Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Quarter half the mile

Daily inspiration sparked by a cross country road trip in the near future.

Still photos snagged from here.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Sweet Charity

Getting back in the game with this blogging thing. And starting the week off right...with a musical, with the best choreography known to man, produced during one of the greatest time periods (in my opinion of course) and with one amazing leading lady. Enjoy.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Will Work for Fashion

And so the job hunt begins.
Let me first introduce myself.

My name is Rachel Kathleen Core, I’m a 23 year-old University of Texas at Austin college graduate, with a Bachelor of Science in Retail Merchandising. I have a deep love for the 60’s and 70’s, some of my favorite movies are in black and white and many of my favorite musical artists became rock stars before I was even thought of. On more than one occasion I have been called an “old soul” and while I have an intense love and respect for the past, I have an equally incandescent excitement for the present and future.

For the past 4 months I have had the pleasure to work and intern for one of the most stylish and artistic professionals in the fashion industry, Lori Goldstein. I learned valuable skills such as preparation and assistance for editorial and campaign photo shoots, sample trafficking, archival and fashion closet inventory and organization, social media contribution, time management and communication skills. However more importantly, I learned how to think out of the box, cultivate creativity from everyday life and discover my passion and ambition to make a lifelong career in the fashion industry.

My skills would be a great contribution to companies with entry level positions focusing on merchandising coordination, styling, marketing and PR, and social media. I truly am passionate about what I do and am genuinely excited to begin my career and see where this life takes me.

Below is my resume, if you would like to contact me for an interview please do so at rkc387@gmail.com or 409-659-1109.

419 West 34th St. #825   w New York, NY 10001   w  (409) 659-1109  w rkc387@gmail.com

Organized and highly self-motivated individual with 3 years retail sales experience: has consistently exhibited excellent communication skills, keen merchandising abilities, editorial and ad campaign styling experience and ability to adapt to fast pace environments with a passion for the creative and fashion industries.

            The University of Texas at Austin                                                                          December 2011
            Bachelor of Science in Retail Merchandising                          
            Business Foundations Certificate – McCombs School of Business

            SAKS Fifth Avenue Spring 2012 Catalogue                                                          December 2011
            Assistant to Stylists
·       Assisted Lori Goldstein and Sarah Benge
·       Assisted in sample pulls for shoot
·       Worked closely with SAKS merchandising coordinator to handle all returns
·       Aided in organization of clothing samples and trafficking to and from set

            Lori Goldstein, LTD                                                                                                    August - Dec 2011
·       Contribute information for social media via Twitter, Facebook and creative writing for blogs
·       Copy writing contribution for QVC clothing line
·       Market research
·       Organization of inventory, fashion closet and filing system
·       Assisting in archiving past work in Excel documents
·       Assisted in preparation, organization, pulls, check-ins and returns, and trafficking of clothing samples for variety of shoots including, W Magazine December and February Cover and Editorial, Shinsegae Fall/Winter Ad Campaign, Revlon Print Ad and Commercial and Jones New York Spring/Summer Campaign.

            TRIBEZA Magazine                                                                                                    June - July 2011
·       Responsible for submitting 1-2 original blog posts a week
·       Assist the Editor/Stylists during photo shoots and photo shoot preparations
·       Assist in organization of past magazine archives
            Luxe Apothetique                                                                                                        Oct 2010 - May 2011
            Sales Associate/Key Holder
·       Responsible for opening and closing facility
·       Accountable for occasionally managing salon, answering phones and making appointments
·       Assume leadership position and motivate sales team to meet or exceed sales goals
·       Routinely re-merchandising store to sustain an always fresh look
·       Use visual merchandising skills to design and create window displays
·       Style looks for in store mannequins and local ads in print

            Spark Magazine
·       Staff writer and blogger for University of Texas fashion magazine                     Aug 2010 – May 2011
·       Conducting independent research on fashion news and trends
·       Responsible for writing original content while consistently meeting deadlines
            Efficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Internet research tools, proficient in managing teams. Productive market research and time management skills.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

I can't stop digging the way you make me feel...

It's already been a month since Chanel's underwater fairy tale strut its stuff down the Paris catwalks and I still find myself frequenting Style.com to browse through the photos. There's something so mysteriously alluring about sea life, the ocean - its beauty and all the vast unknown grandeur. 

Oh Karl, you've done it again...

Photos: Style.com