Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Eniko Mihalik: VS Magazine 2010


Horoscope (Tuesday December 28th): "You need to trust that you are where you are meant to be, and that you are doing what you are meant to be doing, and that you are with the people you are meant to be with. You may not feel this way a lot of the time, but it is so. Everything that's in your life now has a purpose. Some of the people, places, and things in your life will offer a lesson. Some will propel you to some other level or some other experience, but you are in the right place, and eventually it will lead you to something great".

Lately I haven't been feeling as if those words were exactly true. I started Teen Vogue last week and for my first three days I would say so far so good. With the year coming to an end and right before the holidays the goal was to clean out the fashion closet and return all the samples back to designers and showrooms that have accumulated over the past few months. On my first day I arrived at 9 am and left at 10:30 pm on my second day I arrived at 9 am and left at 11:30 pm on my third day I arrived at 9 am and left and 8 pm. Nearly twelve hour days with a thirty minute break with means only one meal per day and limited hours of sleep due to fact that as soon as you get home in just a few hours you are right back at it again. Thankfully I will only be working at Teen Vogue Monday-Wednesday and working at LF in Soho Thursday-Sunday. With the new year right around the corner soon I will be doing all the cool things like photo shoots and checking in all the new samples we will be getting. My initial plans were to find an apartment and live with roommates or on my own in the city. If only things worked out as planned. I thought long and hard and finally concluded that my plans weren't realistic. To live anywhere in New York is extremely expensive with or without roommates and with that being said I've decided to live out of my suitcase and sleep on the couch at my cousins house in Brooklyn. This was my only option for the time being and I'm trying to be as open minded to the situation. She lives 45 minutes to an hour train ride away from the city in an okay neighborhood that makes me feel uncomfortable and unsafe depending on the time of day. My living situation makes me less excited about this opportunity that I have dreamed of and worked so hard for. I am blessed to have my cousin welcome me into her home with open arms me being me I just like to have my own space and I never like to feel that I am invading someone else's. It felt good to get away from my New York for a week to come home for the holidays and spend time with my family and friends. Home sick just when I thought I was sick of home. The hardest part was packing up my life for five months and trying to make it fit into one suitcase. Below is a painting that was created by my sister it was one of my favorites pieces of her work and she gave it to me for Christmas. If I had my own apartment I would take it with me to New York and hang it. I'm going to leave it back home in Boston unframed to give me something to look forward to when I move back in May. Time, patience, and accepting change is the only way I will get me through this period time away from home.

Monday, December 6, 2010

The Teen Vogue Handbook

LITA x Manhattan

This past weekend on Saturday I went to New York for an Interview at LF on 5th Avenue. I left Boston and headed for the city around 9:30 am and arrived around 2:00 pm. The week prior I've been applying for jobs so that I'll have everything in place when I move within the next three weeks. When I walked into LF the two girls on the sales floor immediately complimenting me on my black leather distressed LITAS I was wearing paired with my vintage floral dress I bought last year at a vintage fashion show during Boston Fashion Week. I started making great conversation with both girls about my move to the city and clothing of course as I waited for my interview. Overall I feel that it went well and I'm hoping to hear something back later on this week after my references have been checked. LF is for sure my style and one of my favorite stores to shop in to I know it would be a great job for me while I intern as well. I also received a call from Opening Ceremony to schedule an interview this week. Being one the best stores in all of New York City and has been a company that I've always been interested in working for hopefully all will work out and I'm offered a position! Lately I've been inspired by the CHANGE that is occurring in my life. I'm learning to accept CHANGE and being less afraid by it and new experiences. As time progresses nothing should ever be expected to remain the same. Everyday you're evolving and learning something new. When I arrived back in Boston I went out to Casa Romero for mexican food and sangria with one of my best friends. This week is going to be really hectic. It's the last week of classes and I have a lot of last minute projects, assignments to complete, and studying for finals as this semester comes to an end. As you begin the first weekday of the week, make a conscious effort not to think of it as drudgery. Many people dismiss Mondays because they represent the first day of school, or work, or some mundane obligation.


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Fashion at work in Teen Vogue: The Fashion Closet

Words can't describe how excited I am to start interning at Teen Vogue working in the fashion closet. With the fashion closet being the center of the magazine it requires working long hours and one would have to be extremely determined and motivated to be successful in the magazine industry. Luckily with previous experience working in the showroom for designer Jeffrey Monteiro I've learned all about tracking samples and that is what working in the fashion closet for any magazine consists of. The readers of Walking In Heels will get the chance to share this experience with me. I will be blogging everyday I spend at Teen Vogue and documenting all the hard work that goes into interning for a magazine through my "Diary of an intern" posts like I did in the summer at my last internship with designer Jeffrey Monteiro. Below is a video of what actually goes on while working in the fashion industry and at Teen Vogue.