high end retail

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The fact that she was lucky was fortunate for [Y/N]. When she cheated on a test, she didn’t get caught. When she ran red lights, she didn’t get caught. When she rolled dice, she got Yahtzee every time. When she stole expensive things from high-end retailers, the staff practically helped her pocket their merchandise. And she supposed it was some sort-of luck that she ended up in the same department store as a recently escaped convict.

She’d been in the process of casing the building, planning on returning at a later date to commit a felony, when a man strode in her direction. [Y/N] paid him no mind - she didn’t know him, and there was no reason to assume that he knew her, so she figured he’d carry on without much incident. How surprised she was to glance up from her cell phone only to be engulfed by a pair of strong, unfamiliar arms.

Instinctually, she made a move to scream, but her face was entirely smothered by a broad shoulder. Before she could even begin to struggle, the arms held tighter.

There was a hot whisper in her right ear, breath wafting down her neck. “If you don’t play along, it’s gonna mean big trouble for you, toots.”

She felt herself being rocked from side-to-side like he was an affectionate lover and not some malevolent stranger.


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ask | masterlist

anonymous asked:

When you were looking, how did you stay on top of all internship opportunities? did you use a specific site, or how did you keep an eye on openings? Thank u for being u Tanisha you save my life tbqh.

aw hi :) sooooo when i was looking for a job/internship in fashion i would check these sites literally everyday …. 5x lol, i’ve gotten freelance jobs / actual jobs from each of these. 

ed2010.com (latest: W magazine is looking for a freelance accessories assistant, CR Fashion Book looking for a fashion intern) 

http://fashionista.com/fashion-careers (they’re great bc they’ll do everything from internships to actual jobs in design/pr/production as well as high end luxury retail jobs) 

http://freefashioninternships.com (sounds fake but actually really great lol, currently internships up for: carolina herrera, anna sui, prabal gurung) 

I just want every girl to understand that this is what re-shaped thicker eyebrows, eyelash extensions, ‘drawn on’ plumper lips, styled hair, better clothes and all round make-up can do for a girl. 

The image on the left looks like an everyday girl and the image on the right is a down right celebrity look. And both are beautiful (one in more of a Bratz kind of way).

I just want you all to know that you are all capable of pulling this 'celebrity’ look off, if that’s what you desire. Don’t ever think that they are famous because they’re so much prettier or better or whatever…really…they are so much 'prettier’ BECAUSE they are famous.
And it is 80% fake.

So just remember that you are beautiful. You don’t need to look up to celebrities for beauty. Because in reality they have access to everything they could possible need in the beauty department: Makeup artists, hair stylists, high-end fashion retailers, personal trainers, personal chefs, spa’s, manicures and the inevitable plastic surgeons.

Bad customer service happens to bad customers.

As someone who worked in retail for the better part of a decade….DO NOT ASK FOR A MANAGER UNLESS YOU ARE LITERALLY DYING. 

So my friend posted a little blurb on Facebook this morning and I’m going to make an example out of him because some of y’all just refuse to learn how to be a good customer.  (Warning:  I’m being petty.  And I don’t care because it’s the holiday season and I stand in solidarity with retail workers, not with terrible customers even if they are my friends.)

OK.  First, I do recognize that he actually did need a manager.  However.  You are wasting your own time when you repeatedly ask for a manager as opposed to just telling the associate why you need one.  Let me explain further.

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Mcspirk Roommates AU:

  • Mccoy needs somewhere to live and Spock and Jim need a third roommate to make rent.
  • Mccoy is an overworked, under-appreciated, debt-laden med student who may have gone a little overboard with the full sleeve tattoos, but still has an affinity for punk rock music and playing his battered electric guitar too loud.
  • Spock has studied art, art history, fashion design, market, costuming, etc, but nothing has really stuck.  He works high end retail instead and never commits to going after a bigger career on his terms.
  • Kirk wanted to work for NASA and be an astronaut but that’s such a pipe dream, the way things turned out.  He’s a stargazer but night, aviation mechanic by day.
  • Spock being so completely a fan of how Leonard manages to balance serious doctor with sexy, angry punk.
  • Leonard expecting Spock to drag his fashion choices but Spock has this whole fashion history lesson about how he’s impressed by it.
  • Jim thinking they’re both falling in love and being oblivious to them also being in love with him.
  • Late nights getting unlimited pancakes at a diner next to their pad.
  • House parties!!!!
  • Jim’s parties are usually pretty loud but it’s because he’s never allowed to be dungeon master after the second time.
  • Spock’s parties are usually dinner and lowkey drinks, or “work-related” artist parties like puff, puff, paint; sip and sew; or frantic innovative projects with his bff Nyota.
  • Bones doesn’t intend to have parties ever, but he somehow ends up hosting bashes with coffee table dancing and the other overworked hospital staff like Nurse Chapel and Dr. M’Benga.
Changing direction!

READ ME (as of April 2017)

About my life:

Hi! I’m Kelly.

I’m not a particularly serious or focused fashion blogger, and I don’t live a particularly glamorous life. In the past 4 years, I’ve been:

  • A writer/editor
  • A legal assistant
  • A liquor promo manager
  • A high-end retail employee
  • A corporate finance drone
  • A special education teacher
  • And, currently, a front desk manager at a doggy daycare (it’s as incredible as it sounds)

I’m not living a particularly insta-perfect life over here.

I’ve had lots of jobs. I’ve moved from Indianapolis to Boston to New York City. I’ve bounced around doing the twentysomething, not-born-wealthy, trying-to-make-ends-meet-while-trying-to-find-a-job-that’s-not-hellish thing. I ride a bike everywhere. I live in a teeny, cave-like room in a crammed apartment with 4 roommates in a neighborhood that’s not considered trendy. I bring my lunch to work in tupperware every day. I don’t really go to brunch.

And, shocking as it may be in the blogosphere, I’m okay with all of this! I really like my life right now. I don’t make much, but I get to hang out in New York City and take care of puppies all day.

When you’re a poor kid who (idiotically, some would say) got a liberal arts degree, you have to slog through some shit for a while to make everything work. But I ended up here. That’s a reward in itself. It’s hard, but I love it.

The long-winded point I’m making is that I’m pretty honest about what my life is really like, and it heavily influences the tone of this blog.

About this blog:

The one consistency in my life has been my painstakingly-curated closet (or, at the moment, industrial-strength Z rack crammed with clothes), made mostly of treasures I’ve found secondhand.

I spend more time than is probably productive poking around Goodwill and eBay in search of weird, pretty, interesting clothes. I’m constantly editing my closet, but realistically, I have tons of stuff I don’t wear. I have SO MANY THINGS that I absolutely adore and refuse to part with, but that I absolutely don’t have a place/event/venue/life for at the moment.

So what is this blog for, Kelly? (you ask). What are you rambling about? I see some low-quality cell-phone selfies in the archives. This all seems very thrown-together and directionless.

I mean, it is. I’ve had this blog sitting around since college (scroll back into the archives and you’ll see what I mean). I update it…intermittently (and that’s a generous euphemism). But here it is, with a solid amount of followers, collecting dust. And here I am, with a closet full of clothes I can’t wear to leash up 70+ dogs in the course of a day and clean up the occasional puddle of pee in the lobby.

So I decided to express myself sartorially in the most realistic way available to me at the moment.

I’m changing the direction of this blog to be intentionally editorial.

What is intentionally editorial?

Intentionally editorial means I won’t always have a place to wear the outfits I post here, and that I’ll be honest with you about that.

It means I’m playing dress-up in my closet. I’m reveling in my own brand of materialism and having a grand old time with my precious, precious earthly belongings.

I may not be able to wear a rayon ruffled minidress circa 1995 to ride my bike to work and carry 15 puppies up and down stairs for their lunchtime naps, but I’ll damn well style it and take some mediocre photos of it and enjoy imagining situations it *could* be worn in.

I actually suspect (and by “suspect” I mean “know for a fact”) that lots of fashion bloggers shoot this way, and just pretend that what they post is actually what they wear day-to-day. I’m just being honest about it.

Any other disclaimers?

Like I’ve obnoxiously repeated at least eleven times thus far, I live in New York City, one of the fashion capitals of the world. It’s wonderful and so inspiring, but being bombarded by fashion all the time makes me think a lot about how we define what is stylish—what constitutes acceptable presentation, and what makes a look ~fashionable~.

The conclusion that I’ve come to (and that I can’t take credit for, given the number of people that have been saying something like this for DECADES) is that a lot of trends we see in capital-F Fashion are just clothes, worn by young, white, thin, able-bodied, conventionally pretty people.

I think this is something that rankles me when I think about the world of fashion and blogging—that we’re rewarding pretty white people for being pretty and white and wearing clothes. I understand that I am in many ways complicit in that, and I try my best to be sensitive, compassionate, and realistic about what I post. Please shoot me a note if you don’t find that to be the case.

Anyway, welcome! Cheers to new directions. Everything below this post is pretty out of date, but feel free to have a look and a laugh anyway!


On Being a grown ass woman

       I’d never really had the courage to go into a Victoria’s Secret, And while I’m gonna put my kinda lengthy dissertation about my experience below the cut, the gist of it is that I’m convinced Victoria’s secret is that she is a timelord and she is using her powers to deliver extreme ethereal comfort to my tits.

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let’s absorb this together:
1. mark zuckerberg owns tons of the same exact tshirt
2. mark zuckerberg has enough closet space to hang his tshirts
3. mark zuckerberg has his tshirts ironed
4. mark zuckerberg’s ironed tshirts are hung two fingerwidths apart, the ideal layout for high end retail displays
5. someone gets paid to buy mark zuckerberg 5 billion of the same tshirt, someone else gets paid to iron those identical tshirts, and probably, just because why the hell not, yet another person gets paid to hang up those tshirts and make sure they’re two fingerwidths apart

Ill-Gotten Gains DLC: Part Two!

New DLC will be coming to Grand Theft Auto V next week!

The Progen T20

The second haul of high-end goods currently en route to Los Santos’ luxury shops and dealerships. We’re pleased to announce that the Ill-Gotten Gains Update: Part Two will arrive for all platforms next week, on Wednesday July 8th. This new collection of extravagant attire and potent transportation also includes the debut of the previously PC-exclusive ‘The Lab’ radio station across all four console platforms.

Also be on the look out for old favorites at reduced rates, including the Firework Rocket Launcher to celebrate the 4th of July!

The Coil Brawler, equipped to handle any terrain.

The Lampadati Toro

New shipments of clothing and accessories are available at high end retailers across Los Santos!

The Invetero Coquette BlackFin

The extremely powerful and damaging, single-shot Marksman Pistol.

Another stunning picture of the Progen T20 in action.

For the first time, Brass Knuckles will make their Debut in Grand Theft Auto Online. The Knuckledusters

The Vapid Chino

Luxury meets raw power with the Dinka Vindicator

Ill-Gotten Gains DLC: Part Two drops on July 8th for all Platforms.

ah, fame. johnny gat can handle the simple shit–taking some photos, posing with guns–but he tends not to like the events too much.

even for the grand opening of the first planet saints, the only things that got him to dig out the suit and go were promises of plenty of booze, pricey grab bags from high-end weapons retailers, and the guarantee that the paparazzi would be kept out of the afterparty. and his boss in a slinky dress, but uh, no need to bring that up

still, he wasn’t gonna go smiling for the cameras, and he nearly caused a couple amputations with the ceremonial scissors…

Fuck Entitled Customers

I used to work at Pandora at an extremely busy Outlet mall (from Vegas). My first day on the job was OPENING day of the store, and I’d received extremely subpar, inadequate training at a different location that was regular retail (so different products and prices). First day, I think the door count closed at more than 5-6 thousand people.

So Pandora is considered sort of high end retail, and associates are expected to know the names of like 200+ separate items, and work with the customer from beginning to end. For the Outlet, we were often expected to memorize the prices of everything and the discounts because customers always ask us the price of each item in the cases (obviously we don’t put price tags on the jewelry itself). Well since I had only a few days worth of training at a regular store, I barely could handle one customer let alone the onslaught of people that hit me that day.

I had trouble with our POS systems all day, and was yelled at left and right, and forced to help multiple customers at once. By the end of the shift, NONE of the associates had taken lunch breaks and I hadn’t even taken a bathroom break (that’s right, 7 whole hours of standing with no break in between).

Well, the last half hour of my shift when things were finally slowing down, a woman walks in with her husband. I greet her and ask if she needs help. She ignores me and keeps walking around the store. Then, from the other side of the store, she points at a charm and asks me the price without even looking up. I go over and let her know the price, and she tells me she’ll take it. She continues to walk around the store even after I explain that each case has the same charms and I can help her look through them in once place. Whatever. I smile through it. Then she sees the discounted tray and asks me to take it by waving her hand at me. I take it out, and she starts asking prices one after the other. Well, luckily, I have a good memory, and knew most of the prices just from that days work. She tells me she’s finished and I start ringing her up. We get to the first charm she picked out, and throws a fit when the price rings up. “Uhm, you told me this was [super low number]?”
“No ma'am, that’s for the other charms, this one has pavé CZs so it’s priced higher.”
She then proceeds to throw a fit at me and tell me I’m unfit to be a sales associate, that I lied to her and that I’m incompetent. She is literally YELLING at me at this point after her rude af attitude already. She demands to see my manager, who happened to be out running an errand, and then gets the corporate number and leaves. Her husband grimaces at me and leaves too.

I literally just went into the back room and cried. This was my first day on the job, and I was 19 at the time, full time college, and just trying to get through the day and already ready to pass out. The fact that this grown ass woman thought it was okay to do this to a sales associate who was obviously just trying to help still amazes me to this day.

Bianca Richardson
Missouri City, Texas.

“I’m trying to be a black business owner. Discrimination is the hardest thing right now..being gay in the retail world. People with my appearance aren’t favorited in high end retail. That’s why I’m trying to own my own business. I have this three year plan where I save a grand every month for three years and then I’m going to open up my own black owned business. I’m just trying to bring us to the light in a positive way. We can be the face of something. It’s about being who are you are and embracing that shit…being positive about it.”


Facial recognition software is everywhere. Facebook knows what you look like. Google can spot you in childhood snapshots. Walk into a casino, bank, or high-end retailer and there’s a good chance that a security camera can identify you. Jacob Burge illustrates the ubiquity of this technology in his series Face OffHe’d read about facial recognition software and surveillance and was inspired to explore the issue using candid street pictures. 

There is a certain irony to the project, of course. “I’m going out and photographing random people without their consent, then using it to comment on our surveillance society,” Burge says. “But I like the irony in that—I’m British.”

Read more about Burge’s project.

The Furniture Store

Source: wootfatigue (reddit)


Full Album: http://imgur.com/a/sQoBd

This project was for a client I had done architectural and interior photography for in the past. It’s a high-end, full service clothing retailer, similar to Barney’s or Bergdorf Goodman, but locally owned. They’ve carried a small selection of furniture for the past couple years and use Knoll and Herman Miller pieces as fixtures throughout the store. A year ago they built a new, larger location and this past summer decided to utilize the loft space between the clothing store and their event space as a furniture showroom.

Knowing my obsession for furniture and design and my staging abilities from my photography work, they hired me to fill it with furniture, transform the raw space, and educate the salespeople on the history and specifications of each piece.

I expanded their existing lines from Knoll, Herman Miller, and Jonathan Adler, and brought in Blu Dot and Ammo Books to round out their offerings. There are a few more lines in the works but we’re just getting started. We also offer some vintage pieces. Our plan is to clear out and bring in new display pieces every four to six months.

Apparently I’m on the trending blog list again? I have no idea how/why this keeps happening, but my stupid little blog and I are flattered!

For you new people—I’m a 23-year-old recent grad, from Indiana, living in Boston, currently (and ironically) working in extremely high-end retail while on food stamps (I got laid off of my 9-to-5 about two months ago). I grew up in a family that was already pretty poor and thrifty, but now, more than ever, it’s a necessity and a part of life as well as a hobby.

Just because my clothing budget comes from whatever extra odd jobs I can do or surveys/focus groups I can talk my way into doesn’t mean I can’t look hella good.

I fully believe I can be just as happy with my $2 dress as my high-end customers can be with their $2000 jackets. I think that having a thrift store wardrobe doesn’t mean I have to compromise my very picky sartorial perspective.

Let me know if you ever need advice or if you just want to chat! Happy to have you guys here. Sorry my blog is kinda lazy sometimes. I’m always running around on my grind.