Sunday, May 18, 2008

A New Opportunity Arrives

It has been quite a while since I have updated my blog..and for that I apologize.

School has been out for about two weeks, and I'm already losing track of the days.

Since I am home in Connecticut, I am back to working at the mall for the wonderous world that is known as Charlotte Russe. It's not a terrible store by any means but it does not have the greatest quality of clothing. But I will not lie, I can not resist a pair of shoes for $22.99 plus a 40% discount. However, even though I still shop there, I find myself trying to make my wardrobe grow up and be of better quality.

But hey...a girl's gotta work.

Speaking of work...while catching up on my favorite blogs, one of which is, I found a post that said that W magazine was looking for interns for the fall.

Let me tell you...I didn't even hesitate to apply.

And as it turns out, I had an interview last Thursday, May 15 at the W office and boy was I nervous!! My mom and my boyfriend, Dave accompanied me to the city (we had to take Metro North :-/).

I admit when I get nervous, I sometimes get a little bitchy...but it's not on purpose. Thankfully both my mom and Dave understood and had great patients with me. (They both know how much that meant to me!)

I met with Garrett Munce, and I feel the interview went well. Of course, now, I keep going over it in my head and am kicking myself for not going into more detail or something...but all in all I think I did the best I could.

I was very impressed with the offices, well, what I saw at least. It looked like a great place to work, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed...(it sucks...I totally already have my hopes up).

Wish me luck!!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Goodbye To You...

Well, school is over.
And the end of school means the end of my internship at Levi Strauss and Co.
This internship was probably the best internship I could've asked for to be my first experience in the fashion industry.
When I first started at Levi's, I was afraid that I would be considered the scum of the Earth and made to do assistant work, like go on coffee runs.
But I was put to work, learning the Levi's products, learning what to look for for certain magazines or stylists.
My bosses could have been as bitchy and vial as Meryl Streap depicted in "The Devil Wears Prada". That's truly what I expected walking into this industry. But my bosses proved that you don't have to be an arrogant person in order to be successful in the fashion industry.
I am truly lucky to have had an incredible experience at Levi's like this. I have a great knowledge of the industry, though I still have A LOT more to learn. I have a great source now to further myself into this industry and hopefully that's exactly what I'll do.
I am going to miss working at Levi's, not just because of the free jeans, but because it was such a comfortable yet progressive learning experience and I constantly felt like I was living my dream.