Sunday, May 8, 2011

New Beginnings.

In three weeks I'll be starting an amazing fashion PR internship in the city of my dreams: New York City. 

Photo Credit: -somethingwicked

I've been consciously aspiring to work in the fashion industry since I was 15 years-old and the wheels are finally rolling-big time. Technically, I've been working in the fashion industry for four years now- in a privately owned boutique as a sales associate and in a nation-wide trendy chain as a visual merchandiser and accessories specialist- but as much as I have learned about clothing + commerce, all that feels so mundane compared to the opportunities that are about to come from this internship in Manhattan.

Don't get me wrong, I'm no fool. I know that this isn't going to be glamourous, air kisses all around type of opportunity. Chances are that I'll be getting coffee for some higher-up every morning. Chances are I'll be given the straight up Ugly Betty treatment. But what if every so often I get to go to an event? What if I get to help out in the back-of-house for a designer during Fashion Week? I think it'll be all worth it.

Worst. Case. Scenario.
But she turns out OK at the end.. right?
Photo Credit: uglybettycaps

In any case, I started this because I couldn't find any other fashion intern blogs. Sure, there are the ones in teen magazines' websites that give tidbits on interns backgrounds... there are general internship blogs that give tips on what to wear and how to write a cover letter... are you still awake? Yea, that's how much those blogs interest me as well.

I'm going to keep this blog as my internship diary, not just for me to laugh at later in life, but for you as well. You, who are interest in the fashion industry and wanna know what it's like to start from the bottom, from the mouth of an insider, because you haven't gotten a chance to do it for yourself- YET.

I'm keeping it anonymous because the PR firm I'll be working at is a MAJOR player in the fashion industry- not just in New York, but also in Los Angeles, Paris and Milan to name a few. This firm has it's hands on everything.. from putting on shows at Lincoln Center to grand openings of designer boutiques on 5th Avenue. In short: They're kinda a big deal and I don't wanna get fired if I call one of their clients a bitch.

I hope you stick around to read about my adventures :) and don't worry, I'll post original photographs too to make this a more personal visual story.

Oh, and if you have been an intern in the fashion industry, no matter what department, feel free to send me tips and stories about your experience. I'll take all the help I can get!

Til' next time,

The NYC Fashion Intern
(well, one of the two million of 'em)

1 comment:

  1. This seems like a good idea good luck on your endeveours!