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Taylor Keener

Major: Apparel, Merchandising, and Design



Company/Organization: Armarium
Company/Organization website: https://www.armarium.com/
Destination: New York, New York
Timeframe: Summer 2017

Advisor/Coordinator Email: annthye@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
•Communicating with clients •Scheduling appointments •Assisting with photo shoots •Assisting our CEO and Creative Director •Event planning •Assisting in ad implementation and design •Curating content for our website •Assisting our lead styling with day-to-day fittings •Offering clients with styling advice over the phone, email, and in person •Maintaining client relationships •Communicating with potential brand partners •Handling our back stock and showroom inventory

I accomplished...
My greatest accomplishment while interning for Armarium this summer was being able to create the Spring/Summer 2017 Sale Look Book. I was chosen from 9 other interns to completer this task. I had to create a look book that included every article of clothing we had in our showroom. I had to include market price, selling price, a front and back picture of the garment, sizing, and brand information. When I was finished, the entire look book ended up being 338 pages! Once I was finished, my supervisors were so impressed with my work that they ended up sending the entire look book out to our entire member email list consisting of over 7,000 people!

I learned...
While interning at Armarium this summer, I learned many lessons from this incredible company. However, my greatest lesson I learned during my time there was that everyone makes mistakes and has to ask questions. That is what makes people human. The most important part is to make sure you do not have to do it again. If you mess up, or don’t know what to do, accept you made a mistake and learn from it. The smartest people are not the ones who make the least amount of errors, but they are the ones who learn the most from them.

Advice for others...
You have to love it. Working in the fashion industry, you are going to experience every emotion there is. Some days will be amazing and some days you will question if this is the right path for you. But it's those type of days that allow you to grow within the industry and help you establish yourself along the way. You have to love it.

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