Two weeks ago I headed from tranquil, sunny Charleston, SC to NYC ready to take on a new adventure and a great summer interning for Emma Graham!
Pretty view of the Cooper River Bridge off in the distance on one of my last days in Charleston.
I have loved everything about NYC so far! From my gorgeous walk through Washington Square Park to working every day in the Flat Iron District, I see something new and amazing every day.
Washington Square Park fountain is so calm in the morning before it gets packed with tourists.
Logan, Caitlin, and I are lucky enough that the factory where all of the Emma Graham pieces are produced is just around the corner from the office. It has been great to learn more about how some of my favorite dresses, skirts, and tops are created, and to even have a hand in helping with production. The factory is located in the garment district, which makes the walk from HQ very fun. Imagine streets full of tiny stores specializing in everything you could possibly need to make a garment: zippers, button, sequins, and beads, even a Spandex world :).
Walking to the factory.
I’ve also loved watching the process of creating a dress. Jackie wrote an awesome behind the scenes blog about the detailed process of creating each piece here. I’ve taken a few trips to the factory in the past two weeks and have snapped some fun pictures in the process. I was able to capture the production of the Aimee dress in an adorable new color combination, coral and navy!
Pieces of the Aimee cut and ready to be assembled.
Aimee assembled and ready to be pressed, tagged, and bagged:
Logan carrying the Aimee dresses from the factory to Emma Graham HQ. There have been a few amusing mishaps that come from being an inexperienced NYC dweller and carrying dresses through crowds (read: hangers catching on a nice gentleman’s ear buds as well as a very understanding woman’s purse).
Once they have arrived safe and sound at the office, they are packed up to be sold at a trunk show.
What do you think of this new color combination? I am picturing this dress at an evening summer wedding with some sparkly earrings, or as a look that is sure to impress during fall recruitment. Happy summer!