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Sometimes life goes entirely too fast – you blink and a whole year goes by.
Tuesday marked the day I officially stepped foot into the real world. It’s so unbelievably crazy that I’ve been at Perry Ellis for a year already. When I look back, I’ve had such a huge period of growth: professionally and personally.
Besides all of the awesome experiences and watching my favorite collection of all time go down the runway, I’ve learned more than ever in just a short year. Being a Merchandiser is, in my opinion, one of the coolest jobs in the fashion industry because you get to see and be part of every aspect of how things work.
Between Design meetings, showing Sales the lines, and seeing what Marketing is coming up with, I literally see clothing start from an idea and end in an editorial campaign or on the selling floor. It’s really, really cool. I’ve definitely had a few “pinch me” moments, you know what I’m talking about? Like those moments when you’re like “how the hell did I get here?” or “how did I get so lucky?”
Jumping head first into the real world two weeks after college graduation definitely forced me to grow up faster than some people. Of course I would have loved sitting by the pool every day until it was time to go out, but deep down, I know that’s just not possible (or in the cards for me).
I was meant to be in the fashion industry right off the bat. I’ve been lucky enough to be surrounded by amazing bosses and coworkers who make coming to work enjoyable. I’m working on my ambitions every day in order to further my career. Basically, I have nothing to complain about…like ever.
I often get questioned on working in the fashion industry. Sure, some parts of the fashion industry are ridiculous and sometimes materialistic, but you can find negative things about any industry.
Also, no, I don’t play with clothes all day. I oversee the process of ideas being created into a garment for consumers. One of my favorite quotes of all time is from The Devil Wears Prada when Miranda talks about “this stuff” (let’s laugh at my boring blog posts from 2012, by the way).
….and I think that’s the best way to finish this post – don’t you? 😉