While she wouldn’t say that she has a favorite company per say. She does believe that she has found her passion within the beauty community, working specifically with designer fragrances. Her time with Acqua di Parma and Dior have been nothing short of excellent.
What has been your experience with Parfums Christian Dior, Osh Kosh B'Gosh, La Fiorentina, 11th Street Workshop, Orsman Design, Acqua di Parma, and your time as a consultant for Shiseido?
Angelina expressed to me that she has been fortunate enough to love every team she has worked with this far in her career. Going more in depth with this, she believes that the environment you work in is just as, if not more important than the company itself.
Switching from production, to lighting design, and then transitioning into beauty & fragrance has taught her that every job you work for will connect in the end. No matter how big or small the job is, you can & will pick up skills that will launch you to be successful in your career.
Both of these companies value(d) her time as an employee, as they have allowed her to pitch her own ideas, and give a fresh perspective on a lot of topics, which has taught her that when you are young you should also be interviewing the company itself. Not only does it make both parties happy, but it motivates you to work harder when you feel connected to your work and environment.
When you are interning or even starting the first few years in your career, you should be able to look up to your bosses and get advice about your career. Through understanding this, she is happy to say that both her digital marketing and visual merchandising bosses at Acqua di Parma taught her so much about the industry, the importance of the company environment, and how to work hard.
How did you learn the skills; web design, visual merchandising, E-commerce, Final Cut Pro, and Adobe?
Ever since she was a child, she loved creating movie trailers and spoof videos on iMovie. As she grew older she took classes in Final Cut Pro and web design.
[Although when she was younger she had no idea that she would end up with such a passion for visual merchandising]
Throughout college she worked on set as a production assistant in the art department for TV, photoshoots, and music videos. Through these experiences she learned just how important lighting is, and the effects it can have on a room. After she transitioned to being a lighting designer, she found a passion for all aspects of design, leading her into visual merchandising to combine all three industries (production, lighting design, and beauty).
For someone who switched their major literally 6 times, and tested out multiple industries, her biggest accomplishment is the brands she has been able to put on her resume. As she sacrificed a lot, to work go to school and maintain a social life, yet she managed to balance it all.
She is really proud that less than two years of time spent in the beauty industry she is now working with Dior. If she were to change anything about her past, she would go back and tell herself that mistakes happen, everyone feels nervous starting a new job, and that all of her hard work and sacrifice will pay off in the end.
While not working with high end brands, she loves creating TikToks, she loves to film funny videos for her friends and enjoys painting time to time. Through these two activities she is able to self express herself, from style, entertainment and just pure enjoyment.
If she could do anything in the world, she would love to create a skincare and cosmetic line that targets real skin issues. As she is someone that gets frequent facial eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea. She can speak to the fact that it's not fun, you don’t feel confident, and there isn’t a product on the market that doesn’t involve steroids. With this being said, you should be able to feel confident, and know that the products you are putting on your face will not only help you feel good, but look good too.