A LOCAL fashion journalism student has turned her dream of working for a glossy magazine into reality after landing an internship with a style bible.
Kerrie Donnelly, aged 18, from Lordship is a second year fashion journalism student at the University for Creative Arts in Epsom, just outside London.
“At the moment I’m creating a magazine so I really like that type of work but I also worked with Joanne Hynes, a leading fashion and jewellery designer at this year’s London Fashion Week,” said Kerrie.
“I was helping the stylist, Annemarie O’Connor, with styling and dressing the models in the run up to the fashion show.”
Kerrie started her month-long internship at the Dublin-based ‘Irish Tatler’ yesterday (Monday, April 11). When she finishes it, Kerrie then plans to spend the summer in Dundalk before returning to London to complete her final year at university.
“I’m excited about the internship. I’m not exactly sure what I will be doing here but I’d like to do a bit of everything,” she said.
“I went over to London at 17, not realising you have to be 18 to go to uni in England, so I’m the youngest in my year. I will be finished my degree at 19, which I think is a good thing. I already have a little experience under my belt and I hope to build on that.
“I don’t think I will stay in London. I know it’s a cliche, but ultimately I would like to go to New York and work there.”