Intern Search: Meet Alison
Jul 14, 2010
Hometown: Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Profession/Major: I’m currently “funemployed”, otherwise known as a May graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with majors in journalism and political science, and a summer internship on the Hill.
Style Icon: Some sort of hybrid between Ali MacGraw and Carla Bruni.
Blog and/or Twitter Handle: https://twitter.com/the_moser
Any special skills (Photoshop, CSS, etc.): I’m basically fluent in Illustrator and InDesign, and somewhat competent with Photoshop. I’ve grown up creating more traditional studio art, and I have long been a casual photographer, so I feel like I have a decent idea of basic composition, balance, weight, color, etc. Oh, and I also speak German, which I based on The Cut’s coverage of Berlin Fashion Week.
Favorite Designer: Narciso Rodriguez.
Favorite Retail Line: Theory.
Favorite Piece in Your Wardrobe: A short, pinky-purple cotton and wool blend See by Chloé dress. It has short sleeves, a great big bow detail at the front, and a sort of chunky exposed zipper in back. It’s a little sexy and a little sweet, miraculously appealing to both my inner Dolores Haze and inner hausfrau.
Piece You are Currently Coveting: Jimmy Choo’s “Private” nude patent-leather sandals. In all likelihood, I would not be able to walk in them; but it would still be incredible just to see them sitting in my closet. And honestly, if you asked me this same question in ten years, I would probably still be coveting them – I’m more likely to donate a limb than pay $950 for a pair of shoes.
Favorite Beauty/Skincare Product: Tom Ford for Men eau de toilette, although it is a little tiresome to have everyone you’re talking to tell the man you’re standing next to that he smells good.
It’s Friday night. Your phone rings. It’s Anna Wintour and she wants to take you to dinner. Quick, what do you wear? A silk navy tie-waist sleeveless dress by Theory; a pair of chocolate suede hidden-platform pumps from Banana Republic, diamond studs; my grandmother’s gypsy ring; and a small gold leather clutch that was my great-grandmother’s. Makeup would be minimal, as always, and hair would be in a clean, low ponytail. That being said, I’m not sure I would accept her invitation; something tells me I wouldn’t impress her, and I can’t have that haunting my dreams.
In 200 words or less, tell us how you can contribute a fresh perspective to Capitol Hill Style: Life experiences are what dictate your perspectives, and I think my geographically and culturally diverse upbringing gives me a fresh point of view. I’ve lived in the mid-atlantic, spent summers on the west coast and in the northeast, and went to the southeast for undergrad, so my personal style is an odd and interesting mix of California cool, St. Grottlesex, and Ducks Unlimited. Extensive travel has also helped give me a perspective of beauty and style that I believe is unique.
In 140 characters, tell us why you want this internship: I take immense delight in style, both the artistic and utilitarian aspects of it, and I really like to talk about it.