So, I finally bit the bullet and sent my first three resumes for Summer 2009 internships. Ironically, this step forward has only helped to sky-rocket my anxiety. While I feel comfortable with my experience , skills and interviewing capabilities, I seem to be mentally jumping the gun and find myself completely overwhelmed by possible interview attire.
While yes, this is not the most important aspect to securing a fashion industry internship, it is somewhat crucial to prove that you have good taste, sensibility and style. In my chosen field of buying it is demanded to have a “excellent fashion sense,” says the Internship posting on Intermix.com. Keeping this in mind, I find myself pulling together mental lookbooks instead of paying attention in class, browsing shopstyle.com instead of calling friends back or paging through images from the Spring ’09 runway shows instead of hitting the books. Hazardous…….. I know!
After surveying the goods, I have determined several potential ensembles:
1) Look #1: Masculine Feminism
Elizabeth and James Skirt
This vintage print, high-waisted skirt combines a polished, professional cut with an effortless fabric and print that makes this a perfect compromise for a fashion industry interview.
$295 (available at Nordstrom.com)
Alexander McQueen’s new contemporary line McQ, brings the best of the designer’s impeccable taste and creativity that is more affordable on a starving fashionista’s budget.
As you can see by this chic cropped blazer, McQ looks to the spirit of Rock and Roll in the 60’s and 70’s as the inspiration for the Autumn Winter 2008 collection
Banfi Zambrelli Taylor Open Side Pump
These stellar pumps add a sophisticated flair to the ensemble. Consider pairing black opaque tights with these slides for a more conservative look.
Kale Handbags fuchsia washed lambskin ‘Stella’
I love how Kale creates craftsman style bags with artisan pattern and ultra vibrant hues. This accessory will allow the pink florals of the ensemble to shine.
Velvet Sequin Tank
This tank top tucked into the high waisted skirt will lightly blouse over the top of the waist band for a bohemian accent. The sequins’ sparkle beneath the shine of the satin lapels will emulate a look only seen on the pages of InStyle.
Monica Vinader Ring
This chunky ring will help to bring together the hues found in the skirt and the gold of the pendant below.
Me & Ro Transformation Pendant
I am an unbelievable fan of this Buddhist inspired line. The designer, Robin Renzi, looks to human strength, love, and faith for inspiration.
More outfits to come later this week! Please stay tuned to help me choose an ensemble that will help me ace my interviews.