Searching for gainful summer employment, I realized how badly I wanted to be a cool sales girl at a Marc Jacbobs' boutique. So I thought that I would give it a try and I wrote some of their people emails. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
Hello, My name is Alisa and I am a Marc Jacobs Addict.
"Welcome, Alisa. Please, go on..."
Yes, it's true. Do you know when an aesthetic gets under your skin so much so that you cannot distinguish it from your own? Well, that is what happened to me in the summer of 2003 when I found the perfect off-white, creamy cropped Marc Jacobs jacket on discount at Century 21. Let me back track a little bit. I was finished with my Sophomore year of college at Amherst, so glad to be back in New York, and recently dumped by my boyfriend. What was a girl to do? The obvious answer is to spend her rent on a jacket. That is just what I did and I have not regretted it for a single day. The jacket has seen me through numerous joys and disappointments. It, too, has stood it's ground through all of Marc's collections; from his luxe grunge to his lady-like sportswear chic, this jacket would fit in to any of those collections without looking like the odd duck out of water. It attests to the timelessness of Marc's vision. While the overall design is young, fresh and casual, the jacket would look just as beautiful hanging on the shoulders of an 18 year-old as an 80 year-old. It hides all of my flaws. When a friend tries it on, it will hide her flaws, although they will be quite different than mine. Slowly, more of Marc's influence made me aware of my addiction. His fragrances make me giddy, his accessories make me drool and his ubber cool life and friends and muses make me jealous. A week before the New York fashion shows Marc won me over for life. He put his merchandise on sale for 90% off (as if 70% off wasn't enough). If this is not charity, than I don't know what is (give me a break, I'm a student, for christ's sake). I can go on, about the burgundy buckle boots with the 4 inch heel that changed my life (and cost $150, thank you Marc). But I won't (not at too much length). Most importantly, owning things that are so beautiful make me feel ready to take on the world.
In my off-white jacket, I designed innovative clothing for dance and theater productions in college. I drapped them with very little experience (only later learning about Poiret's techinques) to astounding results. The Marc Jacob's jacket was constructed so beautifully and so logically that I looked at its seams at night for inspiration. In my burgundy boots, I stood in lines for fashion shows, getting several standing room tickets. I began writing about my experiences in a fashion blog and have an audience from around the world. Marc's clothing and accessories inspire very interesting lives, indeed. I would love to be part of the Marc Jacobs world. Please let me know if there is any need of a sales person in any of the New York boutiques. My passion for the stuff is real and I hope that you will give me a chance to prove myself. I want to make people as happy with their Marc Jacobs purchases as my purchases have made me. If you need any additional information, please feel free to contact me.
Well, as they say, "here goes nothing."
If you had your choice of boutique to work in, which one would you choose and why?