It’s been two days of sponging up all the intern knowledge I can possibly get, and have put together a survival kit of bits and pieces you’ll need for every day work. So get your backpacks ready, we’re about to go!
- First and foremost, a computer. Preferably the latest edition MacBook Pro (Accepting donations, please).
This is what you’ll use every day, no matter what. Great for research, writing, checking your facebook, PR, emails, annoying the editor with junk emails, looking at clothing you can’t afford during buisness hours. If you don’t have a mac, you’re not a real fashion person. But we’ll accept windows if you really can’t afford the big apple :)
- Second, a good diary. This Kiki.K diary is uber cute and will fit your whole day.
Soon you’re going to have events stacked up to your ears, so you’ll need something big enough to hold all the information. Something with an 8-8 day in it should surfice. Making sure there is space for note taking. A ribbon marker just adds to the cuteness.
- A pencil case full of many different things.
You never know when you’ll need to glue, tack, tape, or mark something. So it’s best to carry an assortment of pens, in multiple colours of course. A glue stick. Some clear tape (I like to use magic scotch tape). Scissors. Pencils. Highlighters. Sharpner. Twink/Whiteout. An Eraser. Stapler. I think that about covers that.
This is used both as an energy source and a bribery tool. Regardless of what people say, if you can find the editors favourate chocolate. They will eat it! I myself enjoy whittakers white chocolate to keep me going.
- Magazines, prefrebly ones that the editor hasn’t banned from the office.
You might find yourself on boredom street with writers block and no trends to research. This is when you get out the nearest vogue and troll through for interesting things. Not only is it a much needed break, but it also serves as an inspiration for things to include in your magazine. Besides, you always want to know what the competition is doing.
- A sense of humor, because god knows we all need a laugh to break through the stress.
All this taken into account, you should be completely ready for your next day as a fashion mag intern.
P.S, don’t forget to wear clothes and perfume.
One more sleep until I venture into the deep jungle of print media.
Securing an internship at Apparel Magazine is going to be my first big step into the vast fashion industry. A world of many different professions and skills. I’m hoping to learn and grow from a fashion kid to a fashion man. Such an epic opportunity is a blessing and I can’t wait to dig in, learning the way cover to cover. Stay tuned, good things to come.
Change, growth, stress and triumph Love fashion, live style. Here we go!
Wow, what a year. First year of fashion school done, making friends for life, falling in love, first ever fashion show, keeping my scholarship.
I guess the plain truth is that this year has been incredibly inspiring. The weight of the positives is 10x that of anything bad that happened. The best thing for me to write about I s’pose is the end of year fashion show. “Y-One” a street style makeshift catwalk at the AUT Hikuwai Plaza, featuring designs from AUT’s own first year Bachelor of Design (Fashion) students.
What a bumpy ride it was to get to the show. Long nights, re-sewn garments, ripped seams, and destroyed fabric. But with hard work comes incredibly satisfying results. And results is what we got. With the entire plaza choc full of guests and family, notable NZ media with their camera’s and instagram a storm. Needless to say our show had hype, but what’s great is that we have the tallent to deliver, what a large delivery it was.
The whole year was split into groups, each group with it’s own local designer. Children of Vision, Huffer, Lonely Hearts, Karen Walker, Ruby, & Moochi. The task was to deliver a 7-10 look street style capsule collection for F/W 2013 with the brands aethetic in mind. And with half a semesters worth of research, each group collaborated in order to present their own mini collections.
This is where the long hours come in. From here it’s all design development and 3D experimentation, A.K.A, 24H studio days. But with plenty of No-Doz on hand and a pack full of cigarettes, we all managed to cope. What a splendid event, a spectacular display of the excellent tallent our year has to offer.
Good luck design kids. And I’ll see you next year.