For the first issue of Soho House & Co’s in-house magazine (designed and produced solely for employees) I co-organised a street style feature of Barber & Parlour’s staff. I continue to be on hand to contribute ideas for both the print and online platform and am on file to help with future shoot productions.
After progressing from Head Receptionist to Cheeky Supervisor, I am responsible for efficiently managing and developing the reception team and supporting the Cheeky General Manager with all manors of running a successful parlour and team of 30. Solely responsible for Cheeky in the managers absence, duties and responsibilities include; People management tasks such as developing individuals as well as maintaining a positive and productive atmosphere across the team, conducting morning briefings consisting of personal targets and daily information, rota management, training new starters and assisting in appraisals and interviews. Obtaining ownership of organising and overseeing all group bookings from the initial booking process through to event completion, as well as being responsible for our busy and complex schedule. Essential skills include possessing a sharp attention to detail, being extremely flexible, using initiative and working with speed and accuracy whilst possessing strong, personable customer service.
I assisted Cathy Olmedillas in the organisation of Anorak's Summer Fete - the final event for Dalston's Children's Festival in association with Hackney Council. I wrote the press release, sourced materials, approached potential sponsors, liaised with contributors and was present on the day to help set up and make sure all the activities were running smoothly to ensure a fun day was had by all.
I assisted The Gourmand by managing shop and online sales, developing the internal database and network of stockists, proofreading, writing press releases, transcribing, researching and creating a production schedule whilst continually being able to contribute to ideas.
My responsibilities lay in the editorial department where I was required to research into potential features for both the online and print edition. I assisted Jefferson Hack’s PA, archived their entire back catalogue storage system, covered front of house and hand delivered valuable items to Editors across London. I was also on hand for Dazed and Confused.
During my time at EMAP, I sat in on editorial meetings, converted printed copy into online articles using Webvision and conducted picture research. I also put together short online picture stories and wrote/photographed a breaking news online article about the Heygate estate demolishment. My photography for the story was featured in ‘The Week in Pictures’ section of the print issue.
I was in charge of organising the fashion closet, running sample returns and scheduling arrivals, conducting research for potential features, reserving clothes for celebrity pa’s and maintaing the offices cleanliness. I was on call for stylist Pandora Leonard, Fashion Editor Chloe Kerman, Executive Director Caroline Issa and the Founder of Tank - Massoud Golsorki. I was also used as a hand model for their online website “Because” and am credited in the Live Performance issue. My time here was challenging, but working with the team and learning how a high fashion publication worked was invaluable.
I assisted various freelance stylists during the first year of my bachelors degree. I assisted on shoots for the likes of Katie Eary, Fannie Schiavoni and Naag.com with photographers such as Saga Sig and Ellen Rogers, for stylists Katie Burnett, Emily Rajch and Hannah Elwell. I also assisted on Lako Bukia’s AW/11 collection at LFW.
Art, Film and English