I gained so much knowledge and experience from my summer at Ebony Magazine. Going to events, becoming friends with the other interns, researching trends and beauty looks, and just seeing the work that goes into creating the style and beauty section of a magazine with all the photo shoots and model castings and product trials. Like I said, I gained so much...including this bottle of the Daisy Dream by Marc Jacobs. It was the fragrance of my summer with it's "light and airy touch inspired by the boundless spirit of daisies and blue skies" and it really help set off the lovely stench hot dog stands and hot garbage in the streets of New York.
What else screams boundless blue skies and spirited daisy vibes like making your little brother take pictures of you in daisy maxi dress before you drive him to track practice hmm? I bought this dress from the Garment District and was pleasantly surprised to see a similarish one at Nasty Gal when I browsing for a pair of ankle boots. No one does cute ankle boots like Nasty Gal. No one does thrift store scores like me! Everyone just doing what they do best.
I'll be daisy dreaming of home and summer once school starts and every day is an exercise in how much work I can get done on 3 hours of sleep. But on a more positive note, this summer also had me dreaming about the future and endless possibilities! Walking into the office I never knew if it was going to be a chill day doing fashion news or a day filled with check-ins and events and walking around the city and then going to another event after work. I feel a lot more sure about my ability to get hired someday and it was a relief seeing my ability to churn out emails and organize things under pressure be of some use. Classroom skills sometimes translate into the workplace which is nice to know now (because my degree in sociology might not transfer so seamlessly haha *tears*). Nevertheless I'm trying to start this school year on a dreamy optimistic note so here's to the 2014-2015 academic term whoo!