All posts tagged: women

YHM Special: Pursuing Our Dreams with Jannel Therese Varona

We always promote and push our readers to follow their dreams. Pursuing our dreams may not always be easy, but if we really want something, we should do everything in our power to get it. Our very own intern, Jannel Therese Varona, talks to YHM about going after her dreams as a journalist in the fashion and entertainment world and her resolutions for the New Year. YHM: Tell us a little about yourself. Jannel Therese Varona: I am an aspiring fashion and entertainment journalist. I want to conquer the fashion world one floor of the Hearst Tower at a time. YHM: In what ways have you followed your dreams and what would you tell someone about following theirs? JTV: I attended a lot of networking events and events that would continue to inspire me, and help fuel my determination to achieve my dream. The very last event I went to that impacted me the most was Seventeen Magazine’s Internships 101 Event. I was inspired by people such as Ann Shoket, the Editor in Chief of …

The Faux Fur Phenomenon; Make it Retro for the Holidays

It’s chic and it’s trending. The perfect faux fur vest can take your everyday look up a notch. Whether you’re headed to the office or bundling up for a rocking holiday party, this fashion must-have is eye catching when styled right. First step, find a style that works for you. We love American Eagle’s soft and classy deep red vest. Match this piece with a simple long sleeve top with a contrasting color for a little pop! A sleek high-waist skinny heats up the look for a New York Centric feel. With all the crazy chatting and gift giving, staying flat on your feet is essential.  Take a vintage route to comfort with velvet loafers! Now it’s time for the jewels. With the holidays right around the corner we opted for accented bangles knotted with a ribbon and simple pearl earrings. That’s all, folks! You’re now ready to stand out in the crowd at your next holiday party! As always, we hope we inspired you to make a retro fit with this season’s trendiest item. And …

Strong Independent Women

In honor of July 4th YHM is paying tribute to independence! In such a competitive world, people must take their fate into their own hands in order to achieve greatness and success. Being independent is especially important in Corporate America. More and more, employees are looking for candidates who possess independence that will help their companies grow. Samantha Rodriguez, marketing member for Boston based radio station Mix 104.1 and intern at WGBH understands this concept perfectly. YHM: How important is independence in the work place? In the modern day work force it has become increasingly more important for young women to be independent. I have learned that the easiest way to establish independence in the workplace is to take ownership and responsibility over the projects you are assigned. Independence can also be developed when you make the effort to take leadership positions when working in groups. I believe that independence in the work place has the power to make me feel confident in my abilities. I appreciate the fact that my bosses and co-workers trust me …

Single or Taken: Women With Confidence

YHM caught up with two confident young ladies to ask about boyfriends, or lack thereof, and if that has any bearing on their confidence. In light of June’s theme: “Get Motivated & Stay Positive,” it is important to remember our own self worth and have a positive outlook on life with or without a boyfriend. YHM: Do you feel that your confidence is affected by whether or not you have a boyfriend? Kelly Nguyen: “I think having a boyfriend can affect your confidence positively and negatively. Your boyfriend is often someone who you admire and trust. For many girls, the approval from such a person remains important. Therefore, a negative and discouraging boyfriend can dramatically affect how your view yourself. On the other hand, I do believe having a positive companion can inspire you and boost your confidence. The best compliments are from those that you admire the most. However, you have to be weary of becoming too dependent on your significant other.” “I don’t currently have a boyfriend, but I’ve been in an array …

Get Floral With Your Look!

As the days heat up, get glam with YHM Style! That’s right! We’ve picked out what’s young, hot and modern with this season’s hottest trend, floral! Embrace the weather and all its beauty with our stylish outfits from SheInside. YOUNG Being young means you’re always trying to find ways to stand out. This fun mix from SheInside plays with patterns in the unique floral meets stripes top! Matched with a bleached light blue denim helps the blues of your top stand out even more. Of course no look is complete without the jewels. Our spiky earrings and ring selection are total rock-star flare. HOT Keep your hottest looks simple. A beautiful flower dress in a complementing hue and bell shape is ideal for a night out. A chic yet simple ring adds elegance to your outfit. MODERN Be bold and rock a floral crop blazer with a graphic tee. Modeling urban pieces with a feminine print shows off your rebellious side. Beat the heat with a cool chiffon maxi skirt. Complete your look with a vintage ring themed from the classic fairy tale Snow White!

Yoga Improves Both Health and Self-Esteem

Living a healthy lifestyle is one way to boost self-esteem and confidence. Noreen Kohl, a group exercise and yoga instructor at Rowan University, shared with us her experience with yoga as it relates to both health and self-esteem. YHM: What are the benefits of yoga health wise? Self-esteem wise? Noreen: Health wise, benefits include improved circulation, less stress and stress induced ailments, and more energy. It eases joint and muscle pain as well as headaches. Yoga is low impact when done properly. Self-esteem wise, yoga is great because it is not a competition, it’s all about doing what is best for you as an individual and honoring your body’s limits while challenging yourself! By Maria Lattanzio | Photo: Patrick Hendry