Happy Monday everyone! I haven’t been posting recently because the past couple of weeks have been crazy! I am so excited to report that I am the new intern for the Visual Merchandising department at Tory Burch. I have to admit I am still not sure “what I want to be when I grow up,” but I know visual merchandising is a step in the right direction towards a happy future. My first day was last Tuesday September 22nd, and I am at Tory Burch three days per week.
Here is everything I have learned about the corporate fashion world in my first three days:
There are mirrors everywhere—In the hallways, in the elevators, lining the bathroom—as a constant reminder that you are not the Tory Burch herself
Everyone acts like you are perfect and cute and competent, but starting out they will give you menial tasks to check that you are a normally functioning human being
The higher your position in a company, the higher you’re heel is
Tory Burch doesn’t look a day over 36, even in person.
Sneakers and ripped denim have officially entered the work place BUT ONLY IF YOU WEAR A FULL FACE OF MAKEUP AND DO YOUR HAIR
Taking a 3:30pm coffee run is allowed and necessary
If your bag isn’t from Tory Burch, it should cost the same as your entire first paycheck (interns excluded)
Your supervisor still asks if you’re ready for a new task and if things are getting too crazy for you (see functioning human bullet)
“You’re wearing a blazer? I didn’t know this was a bank”
Printers are hard
All in all, I love the company’s open, friendly culture, and I can’t wait to see where this opportunity takes me. Special shout out to my good friend Brian, Tory Burch’s Licensing intern, who helped me land the interview, I still owe you lunch!