I considered titling this something more leading, but went for the short, sweet and easy to understand instead. After 3 months in London, I can officially announce I am gainfully employed!
The job title is a work in progress, and honestly, titles don’t mean a whole lot to me. I will be working directly with the owner who has recently purchased two properties close to
their our existing headquarters and needs help with the design and project management. I joked with him that he’s going to own the neighbourhood soon, and they’ll have to change the name of the tube stop. He said that was his plan. I will also be working with the merchandising team. My job will be to get inside the minds of Interior Designers and understand exactly what sorts of products they need before they even know they need them. I will be working with the buying department who is responsible for all the hard goods (dining tables, dressers, side tables, etc.). The company is The Sofa and Chair Company, and they are absolutely the best at making custom soft furnishings (anything upholstered). More important than what the position is – the owner is a true visionary, and I am so excited to work with him. He works with everyone on his team to help them realize their life’s goals and missions. How cool is that? He believes that the company will succeed if the people in the organization succeed and that some things are more important than simply looking at the bottom line (although that is important too). In that light, I actually got to choose my position. We discussed where I thought I would fit in best and where I could learn the most.
I am genuinely so excited! I think I start next Monday, so I am taking this week to finally relax and enjoy.
If you noticed the good hair in the above pictures, don’t give credit to me. I went to The King’s Canary, which is a cool, new hair studio in Fitzrovia. I booked it randomly through Wahanda, which is a great website for booking online beauty services. I really lucked out. Stanley, who is one of the owners and a hair master whose worked for some big names in London, is the nicest person and knew exactly how to deal with my unruly, hard-water-destroyed hair. He is also friends with Thomas Heatherwick, which makes him a superstar in my books. I’m considering going back every week just because it’s the first time my hair has really felt good in London. What would you pay for good hair every day that you didn’t have to fuss with?