Gina Stewart

Freelance Fashion [sales / pr]

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me

 

Experienced receptionist, administrator and account manager in the fashion and advertising industries with a keen interest in fashion, travel, music and art. Passionate about delivering exceptional levels of service within client facing roles. Committed to maximising on my past professional experience and bringing my transferable skills to every role. Currently in a freelance Reception, Admin, Events position at Protein - a forward-thinking creative insight analyst agency based in Shoreditch. Recently returned from living in Paris working with French fashion designer Etienne Deroeux. International experience gained at luxury houses; Chanel, Burberry, and MaxMara. Strong experience gained in a support capacity, with the ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic and changing environment, I am now seeking a PR/advertising position within the creative industries. Also open to reception/admin roles, temp/perm positions. Second language: French.

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Advertising
  • Marketing PR
  • Account Management
  • Administration
  • Client Services

Work history

Currently

Reception, Admin and Events

Protein

Dec 2015
  • Answering telephone switchboard and directing calls for Protein staff and co-working companies Organising couriers Booking travel Diary management Sorting and distributing post Invigilating exhibitions (Yiming Min ‘Therefore’, ’Signed For Syria’, ’Present Collective 003’ and ‘It’s Nice That X Uniqlo’ Welcoming and informing visitors of works on show Private events bartender Welcoming visitors and staff in professional and friendly manner

Currently

Reception, Admin and Events

Protein

Dec 2015
  • Answering telephone switchboard and directing calls for Protein staff and co-working companies Organising couriers Booking travel Diary management Sorting and distributing post Invigilating exhibitions (Yiming Min ‘Therefore’, ’Signed For Syria’, ’Present Collective 003’ and ‘It’s Nice That X Uniqlo’ Welcoming and informing visitors of works on show Private events bartender Welcoming visitors and staff in professional and friendly manner

2015

UK & International Womenswear Sales

Sewn Agency

Jan 2015 - Aug 2015
  • Assisting and supporting sales director on key accounts and managing independent retail accounts Responsible for presenting the AW15 and SS16 collections of up to 9 womenswear brands to clients in London and Paris Showrooms Monitoring and servicing throughout the season (booking appointments/negotiate terms/taking orders/confirming orders) Seek and develop new business opportunities Maintaining existing account relationships Attending and organising for seasonal trade shows in the UK and internationally Create Sales reports for brands after each season Showroom Management (Visual Merchandising) Main point of contact between buyers and brands

2014

Sales & PR

Etienne Deroeux

Aug 2014 - Dec 2014
  • Responsible for booking and presenting the SS15 collection to clients at Designers Apartment, Paris Development of relationships with new and existing clients, including sales follow ups Buyers order management - selections, linesheets, correspondence, image requests Management and monitoring of sample requests, send outs, returns and delivering samples to shoots Liaising with press / PR agencies / stylists Management & monitoring of requests for information (high res images, LookBook, press releases, pricing) Participation in the development and implementation of communication tools (look books, press releases, press reviews, original press document, Facebook) Organisation and management of the sample sale (organisation of stock, creation of the Facebook event, price list, showroom merchandising before the event, and sales manager) Studio Assistant (basic pattern cutting, couriers etc)

2014

Showroom Assistant

Burberry

Aug 2013 - May 2014
  • Supported the Design, Product Development, Merchandising and VM teams in preparation for market Assisted in preparing the Showroom and samples for LookBook, Ad Campaign and VM set-up Supported the Wholesale team during market appointments with internal and external buyers Assisting Digital Commerce and Photo Studio with sample requests for e-commerce shoots Maintain the Visual Merchandising standards of the Showroom at all times Support tracking and monitoring of the samples loaned to different departments in the business Assist the sampling team in receiving, unpacking and logging in all seasonal deliveries Preparing the showroom for meetings, conferences, VIP and VIC walkthroughs

2012

Account Executive Placement

Southpaw

Jun 2012 - Dec 2012
  • Graduate placement in Account Management team at creative advertising agency Working with the account manager to brief media, creative and research staff Worked closely with the Studio & Creative departments working on briefs for clients Copy-checking, brand and competitor research Assisted with Honda Category Brochures (from receiving client brief through to writing design brief and artwork being produced in the studio) Assisted line manager with presenting creative work to clients for approval or modification Media Assistant: competitor reviews, research for new business pitches, media space negotiation

Education

2012

French and Public Relations

Leeds Metropolitan University

Aug 2008 - May 2012
  • BAHons French and Public Relations One year in the industry spent in Paris, interning for media agency Média By Design, and CHANEL. Dissertation written in French: 'Why does Chanel remain a market leader in the industry despite fierce competition from rival brands?' - explored the different advertising/marketing techniques by luxury perfume brands.