It’s hard to believe that my summer interning at Flower City Fashionista has come to an end. I feel as if the summer has only just started. I came into this experience not really knowing what to expect, but with the promise from Jenny that I’d never be bored. I have to say that that promise definitely held true; after a busy summer I’ve gained an inside look at the inner-workings of Flower City Fashionista and I’m leaving with a truly positive experience. I will be sharing some highlights from my experience this summer.
Shop Your Way/ Personal Styling
As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, my love of fashion began with the TV show What Not To Wear, so it’s a no-brainer that I’d jump at the chance to see how the Flower City Fashionista works her own styling magic. I was able to see both the virtual side of being a personal shopper through Shop Your Way through the creation of online product and inspiration catalogs for clients as well as an in-person styling session. I have to admit that it is just as fun as it looks on TV, it seems like a great creative outlet, and Jenny makes it look effortless. After seeing this aspect of the fashion business, I would definitely be open to explore more styling opportunities in the future.
Blogger’s Closet Yard Sale
The Blogger’s Closet Yard Sale was one of the first things I was a part of during my internship and it was also one of my favorites. Not only was the event an amazing opportunity to expose myself to great local artists, bloggers and vendors, but it benefited the community by giving back to both Dress for Success and Volunteers of America. Manning the raffle table, I was able to meet so many wonderful vendors and shoppers alike. Perhaps the best part of the event was witnessing the generosity of Jenny and the other bloggers and vendors who donated countless items to the charities following the event.
The A-list Pool Party:
I’m not gonna lie to you helping to get things organized for the A-list Pool Party was probably one of the craziest things I’ve had to do this summer. From contacting participating vendors, fielding emails, keeping track of the guest list, and driving around picking up goodies for the swag bags, so much work was put into this event. Although at times it was stressful, in a weird way the chaos was also exciting.
Amy (Rochester A-list) and Jenny (Flower City Fashionista) really managed to bring an amazing concept to life, combining all the best things ( music, pampering, shopping, tastings, games, and sipping cocktails) into one amazing night. Who ever said you have to visit New York City or Los Angles for this type of thing? There are amazing opportunities and events happening right here in Rochester. Nothing feels better than knowing I was a part of orchestrating something so successful and fun for all the #alistpoolparty goers.
I would really like to thank Jenny for giving me this amazing opportunity to work with her this summer. I was exposed to so many great people and places throughout my experience and got to try my hand at some new things such as event planning and blogging. Jenny is a glamorous jack of all trades and I’m so inspired by her ability to manage her blog, her personal styling business, and event planning all while being a stay at home mom. More than anything, this internship has opened my eyes to the idea that there are great career alternatives to the traditional 9-5 office job, which is definitely exciting to me.
So once again thank you Jenny and the Flower City Fashionista readers for embracing me this summer, it was a blast.