Tuesday, 13 May 2014

DIARY OF AN INTERN : NEWCASTLE FASHION WEEK




Hello lovelies!

About a week ago I received an email from the core team at Newcastle Fashion Week 2014 to say that I’d been successful in achieving a work experience place. Needless to say I was absolutely ecstatic (I may or may not have squealed.) Anyone interested in a career within the fashion industry knows how important gaining experience is, and I’m so thankful to be able to help out with my local city’s most high profile fashion event of the year.

The week began at 12pm on Wednesday, when I jumped out of my taxi and trotted into the NE1 office, an equal concoction of nerves and excitement. After introducing myself to the lovely Sandra Tang, (head of NCLFW and thankfully nothing like  Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada as I’d imagined) I was immediately plunged into work making out cue cards for the fashion show speeches.One very sore hand later, I moved on to organising the clothes for Saturday’s Company Catwalk Event. This involved signing off each brand’s clothing form and accounting for all the item’s listed, before bagging and labelling the outfits by model. Myself and fellow fashion blogger Amy had a good old nosey at the beautiful clothes provided by fashion giants such as Toppers, Urban Outfitters and H&M.During the afternoon I ran to Adidas to swap a pair of shoes for the correct size, did A LOT of photocopying and entered local businesses phone numbers into Sandra’s phone. 

After being promoted from work experience intern to core team member, I became a lot more involved in the week's activities. I was tasked with everything from setting up clothes for our fashion show at the gorgeous Assembly Rooms to greeting VIPs such as Sophie Ellis Bextor and husband Richard Jones, Lauren Luke, Julian MacDonald and Company Magazine writers Carlene Thomas-Bailey and Alexxsia Elizabeth. I was especially excited meeting the Company girls as I'm a hugeee fan of their writing, and they were absolutely lovely throughout the entire day - even when we had to herd them around quite abruptly!
The other work experience interns and the whole team - photographers, organisers, health and safety were hilarious and we had such a good time together. If you're thinking of helping out at Fashion Week I would highly recommend it - it's a great way to meet new people, learn some new skills and immerse yourself in the local fashion community.
 Sara x
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2 comments

  1. Seems like so much fun !
    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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