Intern Search: Meet CJ
Jul 15, 2010
(Belle’s Note: I offered all the prospects the chance to be anonymous, thus, the initials.)
Hometown: Cloverdale, Virginia
Profession/Major: Trip Director/ US Senate
Style Icon: Kate Hudson, as of late
Any special skills (Photoshop, CSS, etc.): Photography/photoshop, basic encoding. Compulsive editing (if that counts as a skill in blogging-world.)
Favorite Designer: Phillip Lim
Favorite Retail Line: Ann Taylor LOFT has come a long way, and this season’s accessories make my heart flutter.
Favorite Piece in Your Wardrobe: Broken-in pair of dark-wash Levi’s. What country girl can live without ‘em?
Favorite Beauty/Skincare Product: Hooked on Psssst, thanks to CHS. Other than that, a good moisturizer is the most versatile skincare weapon a woman has ever had. I’m addicted to good old-fashioned Oil of Olay.
It’s Friday night. Your phone rings. It’s Anna Wintour and she wants to take you to dinner. Quick, what do you wear?: I’m probably already wearing the afore-mentioned jeans and the Lela Rose (for Payless!) booties in my picture, so I’d throw on a fresh white button-down, my mom’s grey tweed blazer that fits me perfectly after 30 years of use, and a vintage teal layer necklace I snapped-up from Etsy. Who am I to keep Anna Wintour waiting for a full outfit change?
In 200 words or less, tell us how you can contribute a fresh perspective to Capitol Hill Style.
I work in the Senate, so I can attest to the fashion atrocities of the other side of the Hill. There are fewer intern-related indiscretions, and more boxy pantsuits that one person should be exposed to in a thousand lifetimes. I dare say not even the most stylish of us could pull off head to toe olive green, but the ‘memo’ hasn’t reached the hallowed halls of the Senate campus. I’m young enough to know that the Hill is full of young professionals who don’t know how to dress work-appropriately without looking like they’re playing dress-up. As someone who was once voted Class Clown, I think I’m ideally positioned to keep up the high-quality humor and snark that Belle and Miss M have made CHS’s calling card.
In 140 characters, tell us why you want this internship.
Writing for @CapHillStyle would be a great hobby, and an excuse to feel productive while spending my days reading fashion blogs.