Dress: H&M Shoes: Clarks Jacket: As before, Zara Bag: As before Urban Outfitters
THE WORKING WEEK
It’s been a great week of being an office working girl; I’m sad to leave my little routine of secret power snacks, lovely lunch spots, and extra-efficient commuting times. But importantly, the lovely people, the gorgeous office, the variety of work and the cheeky perks have built a picture of the real life ins-and-outs of the PR office world. Where I work and who with are now pretty high up on my dream job requirements. I suppose affirming my preference for writing tasks has been is pretty predictable, but learning new web systems, researching fashion trends and today’s work of company information about brand ownership (L’Oreal, Estee Lauder and PPR = mind-blowing) and compiling art critic bloggers, have been right up there in educating my commercial and audience awareness.
So, as my intern experience comes to an end I thought I’d share some of my non-work time photos – to thank CMPR not only for the week of work, PR and office experience, but for introducing me to the Belfast working scene!
Sunny breaks at the Duke of Wellington Pub’s Red themed cobble street
Custom House Sq business people acting as audience for pre-teen skateboarders
My first Iced Cafe Late in an open front Cafe
Chinese Terracotta Warrior Painting at City Hall
LUNCH! Best part of any day.
Secret Super Snack Time #sugaroverload
The leaning Albert Clock on my morning walk
Belfast Lough on my homebound Commute
I was so sad to leave this week, as it’s been filling my pre-departure days with Belfast delight and I’ll have fond memories of my home town to remember as I jet off to my Year Abroad in China this Monday.
Thanks a million and I’m sure we’ll see each other again!
Top: Urban Outfitters Skirt: Urban Outfitters Jacket: As Before, Zara Clutch Bag: fcuk Shoes: Shilin Night Market, Taipei
Now thoroughly in the routine of my morning commute and office life, I , rather predictably, nearly miss the train to work. Typical that I was thinking only the night before how natural this early morning routine was feeling. Well, after that debacle I gather myself together to my usual, only slightly less ridiculous self to work.
The CMPR Office is one real perk to this week’s work experience. I’m slightly obsessed with colour co-ordination, and entering through the offices heavy cream door, what it beheld can only be described as my kind of paradise. Those who know me, know that my live colour-scheme is pink and green; from the pastel green wall in my bedroom with matching mini-polka pink green curtains to my two favourite pink and green mechanical pencils it’s a sickeningly cute combination-obsession that’s depths I try to hide from the public eye. Well, I have finally found an environment in which I can bathe in pink and green glory: the CMPR Office.
Downstairs Entrance and Art
CMPR Logo… an indicator of the colour scheme…
A desk of my own!
Typical Terry Bradley wall art.
Afternoon summer heat…
Suzie’s beautifully clean cupboards!
Fabulously organised client files
Pink shelf piggies
Shelf art from clients
Today after finishing two written information bubble, the work-load took a side-step from PR management, to the realities of running the firm – and that meant getting to grips with the office ebay account (!!). I was pretty surprised to find out about it – what on earth would a PR company use ebay for? How is that going to reach clients and customers? Well, turns out that it’s a fabulous idea, and here’s why: the company perks. As it turns out, being a small office of highly specialised PR staff in a city like Belfast is as good as being a celebrity. MD Cathy lands Q&A radio segments – one of which I was tensed in the office for, as it churned the staff into a research frenzy for the 30min warning we got before airing – magazine interviews, fashion event invites, screening invites, beauty products and much more in return for being Belfast’s first port of call for all needs editorial or runway related. So where does ebay come into this? Well, such a small office can only need so many lovely (and expensive) products and any duplicates can be sold online. Personally I’ve never quite got to grips with buying on the site, although I’ve been on the wishful cusp of learning to sell on it many a time, so this was a timely intoduction! This week we were selling lots of Cathy’s daughters clothes, BNWT (brand new with tags to those not in on ebay acronyms).
I think I’m a long way off having children yet, but I nearly keeled over with how TINY AND CUTE the clothes were.
3 Month Babygro
3 Month Summer Dungaree
And speaking of perks, you may have wondered with the mysterious white bag was in my Style #3 Photo (or not, but I’ll let it slide…): on Wednesday I was given a bag of perks for little me!
I. Nearly. Spontaneously. Combusted.
I mean, seriously struggled to contain my excitement and gracefully express my gratefulness.
I did not know this happened in real life.
So my lil’ bag of goodies contained:
The Body Shop Morning Mist Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Style Prep Benefit Hydra-Smooth Lip Colour in Nuxe Moisturising Lip Stick Smashbox Girls on Film Blusher Dior 3 Colours Ready-to-Wear Smoky Eyes Palette Jason Shankey Heat-Proof Straightner Carrier
All I can say is a massive THANK YOU CMPR for my lovely gift!