blue Print Cleanse. I'm not a detoxing/ juice cleansing kind of gal, but the sample juice I tried (I believe it was Green Apple) truly tasted yummy. Last week, I finally ordered my three day cleanse at Level 1, Renovation - there are three levels depending on your experience cleansing and eating raw foods. The ordering process was simple and I saved $50 on shipping by picking it up from Exhale Spa on Central Park South (OK, actually I sent my husband to do that part). There are tons of convenient locations in the city to pick up your juices, which are heavy so be prepared, and come with ice packs and a little lunch bag for cleansing on-the-go! If I were to pay for this cleanse it would be about $180. Fortunately, I get to test it out for free and then let you know if it's worth the bucks.

I'm on "Renovation" so I get more fruity versus green juices. However, the first bottle is green - Green Lemon, to be exact. It's comprised of Romaine, Celery, Cucumber, Green apple, Spinach, Parsley and Lemon. I've been drinking for about 15 minutes and it's not going well. You should see my face! I can't deal with the tangy flavour combo, but I'm forging ahead. It is the first drink, after all. The goal is to finish this sucker in the next 20 minutes.
Benefits to keep me motivated: Lemon - contains unique flavanoid compounds that have antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. High in Vitamin C, promotes a healthy immune system.

Have you tried BP Cleanse? How did it go? Have you ever been on any cleansing program?

Have a bag-a-licious day!
Pamela Pekerman


Monday, August 09, 2010

Win It, LOGO by Lori Goldstein on QVC Multiflap Handbag: PAMELA PEKERMAN

Dear Bagistas,

Faux Leather Multi Flap Handbag, LOGO by Lori Goldstein. Photo: Vinne Merlot
If you are a serious fashion lover – meticulously dissecting the pages of VOGUE, glued to the best blogs for quick 411 during Fashion Week, planning our outfits in advances with accessories in mind – they you probably have come across the name Lori Goldstein. Lori is an iconic stylistic with twenty years of experience, who is constantly in demand for fashion shows, magazine shoots, advertising campaigns and more. She regularly styles shows for Vera Wang, Nina Ricci, Carolina Herrera and TSE, and has acted as creative consultant and stylist for numerous celebrities including Madonna, Demi Moore, Julianne Moore and Anne Hathaway. Lori also designs a line for QVC called LOGO by Lori Goldstein and tonight she’s debuting a great handbag that retails under $75. (You knew the bag hook was coming, I’m sure.) Buying this handbag is like getting Lori’s personal stamp of approval. Who wouldn’t want a legendary stylist to say they look good? This multi compartments bag has a three layer flap with plenty of pockets and is constructed from faux snake skin and PVC – translation: scuff proof! Best of all – aside from the price – is the versatility of wearing the bag cross body, ultra long to one side or as a traditional purse simply by adjusting the shoulder strap. Given my diminutive height, I’ll be sporting this style at a shorter shoulder strap length.

Share Your Thoughts: Do you love this bag? Yah or Nah? Are you a QVC addict? Have you shopped LOGO by Lori Goldstein in the past?
Leave a comment and one lucky WINNER WILL WIN THIS BAG!

Have a bag-a-licious day!
Pamela Pekerman

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Back to Campus Kipling Handbag Giveaway and More: PAMELA PEKERMAN

Dear Bagistas,

It’s time for another giveaway and this go around it’s a bag, actually two, full of back to campus necessities. Don’t worry if you’re past the collegiate age, these fashion and beauty items will be ideal for all ages. Well, maybe you can just give the pink backpack to your little niece. All rules are below. I’d like to thank my friends from Think PR for helping put this giveaway together. You guys are amazing and it’s been my pleasure working with you for the past five years.

August Giveaway

1) Follow me on twitter, www.twitter.com/pamelapekerman and Think Public Relations www.twitter.com/think_pr  
2) Retweet (RT) "get back-to-campus ready w @kiplingusa & @think_pr #giveaway http://ow.ly/2ltGn #pamgiveawaythink"
3) a random RT will be selected on August 21 (contest ends August 20, 2010 at 11:59pm EST)

Have a bag-a-licius day!
Pamela Pekerman