Saturday, 20 July 2013

Week 1 - Fabulous Magazine Internship!

(my pass...what i wore this ice cream delivered by amish people...apologies for the iPhone quality and also the different sizes to the images... i cannay be bothered to sort it out, and it won't kill you i guess ;))

this week was a busy one, as it marked the beginning of my month long internship at Fabulous Magazine in the Fashion team! Fabulous comes with The Sun every Sunday, and is full of celeb gossip, interesting features, make up, fashion... and i get to be a part of it for a month! eek! i thought i'd share what i've been up to :)

soooo my first day started slightly chaotic, as i am not a Londonder, and got confused by the District/Circle line. i ended up panicking/crying running around the stations desperately asking how to get to tower hill. when i finally got there, i was hit with the uneasy feeling of 'i literally have got no idea where i am'  which is never great when you are supposed to be there in 5 minutes, and it's your first day...but, never fear, i found the building (a gorgeous glass sky high building, in fact). i was feeling sweaty and on edge. brilliant.

i met the fashion team, who were all lovely and really welcoming, and another intern who left this week. i started learning the ropes of what i'd be doing. a fashion intern (well, this is what i do...) is mainly in charge of:

returns - basically returning all of the glorious clothes that they use on shoots, or have been sent and can't use. this is time-consuming, but it's alright once you get a system going, and it makes the time just whizz on by!

the fashion cupboard - yes, i am allowed in a cupboard full of new clothes/shoes and accessories. i don't know why they'd ever allow that to happen, as i stand there marveling at the's basically your child throughout your internship, and the tidier you keep it, the happier everyone will be :)

mail - people in this business get a lot of post, and it's up to you to deliver it to them 3 times a day! it's quite fun having banter with the post men, and once you get to remember where everybody sits, then you're away! and sometimes, people are given cakes, which they give out for free. bonus.

call outs - if a particular item is needed for a shoot, then it's up to you to email everyone in the fashion world in order to get it! i had to find tiaras, prom dresses, heels, bras, belts... i found this job really cool, and enjoyed getting the items sent to the address under my name. it's the little things...

these were the day to day things you're expected to do, but i'm sure as my time goes on i will have more exciting things to add! obviously being helpful in general is the biggest part, i always ask if anyone needs a drink (not that hot drinks were needed in this scorching weather!!!) and keep my area tidy so it's not a hassle to get around. 

my personal highlights from this week have been...watching models get cast... having a Kardashian cupcake sent to me from Lipsy...getting things sent to the building with my name on...having Amish people come in with ice cream (yes, really)...seeing all the fab new bits for autumn...having an amazing chicken sandwich everyday for lunch...getting to see big ben, the london eye, the shard, the gherkin, tower bridge and the tower of london everyday on my way to work.

bit of a messy post, but i hope you enjoyed it. i'll check in again next week with more news from intern land :) xo


  1. Wow! You lucky thing. I would love to intern there.

    Looks like you're having a great time, can't wait to see another post on this!

    Ashleigh - Magazines & Models

  2. Love this blog post. Please keep us updated :) you're very lucky to get an internship.

    Bamboozle Beauty xx

    1. will do! thank you im so excited for next week :) xx

  3. Wow! This sounds amazing! How did you get the internship if you don't mind me asking :)?Xx

  4. Welp this sounds amazing! So excited to hopefully get my own internship next summer! Can't wait to read about more of your adventures :)
    Sinéad xo
    ♥ fabuleuse, toujours ♥

  5. Congrats on getting the work placement!
    London is super scary if you don't no it

  6. Love your outfits!very cool you've got an internship!:)

  7. Love your blog! I want to apply for work experience at Fabulous Magazine, but can't seem to find who to email on the Sun's website? Who would you recommend contacting? Hope you can help! Xx

  8. Its basically all about trendy accessories and that is what women bother the most which is a good thing because fashion should be the one that is in trends.

    Footwear fashion

  9. Hey! Excellent post, Ive got a placement there shortly and just wondered what the office dress code was like and what your working hours were?

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