London Portfolio

In Store – My Liberty Internship

Pin, Tuck

Mannequins dressed in outfits I created from single darts of Liberty print fabric held together with pins. This was my favourite job – It reminded me of how I used to want to be a designer!

Visual in the Ground floor Bazaar created by stacking crates and arranging stock to produce a display. I used fluo tape in some of the crates to balance out the neon pink in the Marc Jacobs bag.

 

I love the new Stationary Room! Matt Blease, head Graphics Designer drew cute illustrations around the room for Valentines Day and for.. well just the love of stationary. Below, my styled mannequins for the Liberty Print room.

 

Above, the Scarf Hall where I often steamed and arranged scarves each morning. I also styled the scarves around the heads as Visuals. Below, the new Chocolate shop inspired by the Chocolate Trade Routes of the 1600s. I got to work at 6am to help move it and hang up the boats I made and maps I had framed.
Lastly, you can still see the windows I helped produce during Fashion Week. My task involved a lot of wallpaper paste and posters of Kate Moss! I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and my Behind the Scenes post on my internship as a Visual Merchandiser. If you want to know anything specific about the role etc then don’t hesitate to email me.
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  • Anna March 7, 2011 at 2:49 PM

    >Gorgeous job on the mannequins!

  • Harriet March 6, 2011 at 6:39 PM

    >Your creations out of liberty print fabrics are beautiful! I always love it when stores do things like that with fabric, I'm just so disappointed when I say 'where can I buy that?!' and the shop assistants tell me I can't. Well i can, but I'd have to make it myself!

  • Jazzy E (hivennn) March 6, 2011 at 1:50 PM

    >Oh these are all so amazing. Dream job to own a store like that. Extra super swoon. x hivennn

  • Swell Vintage - Frankie March 6, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    >This looks amazing, Lucy! You have a great eye for VM x

  • lejka March 5, 2011 at 11:47 PM

    >amazing internship. i bet you had lot of fun. love the look with the yellow cardigan. did you do that too? and good job with the boats! πŸ™‚

  • Winnie March 5, 2011 at 10:34 PM

    >Love this post Lucy! I remember you telling me all about those boats and how proud you were of those liberty fabric mannequins. They look really great! I guess now that you've done a post like this I will deffo appreciate all the displays EVEN more now that I know people work so hard making everything, including all those paper boats that never made the display!

  • ellieand March 5, 2011 at 10:08 PM

    >Lucy those Mannequins looks absoloutely fantastic- can't believe that was just material scraps and pins! Also love the chocolate room- the map-boats are such a cute idea. You're a v talented lady! xxx

  • Lizzy March 5, 2011 at 9:18 PM

    >What gorgeous designs – I'd love to have free reign of liberty print fabrics and a few manniquins. It sounds like the dreamiest place to work, lucky you! Did you get to have a lot of creative input with making the displays? I love the chocolate routes, there's something wonderfully romantic about old maps. x

  • cleartheway March 5, 2011 at 8:30 PM

    >Pattern-crazy! I love it.

    You have great style, adorable outfits, and very good taste. I am now following you on Bloglovin.

  • San March 5, 2011 at 8:13 PM

    >Okay, so this is definitely a shop I have to stop by, the next time I'm in London. Which is hopefully soon. I also loved the post about the furniture (Liberty Lounging), I could live in this space without any rearranging. And you've done really fantastic displays. Amazing. I'd definitely wear the dress on the left in the first picture, well it had to be sewn for me, no pins in my general direction. Lol

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I'll definitely post pics of the collars as soon as I made them. I ran into a few problems when I couldn't get the needed supplies today. They are also a really good gift idea, a lot of friends of mine are having their birthdays in spring. Something selfmade again. Wohoo.

  • Hannah March 5, 2011 at 8:11 PM

    >Wow, the oufits you designed with the old fabric look incredible!! Everything in Liberty is so beautiful =)

  • PuppyLovePrincess March 5, 2011 at 5:23 PM

    >loveloveLOVE liberty! you are one lucky potato πŸ™‚ the colors and patterns are so happy and smile-inducing and… FUN.

  • The Style PA March 5, 2011 at 4:42 PM

    >Fabulous pics lady! Those fabric outfits are great.

  • Anaivilo March 5, 2011 at 3:36 PM

    >Omg that is amazing! All those prints are just fabulous, like candy! I really am interested in visual merchendising..I need to know what exactly is about. Hope you learned a lot!

  • slowdownapproaching30 March 5, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    >Super cool internship! Is is visual merch you would like to pursue…? So be able to do it in liberty would be amazing!

  • Rachelle March 5, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    >Wow! That looks like such an amazing place to do an internship!
    I've never actually been to Liberty but I'm coming to London in a couple of weeks and its my first port of call πŸ™‚ Great job of the origami boats, I might have to make a few for my living room they looks so cute!
    Rachelle xxx

  • Jade March 5, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    >Oh I'm so jealous, it looks like you've been having such a great time. Really love the display with the crates xx