Don’t we always hear from our instructors over and over again how internships are very important for our careers? Plus, they are also required in order to graduate, isn’t that correct?
For me, my internship was way more than that! It was exciting, different and SO fun! Jené Luciani, best-selling writer of The Bra Book, gave me the opportunity to be her intern assistant and go to amazing events with her.
My first experience was a party she threw for her Mad Fashion Episode, where Chris March made her a dress from two hundred bras. It aired on the Bravo channel. That was so much fun. I got to meet Chris March and his great crew and I also helped display Jené’s book and her sponsors’ products throughout the venue.
The holidays arrived, and there I was assisting with a segment for Fox 5 TV. So incredible how the backstage of the TV show looked completely different than I had imagined. It was a great learning experience to help her out with the outfits for the segment, but also extremely nerve- wracking going on live television and “modeling” a holiday outfit while she talked about it. OMG I am a shy person for God’s sake! I also “modeled” on a TODAY Show segment and I was a little less freaked out then. Haha.
Between TV segments and taking care of Jené Luciani’s social media pages, I also accompanied her on an interview for her SHAPE magazine column with no less than Adrian Grenier, who is the spokesperson for a Ford-sponsored social program called SHFT. It was an opportunity to learn about interviewing and how to network at an event by being on the media side. It was also an eye-candy experience for us, so no complaints!! lol
I was SPEECHLESS when Jené sent me to an interview all by myself. HOWEVER, I had to find words to speak to the two designers: Austin Scarlet and Elisa Jimenez from Project RunwayAll Stars season one, and ask them questions about the show and their own businesses. It was an amazing experience. I never thought I could be so comfortable interviewing someone.
Interning with Jené Luciani was really awesome. I learned more about fashion writing, networking, and fashion styling that I could ever have imagined. It was fun and we formed a great friendship. I feel much more prepared now to go to another fashion internship - I can’t wait!