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Blossoming Beauty

Spring is in the air, hooray! After the bitter cold winter we’ve had I’m sure we are all looking forward to bright colours and new treats, especially when it comes to our beauty kits.

For this month’s issue of Whatever Magazine, I give you some beauty products that will make you excited for the flowers to bloom and the birds to start chirping again. Check out the story online (page 57).

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Intern Diaries: Vol. IV Conclusion

As the month (and the year) comes to an end so has editorial internship #4.

It has been an exciting and enjoyable past few months working in the fashion closet amongst creative minds, fashionable bodies and racks of couture garments. All of the hard work, early mornings, late nights and frantic deadlines have only made my love for magazines and fashion grow stronger. I won’t be able to open up a magazine without flipping to the masthead to make a mental note of all the important names and titles before I turn the pages to enjoy the beauty and expertise they have edited together for my viewing pleasure.

Click here to read my final blog post on the Interns’ picks for Best Dressed of 2010.

Below you can check out some of the photos from the ten-page January spread “Chalet Chic” which I was on set to assist with.

Photos from Next Models Canada

Stay tuned for another volume of the Intern Diaries starting in early 2011.

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Another Tale for the Intern Diaries

My internship is nearly complete and it has definitely been keeping me busy. So busy that I haven’t even shared any of my experiences. *tsk tsk*

The fictional magazine office from one of my favourite films, Funny Face

As I finally find a moment to step back and take it all in perspective, I thought I would share some of the highlights from the past few weeks as a fashion editorial intern.

Blog Posts

One of the best parts of my internship (naturally) has been contributing to the fashion blog. I haven’t had much fashion news writing experience before, so this has been a new and enjoyable learning experience.

You can check out my byline in these posts:

Photo Shoots

Another first for me has been assisting on set at editorial photo shoots for a magazine.  Spending a day on set for a fashion spread is part of the job description for many editors, and the amount of work that goes into getting that perfect shot totally fascinated me. Never mind all of the pre-planning to organize a location, props, hair and makeup artists, models, a photographer and of course a plethora of clothing, shoes and accessories to be featured, the day of the shoot is long and can be very hectic. The editors have a specific idea or theme in mind for the photos and it can be many takes until that perfect shot comes through the lens.

A small selection of the beautiful items I was responsible for packing, unpacking and documenting while on set.

I was on set for a spread that will be in the January issue of the magazine (you can check it out for yourself in a few weeks when it comes out). I was at the studio early and returned well after nightfall but it was quite exciting to be part of the behind the scenes planning and executing of the set, and I met some really talented industry professionals.


Now I know you are probably thinking to yourself, “since when is modelling on the list of intern duties?” and, “Daniela who are you kidding?” but really I just couldn’t say no. I recently made my modelling debut on the fashion blog when a fellow intern asked me to help her out with a post she was writing about how to wear thigh-high socks. So in the name of fashion I put my insecurities aside and spent the day test out a few different pairs of socks for the comfort and style level and then reported my findings back to my fellow intern and one of the fashion editors. It turned out to be a fun and informative little experiment, and one more thing for me to add to my “life resume” as I like to call it.

The internship is not over yet and you can expect to hear a bit more in the coming weeks. Until then, feel free to mail me any spare TTC tokens you have lying around if you’d like to contribute to my internship. Thanks in advance.

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Bake Box

What’s better than interviewing interesting young entrepreneurs? Interviewing interesting young entrepreneurs who make yummy treats and let you sample them!

On one of my many writing adventures this summer I interviewed 19-year-old Eric Battiston. Eric is the owner of Bake Box, a custom cake design studio in Vaughan he started a year ago.  I interviewed him for a feature in Whatever Magazine as he put together a two-tiered orange and blue fondant floral cake. And then he sent me home with raspberry buttercream frosting cupcakes (best interviewee ever? I think so!). I hope many more food-related stories are in my future.

You can check out the latest issue of Whatever Magazine and the story here.

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The Intern Diaries: Volume IV

As I mentioned earlier, I will soon become an intern for the fourth time.

I’ll have to admit, I hoped I was done with this stage of my career but I’m still looking forward to another great learning opportunity, and a possible gateway to the working world. Unlike my pervious intern gigs, this one won’t be strictly editorial. I’ll be spending part of my time in the fashion closet sorting clothing and accessories, calling PR companies and designers and getting organized for fashion shoots, and the other half contributing to the fashion blog (It may sound glamorous, but I assure you it will be hard work). I’m super excited to get to experience the daily happenings at one of the country’s leading fashion magazines and I’m sure I will be meeting many talented people in the magazine industry along the way.

Stay tune for more additions to the Intern Diaries in the coming weeks for updates.

But before this all goes down, I’m off to the city that never sleeps for my own little adventure. I’ll tell you all about it when I return, and don’t worry I won’t keep you guessing about the exact magazine I’ll be interning at for much longer.

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I’ve Been Busy…


Writing makes me smile.


It may seem like I’ve fallen into the deep, dark depths of suburbia since I returned home from J-School, but I assure you I am alive, well and managing to make it into 416 regions quite regularly.

I’m still searching for my dream writing job, but until then I must say I’ve been happily keeping up my writing by contributing to a number of publications. It’s a great break from the humdrum of my summer job in finance (yes I’m working with numbers not words, it’s totally foreign territory), and it’s helped me to keep my writing skills fresh since graduation.

Here are just a few of the pieces I’ve worked on this summer. The rest should be available next month.

Profile on the star of CBC’s Heartland series, Amber Marshall- Your Pets Magazine

Interview with London playwright, Michael Wilmot- The Beat Magazine (June 2010)

Interview with Liz Currado, owner of LPC Productions in London, Ontario- The Beat Magazine (August 2010)

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