(Zara top, Alice & Olivia blazer, Joe's Jeans, Lucky Brand booties)
Bonjiourno from Roma! I have been in Rome for the last few days, enjoying the sights, the food, and the famous Italian fashion (scroll down to see the Valentino store and me nerding out in front of Versace on the famous Via Venetto).
Stay tuned for more!
It is no secret that working as a fashion intern in NYC can be rough- imagine The Devil Wears Prada, but unpaid. Working at Marie Claire Magazine is no exception. Don't get me wrong, the internship is an incredible opportunity that I am so thankful for, but it is no stroll through Central Park. It is more of a sprint...all over the city...in heels...carrying heavy garment bags full of merchandise you could only dream of affording.
My first week was all about learning. There are about 30 of us, and we all work in the fashion closet, overseeing the flow of merchandise in and out of the magazine to be used for photoshoots. Some of the more experienced interns have had the honor of being assigned to a specific editor,
(meaning they get the privilege of doing work in the closet like everyone else AND doing work for a specific editor) and they assist the editor in making sure that he or she receives every piece ordered. The majority of what we do includes going to get merchandise from designers, checking it into the closet, packing up for photoshoots, unpacking photoshoots, and returning merchandise back to designers. What makes it difficult is that we are constantly on our feet, running around with garment bags, making photo copies, and dreaming of the day that we get chosen to go on a photoshoot.
My tips for interns pursuing fashion journalism:
1. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing that still look cute and fashionable
2. Drink a lot of water
3. Always have ibuprofen with you
4. Take it as an opportunity to learn the city
5. Always say YES and volunteer for everything
The two coolest things that have happened to me so far:
1. Joanna Coles complimented my accessories!
2. I met Prabal Gurung
Unforunately, I cannot go into detail without exposing the content of our upcoming issues, but stay tuned for more!
So I've been in NYC for 2 weeks already interning at Marie Claire! It's been really amazing, busy, and exhausting, but I'm loving it. Here's just a little glance into my new York style: a little bit edgier and more urban, not to mention comfy enough for walking everywhere!