Pinup Shoot: Varla Velour

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One of my favorite people came over this past weekend to do a photo shoot in my new in apartment studio. Varla Velour is not only gorgeous, but an incredibly talented burlesque performer as well.

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All Photos and Content ®2013 Rachel Scroggins/The Greyest Ghost.

Spring 2011 Fashion and Editorial Internships

I’ve been taking it easy and focusing a bit more on my personal life since fracturing my foot late last month. But I’ve managed to find a bunch of awesome spring internship opportunities to share with you. As I always say, for anyone trying to break into the fashion or publishing industries, interning is THE BEST way. Do as many as you can, as early as you can! I got my start in the magazine industry by doing an internship, and got a freelance editing job about a month after it ended.

Don’t forget to follow the application instructions. : )

Internships Via

SELF Magazine Fashion Internship
Paid Internship (!!!)
New York, NY
Self Magazine is seeking detail-oriented, hard-working fashion interns for spring semester. Candidates must be undergraduate students of accredited universities who can show proof that he/she will receive credit. Interns are responsible for keeping an accurate inventory of all samples coming into the closet, returning loaned items promptly and assisting the fashion team – including editors and directors. Fashion experience is a plus, but not necessary. This is a great way for someone seeking a future in fashion to get his/her foot in the door at a successful, busy magazine. Interest in fashion is a must. Interns will receive a $12/day stipend for a maximum of 49 internship days. Candidates must be able to work at least three days a week.
Posted 12/13/10
If interested, please send your resume to

W Magazine Features/Editorial Intern

Unpaid Internship
New York, NY
W Magazine is looking for smart, savvy, well-organized, and
culturally-fluent undergraduates for an editorial/features internship
beginning January 2011, through the spring semester.
Interns will be asked to conduct research, pitch ideas, transcribe
interviews, and otherwise assist the editors. There may be opportunity to
write or blog for the website.
Candidates must be able to receive school credit for this position.
W is published by Conde Nast.
Posted 12/12/10

Harper’s Bazaar Spring Fashion Internship
Unpaid Internship
New York, NY
Harper’s Bazaar magazine is looking for interns for the spring 2011
semester. School credit is required. Responsibilities include sample check
ins/returns, prepping for photo shoots, managing the fashion closet, photo
research, creating story boards, faxing, filing, administrative tasks and
assisting the fashion and accessories market team with general duties. The
internship is structured for students looking to become fashion
editors/stylists. There is no writing involved.
Posted 12/12/10
Please submit resume and cover letter (stating your availability and confirming you are able to receive school credit) to

Seventeen Magazine Art Internship
Unpaid Internship
New York, NY
Seventeen’s art department seeks motivated, detail-oriented, organized interns beginning ASAP and continuing through the spring semester. Internship is unpaid and college credit is a must! Must have knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and be extremely comfortable using InDesign.
Posted 12/12/10
Please contact Emily Addis at with resume and cover letter.

INTERVIEW Magazine Photo/Art Internship
Unpaid Internship
New York, NY
Currently INTERVIEW is looking for interns available for a Winter/Spring internship. We are searching for reliable individuals to work in the Art and Photography departments of the magazine. The internship offers extensive responsibilities such as working on location, performing creative research, location scouting etc. It is a great opportunity for anyone interested in production and publishing and allows for a very hands-on experience publishing industry experience.
Posted 12/12/10
Please contact with resume and cover letter.

VOGUE Magazine Spring Features Intern
Unpaid Internship
New York, NY
The VOGUE Features department is seeking an exceptional student to intern in the office three days a week. As an editorial intern for VOGUE, you will be part of the inner workings of the magazine and required to balance several projects at a time. The ability to multitask and to work with enthusiasm and discretion is essential.
Posted 12/12/10
Please submit a cover letter, resume and any writing samples you believe will support your application to

Glamour Magazine Accessories Internship
Paid Internship (!!!)
New York, NY
Glamour magazine is looking for 2-3 bright interns to help the accessories department during the Spring semester. Ideally, the candidates would be able to start right away, as they are extremely short handed. The internship is for credit and a $12/day stipend is also rewarded. The best candidates are extremely organized, dedicated, have a great memory and ability to multi-task.
It is not an easy internship, but it is very
rewarding and exciting all the same! They are looking for people who can work 2-5 days per week, while days begin at 9 AM and end anywhere from 6-8 PM.
Posted 12/12/10
If you fit these qualifications, love accessories and editorial work and want to be part of a great fashion publication, please email Alison at!

Cosmopolitan Spring Beauty Internship
Unpaid Internship
New York, NY
Cosmopolitan magazine is looking for a beauty intern for the Spring
semester. This is a great opportunity for beauty savvy students and
newcomers as well who want to get tons of hands-on experience. Your duties
will include organizing the beauty closet, filing, researching stories,
blogging for the website, calling in product samples, and pitching online
and print story ideas. Candidates should be enthusiastic about the subject
matter (experience a plus), be highly organized and proactive, and MUST be
able to receive school credit. We need someone who can work 2-3 days a week
beginning in January.
Posted 12/11/10
Please email with your resume, cover letter and availability.

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Magazine Internships

I get asked a lot how I broke in to working in magazines. The obvious answer is INTERNSHIPS!

I interned in the photo department at Maxim Magazine in Fall 2006, and after one semester was able to get hired freelance at other magazines like Country Living, More, Page Six Magazine, and Cosmopolitan. I’ve been on countless photo shoots, met celebrities, and have had my own work published!

The best advice I can give anyone wanting to work in this industry is to intern. And do it early, and often. I have friends who started interning at 17, and now have more experience than some 25 years olds working in the same departments. If you’re still in school, try to intern at least twice before you graduate. You can never have too much experience!!

Here is a round up of some of the best Photo, Fashion, and Design/Production Fall Semester internships just waiting to be filled! All listings via the best internship site out there–!

VOGUE Fashion Editorial Internship
Unpaid Internship
New York, NY
Vogue is looking for motivated interns to work in the Fashion Editorial
Department for the fall semester of 2009. Interns must commit 3-5 days a
week, starting as soon as possible and ending in December. You MUST be
enrolled in college and be able to receive academic credit for this
Posted 7/21/09
Contact: Please send your resume and availability for the fall to:

Glamour Magazine Fall 2009 Fashion internships
Paid Internship
New York, NY
Glamour Magazine’s Fashion Dept. is looking for fall 2009 interns.
You MUST be available AT LEAST 2-3 FULL days/week & currently enrolled in college to
be eligible per company policy! Please do NOT respond if you don’t meet
these requirements. We’re looking for ambitious, responsible, & organized
interns who love fashion & are excited about the industry, willing to work
hard, & eager to learn.
Interns work directly w/ fashion editors & assistants, gaining experience
with loaned samples, making inspiration & story boards, picking up from
designer showrooms, & helping prepare for photo shoots. Occasionally,
interns go on photo shoots to assist the stylist & sittings assistants.
Fall interns start in mid-late August & end in mid-late December. If it
works out well, we will ask you to return for the next semester or happily
refer you elsewhere. The internship pays $12/day.
Posted 7/21/09
Please email us ASAP at We will call you, if we’re interested, for an interview.

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