How We Got Our Internships at Fashionista!
Find out first-hand from real-life interns on how we managed to score the job.
Tyler: I’ve been an avid reader of Fashionista since my senior year of college, not long after the website launched (please no one do the math on that!). I don’t remember how I found the site, but I knew I was addicted when I went to Old Navy to buy a pair of wedges that Britt recommended. I’d check in several times a day, and eventually started commenting with regularity – some of you might even recognize me more for my comments than my work for the site! I’d only had one internship with WWD in Paris (that I found through my school) but it was the most I’d ever enjoyed a job, and I knew from that moment I wanted to work in fashion. When I finally decided to make the leap after a brief stint living in Alabama, Fashionista was at the top of my list of people to contact. I reached out to Leah, who recognized me from my frequent comments and input to the website, and who allowed me to work for the site long distance. Now I’m in office in New York City working with the loveliest, funniest group of ladies in fashion right now, and I couldn’t be happier!
Morgan: I, also, have been an avid reader since the website’s launch when I was eleven. In middle school I formed the habit coming home everyday to catch up on posts. During fashion week, I would spend my lunch in the library reading Fashionista. After five years of following along, I pitched my first article to Leah about covering Teen Vogue Fashion U last October, which eventually helped her recognize my name when applying for an internship. When Leah sent me the edit test, I was so determined to get the position (I still have an un-sent letter in my room begging them to take me on when I was 13) that I spent three days working on it non-stop after school. This included one epic scene of me listening to Tupac radio on Pandora for seven hours while I vigorously Photoshopped a graphic until midnight, making sure it was exactly the way I wanted it to be. (You can see it here.) I believe that going above and beyond is the only way to go. Without working my hardest, I wouldn’t be writing for a website that I attribute to being an integral part of my development as the fashion obsessed 16-year-old that I am today.