I am the current Planning (Merchandising) Administration Assistant for both the Kidswear and the Non-Apparel & Footwear teams at Lands' End. I work across both catalogue and e-commerce: maintaining the seasonal data load and all product detail updates and drops; creating import and export purchase orders; assisting with weekly trade and periodic reforecasting; price management and stock analysis, including helping to identify opportunities and problems with stock levels, availability and cover. I also liaise with our US and German offices, attend team and departmental meetings and field customer queries where necessary.
Working as the assistant on the shoot of a short film put forward for consideration by Channel 4. Assisting with makeup, wigs and costume throughout all shooting hours; general running duties; role as an extra; set-dressing.
Sales Assistant with a specialism in daywear and ladieswear styling.
Temporary assistant to Condé Nast's Director of Property, assisting in the sending out of copies of Condé Nast titles to property clients, PRs and agencies.
Acting as a runner, model dresser and general backstage assistant for the Emilia Wickstead SS15 and Paul Smith (Womenswear) SS15 shows.
Acting as general assistant running errands throughout London and at the studio and at the designer's atelier on Sloane Street. Assisting on model castings and fittings, organising show catering, updating the PR cuttings book, monitoring and logging PR call-outs, organising wholesale. Leading a team of four other interns in preparations for London Fashion Week and running the office in the absence of the designer and her PA.
Wardrobe mistress for thirty-strong cast of Mozart's 'The Marriage of Figaro.' Working to a tight budget, I dressed a cast of ten principal characters and twenty chorus members to suit the 1930s rural setting by the director. I researched, sourced and handmade costumes and accessories and designed hair and makeup for all characters with the help of an assistant.
Interning in Tatler's Publisher's Office, where duties included: attending PR events, collating research on advertising, maintaining the designer database, copywriting, attending advertorial photoshoots, attending and contributing to publishing meetings.
Sales assistant with a strong emphasis on floor management, visual standards and merchandising, customer service and fitting room operations.
Womenswear Stylist with a strong emphasis on customer service, upselling, outfit-building and personal styling.
Sales Assistant in the Cath Kidston concession of Selfridges & Co, Birmingham, offering a high standard of customer service, styling and gift advice, upselling and giftwrapping.
Covering the foundations of the fashion merchandising and buying industries, including: retail types, range planning, cost, manufacture, margin, mark-up, buyer-supplier relations, seasonality and the buying calender, comp shopping, allocation. and liquidation
Joint English Literature and Drama degree with focuses on: literary modernism, Shakespeare, film, contemporary theatre practice, devising for the stage, theatre production, political theatre, 16th and 17th Century poetry and satire.
GCSEs and A Levels
In 2013 I successfully applied for and won a sum of money to complete my first fashion internship at Tatler Magazine, courtesy of the College of Arts and Law's Careers Department at The University of Birmingham. I presented to a panel on the benefits the internship would offer, how I would use the experience and outlined a budget plan in the interview that followed.
in 2009 I auditioned and successfully won a Drama Exhibition to my senior school for the sixth form.