Angie’s World: My Apprenticeship with Rachel Roy

Hiii Fashion Bomb readers!!
Angela Simmons here and welcome to my world! For the next few days, you’ll get a glimpse into my fashion and beauty faves. This will be a sneak peek of what is to come on my website,  which is COMING SOON!!

You may not know this, but I am working on a fashion line! I was ecstatic when one of my favorite fashion designers Rachel Roy agreed to have me as her  apprentice for a few days last year.

 My apprenticeship was primarily focused on learning from Rachel’s experience in the fashion industry and gaining insight and tips to success. Some of these tips included surrounding myself with people smarter than me, and staying true to my vision. She warned me that I will face difficult decisions throughout my career, but that the hardest decisions to make are usually the right ones.

I tried to take advantage of the time I had with her and retained as much knowledge as possible. Rachel shared her story with me, and demonstrated the relevance of knowing all aspects of the fashion industry. She credits a great deal of her success to her climbing her way to the top, starting as an intern in retail before becoming the famed designer she is today.

I could not have asked for a better mentor than Rachel, as she is truly an inspiration to me! In just three days, Rachel motivated me to be the best I can be at my craft. My hope is that I can be the same kind of inspiration to young designers today that Rachel Roy has been to me.


Tell me about your best internship/apprenticeship experiences!

What did you learn?
And stay tuned for more from my world this week on the Fashion Bomb!