Monday, 7 October 2013

Vivienne Westwood Internship

You have probably guessed, I've got some rather big news! 
I decided a while back to take the plunge and move to London. 
With the pursuit of getting a job in the fashion industry in mind, I started applying for internships and such, but after a failed interview at Motel Rocks I wasn't having much luck. 
Pretty much the same day, my dad rang me saying "how fast can you get to London to work for Vivienne Westwood?" 
After a bit of explanation, it turns out my Uncle knows someone who's daughter is Viv's right hand woman, well for Press anyway (Laura McCuaig). As reluctant as I was to accept help from others and to make it on my own, this was one contact I just couldn't turn down! 
She put me in contact with Jess Moloney, who also works in the Press Office, and after a few exchanged emails and a phone interview, I was offered the three month internship! 
From what I could gather I will be dealing with samples, helping to organise press days and keeping the showroom neat and tidy. 
I start this wednesday and I am so excited! 
You may have seen what's been said in the news about her supposed exploitation of interns. Well I say, if you want something bad enough, you have to be willing to work for free for it. In such a saturated and competitive market such as fashion, what do you expect! 
And not only that but work hard whilst working for free. 
I am baffled by anyone who goes into a job and does it half arsed. You're there to work, to make an impression, so why not (for want of a better phrase) put 110% into it? It doesn't matter if you're getting 1 mil a minute or tuppence a day! And that also means being more than happy to make the tea, run half way across London for a sample and of course, the photocopying. 
You will only be rewarded for your efforts surely? Instead of being known for your laziness and unapproachable attitude. 
I started out picking up dog poo as a volunteer for the Animal Shelter, just so I could play with dogs. So I am very willing (if not privileged!) to work for an iconic British Designer just so I can get a proper job in fashion! 

I will be working here, at the Press Office on Conduit Street. I will be blogging about my experience there and the things I get up to, and I really hope its a great experience. I have all the faith that it will be! 

Finally, here are some of my favourite Looks from the S/S 14 collection in Paris.


  1. OOOOO!!!! Congrats darling that should be quite an amazing ride! Have fun and enjoy.

  2. This is such amazing news! Congratulations!!!

  3. we want to know more about this! pleeease :)


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