The Huffington Post recently interviewed stylist and editor-in-chief of Yahoo Style, Joe Zee, about his hosting duties for the 2015 Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards (CAFA) taking place on January 31st, 2015. He's also the receipient of the 2015 Vangard Award- congrats, Joe!
On the emerging design scene in Canada:
I think [the CAFA] is the perfect way to, number one, be celebratory about all the talent and number two, put a global spotlight on it. I think [the CAFA] is a perfect example of breaking away and showing some homegrown talent and toasting to it and celebrating it and saying hey, we're here and we can do this.
On the most common mistake newbies make in the workplace:
As great as it is with all the visibility of fashion in movies and on television and online, that visibility has also allowed people who are coming into the industry to have certain levels of expectations. Sometimes what you see portrayed in a show isn't exactly what real life is -- there is a little bit of a disconnect. A lot people who come into it think, oh I didn't think it was going to be like this, or I want to do this. When I did it, it was like, you'll do anything because there was no level of expectation, because you had no idea, you had nothing to compare it to. Full interview at Huffington Post