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Fifteen days, 120 hours, 1,140 miles. The experience of an internship: priceless!

My little zebras, I have dedicated many hours and driven many miles to Sterling Styles and Zazou, but even those figures above surprised me!

For my shift today, I will be making the finishing touches on our NYNOW365 ad campaign (the one that is similar to Pinterest), and I will also be pitching my ideas about the Zazou website to Christopher Carroll and other people involved.

I will also be posting as much as I can to this blog today, seeing as there will be a limited amount of updates in the near future.

One of my favorite projects I have done here, however, is that of the internship guide I wrote on Tuesday. Although it was not a requirement of this internship or the Apparel Merchandising and Management class associated with it, I thought it would be nice to proved pages with tips, usernames and passwords for any future interns who are lucky enough to work for Sterling Styles and Zazou. Hopefully it will be of use to any Cal Poly Pomona students who sit at this desk.

Thank you so much for reading, and stay fashionable my little zebras!

Love, Micheala

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My lovelies, by the end of today, I will have completed no less than 111 hours of my internship!

It seems like only yesterday I was driving from a showroom presentation at the California Market Center to be interviewed for Sterling Styles and Zazou!

All right, all right, enough reminiscing, let’s get down to business!

Today has already been a hectic day. Before even coming into work, a firetruck and ambulance came to my house because my brother was possibly bit my a spider. He swelled up like a balloon and was covered in red rashes. Luckily the paramedics said he was going to be OK, and with that assurance, I started my car and drove to work, where I sit here typing now.

Today I have made necessary alteration for the Pinterest board Zazou and Sterling Styles has utilized through NYNOW365, which is in correlation with the NY showroom the two brands will be presenting at later this month.  I also plan on adding more images to the pin boards so everyone can see even more of the fabulous Zazou and Sterling Styles merchandise.

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For the rest of my shift, I will work on improving the Sterling Styles Retail website, call potential customers, work on this Zazou blog, create storylines for Zazou Fall collection and lastly, I hope to make a detailed binder filled with information any future Zazou interns will need to thrive in this position. For example, I will provide the urls of any sites, with their corresponding usernames and passwords.  There is so much online information, including this blog, that future copy writers will need to access.

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While creating the online promotions and spreads, I utilized skills from AMM 270, Visual Merchandising and Store Design.

As always, wish me luck and have a great day my little zebras!

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At the mere sight, touch, smell or mention of a rose, the beautiful balcony scene from William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” instantly blooms into my mind. And this luminous 6502 Painted Roses Wrap, patterned with precious, swirling roses, is no exception.

The black version of this scarf is pictured, but it is also available in mist blue and grey.

This exclusive print by Christopher Carroll has been placed on a wrap that measures in at 26″ by 76″ and is made from soft blended yarn. It wholesales for $18 and is from the Fall 2013 Zazou Collection.

Again, it has been named the 6502 Painted Roses Wrap, but, by any other name would look as sweet!

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I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling Zazou 22!

Hello little zebras! Today, July 30, 2013, is my 22nd birthday and my 12th day here at my Zazou and Sterling Styles internship. Therefore, the alternative title to this post could be Internship Day 12!

It has already been a busy morning. After arriving at 9:30 a.m., I changed the links on our Mail Chimp email blasts from venue information to show information. This means that when customers click the links, they will receive information about each show that Zazou is manning a showroom within, instead of just information about the location hosting the event. This was a learning experience for me, and I am glad I was able to change this information today.

Additionally, I was able to email product information and images to NYNOW, a site for one of the showroom locations Zazou will be participating in. The below image will be posted on NYNOW, allowing buyers and other exhibitors to view the information in a Pinterest-like manner.

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This is the 6455 Dappled Knit Loop, and I must say, I think the model looks absolutely stunning!

I have more than 800 Sterling Styles descriptive blurbs done, so I will hopefully complete the last 200 today.

The letter for Zazou sales representatives has been finalized as well, and I shall await more assignments from the head honchos here at Zazou and Sterling Styles.

Thank you so much for sharing my birthday with me. Think good thoughts about a fun and productive day, while enjoying this very appropriate Taylor Swift song!!

 

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It is already Thursday morning of July 25, 2013! Where or where has the time gone?!

Although I am primarily on my computer during my hours here at Sterling Styles, Inc. and Zazou, time usually flies by, which is why, I suppose, I should not be surprised that it is already the end of my sixth week at my internship.

As always, I will be working diligently on the Sterling Style descriptive blogs and various email blasts for Sterling Styles and Zazou.

I will also be discussing a letter to prospective buyers draft with Christopher Carroll, who will surely give me important tips and instructions on how to properly write and forward this important Zazou letter.

Also, in between Zazou1982 blog posts and my other Zazou assignments, I will be admiring the new Zazou Fall 2013 Catalog, which features beautiful scarves and fingerless gloves that all embody luminosity, texture and warmth. I will use what I learned in AMM 443A, APparel Market Analysis Report. That class primarily consisted of writing, an activity I indulge in every single day here at Sterling Styles and Zazou.

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Thank you for reading, and cheers to a productive and successful work day!

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Geometric lines in varying hues of blue create graphic, infinite squares in this Parquet scarf, a piece from the Fall 2013 Zazou collection, which will soon be posted on zazou.com

What is so appealing about this certain accessory is how the intrinsic lines resemble squared pools in differing depths. The lighter blue is like a shallow pond, whereas the darker blues are like deep oceans you could almost dove into!

 

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Unbelievably so, it is my 10th day at the office, as I work to complete my internship for my Apparel Merchandising and Management major at Cal Poly Pomona. As mentioned before, once I complete this internship and the course associated with it, I will be able to apply for graduation and receive my diploma from college!

Getting back to accomplishments closer at hand, I will begin the morning by stating how excited I am that I have finally picked the day (today) to wear my zebra shirt! I have been wanting to wear this top on a Tuesday or Thursday so as to properly represent this Zazou blog, who, as we all know, is symbolized by a zebra!

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Today is a self sufficient day, in which I will work on projects that were assigned to me last week, and some that were assigned even earlier. For example, each day I try to get through at least 100 descriptive blurbs on the Sterling Styles website. There are also more ad campaigns that can be accomplished for the New York show room in August, and the designs and information pertinent to both the Zazou and Sterling Styles sites must be fine tuned as well.

And of course, one of my favorite duties at this internship, is adding posts and content to this blog, while simultaneously raising awareness about https://www.zazou.com/z_index.php

I am still being helped by what I learned in classes such as AMM 230 and 270, in which descriptors and visual design were so important.

Thank you everybody for reading, and from all of us here at Zazou, have a fantastic day 😀

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Good morning little Zebras!

Today is Thursday and, as usual, there is a lot on the agenda 🙂

As you can see in my silly self portrait, some color has been added to the office. There are currently 11 different styles of blouses hanging on the metal bars in my room here at Sterling Styles and Zazou. All of these Sterling designs are from the “Champagne Collection” and must be given names, which is where I come in. Hopefully, I will be able to do a similar task for new Zazou scarves as well.

I will also continue to write the hundreds of descriptive blurbs necessary on the Sterling Styles website, create four more Mail Chimp ads for Zazou and Sterling, work on this blog and, this afternoon, call our friend Christopher Carroll and discuss tasks associated with the Zazou website and the upcoming Zazou Fall catalogue.

Since I have conversed with so many different people associated in the industry, whether it is with my bosses here or with Chris and Claudia, and I have extended my knowledge I learned about the industry in AMM 496, Issues in Retail Management.

And when I get home this evening, I plan to sleep, sleep and sleep some more!

As always, wish me luck and enjoy Zazou1982!

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This scarf, from the Fall 2013 collection from Zazou, perfectly unites two feminine details: flowers and bows.

The print of this beautiful mauve and green scarf consists of a subtle floral print, but what makes this particular picture so fun is how the stylist created the bow underneath the model’s chin.

While most wraps are gingerly draped around one’s neck or tied in a knot of sorts, this Gossamer Wing Scarf is sweetly draped along the woman’s collarbone and accented with the bow, creating a unique look perfect for any girly girl.

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Think . . . think . . . think.

What am I pondering, you may ask? Well, I am of course asking myself what movie I can choose for the fifth installment of “Scarf Stars,” in which I highlight a cinematic scarf for the entertainment of the wonderful readers of Zazou1982!

For now, however, I will think about my movie selection in the back of my head as I inform you about my eighth day here as a Sterling Styles and Zazou copywriting intern.

Yes, it is hard to believe that I have already dedicated approximately 55 hours here as an intern – time flies when I am doing what I love: writing!

As you may have noticed in my previous post, I recently wrote the profile piece on Claudia Koch, one of the founders of the Zazou brand. If you have not already, please check out the article and read about the wonderfully quirky Claudia.

For the rest of the rest of the day, I will continue on numerous tasks that were assigned to me two weeks ago. I still have hundreds more blurbs to write for the products of Sterling Styles, Inc. I also have to complete more email blasts on Mail Chimp for upcoming shows for Zazou and Sterling Styles in cities such as Los Angeles, Dallas and New York City. This morning, I was able to complete blast designs for Trendz (Florida Fashion Focus), which will take place at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.

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These trade shows are extremely important for the company and the Sales Representatives the company employs, I learned first hand about sales rooms and the duties of sales reps in AMM 471, Wholesale Operations.

Thanks for reading, and I’ll update again on Thursday 🙂

END OF THE DAY UPDATE: Remember how I have been assigned to write blurbs for all of the garments on the Sterling Styles‘ website? So far, I have made a small dent, and have completed approximately 356 descriptions! Just a few hundred more to go! Also, one of my newer tasks will be to assign names to some of the newer Sterling Styles merchandise. Stay tuned 😀

*Photograph courtesy http://www.pbconventioncenter.com/