Ever wondered what a typical day is like for our fashion director, Jackie? Well, you’re about to find out. E!, one of our favorite television networks, chose to feature our very own style guru in its “Trendsetters at Work” series. For the piece, E! visited Rue’s New York offices in the heart of Bryant Park to talk style, chic work spaces, and climbing the fashion ladder. Check out a few soundbites below.
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How did you get started in your career?
I got an internship at ELLE magazine. I initially had a hybrid role working for both the beauty and the features departments. I got to test out hundreds of new products, learn the science and technology behind beauty products, go to press events and, most importantly, I learned how to write (it’s harder than you think!). Interning is the best way to work out if a job is right for you or not. I knew immediately that I wanted to be in the editorial world. When a fashion position opened up at ELLEgirl magazine I jumped at the chance.
What is a typical day like for you?
Part of the beauty of my job and why I love it is that there is no typical day! Sometimes I’m in the office all day long in creative meetings, brainstorm sessions, curating products, directing our stylists and makeup artists, and then there are days that I’m all over the city at market appointments, trade shows, and press events.
Describe your work environment.
Rue La La is a very creative and fashionable environment. Everything is very “Rue” right down to the tables and chairs. One of my favorite things is that we have an open office floor plan which really sets the tone of the company. Even our CEO sits in the middle of everyone. It’s amazing what we can come up with together when we bounce ideas off of people in different fields. The office atmosphere is truly one of collaboration and fun.
By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer
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