School Starts…

Blogged by: Mollie Attenson

I have completed my first official week of school and my internship. School was great. It was interesting to see how it works in a different country. My grade is based off of one paper and one group project for each class. I am taking London Fashion, Commercial Skills, and Luxury Brand Management. All of my classes seem like topics I will enjoy. I am ready to start learning more in depth about each of them. The class size on average is 45 people, and coming from FIT that is really big. In two of my modules I have 2 teachers per class. It is a lot different from school in the States. School is more relaxed and the teachers depend on you to get the work done on your own time, all you do is turn it in at the end of the semester. I like independent learning, it allows you to research more of what you are interested in, rather than what the teacher tells you to do.

Working at Paper has been a dream so far. I love the people I work with and the company. It is absolutely amazing to see every aspect of developing a new brand. I am excited to participate in  fashion week. Paper will be showing at New York, London, and Paris. All the people I work with are young and well rounded in the fashion industry. It is great having a boss willing to share her knowledge with you. I hope to work in the high-end market when I graduate, so Paper is a perfect fit for me.

This weekend the weather has been freezing and snowy. People do not handle snow well here, almost everything shuts down. I got to see the London Science Museum and the V&A . The Science Museum had a cool exhibit called Energy: fuelling the future. The V&A had a wonderful Fashion Exhibit.

Landing a Dream Internship with PAPER London

Blogged by: Mollie Attenson
 
 

Finding an internship in a foreign country is not an easy task, especially when you have high standards of the type of company you want to work for. Well, I found the perfect company to work for… PAPER London.  I contacted one of the founders of PAPER and after a few emails back and forth & a Skype interview, I got the position! I am so excited to announce I will be interning with PAPER. I am humbled to get a positon at this company. The angular shapes and use of color in their garments is outstanding.  PAPER creates high-fashioned garments for the high powered, confident, fashion-forward women of society. PAPER recently has been worn by Catt Sadler from E! News  and Pippa Middleton. PAPER founders Philippa Thackeray and Kelly Townsend have now been featured in major publications such as, Vogue. I cannot wait for my first day of work at PAPER!