She’s kept her cool while learning what it takes to promote a major fashion brand, but how will Hali the PR intern handle a starring role in a spread for Teen Vogue? Just before the September issue hit newsstands, we asked her about the experience of stepping in front of the camera and wearing some pieces she loves from our fall collection. Check out Hali’s shop to find all of her current faves.
Were you nervous about the photo shoot?
It was pretty intimidating. I had no idea what to expect, and even then the shoot went above and beyond anything and everything I had imagined! There was just so much to the overall production. Also, so many girls, myself included, read Teen Vogue, so I’m nervous about how many people are going to see it and I really want to represent the brand well.
Was there anything about the behind-the-scenes work for the shoot that surprised you?
I think I was most surprised by how many different people it took to execute the shoot, from hair and makeup on. I not only gained new insight, but also so much respect for these people. They work so hard and are so great at their jobs, especially when working with just a “normal” girl like me.
Did you have a favorite part of the experience?
My favorite part was the initial styling process. There were so many racks of clothing and accessories for me to try on. Sometimes there was an outfit that I was like, “I could wear this any given day,” and other times, pieces I wouldn’t have thought to combine ended up looking amazing together.
Out of all the looks you wore for the photo shoot, what was your fave?
My favorite look was a burgundy shirt and faux suede button-front skirt. I am absolutely obsessed with the skirt! Overall, it was just a really comfortable look that I felt spoke to my true style.
Are you happy with the results?
So happy. I spent half the day just hoping I gave everyone at least one good shot to use. When I finally saw the whole thing, I was shocked by how great it turned out! And there’s no way it would’ve been so good without the entire team behind it working so well together.
Coming up: Hali says goodbye! She’ll reflect on her intern experience and how what she learned can help others develop in their professional lives.