CURTAIN'S FINALLY CLOSING

August 8, 2011

{take a bow by rihanna}
borrowed h&m tank dress, borrowed thrifted sheer button up, 
marc jacob heels, target floral explosion necklace

It came and went. The Mélange Fashion Show 2011 that is. I started my fashion associate internship this past June and it's been a whirlwind of work, emails and emotions. It made me laugh, cry, jump in joy, scream, want to die, and so on, but it was an experience I wouldn't trade for anything. It made me realize how difficult this business is, the fashion business that is. Forget working your way up, you have to claw your way to the top, you have to really want it. 

And I do. At least I think I do.

It also helped me see that I should broaden my horizons. I started off as a fashion associate but was given tasks beyond the title. I cold-called designers, I emailed and maintained relationships with designers from all over the world, I researched props, I found contacts, I found performers, I did anything and everything they asked. I now want to dabble in a little bit of everything, just to see where my niche is going to be. Fingers crossed. (aren't they always?)

Since I worked the fashion show, I didn't really get to see it up close and personal. But, with the help of Sherrie, Donna and Vivian, we manned and ran the boutique section. Or what was suppose to be the boutique level. Due to the show running late and the venue not cooperating, we never actually got to sell anything. Nevertheless, we made it fun aka we turned it into a photo op, like always. I gush about my friends frequently and this is why. Only they would willingly volunteer to come to the city with me to work for ten hours, and when it doesn't work out, turn the night into one full of hilarious memories, laughter and pop chips. One of the male models said my necklace was "bombass," no big deal. (kidding, it's a totally huge deal, dude was hot!)

32 comments:

Lovex3anonymous said...

so thats where my shirt went lmao hahahha rock it girlyyy. what venue is this?

Deanna Wagner said...

that sounds awesome! i would love to work a fashion show, especially with friends!
congrats on making so many contacts. i forsee a fashion career in the works!

cryskay said...

despite all the grunt work you had to do - it looks like you had a lot of fun! it was nice reading about your experience & insight about the fashion industry. its sad that thats how it has to be because everyone wants to work in the industry and there's always someone who's willing to do your job. :(

silviasiantar said...

really nice! you look stunning!!!! i really enjoyed reading your blog. it's amazing.


following your blog now.

silvia,
www.poisepolish.com

Katie said...

Great pictures, it sounds like such a fantastic time! xo

Pramudita Puspita said...

ow! great blog! I hope we can be friends :) mind to follow me? I'll follow you back :)

Caroline Robianto said...

WOW great pictures... the last dance picture was amazing :D


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Natalie Liao said...

sounds like an amazingg experience!
you're lucky! ;)

xoxo
natalie
http://lavagabonddame.blogspot.com/

Luca said...

These photos tell me that you had so much fun! I love it!
X

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style point said...

o wowwww, girls u look fab!!!such a amazing photos!!love all your outfits! girls power, haha, hugs x

Kel said...

Hahah that's so bombass. The dude may be lot but perhaps he's not so articulate? Ah well, models are not for conversing with anyway, just ogling.

Your "jacket" reminds me of that scene in clueless where she tells her dad it's Calvin Klein (you'll know what I'm taking about, I'm sure, even if it's not making any sense here).

And I concur with the fine piece of hunk. Your necklace is bombass.


Lots of love from Sydney,

x Kel

talking closet camaraderie

Sue Lyn said...

wowowow i love your sheer top! and the necklace is SO PRETTY!!

btw! remember the artsy ysl ring on my blog? its fake! hehehehe but doesnt it look exactly alike!? (;

Oh to Be a Muse said...

i could tell you were working a fashion show since you were dressed in all black. glad you had a great time and that you learned so much more about the business!

Bree said...

Haha that last sentence:)

Fun & friendships rules the world, just a, we, girls:D

xx
me-travelleroftheworld.blogspot.com

Lucija said...

I like how everyone can tell just by reading your posts how much you love fashion and what you're doing. It's a funny post, and also a informational one. Great job,also love the photos, pretty amazing!

XO,
Lucija

withlovelucija.blogspot.com

Kat said...

you look absolutely gorgeous! love your necklace!

katslovefashion.blogspot.com

chantilly said...

i loved these pictures! it looks like such an amazing experience.

Chelsea Lane said...

okay, I LOVED your blog before but you are just like shutting it down with this young and seamless business! teach me how to edit your photos! :P this looks so fun! WOOT TO HOT DUDE MODELS <3

xoxo

kiM said...

loving ur blog and ur outfit!!! all your pictures are stunning!!

Jo said...

Ohh, it looks like so much fun! I love being involved with fashion shows <3 The atmosphere is incredible!

x
Lost in the Haze

Peiyinn said...

You have so much fun. Great outfit and post. Following you! :D

Froso M. said...

I adore your style in every post!

xoxo
Froso from Style Nirvana

Daria said...

now that was interesting to read! :)

And your outfit is just perfect, love the shoes

xxx
Daria

Alee Cho said...

love your picture quality!! it looks so vintagy-imaginativy?? haha!! i miss you girl and you did an amazing job w/ the show! i'm sorry i couldn't go but i wish i could have xoxo

emily said...

your necklace IS bombass! i love it, and the sheer button up too.

Sabrina said...

Amazing pictures! Woe you got some killer legs ♥

Florence said...

great dress, soooo gorgeous
love this post!

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Anna said...

Amazing pictures! I'm a fan!

Lidiya said...

These photos are gorgeous - I adore your necklace, you look awesome - super fierce!! <3
http://cupcakesandtreacle.blogspot.com/

Caroline Ergy Erg said...

This show looked wonderful! It sounded fantastic working on it!
xxx

evil skinny bitch said...

awesome photos, this looks so amazing!!
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AMY LEE said...

looks like a lot of fun! wish i could do something like this
xo,
Moon River