08 July 2009

Training Day Two: Shoe Porn

My blogger settings are odd, seems my font options have vanished along with the magical link thingymebob: please I beg of you blogspot sort it out!
Little rant over now.

Hi!So Wednesday is done and dusted (almost I'm going to be consuming dangerous amounts of coffee to keep my eyelids wide open: I'm printing some designs tonight...Desperate not to drag behind with my prettyneons collection.I'm going to bore you all now with details of my retail training at BHF aka British Heart Foundation, I can't help it!Writing about my training allows me to process all that information overload of which my brain has absorbed: so many skills,methods to get to grips with.

Today was both intense and exiting, at 7:30am I skipped through the door and skipped upstairs to the insanely hectic office and studio. My full on early bird enthusiasm turning my fellow work mates stomachs, 'I want what ever your on, what are you on?'
Repeating the question parrot style (why do I never fail to repeat peoples questions before simply answering, hmmm ponder?)
'Me? I'm t-total, straight edge, dorky, dull whatever term you want to use. There for this upbeat attitude isn't the result of drug abuse, just the result of fruit salad and a packet of star bursts'
'Your one fruit cake ( to anyone baffled by that it just means crazy)
err..how should I take this?
'Thanks for the insult and complement love!'
After the investigation into where I get my energy from and what I eat for breakfast, it hits eight-o-clock and from across the table I hear, 'Have you ever seen 'em live? BiffyClyro? Fucking blinding they are, you the one is being all trained up?'
I look up from my glass of water and see this guy decorated in tattoos inked as inked can possibly be.
'I love how we don't have to be restricted in some horrid stiff uniform, but wasn't sure about wearing this t-shirt, I've met the front man but failed to register who he was. I listen to bands yet don't really tend to take notes of the actual members. No I've not seen them live'.
Clap, clap (no really the boss actually claps when she steps through the door)our tasks are dished out at such rapid speed: quicker then I can blink!






'See this chart, I need you to work through it and double check the details. Afterwards its shoes, my assistant will explain and give you a quick run through'
Did I hear shoes somewhere within that sentence? Oh I believe I did my ears pricked up.Not so keen about the checking of sales chart, figures are not my best friend.Is there some way I could blag my way through this? Clearly not, its time to face my fear of figures. Thankfully it wasn't half as painful as I suspected, thank you god!
Hope for the best in regards to the chart and skip, skip to the shoe part.
In front of me were five gigantic boxes bursting with shoes,glorious shoes of all shapes, textures, colours and labels. Have I just died and crossed over to the other side, pinch me. Obviously I had to keep my cool and hide the sheer excitement bubbling up under the surface 'I'm cool' exterior ( bull, utter bull I'm now a million miles away from cool: if only they knew this). My palms began to sweat, my hands shaking (jeez I've not experienced this nervous condition since I was a teen heading off on my first ever date!).
Stuffing my head into the box, I'm seduced by a pair of shoes straight from the original set of wizard of oz ( I lie, however they were similar) my shoe fantasy interrupted,'separate those which will fly off the BHF shelf's, from those that are better off being forward on to the recycling company'
Holly shit. Selecting shoes for mass consumption, I'd opt for the wizard of oz shoes, this doesn't mean all individuals would necessarily gravitate towards the red heels. What to do? Think, think, think my silent panic interrupted once again...'you've got until eleven thirty'
As in eleven thirty am right? She means am, how the heck do I work my through this sea of shoes in such tight time eleven thirty pm fine but am?
Phew! Sea of shoe challenge complete,did I make the correct decision to ditch the navy blue peep toe shoes? To me this particular style appeared just that bit too dated, for the peep toe has evolved in the last two months. I'm thinking in the same way as a consumer might would.Got to sit, wait and wonder now for the which stock was a success and which stock took a nose dive results. A case of time will tell,in which case please no, I do not want to be informed let me bury my head in the sand.

Below are just two items that are due to be stocked in store at BHF, two T-shirts from topshop. I recall the bat print one, I saw it in the shop window of Toppers some time ago.




17 comments:

Lauren and Jennifer said...

That shoes are cute, we also love that shirt.

kirstyb said...

I love shoes and I want lots and lots of shoes! xoxoox

Chels said...

love the first shirt!

oki said...

cute tee cute tee...
:)

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Imelda Marcos eat your heart out...hee*

Fashion Minute said...

That amount of shoes makes me nervous.... is that where my closet and my bad habit are heading?!

;)

F.M.

Stephanie Kim said...

wowww lots of shoes...a feast for my eyes

DaisyChain said...

I love those tees!

I'm glad the brooch made it to you okay!

prettyneons said...

Seems I'm not alone with my love of shoes, even though I can't wear heels without falling over he he !

You all have a fab day :)

PeAce*
prettyneons X

Jojo said...

Arh that piccy of shoes is like my idea of heaven....sounds like you're having a great time..

Love Jojo
http://josclothes.blogspot.com

Lauren and Jennifer said...

Thanks for the comment!

Couture Carrie said...

Gawd I need that whole closet!

xoxox,
CC

butterfly said...

Oh yeah, shoes, we can't get enough of them! :) I would love a walk in wardrobe with shoes. I remember seeing the bat top, it reminds me of something a designer did but can't remember who at the moment..

Diary of a Young Designer said...

Gosh darling, so glad you had such a great second day, and thanks for linking to us! And if I were amongst that amount of shoes, I'd probably have a heart attack!

xo
Sophie

Meg said...

Your job sounds awesome! I'm jealous!

nicola ticola said...

Love how you write, really great blog. Glad to see you didn't take your shoe challenge lightly! Well done, haha

Nicolaticola xx

p.s. thanks for the comment :-)

Cap'n NikNak said...

Hello! :) Ah indeed it is spooky! But Plath is a legend. I love your blog - fun read :) x
p.s - Bats t-shrt is cute! might paint one like that for myself but with fewer bats ofc patience not my thing!