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 or 409-659-1109.

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

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 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...


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Girl from Atlantis

My love of fashion converges with my love of the ocean (and mermaids). Perfection. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Here Comes the Sun

Next season is sure to be a bright one. Judging from the colors on the runway Spring is going have a sunny forecast regardless of the weather.

Here Comes the Sun, more

Here Comes the Sun

Friday, September 23, 2011

Now and Then: 1920s

From subtle hints of the roaring '20's to dramatic exaggerations of classic silhouettes, designers from New York to London drew inspiration from and paid homage to decade. 

Being the history buff that I am, I love to look back to the decade and compare the quintessential looks from the time juxtaposed with the modern interpretations. Here are some of my favorite 20's inspired looks from New York and London paired with photos from the 1920's.

Photos via and here, here, here, here and here

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

And now the adventure actually begins...

I can't believe it's taken me almost a month after moving to New York to start blogging again. Although it's probably a good sign, means that I'm actually out enjoying this insane place.
My first week in New York consisted of a lot of exploring (aka lots of walking), several trips to the amazing vegan bakery Babycakes, a new hair cut, several girls nights out and finally starting the internship I'd been waiting for since March.

Happy to say that I've joined the team over at Lori Goldstein! I've been interning for about three weeks so far and it has been amazing; getting to do great things with great people! Here is some of Lori's  latest work for W Magazine and Vogue Italia.
{W Magazine September 2011}
{Vogue Italia September 2011 Couture Supplement}
For more amazing photos and fashion follow the Lori Goldstein team on facebook and twitter!

More posts to come about my favorite shows from the fashion weeks and a New York vs. London fashion week mash up!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

California Dreamin'

Another weekend getaway has come and gone, but thankfully my vacation state of mind hasn't completely left. Instead of stressing to the max about tests, internships, events I need to be at and work, I've been surprisingly calm (and actually getting enough sleep!) this week.

I'm attributing this new found stress release to my quick weekend trip to L.A. and Southern California. The people, the atmosphere, the weather, and the great company I had with me made it a well relaxed weekend that was way overdue.

 {almost there!!}
 {toes in the sand will always be the best pedicure}
So excited that I got to have a quick meeting over coffee with one of my favorite bloggers, B. Jones Style! She gave the best shopping recommendations - I have to make another quick back soon to hit all the stops - advice, and insight for breaking into and being successful in the fashion industry. Such a sweet, down-to-earth lady, couldn't have asked for a better way to kick off my trip! Thanks again!
 {this place has the best vanilla chai latte I've had - if your in Costa Mesa definitely stop!}
{beautiful Corona Del Mar}
{Corona Del Mar}

But vacation is over and even though I will, luckily, get at least a month of down time before my move to NYC, interning in a huge city, the reality of graduation, getting a "real" job, and grad school are all looming overhead and I can't help but admit I'm scared! Just need to remember to take this stress-free state of mind with me through it all...

 {view of Santa Monica from the ferris wheel}
{Santa Monica Pier}