The Connection Between Adriana Georgiadea & The Academy of Art University

The Fashion Journalism Contest is a great way to enter for a chance to win an internship with TRC Marketing. It is also a great way to win a $1,500 scholarship. This contest is presented by the Academy of Art University. For 2018, Adriana Georgiades took the honor of winning this exclusive award. The South African-native came to the United States just to explore her ambitions as a fashion writer. The Academy of Art University just so happened to be the only place to where she could obtain a fashion journalism degree at a master’s level. Georgiades has a strong backing for being a writer. She studies at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa.

While studying at this particular school, she would write a sports blog for the school’s newspaper. Being such a huge Liverpool fan, writing on this subject was fairly easily. This is where she built the foundation for her craft. During this point in time, Georgiades didn’t have the opportunity to write about fashion. She wanted more, and more was exactly what she would get. After graduating from Rhodes University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies, she would move to San Francisco, California to pursue her career.

The Academy of Art University had more than enough opportunities to fulfill her dreams. “I could have continued with my sports writing, but fashion was my ultimate goal,” said Georgiades. While at the Academy of Art University, she has been able to write on a variety of fashion topics while juggling a 3.9 GPA. “Is social media the future of fashion journalism”? This was the topic of choice for the Fashion Journalism Scholarship Contest and she won the contest by leaps and bounds.

In a sense, social media is definitely delivering the goods much more effectively than standard media. This is the digital age and most people spend their time online. “I have grown so much thanks to this institution,” said Georgiades. Her next step is to build-up her portfolio so that she could work for a prominent fashion publication like Cosmopolitan or Vogue.


The Chainsmokers: The Dark Side of “Sick Boy”

The Chainsmokers, a DJ production duo from America, recently opened up about their latest single “Sick Boy” and touched on how their music is transforming with deeper and darker meanings. The Chainsmokers are a relatively new band, breaking through with their first hit single in 2014 entitled “#Selfie” and eventually winning their first Grammy for their top-five single “Don’t Let Me Down” in 2015.

The Chainsmokers have had back-to-back top-hit songs and their quick rise to success has been unstoppable. Maintaining the ability to produce and release popular hit songs can be a challenging task for any artist. Paul and Taggart have recently broken the glass ceiling by entering into a more darker territory with their music upon the release of “Sick Boy”. Paul and Taggart discussed the meaning behind this new song with Hugh McIntyre. Taggart implied that “Sick Boy” is the first page to the newest chapter of their music career and that “Sick Boy” is meant to portray what it is like being apart of the millennial generation, how it impacts the ability to relate to other people and build relationships, as well as maintaining romantic relationships. Taggart also mentioned that their music will be and has always been a “reflection of what’s going on in our lives and the world around us”.

When McIntyre brought up the noticeable darker tones within The Chainsmokers single, Taggart immediately confessed that the song is portraying frustration and anger. The song was meant to invoke the feeling of being turned into a portrayal of oneself instead of being seen for who you really are. Taggart says that everyone is simply trying to relate to everyone else in this arms race attempt to connect that sometimes our messages become harder to understand, which makes it harder for other people to understand. “Sick Boy”, along with other songs that the duo will be releasing this year, Taggart says will touch on what it is like living in this world while also being a member of this generation.