It was a 12 week contract that kinda fell on my lap.
The pace was fast and furious and it was indeed a great experience to be behind the scenes of fashion shows, direct mail pieces, etc.
Fast forward a few years:
When our son was born, Bayview Village was our “go to mall” on a Sunday. We live only a few miles away and we liked that it was “small”. (This is in 1997 – pre: expansion). We would have a coffee and our son would run around.
I’m not kidding…we went there every Sunday for about a year.(with another family….who is reading this blog entry)
Fast forward a few more years:
I’m now a sales rep and I have an account at Bayview Village. I go there every 10 days to see if they need replenishing. I really try to stay focused (i.e NOT TO GO SHOPPING) but last week, I had a bit of time and ran into Blacks as I’m looking for a new camera.
On my way out, I passed by a window of a shoe store featuring new fall shoes.
I WENT IN.
I looked at the shoes closer and they are BEAUTIFUL and $350.
Off I went – out of the store.
I tweeted “cant stop thinking about the Stuart Weizman shoes I just saw at Bayview Village”.
Wouldnt you know I got a tweet back from @BVShops.
She knew exactly what shoes I was tweeting about.
I get an invitation to go to the Fashion Insiders Preview Party. Naturally I said “yes”.
I enjoyed a lovely drink, a few delicious appetizers, had a little make-up applied by the ever famous Brian Bailey (who was introducing his new line of foundation, and had the opportunity to meet the face behind @BVShops. (the assistant marketing director).
My relationship with Bayview Village continues…I really do love that mall, even if I can’t afford the shoes.
P.S the Haute Summer Sales takes place July 21 – 25th.