Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Fashionieceta Fun!

On Sunday, Tessa came to the island, spent the night, AND, NYC got a little more fun. Model Jon is BACK. He fled home in November, allowing him to be in LA for a Diesel shoot and a 12 page spread in GQ Style. Last week was spent in Paris for Fashion Week, and he's now back in the Big Apple for three weeks doing his thing. On Monday, we all hung out, cracked jokes, and watched 72 episodes of 'Cake Boss'. I never want to watch that show again. It was a lot of fun, it felt like we had never been apart. Plus, getting to sleep in an hour and a half because I slept in the city was EXTRA nice.

Yesterday, the VP of Marketing called an "Eyeball Meeting". In the Eyeball Meeting, a few people from the marketing department sat in Fashionaunta's office and we talked about different ways to start getting our brands out, and other methods to finding out what's hot and what's not. Fashionaunta led the whole meeting in her Snuggie. That wasn't the only meeting she wore her Snuggie in.. She informed me that she also sported the Snuggie in her meeting earlier that day with Mark Ecko. I recently just discovered this man's blog.. I need to meet him! ((*cough* hinty hint hint *cough*))

Some invites have been sent out for the Badgley Mischka Fall 2010 Fashion Show on February 16th, but even before then, the "invite me" e-mails came in. Tara gave GP a prompt to send out to the people who's requests were declined. Today, he got a NASTAY reply from someone who clearly thinks he is entitled. Yikes.

The prompted email reads:


Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate your ticket request
at this time. We appreciate your interest in the Badgley Mischka Fall
2010 Show.

Badgley Mischka

This sassafras replied the following:


I'm sorry what kind of intern are you exactly?

My e-mail was not only to RSVP for the show but, also to request samples for Mercedes-Benz Spokes person who is my client

I don't know if you're awaer but, Mercedes-Benz is the organizer for this event including your show so I suggest you pas along my info to Tara or someone with better understanding of who Lisa Holladay is. If you're show is over capacity that would be a more understandable reply even know I have access to the the show as a mercedes-benz guest --- my main subject here was to get some samples for my client to wear during fashion week and I find your prompt reply not only dismissive but, arrogant.



A man who can't spell or use correct punctuation dissing an intern? After a little personal research, I can assure you this is a nobody. Reject Rejected. Classy as always, New York.

Until next time..

XXO- Fashionieceta.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

☆☆ It's Britney, Bitch ☆☆

Yesterday, the press informed all that Britney renewed her contract with Candie's and Kohl's... but I've known that for months.
The new pictures of her circulate around the office and from what I see, they're looking great! And for all of you haters, this is Britney's real hair.

One of the new PR interns is a guy. Nice to have a little change here. We call him GP, and GP has had a boyfriend for 1 year and 7 months. Another fun fact about GP is that he is overly infatuated with Britney Spears. He can sense her photograph from the wrist sticking up from the trash can without seeing the full body. Nonetheless, he claims that even whilst being gay, he could still get aroused if the chance to sleep with Brit came in his direction.. No pun intended.

Yesterday, I had to model some Candie's clothing for people in the office. The clothing changes took place in the bathroom, and the photo taking took place in our hallway. Every guy in the office had a different way of expressing what they saw, whether it be commenting, sarcastically criticizing me, or lurking. There is someone in the office who is notorious for being a walking jokester. This person who wishes to remain anonymous has also asked Fashionaunta for permission to marry me. Like I said... quite the jokester.

Until next time..

XXO- Fashionieceta

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Fashionieceta's FRΞΞZING

My uncle told me that the east coast is "testing" me to see if I really want to be here in NY. The weather channels all talk about how the current weather here is 10 degrees lower than normal for this time of year and how the whole world is experience a freeze curse. I mean, seriously? All I know is that a week ago, 80 degrees in LA was feeling pretty good.

Last week at work was very busy. Stuffing invites, clips, closet organization, pick-ups, requests, and returns. There are two new interns and we've all been working together as well as me doing my best to guide them through the processes of every part of PR that I know. On Tuesday, I went with Jess and one of the new interns, GP, to the Waverly showroom and set up for an event that took place on Wednesday. The event was to show editors the new fabrics that would be coming out for the next season. I put together gift bags with a towel set or a kitchen set, and the theme color seemed to be lime green. Not to mention, the view from on of the office windows at the showroom is simply amazing.

On Thursday at 3:30p.m., a fashion editor from Ok! Magazine came to pull clothing items and shoes for an upcoming shoot with Keri Hilson. The editor pulled from Rampage, Op, Candie's and Bongo. It was the longest request I have ever done in my entire life. I could have sworn it would take up five pages, or five days to write up. It wound up being five BAGS, but luckily two girls from the magazine came to pick them up.

Friday was one of the busiest days this crazy week. There were about three or four requests to type up and send out, one of them having to be shipped to Baltimore, Maryland for "Girl's Life" magazine. By the end of the day I thought my body was going to collapse out of fatigue, and I was more than grateful that I could go home, go to bed, and sleep in the next day as long as I wanted!

Saturday was spent vedging and babysitting my two cousins who have turned into little sisters, and watching Teen Nick ad nauseum. Sunday was my 10 year old cousin's birthday party. There was a Hummer limo outside of our house at 10:30 a.m., which then took our party of about 17 to Serendipity, leaving us all in a sugar coma by the time we arrived at home around 2:30 p.m. Sadly, we watched the Cowboys be defeated in our comfies while it poured all day and all night.

It's Monday and there are more returns to check in, requests to be sent out, invitations to be stuffed, and a closet to be cleaned. However, I never thought I'd see myself saying this... But the weather is thankfully going up to the 40's for the majority of the week!

Until next time..


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Fashionieceta FUBAR

Okay, I'll say it. I fucked up. I lost the consistency of my entries due to work getting busier and exhaustion. But when I was finally ready to catch myself up, my computer of three years decided to fail me, slowly but surely. Now, I have my work computer and I'm ready to be back in action. However, before I get to present day updates, I'll give a summary of highlights since my last entry.

Sing left Iconix for a paying job at Nordstrom working in the men's furnishing department. As sad as she was to leave, I'm sure no girl (especially Sing) would mind moving to a job that pays you to dress men. Throughout her time here, I observed her work and occasionally helped or tagged along for tasks and errands and learned the logistics of working for PR. Thankfully for me, it made an easy transition when PR needed my help, and made me feel that I held more value to the company. I still worked on the closet, checking in returns, and ran more errands. The errands were to either pick up requests from different licensee's and/or return product to them. I then learned how to work on actual requests.

Doing requests consists of a few things. First, Jess or Tara in PR receive an e-mail from an editor at a magazine requesting a certain type of clothing for their upcoming issue. They either know the exact product that they want from previous editor events or lookbooks that we sent to them, or give us a type of style they need, and we match it to the best of our abilities. After we have the product, I select one of the Microsoft templates Jess sent me. If we're sending one brand of product, I select the template for that brand. If we're sending several brands, I select the "Iconix" template. In the template, I write down everything I'm sending and print out two copies: one to put in our check-in binder, and one in the bag with product that I'm sending so the receiving end knows that I know what I sent, and so they can remember after they've used it. I leave the bag of product with Keryn at the front desk, and a messenger normally comes to pick it up and deliver it to the editor. After this, we hope that they decide to put our companies product in their upcoming magazine issue. Returns are simply checking in the product we've sent out into our check-in binder.

So in the midst of all of this work, I had a 3 week trip to LA from December 16- January 6. It was great to go home for the holidays/new year, and it was cool to know in the back of my mind, I was coming back to NY and starting on ANOTHER Badgley Mischka show for Fall 2010. Yes, that's right people, I get to work on my second Fashion Week!!! I'm sure I'll get a mix of emotion from every end. Excitment from the whole aspect of working on a big time fashion show, frustration with stuffing a thousand invites, annoyance with people who beg to be invited, arthritis from writing down RSVP's, and appreciation/gratitude for being able to have the real deal experience at such a young age.

I'm back in the concrete jungle where my dreams are hands down coming true. Alicia and Jay-Z are no joke. I'm back!

Time to start stuffing invitations.

Until next time.

XXO- Fashionieceta