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Fashionista has a post up about what it's like to be a young, broke fashion acolyte at an industry party. Here's what happens when a style icon asks our heroine what publication she works for: "You drop the name (realization: this is what business cards are for. Mental note to get those free ones made online) and they say your name is familiar—your work is fantastic! You know that they are mistaken but decide correction is not necessary; tugging at the corners of your mouth, you try to hide how hard you are beaming and demurely thank them. There are sunbeams dancing in your soul. You are melting inside. This is the best night EVER." [Fashionista]