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Keeping up with Kimberly Ovitz during NYC Fashion Week

March 6, 2011

Alexandria Lorenz

Having an opportunity to intern for New York City’s Fashion Week was incredible. I was able to intern for Kimberly Ovitz, the designer whose famous “Glavis” dress sold out after Lindsay Lohan recently wore it to court. It was my first time in NYC and I absolutely loved every day I was there. One of my best friends, Mandi, got the same internship as me, so we tackled the city together.

Traveling to work was an experience in itself. Neither of us had ever rode on the subway before, and since we were staying with our friend in Brooklyn, we had to master the subway routes pretty quickly to get to work early every morning in Manhattan. Since we were the “behind the scenes” people, we were required to wear a nice, all-black outfit every day were worked. We worked with about four other interns and Shanon, Kimberly’s online media marketer, was our very friendly boss for the week.

During the mornings, I fueled up on coffee, and did various errands around town. Each intern would take turns getting lunch every day. During the afternoons, models would be coming in hourly so I’d help with casting boards and fittings. We all stayed as late as we were needed – which was about midnight the night before Kimberly’s show.

Kimberly’s presentation that Saturday had a great turnout and was very successful! I helped organize the clothes and also handed out thank-you cards with a makeup sample from Benefit Cosmetics, the makeup sponsor for the show. It was great to see all of our hard work throughout the week pay off. Kimberly is an amazing designer and a very friendly, down-to-earth person. I was extremely grateful for the opportunity to work with her, her team of stylists and the other interns.

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