Week One in New York City: Josh the Intern

I have now been working in New York City for a week, and for once, I’m not even sure where to begin this blog post.

The one question I am sure that everyone wants answered is how I can afford to move to New York City for a summer-long, unpaid internship. The answer is… I cannot.

Now that I have cleared things up, let us move on to more exciting topics.

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Since my first day in WWD’s gorgeous, white office space, located in front of the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue, I have written a celebrity style report card, attended a movie premiere and interviewed a celebrity.

It was an enormous honour and slightly overwhelming to find out that this is supposedly only the second year that the 107 year-old fashion bible takes on interns. And I must say that I am stunned by how much faith they have placed in us.

By the way, my fellow intern, whose name is Julia Tazartes, is an absolute doll. I’m really happy that we’re in this together!

My first week in New York City has honestly been a dream.

A couple family members followed me to New York City because they are adorable and wanted to make sure that I settled into the concrete jungle with relative ease.

Before beginning my internship, my family and I visited a few of the city’s major attractions such as Coney Island beach and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Met’s Costume Institute had a beautiful exhibit by Rei Kawakubo and Comme des Garçons entitled “Art of the In-Between.” Check it out!

Day One

On my first day at work, I contributed to WWD’s style report card for their Daily Digital – examining and critiquing a few red carpet looks from the CFDA Fashion Awards.

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After work, my family and I went to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse to celebrate with a blue cheese filet mignon, a side of truffle butter and a nice glass of Argentinian Malbec.

Oh, how I have missed being a bougie foodie.

Day Two

On my second day, I was given the task of interviewing Sofia Boutella about her leading role in “The Mummy” at Saks Fifth Avenue, as they were holding a cocktail party to celebrate their new window display, which was inspired by the film.

Saks Fifth Avenue and Universal Pictures Celebrate"The Mummy" with stars Sofia Boutella, Director Alex Kurtzman and Courtney B. Vance, New York, USA - 07 Jun 2017
This picture was taken by Marion Curtis for Rex Features and used by WWD.

As I waited for the starlet to walk the red carpet and speak to the press before heading up to the event for individual interviews, I got to enjoy Saks’ beautiful terrace while mingling with industry leaders.

When I was accorded a five-minute, one-on-one interview with Boutella, the first thing she did was comment on how much she liked my outfit. Coming from a fashion icon, that was just about the biggest compliment anyone could have given me.

Excuse me while I deflate my ego.

Click here to read my interview with Sofia Boutella for WWD!

Day Three

On the third day of my internship, my editor gave to me…

First, Julia and I were given the opportunity to shadow our brilliant editor, Leigh Nordstrom, as she covered a swanky restaurant opening – Cote Steakhouse, found at 16 W 22nd St.

Later on, I shadowed Associate Eye Editor Kristen Tauer as she covered the Okja movie premiere at the Lincoln Square Theatre and following after party at The Standard.

Huge names such as Tilda Swinton, Steven Yeun and Brad Pitt graced the events. I totally had to stop myself from swooning.

How do I even wrap this up? Lots more to come.

Until next time!

I’M NOT JOSHING

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