Friday, 8 May 2009

Diary of an Intern: Day 4 - 30th April

I'm pretty much getting used to life working here now. My sleeping pattern is actually into a good routine and i spent my first day in our new house last night. It's situated right on the edge of Regents Park by Primrose Hill, and we have a canal backing onto our house. The house is actaully amazing and i'm so grateful to Guy (Hills) for letting us stay. It takes me approximately 40 minutes to walk to Conduit Street, so it means i dont have to get up at 7.15 anymore! yeah!
I now wake at 8am, shower, breakfast, and set off for work at 9.

I spent a lot of money last night aswell, buying lots of new dresses. i am very excited about strutting them around.

Okay, back to business.... TODAY i got to grips with Excel and spent pretty much the entire day making tables of clients and whether they had websites. We also had a bit of a crisis at the office, turns out the precollection that was supposed to be delivered today, wont be ready for another week. Esther is fuming. It means we have to cancel a weeks worth of appointments with people like Selfridges, Harrods, Harvey Nich's etc. BaD BAD NEWS :(

In between all the commotion, i managed to ask Esther how she managed to get to where she is now. Turns out she used to work in music PR, and then she went to Fashion PR, and then she got a job at the shop downstairs, and then was promoted to be head of Anglomania in the showroom.

The other staff in the showroom, Nuria, Vito, Christina & Charlotte all got to where they are now, coming from Retail experience.

One thing i've noticed about the showroom is, i haven't really put to use yet anything ive learnt on our course. It seems i use more of Bridgets Enterprise module than i do of Fashion.

Don't get me wrong, i am really enjoying this experience, i mean Vivienne Westwood (hello?) i just sort of wish i was more involved with the creative side. Esther says that when the collection starts, it will get a lot busier and a lot more exciting. I'm very much looking forward to this.

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