Today was my first day interning at Sketchbook in Notting Hill. It didn't get off to a great start (although that was mainly because of the previous week/few months before today).
At SB everyone is required to bring in their own laptop. This would usually not be a problem. However my Macbook got stolen in May, right before graduation. Sad times. This, plus the present economic crisis (that decided to occur just as I was graduating - thanks guys) meant that I could not afford a new laptop right away. I mean, I could. But I had become spoiled you see. Once you go Mac, you can't go back. Unfortunately I do not yet have £1500 disposable cash in my account so it will be a while before I can afford a new MB.
However, I have an old Acer notebook from my Cheltenham days - it's 6 years old - and had since given up on me. A great friend of mine was helping me refurbish it and had given it back to me. All that was left to do was some minor tweaking to get the wireless to work.
Now as much as I love my gadgets I don't have a computer engineering degree. So needless to say I couldn't figure out how to fix it and was still battling with it at 9am this morning before I eventually had to give up. So first day - I arrive late and laptop-less. Not a great impression.
It wasn't too bad in the end. I went to a nearby internet cafe and my editor emailed me some articles to proof read so I still managed to get some editing done. I also got some good news, this friend of mine (let's call him techno-geek shall we) has a laptop he'll let me borrow whilst he tries to figure out what's wrong with mine. So tomorrow I will be the proud temporary owner of an IBM laptop. It's not my MB but it'll suffice.
So all in all it ended up being a good day and I didn't have to make any coffee runs. In fact the EIC brought cupcakes in which we had with tea after lunch. There's a really good vibe in the office and I can see I'm going to settle in really well at the SB office.
So what does an intern wear to her first day at work? It was quite sunny so I decided on a vibrant outfit which said "Hey SB, I'm here and I'm fabulous". Do you think I succeeded?
Dress - AA, mustard jumper - Charlotte Russe, belt - Dorothy Perkins, shoes - New Look
I'm a colourful, shoe-obsessed fashion lover and writer, who's desperate to move to New York and in love with love. MHIINYC is where I try to put some order to the ramblings in my head (the operative word being try) mostly revolving around fashion, vintage finds, love and of course shoes. It's imperfect, I'm imperfect but that's why you keep coming back!
I also blog for Twenty Four Carat Cocoa, the official blog for Renaissance of our Roots which features updates of what the three RooR girls are up to as we attempt to re-define fashion. Again, the beauty is in its imperfections.