How To Be The Perfect Fashion Intern

Fashion internships are great in getting you that all important head start in the fashion industry...
Getting you behind the scenes knowledge and experience of how to act in the workplace and what to expect.
So got a placement coming up? Keep reading! Here are some of the all important steps that you need to take into mind in ensuring you make a good intern.

As someone that works in fashion, a former intern (and now conveniently, is responsible for managing fashion work experience placements) here's some of my to do's and things that made former interns stand out to me.

Image: Devil Wears Prada 

Get The Name Right
The first steps in getting an internship is applying. Whether its by email or over the phone employers just don't have the time for those that don't make that first good impression and spell check is your stepping stone. No my name is not Zara or Zoey, so make sure things are spelt right, especially names! 
Some companies may also get offended if you don’t get their company name right, so make sure any emails you send are spell checked before you hit that send button! 

Research Research Research
Got an internship at a smaller company? It's still important that you research into the company, their services and what they do. Will you be writing for the company? Read past examples online of work on their website, how they like things done. What type of tone do they take when writing? Is is opinion based or statistics?
Researching can also help you in preparing yourself for the type of tasks you can expected to take part in. Production company? - Sample runs!

Make An Impression
You're working in fashion so take advantage of that. Some of the fun of working in a fashion environment is showing some of your favourite pieces off in the office, in form of your stylish getups. Clothing is a great talking tool too, there's nothing more that we like talking about then our latest purchases, but don’t spend too much time swapping shopping destinations, there's work to be done!
Oh this jacket, its Rag and Bone AW13; we're impressed.

Smile
Don’t pull faces – we get it no one likes filing away folders. But it has to be done, experience the high and lows of the experience. Keep your expectations high, but don’t expect to be straight in the doors on your first day and working alongside the designer, attending an exclusive event by the second.

Offer To Make The Teas
It's one you hear over and over yet there are few that will step up to the plate, (or in this case the kettle) and actually offer to make their colleagues a drink. We rarely get the time and offering it really makes a good impression, if you know how to use a coffee machine and make a good latte you're in!

Think Before You Speak
In the nicest way possible, is it important? Do you need to interrupt a meeting for a call regarding moving to a new internet provider? Using your initiative really helps. Just think can you google it, before you need to start asking questions?

on the other hand...

Do Ask Questions
If unsure on a task, although it may be daunting, asking questions is the best way to go about it. It shows your not afraid to approach or ask questions, especially if you have your own interpretation to add the to task. It's better to double check you know what your doing before taking a guess and getting it wrong and needing to redo, it wastes time and won't leave a good impression.

Keep In Contact
Sending over articles or just dropping that odd email, even asking if they need any help in the future with events always helps a company remember an intern. A helpful hint is to follow the company on twitter and reply or retweet some of their tweets, it helps show your face as well as giving the impression you take interest in the company and want to help with promoting their work. This way you can also keep up to date on upcoming events and offer a future helping hand.

That's that! Now follow the above 8 steps and you're well on your way to being the perfect fashion intern! 

I originally wrote this piece for my work website, wanna check it out there click here

Any questions drop me an email or comment! Till later guys, 



LOOK @ WHAT I GOT - CHRISTMAS 2013 EDITION

There's nothing more relaxing than boxing day.. the day for you to eat yet more than you did on Christmas day and put your gifts to use. (sorry to any that are working, but this is luxury) 
I've left the comfort of my bedroom for approximately a time period of 20 minutes today, and that was to go and see my dog. Who needs human to human interaction this holiday season? 

If I'm totally honest... it took half of the alcohol in my Christmas pudding flask (yes I have a flask, and yes it's xmas themed) and for it to be Christmas Eve for me to actually kick into the festive spirit this year. Scrooge at 18 years old, sort it out zo. 

Let's take a gander at some of the lovely bits i was treated to this year...

| Nikon 1 (Yay!!)|

| Teddy Clutch Weekday | Black shirt Mango | Wishbone Necklace |

| Mini chocolate bars Green & Blacks | Note pad and matching pens | All This Bad Blood Bastille |
 As you guys should (hopefully) know I am a pretty big Bastille fan, this CD has songs that even I haven't heard yet, listened to numerous times already!

| Primer Set Smashbox | - this stuff is like magic dust 

| Alexa Chung for Eyeko | Alexa Chung 'It' Book |

When Alexa described her eyeliner as "very black" she wasn't lying. This stuff is amazing, honestly one flick and you're ready to go, no relining plus look at the pretty shield (that I originally thought was a guitar pick)

I also got some very cute pyjamas, but I'm not getting changed out of them today so you'll just have to picture them. 

And now, to me from me: 

| Holographic clutch Marc by Marc Jacobs |

I got told on Tuesday in my local pub that holographic belonged back in the 80s... and that they don't get it. My response: You guys don't get SS13. 

| Les Beiges face powder Chanel |

| Tshirt Kenzo | Skirt Zara |
I like to call this skirt my Carrie Brawshaw skirt, with the mesh overlay I feel just like her. Think a peek of the mesh from under an oversized blazer. 

Let me know what you guys got! 
Happy Holidays! 



VOGUE X WESTFIELD PARTY

I would prattle on about how fast November has gone if it weren't for the fact I keep spelling November, novemember. Honestly, numerous emails this month, spellcheck has now added this word to my dictionary. 
If you get an email from me stating this , you are now invited to join  the exclusive nov-members only club. 

But yeah, guess who's been a busy bee lately? *points at self* 

I hope you were all aware of shopping centre, Westfield's 5th birthday. Well to celebrate, Vogue held a pop-up club. And my work was invited to attend. 
Gold was the theme of the night, gold invites, gold decor and sipping gold vodka.

Here is my night in some snaps:








Look Ma I'm on TV! 

Grace Jones Performance! 



| Biker front zip shirt The Kooples | Leather Skirt All Saints | Mulberry Lily Bag Mulberry




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