Lauren took some time while on her book tour for her second book series titled “The Fame Game” to answer a few questions for our Intern Queen readers! Here are ten things that LC wants you to know about fashion, careers, and of course internships. Enjoy!
The most important reason to have an internship under your belt
"Experience. The best way to learn is to do and see. Being hands on with an internship can show you what happens in real situations."
What she learned from her internship at Teen Vogue
"I learned that I was better designing than I was at marketing and business. That doesn’t mean I am not hands on in both but I saw where my strengths were and built on that."
Favorite and least favorite parts of interning
"The grunt work is never easy. Keeping track of the clothes, getting it to shoots, unpacking, packing. But it is some of the most important parts of the job. Without the clothes and credits we wouldn’t have had shoots."
Why fashion, books, and beauty
"Fashion was my first love and I always wanted to pursue it. I also love to read so becoming an author was exciting and something I am proud to be. As for beauty I am a girly girl at heart and playing with glam looks is especially fun for me."
Advice for those wanting to start a business
"Research the field, the competition, the need and the market. Perhaps try working for someone first before you invest a lot into something on your own."
Where she finds inspiration for her clothing lines
"From everyday life and from my travels. I also like to pull from things in nature.
Colors, textures – inspiration is all around us."
Interview outfit advice
"Look clean and professional. Wear something that isn’t too short or that you need to fidget with. The interview should be about you and not your clothes."
Interview Beauty advice
"Hair should be clean and makeup minimal."
Advice for fashion industry hopefuls
"Work in retail, know the market and the customer. Study fashion, read magazines
and take as much in as you possibly can."
" love blogs and websites. Anything from Pinterest to whowhatwear.com.
There is so much out there that I like to look at."