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My internship at Pretty Disturbia PD Dolly Laura

Thursday, 05 November 2015

I have now completed 6 months internship at Pretty Disturbia. I expected it to be pretty much what it has been like but more fun and I’ve really learned a lot.

I started my placement on the 5th march 2015.
My first week at Pretty Disturbia was great… I loved it.

The first day I helped reorganise the stock on the shelves and also listed some items on Asos Marketplace.

I also did an outfit of the day, which is where I pick out items and style together.

top

Leesa gave me a top to rework for the photoshoot which was on the wendnesday. we then shot on the Friday!

It was a fun day with the girls doing the shoot.
lara shoot

Leesa taking the shot.
behind scene

We then did a new collection which was based on Co-ords. We was thinking summer,festival, grunge co-ords made from scratch!I reworked a few items and made items for the collection.
Here are the items I made :)

hawaiian co
This is a hawiian print jersey fabric that I made a skater skirt and top from. I made these from scratch.

This outfit was already made I just reworked it. I just basically slashed the top and skirt. which i think looks fab!

brown co
I just made the skirt for this outfit, but i did style the top with it :)

me
Me cutting out the skirt.

purple floral
With this outfit it was just the top already made so i decided to use a purple organza to insert panels to make into a dress. I styled with leggings but cut them into shorts.

I did Laras make up for the shoot. I have done it a few times and really enjoy doing it.

make up

We did a shoot for the co-ords. I was doing last min preps reworking an outfit. I didnt have time so I just hand sewn patches on at the shoot.

pink patch

behind scenes

This is PD Dolls behind the scenes of the shoot with beautiful model Lara. I loved doing the shoots, I loved styling outfits together and planning what was next to shoot. We all have a good chit chat and have fun.

I got to be in charge of social media which I loved doing it was so much fun. I loved styling outfits and putting them on Facebook and Instagram and seeing how many likes etc. I did notice the stats go up a lot which was really awarding to see.

style shot

I did a style shot that I compared with a photo. Here are some examples.

clueless

Here is an example of a style I thought was very Clueless style.

pretty in pink

missy

Its been lovely to see some of my items I have made sell. These are the items that have sold.

slashed co

leggings

floral

pink

We have started a new collection which is grunge. I have reworked a few items, customised some shoes, made a dress, coat,top and have drew a face with paints and added on spikes and a bandana to give more effect and style.

I have enjoyed my time at Pretty Disturbia, I have learned a lot and expanded my knowledge and skills with sewing and pattern cutting and how to rework items. I have also learned how to list items on Asos Marketplace and Etsy. I have also done photography, styling, Make-up and when listing learned about fabrics and eras. Its been nice to meet Leesa and personally work with her and learn from her also about how a business works. Its been lovely to also meet the girls and will remain friends with everyone here.
I would certainly recommend doing a placement at Pretty Disturbia!
Kisses from PD Dolly Laura xxx