Helpful tips for any potential or current fashion intern.
This was taken from Flare Magazine:
INTERN DO’S AND DON’TS
DO: Have a strong work ethic.
Whoever said that fashion is all glitz and glamour has never worked in the industry. Moving your way up the ladder involves tedious tasks and physical labour – whether it’s sourcing an obscure prop for an upcoming shoot, or schlepping heavy luggage to set.
DO: Show off your keen fashion sense.
In an industry of tastemakers, it’s important to practice what you preach. When it comes to dressing around the office it’s as much about who you’re wearing as it is about how you’re wearing it.
Editorial work is fast-paced and demanding, so there is little time for bad attitudes and diva behaviour. A positive outlook and readiness to lend a hand makes all the difference when the fashion closet starts to overflow with back-to-back shoots.
DON’T: Be late.
With endless deadlines and early call times, a team relies on one another to keep the momentum going. The organization expect that interns treat the internship as they would any full-time job, and that means showing up on time and performing tasks in a timely manner.
When it comes to working in editorial it is essential that you know your stuff and stay on the pulse, whether its through magazines, websites, blogs, or newspapers.
DO: Give them a reason to hire you.
Whether it’s a background in merchandising, styling or journalism, at the end of the day it’s that certain je ne sais quoi that seals the deal.
Now get out there and make it happen!
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