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Conversations with the Inspiring Jasmine Betancourt

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jasmine Betancourt.

Jasmine, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I have always had a passion for fashion. During college, I worked at Nordstrom. I met a lot of amazing people there. After Nordstrom, I worked at the shoe company, Toms. I loved it there! It truly was one of the best experiences I had during my 3 1/2 years there. While at Toms, I realized I wasn’t made for a desk job and wardrobe styling was calling my name. Right before leaving Toms, I met a few stylists that I interned for. They referred me to other stylists and since then, I’ve been freelancing for four years. I’m thankful for all those that have helped me and continue to help me on my styling journey.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It hasn’t always been a smooth ride. I can have a week with no work and as a freelancer that can be scary. Somehow it always works out! I would tell those who want to pursue styling to network and not give up when it gets hard.

Please tell us more about your work, what you are currently focused on and most proud of.
I work with musicians, style look books, and campaigns. I do a little bit of everything at the moment.
It’s a great feeling when you see your work in a magazine or a website. I try to keep a positive fun attitude even when it gets tough.

Who do you look up to? How have they inspired you?
My grandmother plays a big part of where my inspiration comes from. As a child she used to design my clothes and together we would host fashion shows for my family. The fashion shows were a great hit! I get inspired looking at magazines, street style, art shows. Basically, everywhere I go, I find inspiration.

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Image Credit:
Natalia Forsey @nataliaforsey
The Russian Doll (Julia Torchine) @therussiandoll_
Levon Muradian @levonmuradian
Gizelle Hernandez @gizellehernandez
Nick Spanos @spanosphoto

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