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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

Photo on 2013-08-06 at 10.03

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!

Photo on 2013-07-30 at 11.32

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!!

 

*Link Courtesy YouTube.com

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I have officially discovered a new trick in fashion: if you are ever unsure of what to wear, whether the stylish conundrum pertains to the weather, location or occasion, you can always get cues and tips from movies.

Want to know what to wear in New York? Watch “Friends with Benefits” or “Sex in the City.” Want to know what to wear as an undercover agent? Watch “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.”

But, if you want to know what to wear during a chilly winter in London, look no further than 2006’s “The Holiday,” starring Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Jack Black and the sleek, chic Cameron Diaz.

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In “The Holiday,” two single women in love-ruts swap homes for the holiday season. Cameron’s character, Amanda Woods, “vacations” in London whereas Kate’s character, Iris Simpkins, moves into Amanda’s LA pad.

As the movie’s plot will inform you, the changes of scenery are what these seemingly unlucky women need to turn things around.

And, while falling in love and changing her ways, Cameron’s character, specifically, dresses in darling, winter-ready ensembles in shabby chic palettes, complete with adorable winter caps and cuddly scarves.

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Arguably her cutest accessory, however, is that of Graham, played by Jude Law (who is rocking a sweet man scarf himself)! P.S. If you would like to check out scarves for yourself or your customers, visit zazou.com

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*Images Courtesy IMDb

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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 😀

Photo on 2013-07-11 at 10.12

Happy Thursday my Zazou Zebras!

Yesterday flew by, and now I am back here in Walnut working on assignments for Sterling Styles and Zazou (https://www.zazou.com/z_index.php)

In terms of the blog, I want to focus on giving you more looks from the Fall 2013 photo shoot. Now, should I do this before or after I eat my nutritious lunch?!

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Yes, while I am diligent when it comes to my work here, I have absolutely no regiment when it comes to my diet, hence the summer weight gain, hence my current distaste for swim wear!!

Anyway, what is nice about scarves is they fit you no matter what your waist size! You can even throw on a long, billowy scarf that covers you up in case you are feeling modest (or full of pop tarts).

Today I STILL need to transcribe my Claudia Koch interview, work on more online campaigns for future show room events in locations such as New York and Las Vegas and make an excel spreadsheet for Zazou inventory.

Work from my communication courses will again come in handy as I transcribe and write my Claudia profile piece. She talked to me about the business side of fashion and the chain of operations, facts I also learned about in classes such as AMM 250 and AMM 350, Apparel Merchandise Buying I and II.

Wish me luck ❤