YBB022: Alexis Bennett (InStyle Beauty Reporter) on Her Journey to Working in Mainstream Media

Gwen Elliot, February 10, 2016

Your Big Break Podcast welcomes InStyle Beauty Reporter Alexis Bennett!

You’re going to LOVE this episode with Alexis Bennett (okay…I’m a bit biased). Alexis is a beauty reporter at InStyle where she writes about beauty trends, interviews celebs, and profiles beauty startups. In today’s episode she shares her inspiring journey (and big break experience) of moving from Florida to The Big Apple to pursue a career in journalism. She also shares her tips to pitch, what she looks for when featuring a company and she even shares her email address at the end if you believe you have a story she’d be interested in telling in InStyle!


In this episode you’ll learn:

Alexis shares what a big break means to her.

How she got big break in the media world.  

Alexis shares her first job in the media

What it’s like working in the media and trying to help your parents understand that path 

Alexis shares her experience preparing for celebrity interviews (including Halle Berry!)

Alexis shares with us what her everyday routine at InStyle 

Why Instagram and social media gives Alexis inspiration.

“At the end of the day you know who you are, and I think that what makes people beautiful is our individuality […]”

Alexis shares her thoughts on beauty trends and how some can be harmful (ahem…Kylie Jenner Lip Trend).

Alexis shares what a good pitch looks like and what to avoid.

How Alexis got into meditation and how it keeps her grounded.

Alexis shares the pros and cons of her job in the fashion world.

Resources, recommendations and fun:

Instafamous Beauty Brands: http://www.instyle.com/news/beauty-brands-on-instagram

Omvana App: http://www.omvana.com/

The Alchemist: http://www.amazon.ca/The-Alchemist-10th-Anniversary-Edition/dp/0061122416

How to Connect with Alexis Online and on Social Media:




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