Life Of A Fashion Intern

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Do you remember the scene in The Devil Wears Prada when Stanley Tucci takes Anna Hathaway to the fashion cupboard and her life is changed forever by the rails of designer clothes, and shelves of bags and shoes? Walking into the Company Magazine office on the first day of my summer internship was just like that. The comparisons between the film and my internship end there though, as working as a Fashion Intern at Company Magazine was the highlight of my summer. Day to day activities included organising next season’s samples sent to the magazine from various brands, sorting pieces that could be used for stories appearing in the next issue, and calling different PR agencies to request credits for pieces selected to appear in a spread. While at Company, I also had the opportunity to go on shoots and act as a stylist’s assistant. The morning of a shoot day meant getting to the office early to pack the suitcases with all the looks the stylist had chosen, and then heading off on location. Stylists, models, photographers, hair stylists and make up artists all come together to create a photo shoot, and in the role of stylist’s assistant it was my job to assist all of these people. On one shoot, a model dropped out last minute and I was roped in to fill her place! My boss had a saying; “The job goes at one hundred miles an hour, but I love every minute of it.” After this experience, I couldn’t agree more.

Behind the scenes!
Behind the scenes!
Photo-shoot time!
Photo-shoot time!