Meghan McDermott

Fashion Internships: Aim High!

Posted by LIM College on Fri, Oct 12, 2012 @ 10:11 AM

My current internship is at an independent arts organization called RAW: Natural Born Artists. We are nationwide (and newly international courtesy of Brisbane, Australia!), but I personally have ties to the lovely Brooklyn, NY. We do monthly events showcasing 20+ local artists across the spectrums of visual arts, performing arts, music, fashion, hair, makeup and more. Basically, if you’re local and you’ve got talent on the rise – we want YOU.

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But what does a RAW event entail, exactly? Head over to our home of Littlefield in Gowanus, Brooklyn by 8PM sharp! Enter to instantly become emerged into an all-night visual art display that accessorizes our walls as the show goes on. We typically begin with music sets that will changeover into short films, followed by a show in hair, makeup or fashion by various designers. The night closes with our DJ, Robert Lux, spinning a little after party until all traffic flows out.

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Finishing up my first season with RAW Brooklyn this coming December I will be showcasing my own art in the form of jewelry making through my entrepreneurial accessories line; Trash & Treasure. It will be our ‘Holiday RAWk’ event showcasing multiple vendors for gifty items in preparation for the holidays.

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All this internship talk probably has your mind buzzing and you eager to leap into the field you aspire to be in. Do a bit of research and apply everywhere! Never judge a company solely by their name – the prestige typically equates to pretentiousness in reality. It’s the underdogs that usually offer the real magic and in-depth experience. Abuse your resources through LIM. Symplicity, your peers, advisors, and professors – literally anyone could be a connection. Networking, politeness and drive exemplified through your evident passion will land you any fashion internship you shoot for. Aim high!

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