Someone let me, the Queen of sweatpants, host my school’s Red Carpet fashion show earlier this week. It was the best experience of my journalistic career so far, and I can’t stop talking about it.
I met several influential people from the industry, and had the opportunity to interview Canadian fashion designers about their Spring/Summer 2018 collections.
I find people interesting, I love getting to know them, and I have a hard time shutting up even on a bad day. I had this evening in the bag, so I thought.
I did my best to come prepared.
I studied the list of VIP guests that I was going to interview right down to the very last detail. All of them. Thankfully, if I forgot anything I was assured I would have an earpiece and someone to coach me through the night.
Well, my earpiece had to be scrapped because we changed locations for the Red Carpet and it could no longer be hooked up. *starts sweating*
And then, my VIP list not only changed but expanded. *screams internally*
You mean, the girl who came here in running shoes and a stained plaid shirt has to act like she knows a thing about fashion outside the realm of what she studied the weekend before. Okay, yeah… she’s got this.
Fake it till ya make it, right?
Luckily for me, my interviewees were some of the most genuine and kind people I’ve ever met. Truthfully, an interviewers dream.
I learned so much from them and this experience, that it made me realize just how much I want to do this as a career.
The people, the chaos, the lights, the cameras… I love it.
It was one the most invigorating, nerve-racking, and adrenaline pumping experiences that I’ve ever had. So thankful, and I can’t wait to do it again!
Special thanks to the Humber Fashion Arts and Business school for putting this event together, as well at the community partners that sponsored the event. Also, huge shout out to the Humber BRTV team that let me host the Red Carpet. They mastered the art of mouthing words and getting me hyped when I looked like a deer in headlights. You guys rock!