Monday, March 21, 2011

A Day in the Life of...

I'm back in the blogosphere and although my absence was short I've missed it! As I mentioned before I'm a Social Media intern for Ottawa Fashion Week and interning has been the name of the game for the past few days.  I thought I would share with you what I have been up to over the weekend to get a sense of the fashion scene in Ottawa, Canada.

A Day in the Life of a Social Media intern with Ottawa Fashion Week:

10am-1 pm: Spend this time writing blog posts for , tweeting for OFW_LIVE and answering e-mails from my account.

1-2 pm: Grab something to eat, get some fresh air and check the schedule for today's designers.

2-3 pm: Get dressed for Ottawa Fashion Week following the intern dress code of black clothing and black clothing.  Try to accessorize and think of how to make my black outfit more interesting.  Take the bus to The National Gallery where the fashion shows are being held. 

3:30-5:30 pm: Help out at the Media and VIP registration desk.  Handle all diva complaints of male models wanting to sit front row and VIP's who don't want to carry their goody bags around the Gallery.  Keep everyone happy.

5:30-6 pm: Start hyping up the shows via twitter, help out doing random jobs (stuffing goodie bags, making VIP passes, arranging chairs, telling models where they should be etc.)

6-7:30 pm: Head upstairs to the Great Hall for the first set of runway shows.  Grab a front row seat if available, if not, stand by the photographers at the end of the runway.  During the shows, tweet like a mad woman (at least 1 tweet per 2-3 minutes), take notes on the collections and take pictures.

7:30-8 pm: Promote our sponsors by getting people to take photos in front of their signs.  Mingle with VIPs, make sure people are enjoying themselves.  Grab a granola bar and fix my makeup.  Start hyping up the next shows via twitter and help out with more random jobs (carrying signage, handing out goodie bags, getting photographers' contact information etc.)

8-9:30 pm: Head upstairs to the Great Hall for the second set of runway shows.  (Same tasks as the first set of fashion shows).

9:30-11 pm: Clean up, assist at the registration table, promote sponsors.

11-11:30 pm: Volunteer debriefing meeting.  (and repeat the following day)

Ottawa Fashion Week was hectic, stressful, incredible, fantastic and fun and I am so happy to have experienced a day (more like a few months) in the life of a Social Media intern!  If any of you have the chance to intern at your local fashion week, jump on the opportunity and don't look back!

Yola Couture

Veronica MacIsaac Apparel

The stunning ceiling above the runway

Day 2- uniform black outfit funked up with leopard print tights, a sequin vest and red lipstick

Day 3- At the Registration Table wearing a beautiful necklace by Frash Femme (lent to me by Marilou)

Myself, Laura & Gina (PR interns) with our Frash Femme front row goody bags!

Day 1- Tweeting away in the front row


  1. You look great! And you fit right into the scene. You're a fashion natural. :)

  2. Great exciting. You look amazing too..that green necklace is divine.

    xoxo Monroe

    Fashion Steele NYC

  3. That is awesome, and you looked fabulous. I was waiting for this post. It must have been cool to get to be apart of the fashion world, and sit front row.
    My Heart Blogged

  4. Sounds like a lot of work but also a lot of fun!
    You did a great job dressing up you required black dress code
    Love that you did a sequin vest.
    You will probably. E bore the rest of the week now

  5. great post babe! glad to see it was a success and you had a good weekend!

  6. ah, Emily! You did such a great joba nd looked sooo amazing ! Happy BD sweetie!

  7. Fantastic! The necklace looks so good on you and you look hot! I loved keeping posted with your OFW tweets it was such an adventure for you!!!

  8. what an amazing opportunity. i would've loved to be in your shoes! x

  9. must have been so much fun working at OFW! Everything was amazing;) You guys worked your butts off; in style!

    kate xo

  10. you did GREAT making black look unique! sounds like you're having fun (but putting in a lot of work too). i'm kinda curious to find out what's in those goodie bags!!!

  11. wow you lucky thing! sounds like a ball!



One of my daily joys is reading the lovely comments you leave. It may take a day or two (or three, depending on how hectic life gets!) but I will stop by your slice of the blogosphere soon! xo Emily