Jimmy Choo's in every corner, Chanel pearls draped on Alexander Wang bags, and mink fur on every rack, I was definitely in a "fashion closet" of a magazine. As the Director of Public Relations & Events at FAB, my team and I coordinate New York trips, visiting companies to learn more about the industry while gaining networking opportunities. This semester our first trip was at Marie Claire and Haute Hippie. A fashion closet of a magazine holds all the products the magazine is promoting and shooting. The stylist chooses looks for shoots and those pieces end up in the fashion closet. This area is where you also deal with sample trafficking. We were honored to meet..
Nina Garcia's assistant, Chelsea Stumpo and the Accessories assistant, Katie Attardo as well. Katie and Chelsea gave us a tour of the fashion closet and we got a chance to tour the beautiful Hearst Corporation building as well. The biggest advice they gave us was that if you are interesting in fashion you should start at a magazine. You get a taste of the fashion industry on all ends, the clothing and retail itself, editing/writing, photo shoots and styling, and marketing, public relations and advertising. Therefore working at magazine can help you decide which department of the fashion industry you prefer. Finding an internship is extremely stressful. Chelsea stressed that when she reads a cover letter she only wants it to be 1 paragraph max on why the internship itself is important to you, they love seeing enthusiasm.
FAB was over completely dressed! Each employee off Marie Claire showed off there own style from flannels and sneakers to nude pumps and midi skirts! But as I always say...there is no such word as "overdressed".