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Originally Posted by max_r View Post

james may did floral shirts first.

speaking of, almost all high street shops where I live are selling floral shirts, but I can't actually recall anyone around here wearing them.

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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

The ones I posted are navy and I'm sure I can pull them of.
Him and Paul Smith

They come round every so often - I was wearing them around 1987-88 smile.gif
post #79622 of 98957
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Originally Posted by kindofyoung View Post

waaaaay late to the party, but just read Leviathan Wakes in one sitting and damn, it was awesome
thanks for the tip synth

I'm holding off on the second one until just before the third book is released.

If anyone fancies space opera with a bit of depth on an epic scale I can recommend Peter F Hamilton's Pandora's Star. Wonderfully thought out worlds and system, with lots of interlinked threads. The only negatives are you'll develop your biceps reading it, and when you get to the end you have to order the second book...

I must revive the what are you reading thread...
post #79623 of 98957
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Originally Posted by kashmir View Post


last part coming up this summer!

yep, less than 2 weeks biggrin.gif

(which should be about the time it takes for the library downtown to order Caliban's War and for me to finish it)


Edited by kindofyoung - 5/22/13 at 1:03am
post #79624 of 98957
not sure if as interesting as leviathans wake but HERE GOES NOTHING

post #79625 of 98957
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Originally Posted by pickpackpockpuck View Post

were the recruiters you talked to actually the ones from saks? i ask because in my experience recruiters are looking more for whether or not you have the skills and background to jump right into the job. telling you to convey a love of fashion doesn't sound that helpful to me. it sounds like a generic answer when someone asks "what should I put in my cover letter to [insert fashion industry job]?" of course you do have to convey that you love fashion, but it's more important to focus on your experience. a recruiter doesn't want to guess whether you can do the job; s/he wants proof that you can do it. and if the job ad mentioned specific skills, they're looking to make sure you have those. a buyer gig is as much about managing budgets as it is picking cool shit, so any sort of relevant experience could be useful to talk about.

if you want to convey a love of fashion, it's always good to have something concrete to mention, like a fashion blog. it sounds cliche, but then you can actually say you've been writing about the subject for X number of years. using examples like posting on an internet forum or looking at the blogs other people have created isn't going to get you very far. also, I wouldn't write an essay about the role of the buyer or the internet's effect on fashion (sorry BCD, just my opinion). the gist of your letter should be "i'm a bad ass with the skills and experience to be awesome at this job from the second I walk in the door."

edit: oh, and if after all you do want to go into your love of fashion, make it deeper than just shopping. what is it about fashion--not shopping, but the design itself--that you like. if you start talking about that sincerely you probably won't sound douchey anyway

This was really helpful. Thanks. They were the actual recruiters from saks.
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Originally Posted by stevent View Post

I'm pretty sure I got an interview for the thing you are looking at. Is it NY for the summer intern gig? Pretty sure I just sent in my base cover letter with minimal tweaks and got interview a week later I think. Declined interview though didnt seem like a good gig

It's for a full time position.
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http://blog.sfgate.com/sfmoms/2013/05/21/mom-forces-daughter-to-wear-dowdy-thrift-store-clothes-as-punishment-for-bullying/

 

 

how can we do this and enforce it for all the e-bullies on here?

 

 

 

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When a woman from Murray, Utah, learned that her stepdaughter was criticizing a classmate’s wardrobe, she made a trip to a local thrift store.

Ally* purchased dowdy, ill-fitting outfits that she knew her stepdaughter, Kaylee*, would never choose, and she forced the fourth-grader to wear them to school as punishment for being a bully.

 

post #79627 of 98957
Pretty lucky for her to find that henrik vibskov jumpsuit lying around in a thrift store
post #79628 of 98957
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

This was really helpful. Thanks. They were the actual recruiters from saks.

cool. hope it works out for you. i've had to hire people myself so i've been on the other end, the one where you're looking through an inbox of resumes and cover letters. the people that stood out to me were the ones who made it clear that they could do that specific job. passion is great, but it's kind of a given (nobody is saying in their letter "i'm just sort of into fashion but hire me anyway").

here's an infuriating little bit of knowledge about HR departments at big companies, by the way. i had people send resumes directly to me and skip HR, because what I realized was that our HR people didn't necessarily have any experience in or knowledge of the industry they were hiring for. they may be doing the hiring for a fashion gig, for instance, but their background is probably in HR, not fashion. so if you're sending letters to a big company, keep in mind that it has to get through a layer of non-specialists before it even gets to the person you're really trying to impress.
post #79629 of 98957
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Originally Posted by pickpackpockpuck View Post

oh, and if after all you do want to go into your love of fashion, make it deeper than just shopping. what is it about fashion--not shopping, but the design itself--that you like. if you start talking about that sincerely you probably won't sound douchey anyway

I'd suggest you actually write/think those responses out well in advance. Be able to talk about the intersection of design and commerce, as well as how you've come to be aware in a general way of the things in play such as fit, fabric & silhouette. Be prepared to talk about high level design movements in fashion and the way those trends emerge, fade and reappear. Basically, you're being hired to do a job that will use your intellect and social skills; your content is showcasing your intellect and how you deliver it will show your social skills. Make it fun and visual. Work in some photos of Hugh Beaumont and explain why he was a forerunner to #swaggydadcore.
post #79630 of 98957

I really think this thread has potential. originally posted it in MC but now that I think about it it probably would have worked better in SWD

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/315617/men-s-style-through-the-artist-s-eyes#post_6195847

 

sipang, fuuma and all the rest of you who are into the humanities feel free to add whatever

post #79631 of 98957
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Originally Posted by pickpackpockpuck View Post

cool. hope it works out for you. i've had to hire people myself so i've been on the other end, the one where you're looking through an inbox of resumes and cover letters. the people that stood out to me were the ones who made it clear that they could do that specific job. passion is great, but it's kind of a given (nobody is saying in their letter "i'm just sort of into fashion but hire me anyway").

here's an infuriating little bit of knowledge about HR departments at big companies, by the way. i had people send resumes directly to me and skip HR, because what I realized was that our HR people didn't necessarily have any experience in or knowledge of the industry they were hiring for. they may be doing the hiring for a fashion gig, for instance, but their background is probably in HR, not fashion. so if you're sending letters to a big company, keep in mind that it has to get through a layer of non-specialists before it even gets to the person you're really trying to impress.

what industry do you work in p4?
post #79632 of 98957
i've done a few things but mostly media. i was hiring writers
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post #79634 of 98957
OK so I think I may have settled on the pieces of art I'll be putting up around my room. My buddy is a master at graphic design/printing, so I'm going to hire him to do it. Keep in mind my room is minimal with cork flooring (weird I know), mostly dark dark brown or mahogany furniture, and it will eventually have a crimson persian rug in the middle (estate sale hunting this wknd!).

-Van Gogh's Wheatfielf w/ Crows (Canvas)
-Van Gogh's Skeleton w/ Cigarette (Canvas)
- Peter Saville's Joy Division cover (black frame, white border)
-Hirst's Physical Impossibility of Death... (Black Frame)
-A quote from a favorite author of song (Considering Camus: "Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee?")

Thoughts?
post #79635 of 98957
sounds pretty basic

my dorm next year is going to be filled with art i bought at yard sales (2)
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