CAROLINE VAZZANA

CAROLINE VAZZANA

"I was a little bit of a late bloomer in the internship game. When I was a sophomore in college, I became determined to get experience in the fashion industry. I just started applying and I was lucky enough to land an internship at Anna Sui. I got to learn so much about the company since it was a smaller work setting.

I was originally placed in the production department. Then I became interested in the showroom, in sales, and how each department varied. So when the time was right I told my boss that I'd love to learn everything there is to learn about this company. She was like, "That's brilliant. That's such a smart idea. You should totally be taking advantage of everything this company has to offer." So I got to try a little bit of everything. I got more face time with everyone. I think if you work really hard you can ask to try out different things or what interests you.

Also, since I was the right size, I got to be the fit model. That's another way that I got to get a lot of face time with Anna, it was everyday at four o'clock we'd go upstairs to this area outside of her office and I'd try on everything, all of the newest pieces. That was really cool that I got to try all of these amazing clothes."

 What is the company culture there?

"It's cool. It's not too buttoned up but its not super laid back. I would say it's friendly, it's fun, it's collaborative, very creative."