My name is Emily and I’m a intern here at The Hip Event! I’m loving every second of it and do you want to know why?! ….. our office is covered in HOT PINK! Nothing is better than walking in every morning and seeing matching pink chairs accented with brown pillows and a matching rug. I mean how fabulous! But we’re not called The Hip Event for nothing…. The office is glamorous because it’s all about image in the PR world. But most importantly it’s about self image.
At The Hip Event we are trying to increase brand exposure and create a “hype” about a brand, but the first focus is yourself. To ensure a positive self image, confidence is key. If you are confident in yourself others, especially new coworkers and bosses, will see this and respect you even if you are the “new team member.” So next time you’re trying to make a first impression walk with your head up and a smile ear to ear.
The next thing that is a pre-requisite for a great self image is personal style. Whether it’s your shoes, hair color, make up, nail color make it a representation of you. This will show your coworkers your personality and reflect who you are as a person.
Today I am wearing pink nail polish and leopard shoes and I’m hoping they come to learn that I am a very loud and eccentric person. Create a “hype” about yourself, be known for something and keep up with people’s expectations of you, especially in the office, because that’s what this industry is about.
Self image is number one before branding any clients image. So here are a few tips to guarantee that you’re the new “buzz” of the office.
Check out Ricky at Shecky’s Girls Night Out!
As an intern, make sure you are always reading the news. Watch news channels, search the web, listen to the radio, or pick up a magazine at your local store. Do whatever it takes to stay on top of what is going on in the world. Even picking up on catchy phrases or ideas can help when it comes to pitching ideas to your co-workers.
Also, having access to social media is another important thing. Social networking sites provide a fast and easy way to get information. Being able to maneuver around those websites will help you when working with a client. However, always remember that once you post content on a website, social media, or on the internet in general it will be seen by everyone. Therefore, pay attention to detail, stay updated with the latest news, and technology, and always double check your work before it goes live.
Lastly, be professional. Always come to work on time and prepared to take on a new challenge. Dress to impress! Wearing professional attire every day will let your team know that you take yourself seriously and want to make a good impression on those around you. Use appropriate etiquette and take pride in the work that you do. Be polite, smile and, as always, don’t be afraid to simply be yourself!
My name’s Olivia, I’m one of the interns here at The Hip Event for the summer. I’m sure one of the biggest concerns first time interns have is what to wear. I know I was panicking on my first day. I mean trying to find a balance between looking professional while still being me isn’t easy, but it is possible! Here are a couple quick tips to get your fashion juices going:
1. Dress to Impress. I know you’ve heard this over a million times, but dress to impress! You are stepping into a new work force and you want your fellow co-workers to take you seriously. That means always come to work looking presentable and put together. This will really help gain your colleagues’ respect and it may even start up some conversation.
2. Maxi Dresses. Maxi dresses are a girl’s best friend for any summer internship. They are easy to wear, keep you cool in the heat, and look extremely chic. Try pairing one with wedges, a blazer, and some bold jewelry. Not to mention there are so many different styles and patterns that every woman is bound to find one that matches her personality.
3. No Short Shorts. Depending on how casual your office or work place is, shorts are totally acceptable. You do have to be careful, however, of the length and style. Shorts that are mid-thigh or walking shorts in dressy fabrics, such as tweeds and light cottons, are what you should look for when picking out shorts for work. Save the booty shorts and ripped jean shorts for a night out with the girls. As long as the shorts are dressy and long enough, they can really be a staple in these hot summer offices.
4. Stylish Shoes. Shoes are the finishing touch to any outfit, but it is important to still consider practicality. If you’re an intern you never know what tasks will be thrown at you. Whether it’s running errands, decorating for an event, or attending a meeting- whatever it may be you have to be prepared and so do your shoes. So my tip is to wear shoes that you can run a marathon in. Try comfortable wedges, flats, and sandals and save your feet from that five o’clock feeling.
5. Have fun with it! Just because you’re in an office setting it doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with your clothes. You can still incorporate your favorite colors, patterns, and styles just with a little more moderation. Also try adding personal touches like chunky necklaces, a flower headband, or a red lipstick. In fact, working in the fashion and PR industries is a great way to find out new trends and then try them on for size!
The Montclair Art Museum hosted the “Hidden Treasures Wine Bar” on Friday, June 8. Taking place on a lovely night on the front lawn of the museum, this highly successful friend/fundraiser for the museum included an awards ceremony, a wine tasting, food, entertainment, and a silent auction. During the evening, the Hidden Treasure Awards were presented to individuals who have contributed their creative spirit to the Montclair community. This year’s recipients were John Downing, Scott Kevelson, Jane Carr, Ph.D., and Dolly Rosen.
Lora Urbanelli, Director of MAM, Kathy Imlay, Tanya Poteat, Michael Gillespie, Janet Taylor Pickett
As guests arrived, they were greeted with a variety of fine wine courtesy of Amanti Vino, food prepared by Bona Vita Osteria and Pizza Vita, music from the Eugene Chrysler Rockabilly Band and the chance to bid on silent auction items. Attendees were invited to continue into the Museum to take a last look at Look Now: Modern and Contemporary Art from Private Collections. Drawn from local private collections, the exhibition offers a rare opportunity to view works that are seldom exhibited in public. Look Now will be on display at the Montclair Art Museum through Sunday, June 17.
Dolly Rosen, who was recognized that night as one of Montclair’s Hidden Treasures
Benilde Little, co-chair of event, and friends
George Press Jewelers hosted their annual Fundraising with Ferrari’s event this past Saturday, June 9th. The local community joined George Press and their staff as they raised awareness for Parkinson’s.
Guests immediately felt the family-based atmosphere as owners, George and Cheryl Press and their daughters open-heartedly, welcomed guests into their establishment. Throughout the event guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and refreshments as they gazed in awe and snapped photos ops of the luxury Ferrari vehicles on display. The vehicles present were the Ferrari 599 GTO, Ferrari Enzo, Ferrari Scuderia Spider 16M, and the latest Ferrari 458 Spider from the collection of local Ferrari enthusiast, Richard Stein. Also, a guest of the event added two more cars to the excitement which were another Ferrari 458 and a Ferrari 599 GTV.
George and Cheryl Press
Richard Stein, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, continues to work closely with George Press Jewelers to raise awareness on the disease and inspire the community. Stein and his team spent the day showing guests the vehicles as well as sharing his life experiences.
George Press will continue to accept entries for their ‘Ferrari Ride and Drive.’ Entries are accepted with a minimum donation of $20. The drawing will be held on Father’s Day, June 17th. The winner will receive the ‘Ultimate Male Experience’ – a meet and greet with Ferrari expert Richard Stein at his personal home. They will have the opportunity to spend the day with Richard and check out all of his amazing cars as well as learn the in’s and out’s of each vehicle. Stein then will let the winner pick the car of their choice for a personal ride and drive. All proceeds will go to the Parkinson’s Unity Walk 2012.