Monday, 24 February 2014

My internship at Matthew Williamson

Over Christmas I set myself a goal to work at a show at London Fashion Week. So around mid-January I was sending e-mails to different designers..well to "their people" offering to help at their shows. I started with my most favourite ones and it wasn't long before I got an e-mail back from Matthew Williamson and had an interview time set for the next day. Aaand then only two days later found out that they would like me to help them at the show and in the office before the show as well. I couldn't believe how lucky I got. I sent my e-mail at the right time by accident AND got to do a short internship for them too. I was an Marketing&Events Manager's intern. Matthew Williamson's show was one of the top shows I would have loved to work at and it actually happened. I even did a little celebration-dance when I found out that I got the spot :)

My tasks as an intern varied from hand delivering show invitation to collecting things for a photo shoot to folding credit sheets. I'm not going to lie..running around London and delivering invitations was pretty tiring but I'm not complaining at all because I was so thankful for that opportunity. Every night I got home I couldn't stop smiling because I was just so happy. And as a bonus lost quite a bit of weight too!! :D The other bonus was that I got to see parts of London that I probably wouldn't ever visit or even know about. 

Before and after the internship:)

 Show Day

On Sunday the 16th the show day had finally arrived. I was super excited about it because after all it was my first time working at a show at fashion week. We had to finish some final things at the office and then it was off to the show spot. The show was held at One Great George Street and the venue was just so beautiful!!
Me and other interns had to make the seats ready for the guests. We had to put the credit sheets and MW cookies on every seat. Those cookies were amazing and great way to create a buzz on social media as well:)

Other than that we just had to help here and there and it wasn't too crazy. I had actually time to really enjoy the whole experience. But still the few hours before the show went by super fast so before I knew it, it was show time! I was so happy that I actually got to watch the show was amaziiing!! I'm sorry that my pics aren't really the best but still a little peek to what was going on :)
Models getting their make-up done
All the looks. My favourites were 6, 12, 21, 29, 36, 37 and 39.
One of my favourite dresses

So sorry for the blurry pics but to be honest with the new iPhone it takes forever for it to focus on moving object when its a bit darker. In daylight its much better than the last one but like this it is still pretty bad in my opinion..
Backstage after the show

And then we hurried back to our office..changed our clothes, freshened our make-ups..grabbed two slices of pizza and ran to the after party. Me and two other interns had to work at the door for a little bit but luckily only at the beginning and then it was partyyy time!!! :) 

I miss these girls!!

It was a really great day and night..or I mean my whole time working there was sooo awesome and I already miss working there so much. Met some amazing people and I'm forever grateful for this opportunity!!

The next day I spent most of my day in bed, but I think I had the right to be a little lazy for a day. Only went out to get some well deserved prosecco and ice cream :) It was good to relax but now I'm back to looking for the 'next thing' and can't wait to see what is going to happen next! :)



Anonymous said...

kas sa käid Londonis tööl või koolis? Või mis kooli sa Eestis oled lõpetanud, kelleks õppinud? :)

Grete said...

Tööl käin ja samas otsin tööd. Ma käisin koolis ka inglismaal ja lõpetasin Media Studies eriala paar aastat tagasi vist nüüd juba :)