Carolina Conte

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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About me

 

A highly talented and creative individual with background in fashion, photography and styling. Experienced in both as a Brand Specialist for Selfridges and as a Fashion Photographer in her previous internships. Graduated in Fashion Promotion and Imaging in UCA Epsom. She has a strong eye for fashion, knowledgeable in latest trends and styles. Detail oriented, adept at reviewing, analysing and selecting the best garments for its clients. Artistic and gifted, with an innovative approach to subject matter. Hard working and detail oriented, with the ability to multi-task effectively in a fast-paced environment. Ability to work with the best creative people in the industry and an impeccable manner of being always discrete and polite. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, not to mention bilingual in both English and Italian, with even a basic knowledge of French. Having lived between London and Milan, she is ready to embark in a new creative career as an Editorial Assistant in the cosmopolitan city of London.

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Art Direction
  • Picture Editing
  • Blogs
  • Brand Identity
  • Camera Operation
  • Editorial
  • Problem Solving
  • Sales Support
  • Creative Direction
  • Excel
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word

Work history

Currently

Sales Consultant

Coach

Mar 2015
  • Work closely within my team; focusing on achieving set targets and maintaining high shop floor standards Building a relationship with the client; communicating with professionalism and style. Keeping a client book for special requests about new coming products or updating them with a “back in stock” desired product Maintaining and trying to elevate the sales figures, make clients and team members love the brand and update them with new arrivals Always keeping an up to date knowledge about the brand; it’s culture/history, the latest fashion news about who celebrity is wearing it and how they are wearing it Cross selling the product; to provide a total look, from ready-to-wear to accessories When supervisor is away, I am responsible to deal with the repairs, this involves dealing over the phone or in person with the clients and sometimes managing complaints

2016

Photographer

KLV Studios

Jan 2015 - Jan 2016
  • Preparing props and background, setting up studio lights and change settings on camera CANON EOS 5 mark III model Observing new locations and managing to work with natural lighting in outdoors Working alongside with stylist, model, hairdresser and make-up artist- interacting within the team Main clients are children aged from 4 to 12 and occasionally teenager/adults When session ends, keep studio tidy

2015

Internship as Assistant Visual Merchandising

Selfridges Windows

Jul 2013 - Sep 2015
  • Work alongside the visual merchandising team Constructing props and accessories for the Christmas theme windows Coordinating store display in line with store guidelines and strategy

2015

Brand Specialist for True Religion Jeans

Selfridges

Mar 2013 - Apr 2015
  • Work closely within my team; focusing on high standards and achieving set targets Building a relationship with the client; communicating with professionalism and style Brand specialist for True Religion Jeans: maintaining and trying to elevate the sales figures; make clients and team members love the brand and update them with new arrivals. Keeping the stock tidy and emailing buyers for the replenishments and communicating them about the best sellers and slow movers, writing a trade report about figures and competitors Visual Merchandising, changing mannequins, especially when new arrivals come in store, following the brand and store guidelines Link sales- Styling techniques and understanding customer needs Denim expertise

2015

Stylist

Plusthirtynine

Mar 2013 - Apr 2015
  • Styling up the look-book in guideline by the concept of the brand, inspired by the diverse collections of each semester (http://www.plusthirtynine.net/) Discussing creative and visual ideas for all the look books Overseeing the up-coming trends and style for each look book

2012

Photo Retoucher

Twin Touch S.r.l

Feb 2012 - Jul 2012
  • Retouched images for important Italian ad-campaigns, like Tim, Calzedonia and Rebecca Jewellery Advanced use of Adobe Photoshop and Indesign. Enhanced already excellent skills in colour correction, exposure adjustments and removal of any unwanted areas Used programme Capture One Pro to improve image quality from RAW data to give the best outcome results, in terms of colour adjustment, noise reduction and more detail. Excellent use of Wacom Tablet and Smart Board Excellent time management and highly organised, as having to deal with more than 1,000 images a day

2009

Graphic Designer

Rodnik Band

Jul 2009 - Sep 2009
  • Event Photographer for POP-UP fashion shows, look-books Key tasks also included graphic work for its images; like creating logos, cartoon effect themes with Illustrator and creating press leaflets

2009

Internship as a PA to ART Department

Vogue UK

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009
  • Answering phone calls, responding emails and organising daily schedules with the Assistant of the Creative Director Assisting the Art Department Team in all aspects, like researching assigned set themes of old images from the Vogue Library for their new editorials Office management: making sure the Art Department teams environment were optimal: office supplies maintenance contracts, specific design stationery, meeting room, general aspect of the office tidy at all times

2008

PA & Blogger

Fashion156.com

Mar 2008 - Jun 2008
  • Project managing and complete work of Fashion156.com creative concepts, collaborations and partnerships with editorial magazines, went to photo shoots to assist the creative director Guy Hipwell Managing daily schedules of the Creative Director, like contactind model agencies and locations for new photo shoots Conducting occasional creative research to support Fashion156 team, like writing columns and researching images (sometimes my own) for the corrispondent articles

Education

2009

Fashion Promotion and Imaging

University for the Creative Arts

Aug 2006 - Jun 2009
  • 3 year degree course in Fashion Promotion and Imaging, specialising in Fashion Photography and Styling.

2006

Foundation in Art and Design

University for the Creative Arts

Aug 2006 - May 2006
  • Diploma in Foundation in Art and Design, where I undertook different classes from Animation, Art, Graphics, Fashion Design, Fashion Textiles, Fashion Photography and Styling.

2005

International Baccalaureate

St George’s British International School of Rome

Aug 2003 - Aug 2005
  • International Baccalaureate in Biology, Mathematics, English, Italian, French, Business & Marketing and Art