By Sian Wilkinson, An 18 Year Old Fashion PR Intern.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

My first Internship

Last Friday was my final day of my 2 month Internship, and I think it's safe to mention the company and all that malarky now. I was lucky enough to intern at MLPR which has a range of high end and high street fashion clients, I learnt a ridiculous amount and I was lucky enough to be working within a great team!
 If any of you have ever even thought of interning I can't put into words how much I recommend that you take the leap of faith and just start applying for some positions that look like they might be of interest to you. Just to see what reaction you recieve and you've got nothing to lose right?! The great thing about internships aside from the on the job experience is that you can do as many as you like, as the majority of internships range from 1-3 months you have the trial period to see if it might be something that you want to follow through with. If not you can simply move onto the next, sounding fun yet?! Yes some may be tea making, or delivering around London roles but we all have to start somewhere! (As I'm just learning myself)
Overall It was a fantastic experience and I feel confident that having completed an internship will look fab to employers when I being applying again in January. And yes I think it is safe to say that the PR life is as glam as I imagined, I was lucky enough to meet Rosie Fortescue and 5 Inch&Up Blogger Sandra Hagelstam who is just as stunning in real life might I mention, and so humble!
When people ask me how did you get up and out of the house every morning that you wasn't getting paid, I simply laugh as I genuinely have no answer. These decisions are what defines you and there was something in side of me each morning that motivated me to get my ass up and over to the office. I was lucky enough to be paid travel and lunch expenses which is a rare treat, so thank you MLPR! Money is easily made but these experiences can be invaluable, and as so many of us are fighting for them It would be ridiculous for me to drop out for something so insignificant as money.
If you have any questions please do not hesistate to contact me, we can do this guys:)

Happy Wednesday:)

Thursday, 6 November 2014

The arrival of H&M x Alexander Wang



OMG OMG OMG I am in shock at how quickly the exclusive collection has sold out, damn me for not taking this more seriously! The much anticipated collection dropped in store and online at 9am this morning and the vast majority of it has already sold out! Never fear I will be venturing to Oxford Street later on today to see what's left for us unorganised folk!

So here's some of my favourite pieces from the current collection:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Happy Shopping!
 

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Halloween 2014

                                    
                             

Hi All! I hope you all had a fab Halloween, mine was defintley erm eventful? I've hadmy first 2 days off in about 2 months this weekend, So it would be silly of me not to shop ridiculousy, blog a little, and catch up on al the TV that i've been missing (What did I do before "The Middle?!)

As per usual this outfit choice was very last minute, with my mum suprising me with this gift from face lace on Halloween night. Hallelujah! Face Lace is a company specialising in stunning face stickers and masks, I'm sure this weekend was filled with Face Lace sporters as they are available to purchase either online at http://face-lace.com/ or at TOPSHOP.

Apologies fort the ridiculousy bad quality photos my phone died the minute we finally got in the club, and I had less than an hour to get ready and get out of the door. Phew the things we go through for Halloween. 

Happy Sunday.x

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

MIA No More



Jumper-Mango
Jeans-River Island
Bag-ASOS
 
Hi all! Prepare for a quick one as I've managed to snap some semi-decent photos this morning and I am currently using my last few minutes of my Lunch break to type this up. And then it's back to the craziness that is PR! So if you're wondering yes I am still going, I'd like to say strong but sometimes working 7 days a week can take it's toll on a girl!
Anyway as usual I've dressed completely wrong for the weather as for some Bizarre reason the sun has decided to shine, what in the world?!
I am on a real bargain hunt at the minute so you best believe that this outfit is jammed packed with them, I already have this jumper in cream however I love it so much that a black one was a welcome addition. And for £10 how could I say no?!
I'll get my thinking cap on for an imaginative post as Halloween is nearly upon us (Hooray) It will be my first year as a legal adult so I'm ready to get scared, shocked, and a little tipsy.
 
Happy Tuesday.x
 

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Weekly Wishing

Image 1 of New Look Robby Black Side Mesh Heeled Court Shoes                                                                                         
Image 1 of ASOS Cable Jumper With High Neck
                                                                                              












Tuesday, 14 October 2014

A little fashion advice from a Fashion Intern

Incase I haven't mentioned it enough yet(It's still sinking in) I am currently interning at a PR company on a 3 month basis, I started Mid September and I feel like I've learned so much in such a short period of time.
However when it comes to interning, thinking about your career or just life in general life it can all get a bit daunting and it can feel as if everything is full speed ahead, so here's some tips that I have learned so far working in the Fashion Industry:

-Remember that It's not forever (Unless you want it to be) Your current situation is just that, current! Sometimes you can feel a little stuck if you're not enjoying yourself as much as you expected, but I promise we all feel like that!

-Is this experience going to benefit me? Ask yourself this question before you accept an offer or even apply for a position. Countless times I've applied for jobs that don't interest me and they're normally the ones that you get called back for! So is it necessary experience? Is the company that the experience is for similar to your dream company?

-Don't be afraid to ask questions in the workplace, I should've listened to my own advice here! If you don't ask the specifics about the task in hand if you're anything like me there's a 99% chance you're going to make it worse for yourself by doing it wrong. So Ask away!

-Never shy away from applying for positions because of a fear of rejection, if we all did that we'd never get anywhere! And If Anna Wintour can do it so can we, right? If it takes your fancy apply there's nothing to lose. Head over to www.fashionworkie.co.uk and start today

-Be Friendly to everyone that you come into contact with, staff, employees at other companies, guests etc. It's never too early to make a good impression, Fashion is all about contacts and you'd be surprised at the amount of opportunities that present themselves to friendly positive people.

I hope this helped a little, and if you ever have any questions you can comment below or email me at sianwilkinson5896@yahoo.co.uk.

Happy Tuesday.x

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Stop being so catty

       
                         
       
Trench Coat-Missguided
Trousers-Forever 21
Boots-ASOS
 
Even though my morning was super rushed I decided that I needed to photograph this amazing bag, it arrived last night and I'm over the moon! It's the perfect size and it keeps it shape so nice one new look. This is a casual outfit perfect for these early mornings which I'm still not used to, mixing old and new pieces feels so refreshing! I think as it means that I can calm down on the shopping front.
Monochrome is taking over my life and my wardrobe (I seem to be having a lack of hanger crisis) So I added my bargain Forever 21 High waisted trousers to the mix, they're the perfect trouser in my opinion because of the cut quality and £19.99 price tag!
 
I'm still currently working 7 days a week like a maniac, however I'm not as tired as I expected to be. I mean I find the energy to go out for cocktails mid week! I feel so lucky to have been given this opportunity as it really was the step up and encouragement that I needed. So any of you guys out there that are not yet in your ideal situation just wait on it(Drake Moment) In time it will all work out.
 
I spent last night at the IRIS 10th Anniversary party held in their queens park store, it was a funfilled night with the drinks flowing and a killer DJ oh and a visit from Rosie Fortescue!