Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Interview with intern, Ainslie!

Ainslie models a dress of her own design.
Your name and age: Ainslie Lahey, 20

How long have you worked for/with Paper People Clothing?
I’ve been interning every Friday with Paper People since January of 2013.

What is your position?
 As an intern I do various tasks like cutting , sorting, and helping deliver clothing to shops.

What is your educational background? Where did you go to school?  How has your education adapted into your career today?
I took Fashion Techniques and Design at George Brown College. It was an intensive 2 year program that prepared me for working in the fashion industry. From proper drafting and sewing to garment production, it has taught me how much work goes into preparing a collection.

What is the best part about working for Paper People?
Working for PaperPeople has been fun – Jenn has been great to work with as well as her assistant Siv and the other interns. It’s a relaxed environment; while we work, we also chat and listen to great music! It’s been a great learning experience as well.

Ainslie models Paper People's Penny Dress.
Fast Fashion – is such a fad, why do you think Paper People Clothing will stand the test of time?
Paper People has an aesthetic that is true to the wearer – each piece is unique and therefore when a person picks out a Paper People garment, they are choosing something that reflects their personality and personal style. It is not like buying a trendy top with flash that in 5 years you won’t want to wear anymore. Paper People won’t be something that goes out of style because it follows classic lines with added little twists here and there to achieve a look that is fun and fresh, but also timeless.

How would you describe your own personal style?
My personal style is generally very feminine, but I can be as laid back as jeans and a t-shirt if I feel like it. I love wearing pretty dresses and silk tops and skirts when I go out, but when I’m feeling lazy, an oversized sweater or plaid shirt over a simple shift dress is my go to. I don’t generally go for trends and instead buy classic or vintage pieces that I can wear for a long time. 

Ainslie models a dress of her own design.

Tell us about some other Creative projects you have on the go!
I’m currently in the process of curating vintage clothing for an online venture, and helping to design a clothing line out of Ottawa. Keep your eyes peeled!

We've been very fortunate to have Ainslie's help at our studio over the past few months.  She's now returned to Ottawa to work with a start up fashion venture.  We wish her all the best and hope to see her again soon!

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