an australian girl living in new york writing about music, fashion and life in general.

the internship, pt.II

Posted by livefastpartyhard on 02/22/2010

Ok, so last week I finished my internship; there were some ups and some downs, but all in all I had an amazing time, met some amazing people, and got to experience first-hand New York Fashion Week.

The following is what I wrote after one of the ‘downs’ of the week on the 12th February…

This past 24 hours have been some of the most stressful I’ve experienced. Yesterday was spent running from store to store picking up items for the show, – socks, leather shows that had to be dyed, picking up tights that had been left at the dyers. I was out doing these errands from 10am until 6:30pm.

Upon my return the designer freaked out because the tights they’d sent as a sample colour didn’t match the colour the dyers had used. Unfortunately for me, I was the one she decided had to take the brunt of her anger, even though I was only the one who had been sent to pick them up. I got sent back to the dyeing studio 40-something blocks uptown in the garment district and waited out the next hour or so there and at Starbucks crying intermittingly under the stress while the dyer did his best to match the colours. The whole problem was that under the professional lights in the dyeing studio the tights matched perfectly, under the normal lights in the loft the colours didn’t match.

When it happened I literally felt my stomach drop out of my body. It’s the weirdest, freakiest, scariest feeling I’ve experienced. It’s funny that this all happened because of some tights and now, because they didn’t drop-off the correct number of tights the first time around I’m back at the dyers agains waiting for one last pair to be done. I’m dreading going back with them to the loft in case they don’t match again.

Lucky for me, the tights I had to take to the dyers on Friday before the show matched when I got back to the loft. The rest of the day went really smoothly, I was sent on a last minute mission to find shoe horns just before the show started but no shoe stores or pharmacies within a 6 block radius of the show sold any. When did people stop needing shoe horns? In the end we didn’t need them so it wasn’t a huge stress-out.

The show was amazing, its crazy how so much hard work goes into the clothing and the logistics of it all and then it’s over within 3 minutes. I saw Mila Kunis in the front row of the show (think That 70’s Show & Family Guy) and afterwards backstage I think I saw Peaches Geldoff but I’m not sure. Because of the lighting most of my photos didn’t turn out but what looked good is below.

After this experience I feel like I can handle anything. Running around the city in a blizzard, keeping my head under pressure and making sure I didn’t cry until I was outside and in a cab/Starbucks – whatever happens I can do it!

If you want to see proper photographs and a review of the fashion show click here.


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