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How Our Interns Survived NY Fashion Week, Plus Marc Jacobs, Zang Toi, More

Another season, another Fashion Week come and gone.

FIJI Water’s PR team is recovering after an intense eight days. Our interns, on the other hand, remain their chipper, vivacious selves.

Last season, after experiencing Fashion Week, some of our interns decided they would rather pursue other fields, like event planning. This year our interns all said they still want to work in fashion.

“[The internship]‘s allowing us to see it’s what we really want to do,” said Toneisha, speaking for all four interns.

Added Jenny, “I was standing right next to Carmen Electra!”

Bless their hearts!

Other important sightings included shoes. “You don’t have to look up at Lincoln Center,” said Erin, referring to the fabulous foot candy on display at ground level. Erin was equally awed by the balance and pose required for some of the most elaborate footwear.

“You think, how is she wearing that?”

The same way you get to Lincoln Center, Erin: practice, practice, practice.

The interns also had some advice for the next class of interns in the spring. Ashley, or “Honest Ashley” as she was dubbed by her fellow interns, said “wear comfy shoes!” Erin said to always have your camera, because “you’ll never know who you’ll see.”

“Be flexible and open,” Jenny advised future interns. “I got to work a last-minute show my first day because I was willing to move some things around.” Awesome!

If It’s Marc Jacobs, It Starts Early, People! And Other Observations

Marc Jacobs is known for starting before the stated time. When the music started at 7:58 for the 8 p.m. show and the models began walking, guests standing and chatting started to scatter and dozens of latecomers unable to take their seats had to watch from afar. This happens every season, but the news has not apparently filtered into the subconscious of those used to arriving “fashionably” late.

Those who couldn’t see the show, by the way, missed a ’70s inspired collection worn by crazy-haired models circling an intimidating Richard Serra-esque artwork.

Wednesday found FIJI taking in Zang Toi‘s homage to American movies from the ’50s and ’60s and Nanette Lepore‘s elegant warm pinks and oranges — and a dress with back pockets! (Wave of the future? Jury’s still out on that one.)

Perched front row as Toi’s movie-diva inspired outfits slinked by were real-life divas LuAnn de Lesseps and Ramona Singer of Real Housewives of New York City, and their respective real house husbands.

More celeb sightings: Diane von Furstenberg at Marc Jacobs and Natasha Bedingfield, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, and Stanley Tucci at Nanette Lepore.

See you in the spring!

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