REALITY BYTES: I WANT A JOB IN FASHION!
Armed with my lone duffel worth of clothes and accessories, I landed smack-dab in the middle of fashion heaven this week, with Herve Leger and Chanel just a few paces from my brother’s shoebox of an apartment in Soho. My first stop was Pastis in the meatpacking district where even the hostess was dressed to impress. Tatjana spiced up what could have been a boring, seen-before work uniform by rocking an H&M bandage skirt, a vintage silk shirt and a fun pair of low-heeled booties from Shoegasm.
My first interview was Thursday with the sales department of Lucky magazine. Advertising sales assistant Lizzie Meltzer spoke with me about working on the business side of magazines, in terms of why it is difficult to cross over from sales to editorial (and vice versa) as well as what she thinks makes Lucky unique.
The interview was a mix of me learning little tidbits about the mag and Lizzie hearing about my oh-so hopeful aspirations making a big break in fashion. After chatting, we reviewed my portfolio and took a tour of the office, and then I was sent on my way. I’d have to say that the interview definitely went well and I totally clicked with Lizzie – she’s absolutely adorable. That aside, I’m not so sure that this is where I’ll land because there are currently no entry-level positions open at Lucky and I’m looking to book a job pronto. So, the arduous job hunt continues…
Posted by: Sarah Pottharst
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I love that someone is doing a blog about breaking into the fashion industry because, let’s be honest, lots of people want to break into the fashion industry and its not easy to do!