It’s not just about glitz and glamour or passion for fashion there’s got to be dedication and hard work.
Hustle the early morning call time, late night pack up, even all-nighter sometimes. The job requires physical strength, patience, creativity, and intellect. I remember carrying stuff like bags of clothes and movable racks, helping arrange the set, steaming the clothes, and running for errands. It tested my patience for there were a lot of waiting, retakes, re-do, and re-steaming. Some days I need to write short articles, at times I will be researching for current trends, I get to assist in styling, graphic/photo editing, and do transcribing. Not to mention I need to be street smart for all the commuting.
It’s not all work and no play. I have gained perks beyond my expectations. Exclusive invites to events, lux freebies, met great new friends, and food (A lot of food). I can just imagine boxes of pizza behind every editorial and breakfast to dinner buffet in every campaign. And the most important are the experiences and lessons that I will carry with me forever.
I was a Fashion Intern at STATUS Media.