First Day Interning at Cosmopolitan Magazine.
SomeoneLikeYou Monday, May 18, 2015
A few hours ago I finished up my first day of working as a Ready to Wear Intern for Cosmo and Seventeen Magazines! I was nervous last night and this morning on what to expect on everything from what I'd be doing, to if the people I work with would be nice. I put my brave face on this morning at 9 am and marched into Hearst Tower trying to be as confident as I could!
I wore a red silk slip dress I thrifted a couple of weeks ago that has a really pretty lace hemline. I paired it with simple jewelry and and a pair of metallic oxfords for a bit more edge to a super femme outfit. I ended up being actually probably too dressed up! Most of the people in the office dress surprisingly fairly casual (still fashion forward though), but it's because the days are long and hard. Tennis shoes (but cute ones!) will be a must for me this semester.
The day starts out at nine in the morning and I have a feeling each one will be different than before. Today was one of the busiest days they've ever had unpacking hundreds of clothing items from a cover shoot from last week. I've never seen so many beautiful garments or touched so many designer things...but to be honest, you become quite numb to it after awhile and it all just turns into 'clothes' that you're trying to hunt down and find. All the clothes sent to shoots must be accounted for after they're sent back to the closet and that's mainly what I did today! Sounds like a trivial task, but it takes a lot of work, hours, and concentration. We then send the clothes back to their respective PR firms or design houses that they came from. We also get constant shipments throughout the day of new items that need to be checked in that the editors view for future stories. I think that might be my favorite task so far! It's so exciting to see that new things that come in.
I didn't get out of the office until 7:30 and am definitely sore and tired...this is my first adult, 9-5, five days a week job and it will take some adjusting to. Despite my sore feet, I'm eager to get back in the office again tomorrow morning. It's kind of an addicting feeling working there. I feel so lucky to be a part of this!
Talk soon. x
With much love, Lauren.