When I started my own business back at the beginning of the year, I quickly realized just how much work goes into running a business and joked that I already needed an intern. To my surprise, when spring came rolling around I truly needed a summer intern. Some of my most educational experiences came from unpaid summer internships and I will forever be grateful for the insight and knowledge I gained from them.
It was just two years ago that I was the one interning so it seemed totally crazy to me that I already needed an intern but it was the best business decision I have made so far. I met Reilly through Moda Magazine at UW-Madison and knew she was a talented and hard working young woman. When she reached out to me to express her interest in the internship, I just wanted to cry happy tears! She was absolutely perfect! I've only had her with me for two weeks now, but she is just an absolute joy to have around and I am already dreading the day she leaves me to jet set off to NYC for the second half of summer.
I wanted to put together a post so you all can get to know Reilly! She will be taking over the blog during the time she is with me so I am super excited to see what unique and exciting perspective she brings to the blog.
Reilly and I chatted about some of her favorite hobbies and foods, summer plans, dream travel destinations, and, of course, ice cream. Get to know Reilly below with some fast facts!
Name: Reilly Koch
School: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Year in School: Junior in the Fall
Major: Marketing with a certificate in Graphic Design
Hometown: Whitefish Bay
Summer Plans: Intern with Madalyn Joy Designs for the first half of summer then jet set off to NYC to be a social media intern for Latico Leathers
Hobbies: Exercising (running, boxing, and trying new workouts!), collaging magazines, Tumblr, being creative, looking for new trends and styles
Coffee Order: Chai latte with almond milk
Favorite Food: Kale quinoa salad from Fresh in Madison
Ice Cream: Chocolate chip cookie dough
Dream Travel Destination: Milan, Italy
City: Chicago, IL
Movie: Devil Wears Prada
Song: Loving Someone by The 1975... Reilly just saw them in concert last night too! It definitely wasn't her first time either. Let's just say she is a regular. ;)
Model: Kate Moss
Fashion Designer: Dior (She is also loving all the Cruise collections right now, especially Chanel!)
Dream Job: Luxury brand manager for a high end fashion company
Bucket List: Attend all four fashion weeks (NYC, Paris, London, Milan)
Quote To Live By: "Admire other people's beauty without questioning your own."
It has only been two weeks since Reilly started and she honestly has been such a huge help with creating new business cards, working on the Noir Collection lookbook, helping out at photo shoots, creating mood boards, revamping marketing materials, and that's just a start! I am so thankful and appreciative of her help and seriously could not do it without her.
Thank you, Reilly, for being a lifesaver!