I feel so ashamed at how long it has been since i've posted..but my summer has just been crazy busy. I honestly can not believe it is already September!? :o Summer: Part 1 will keep you all updated with everything i have done this summer... enjoy!
This summer I was lucky enough to gain 2 weeks Work Experience in the Buying and Merchandising Department of Phase Eight. I didn't really know what to expect, and i wasn't really sure what i'd be doing to help. But the B & M team were really welcoming and gave me enough jobs every day to keep me busy. The head of the department let me listen in to their 'Best Sellers Meeting' which was super cool. It was really interesting knowing what were the top buys for customers each week.
One of my favourite parts of working in the Buying department had to be helping with Fitting Meeting. (This was where the supplier would bring in the clothes that the design team had designed, and then the model would try it on making sure it was a perfect fit and that the quality of the product was of a high standard)
The only downside was the long journey to and from the Head Office ...it took me 2 hours there AND back!! I was absolutely knackered by the end of the day. But I was pretty lucky that it was extremely sunny for the duration of 2 weeks so the walks to and from the train station wasn't too bad ;)
Overall, I loved my Work Experience at Phase Eight, and it definitely made me realise that i definitely want to be a fashion buyer as a career.
With the massive build up of the Olympics, London certainly didn't disappoint! The opening and closing ceremonies were Ah-Maze-Ing!! (how cool was it when the Queen played Bond Girl?!) Jessie J, Tinie Tempah, Spice Girls, Oasis, One Direction, Emelie Sande, Dizzie Rascal, Taio Cruz...Brazil are going to find it difficult to top us! The actual sport itself was incredible aswell. Remember Super Saturday when Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis and Greg Rutherford all won gold in the space of an hour in athletics!! I was sooo happy to see Tom Daley win a medal aswell in diving! I loved the fact that the olympics brought everyone close together..patriotism was at its highest for sure! Go Britain for achieving 29 gold medals! woo!!
After the Olympic Opening Ceremony my cousins and I became super excited and decided to paint our faces..here are some pictures.