So. much. turkey.
What better way to let Thanksgiving leftovers digest than with a little blog post? Black Friday is in full swing, but this entire week has felt like one gigantic week of madness!
For starters, we had an event last week in Los Angeles which Alex, Sean, Thane, and myself all attended and it went a little like this… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx9O6q0pDAU&feature=relmfu
A few week’s ago, Geoff informs us his friend Rebecca Mink creates these beautiful, vegan shoes and she needed a bit of help getting a fashion show together. Signal the Bamboo Skateboard interns to the rescue! We arrived at Green Fest early to help unload and set up the day before the event, and to rehearse a brief run through of the fashion show. That night we stayed at Alex’s went out, played some pool, had fun.
Next day at the event our main job was to keep everything relating to the fashion show flowing. This meant putting outfits together, keeping the models happy (Thane and Sean’s favorite), and prepping the different areas with racks full of clothes, shoes, hats, and interestingly enough trash as well. We had a bit of down time too and if we happened to use it on free massages, so be it. Boo made an appearance, but I’m sure one of the other interns will touch on that in more detail.
My favorite booth at the event was Coco Loco. Their jewelry is amazing! It’s tribal, made of island style material: coconut, shell, bone, etc. All the jewelry is hand-carved by 1 of 50 local islanders around the world and profits go to maintaining their culture, a common goal close to my heart. Their jewelry promotes fair trade, environmental responsibility and the promotion of unique island cultures to those not previously exposed to it in western civilizations. Check out their website here: http://www.coconutjewelry.com
After a day of prep work, it was time for the fashion show, but first I had to get into fashion show mode which included getting some gnarly neon make-up done and tribal dots to fit in with the models. The fashion show lasted about 30 minutes but literally felt like no more than 5. Seriously. Everything was FAST! I would see a model run in, help them change, and send them out with less than a second to spare. Once the show was over though, everything else was done and we packed up to go home. Rebecca gave us bath bombs from Lush and you bet I used mine that night!
Get what I mean by a busy week? That was only 2 days!
Monday we had our final; 4 hours of excel sheets and questions. Thanks to he midterm prep and the midterm we were much more prepared this time around.
The rest of the week has been focused on getting promotion work out for Black Friday. We had $65 decks, a Today show promotion, as well as our promos through Roozt.com. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the wine guzzling Kathy Lee and Hoda checking out our decks! http://video.today.msnbc.msn.com/today/49930427#49930427
Hope everyone has a great remaining holiday season. It’s officially now ok to mount up those Christmas trees and light up your houses. One last thing, when you send your wish list to Santa be sure to include a Bamboo Skateboard on there! Be good boys and girls ;]