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 ottawafashionweek.ca/blog , tweeting for OFW_LIVE and answering e-mails from my firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
|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|