My Work in New York

A lot of people have been asking me what kind of work I do in New York. Most people knew it was fashion related but didn’t know exactly what I was doing, what field I was in etc. So I thought I would make this post for you to get a better understanding of what type of jobs I’ve been doing these last years. The list could have been a lot longer, but it’s a lot of repetitive jobs, so here is a list of the ones I thought you would find interesting. Enjoy!

The Movie – Blind (2017)
Assistant Lead Wardrobe Stylist 
– Shop, dress and accessorize talent, as well as supervise shoots. This was the second movie where I was working with A-list celebrities. The first one I worked on was with David Harbour (from Stranger Things), and Emmy Rossum (from Shameless), but it got canceled in the middle of the shooting because our producer got a brain tumor.

This job though is where I really learned how it is to work on a big movie and let’s just say, it’s not for everyone! I was working closely with Demi Moore, Alec Baldwin, and Dylan McDermott. I loved it all, but it was the 5 most hectic months of my life since I was going to school and working another job at the same time. But it was worth it!

 

www.chess.no – TV commercial for a Norwegian phone company  
Wardrobe Stylist 
– Shop, dress and accessorize talent, as well as supervise shoots. FYI this was the first job I styled completely alone. This was a 2-day shoot, where I was dressing these 2 girls throughout the whole shoot. It was a lot of fun working with a Norwegian client. This commercial aired on TV in Norway in 2016, Chess is now part of Telia Company.

Theflownyc.com – A PR agency 
PR and Special Events Coordinator at The Flow NYC From January 2017 – June 2017
– My days would include organizing special projects like press days, makeup events, and photo shoots. I also sent pitches to editors and bloggers every day, telling them about our products or inviting them to events. Updating social media was also a big part of my daily routines. Fit Flop was one of our main clients, and their campaign women were Uma Thurman that I had actually worked with before when I was working at Vs. Magazine.

Vs.Magazine
Fashion Assistant from 2013 to 2015 
– Managed clerical/office duties and assisted talents such as Uma Thurman, Helena Christensen, Julianne Moore, Frieda Pinto, Soo Joo Park, and Zoe Kravitz. I also had to attend showroom previews with different designers and go to NYFW every season. Vs. Mag is a cinematic high fashion magazine, their stories were always stunning. It was a lot of fun working with them because we were a small team so I would get to be part of the production, this was definitely not a typical “run and get coffee” type of internship. I also got to work with the makeup artist @hungvanngo on several shoots, he is incredible!

Vs. Mag would always have 5 different covers because they wanted to be different and offer a more limited edition feeling. These were some of the covers that were published while I was working there. I still have so many magazines at home, now I use them as decor in my apartment. 

New York Fashion Week 
Documenting NYFW for Vs. Magazine 
– I’ve probably been to over 100 shows, press previews, and presentations, but nothing beat the feeling I had when I attended my first show! My job when I went to all these shows was to document each collection, take notes, pictures, and post it all to our Twitter, Instagram, and our website. I have to admit, fashion week was always my favorite time of the year, even though it was crazy hectic. You get to see and meet many influential people, the whole experience is just very inspiring. 

Designer Ann-Sofie Back 
Stylist Assistant for Ann-Sofie’s Look Book F/W 16-17 
– This was a job I did to help out a friend in need. However it was a lot of fun, and it was my first time helping out on a lookbook shoot. Afterwards, I’ve been able to produce my own lookbook shots for clients I’ve been working with.

Odda Magazine 
Fashion Assistant for the stylist Connie Berg
– I’ve been lucky enough to work with some amazing stylists, and Connie is a real artist. I’ve helped her and her assistant out on a few shots for HARPER’S BAZAAR UK, ELLE KAZAKHSTAN, and ODDA. One of my fav shoots was this one we did for Odda Magazine. 

I have A LOT more work to show you guys, but the post would have been too long! If you want to see more pictures of a specific job or have questions about how to start working in fashion, just comment below and I will get back to you. After working for 6 years in the fashion industry in New York I have a lot of tips and tricks to share with you so don’t be afraid to ask me. I will probably make a blog post and a video about how to land an internship later. It’s hard to find out what you want to do, so my best advice is just to say yes to all the opportunities you get, then it gets easier to see what you like and what you really don’t like. But for now, I hope you got a better picture of some of the areas I’ve been working in for the last 5 years.

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Lace Lover

Jacket Zara | Dress Forever 21 | Belt Top Shop | Boots Nastygal | Glasses Aldo

I’m literally obsessed with my new boots from Nastygal, they’re vegan leather and super comfortable to walk in. It was love at first sight (or first walk lol). Online shopping is not my favorite thing to do when it comes to shoes, I’m always scared it won’t fit. And yeah, you can send it back, but let’s be real, how often do we actually do that?

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Bar Virage

“Can I have a 7th St Mash please?”

Bar Virage has been our go-to spot here in the East Village, they have amazing Israeli food and great drinks! Their happy hour menu is also a worth mentioning, $6 wine, $5 beer, and cocktails go for $12. It’s usually pretty busy right after work, especially if the weather is nice and people want to sit outside. Late afternoon is the best time to go. I always get the hummus, falafel, Israeli salad, and 1 cocktail to top it all, mhhhhm. For the vegans out there, don’t worry! They have a lot of vegan-friendly items on the menu, so you can go a wild.

Marianne and I have been going to Bar Virage hundred times, so after Silje moved in, it was only natural to bring her to our favorite spot. We all ate way too much and sat there till the sun went down. This is a typical summer night in New York, friends, good food, and drinks outside. I love summer in New York!

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17th of May – Celebrating Norway

Gratulerer med dagen Norge! – that’s Norwegian for Happy Birthday Norway! Today we were celebrating Norway’s independence day, and it’s one of my favorite days a year. All the Norwegians in New York come together on this day to celebrate our country. Usually, we always meet up at the Norwegian Church, where all the activities are. They have Norwegian food, entertainment, games, and people in our national folk clothes, called “Bunad”. You could see people in the Bunad in my video above, I think it’s such a beautiful outfit.

Anyways, my friends and I overslept and didn’t make it to the church. We didn’t want to rush on this day, so we had a traditional Champagne breakfast at home instead. After too much food, we headed over to the main rooftop party at the Bowery Hotel. The view from the rooftop deck there is stunning! It was a lot of people, and not only Norwegians, everyone seemed to be having a great time.

We stayed there until 10 pm ish, then we went to Pizza Beach to eat. I’m serious, they have the best vegan/GF pizza ever, it’s located at 167 Orchard St. Again, after too much food and drinks, Jon and I was too tired to hang out, so we took an early night and went home to bed. It was a fun day, the times I get to hang out with my friends during the day is amazing. Everyone is always so busy, but today we all took off work, and it was a great decision!

I hope all my Norwegian readers and everyone else had an amazing day too! Talk to you very soon ♥

xx