Thursday, September 3, 2009
Let me introduce Marsey.
She's a fabulous 18 year old currently residing on the Upper East Side.
She interns for Vogue, and will be attending Parsons School of Design in the fall. (Keep in mind.. alumni include Marc Jacobs, Sophia Buahi, Lisa Mayock, Derek Lam, Narciso Rodriguez, and many more...) But really. Working in the same office as the people who make and create Vogue every month (ANNA!) is quite amazing. Lets give it up for Marsey!
F- Hey Marsey! Thanks for the interview. Now, I wonder, has fashion always been a dream of yours?
M- Fashion has definitely always been my dream. My mom worked in the industry and I grew up around it... so it's only natural that I would get drawn in by the industry. I remember drawing up crazy sketches when I was little and going through my mom's closet, putting myself in gowns that were way to big for me lol. I knew at a very young age that fashion was what I wanted... and I was determined to get it.
F- I can relate. How did you apply for your Vogue internship?
M- I sent in my resume and was really excited when I got my interview. I guess I impressed the interviewer and later, I got a call telling me that I got the job.
F- Fab! Now tell us, what does a typical day look like for you?
M- A typical day? It's really tiring lol. In the morning, I do the coffee runs... then throughout the day, I organize the Vogue closet, pack samples for photo shoots, and steam A LOT of clothes lol.
F- Many girls would still die for anything Vogue! Hehe. What about Anna Wintour. Have you met her?
M- I have met Anna but I've never had a heart to heart conversation with her. When you're working in an atmosphere like Vogue, everyone's always busy and always running all over the place. I've never had the opportunity to really talk to her... but I hope one day I will.
F- So do we. What about the movie coming out soon?
M- I personally can't wait for the movie... I think it's a great reflection of how the magazine industry really works.
F- Neither can I. Back to you, what are your future dreams?
M- You know, I don't know my future dreams yet. I've never been the type of person who planned out her entire future... I guess I'll see where destiny takes me. Hopefully, I'll stay in the fashion industry and actually get a paying job that I love. We'll see...
F- Hopefully at Vogue? (; What are some of your favorite trends or items for fall?
M- I love this question haha. I'm a big fan of ankle boots right now... I think they would come in handy in the fall. Also leather jacket... I love leather jackets, especially paired with a feminine dress. I just love to roughness aspect it offers.
F- Agreed! I adore the juxtaposition theme. Can you describe your style to us, and favorite designers?
M- My style... that's a hard one. I have a uptown style but mixed with a downtown vibe. I love wearing vintage and adding some modern pieces to it. I just love to mix and match... i would say that I have a feminine style but it's rough around the edges. My favorite designers are Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Chanel, YSL, and Rag and Bone .
F- Sounds tres chic! Now, do you have advice for young fashionistas?
M- I don't know if my advice will help lol but i think it's really important to have fun with fashion. I think when you love it and when you enjoy it, it will show. So instead of worrying about going into the industry and finding a job that involves fashion, just have fun with it. When you have fun with it, the opportunities will naturally come. Hope these answers are good :)
F- Thanks so much for you words of wisdom, Marsey. Good luck!
That's it for today, readers.
Marsey also has her own blog. You can find it here.
Thanks for reading!
Written by Francesca @ 1:08 PM