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Starr Rocque Of XONecole.com, Talks With INStyle Magazine’s Editor-At-Large About Her Rise From Intern!

The road map to success in Entertainment Industry is right in front of you, just pay attention! Kahlana Barfield’s journey serves as an inspirational tool for those who are aspiring to make it in this business. Thanks to longtime XONecole.com writer, Starr Rocque, readers now have insight into the highs and lows of Barfield’s career….

“A lot of times young girls are impatient and they want it to happen so quickly,” she says. “They try it and if it’s not happening fast enough they move on to something else. But that something else that they move on to isn’t necessarily their passion. They couldn’t be patient anymore and obviously we all need money and you want something stable, but I always say ride it out because when you’re doing something that you actually love, you’re going to enjoy going to work every day.”

About breaking into the business:

” The truth about breaking into the fashion and entertainment media industry is that it takes work–hard work.

On following your purpose:

“I knew that I wanted to work in magazines and I knew how competitive this industry was and I knew that I was going to have to start from the bottom and prove myself,” she tells me. “I had no ego, I was living on an air mattress at my prophyte’s house (Delta Sigma Theta Sorority) in Harlem, and I was working a second job after my internship at Club Monaco. I just did what it took to be able to survive in New York.”

On Growing and sticking with one company:

“A lot of people say in this industry you have to move around in order to grow somewhere, which is true, for most people in order to move up the ranks, but I’ve been so blessed and fortunate that I work for a company who believes in me, who values me, who loves my ideas, who let’s me be me and contribute my vision and my taste level,” . “I have completely grown up the ladder as I’ve been here. I feel like I have the perfect dream job to do both fashion and beauty together.”

Read Kahlana’s full feature here ! & Be sure to keep up with @Starr_Rocque  on Instagram

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