30 Year Old Intern
I was on such an updating roll for a while! Until the past couple weeks, that is. Haven’t been updating as much because I started INTERNING.
I THOROUGHLY enjoyed my funemployment the past couple months, but unfortunately, the fun had to end sometime. What better time to try to enter a new industry than while on unemployment? So I’m putting law on the backburner (as well as putting corporate office-speak such as putting things “on the backburner”) and focusing on retail (yes!).
For the past month, I’ve been interning at a local boutique here in Seattle and getting experience in operations, client services, mechandising, shipping, receiving. GET A LOAD OF ME AND ALL THESE RETAIL TERMS.
I never thought I’d be 30 years old and interning somewhere, but it’s turned out to be super beneficial in getting my foot in the door in a brand new industry, a great way to be able to experience several different retail roles, and (best of all) maintain my school loan deferment (stupids).
It’s definitely different from what I was previously doing. My brain is used in a completely different way, which is both foreign and curious. Much more problem-solving, much less analytical. I’m no longer sitting in front of a computer for 10 hours a day, which I both miss and don’t miss. So much less INTERNETZ.
But so far, I LOVE IT. I’m excited to see where this path will take me. I must say, the best part is being surrounded on a daily basis by Rick Owens, Margiela, Jil Sander, Yohji Yamamoto, and the like.
Which brings me to pointing out MY FIRST RICK OWENS PIECE. Not from said boutique I’m working at, but my new surroundings definitely inspired me to pull the trigger. Plus, I found for 75%+ off. Could not pass up YOU KNOW. The deliberate draping and placement of seams and buttons, the oversized pockets, the oversized SEKRET pockets. Yes, it is all they said it would be and more.
18 February 2013 by phi style | Categories: outfits | tags: 3.1 phillip lim, elizabeth & james, forever 21, funemployment, interning, minimarket, rick owens | 15 comments