Running in Heels

The Sun has a good story about a new intern-orientated docusoap called Running in Heels. It proports to offer a “warts-and-all insight into life on the lowest rung of the fashion ladder – the intern.” Sounds fascinating.

“Every year, hundreds of hopefuls work up to 60 hours a week for FREE, in the hope of eventually landing a permanent job. The show follows three girls working for Marie Claire in New York as they strive to impress their bosses into giving them paid job.”

 Brolly hell ... struggling with coffees and mags

Sound familiar? One Saskia Quirke writes of her Devil Wears Prada day:

“I WAKE at 6am after a restless night of what-to-wear worries.”

I think she should be worrying more about her sanity having agreed to work 60 hours a week for nothing.

“I haven’t eaten since 8am and I’m starving. But these are fashion people and food is for losers.”

I thought bulimia went out of fashion when John Prescott admitted to having it?

Whoever said fashion is fabulous hadn’t been an intern at Marie Claire. I’ll stick to my day job thanks.”

Except you cant get a day-job unless you have been an intern! Arghgh! The internship Catch 22! There is no mention of how she is affording life in New York. I will hazard a guess that a room in Brooklyn is as costly as any in London.

The programme itself might shed some light.  Running In Heels airs on The Style Network (Sky Channel 253) at 10pm on Tuesdays. I won’t be  watching, as I doubt I could stomach much more than what is quoted here. 

1 Response to “Running in Heels”

  1. 1 Ophelia 01/14/2010 at 11:18 pm

    This is the story of my life! I have done SO many fashion internships and the NEVER lead to anything except another internship! I have made fabulous contacts and have a killer resume but at each interview they offer me YET ANOTHER unpaid internship! How much more can a girl take?!

    I write about it with two other intern friends on a blog about being an Eternal Intern! Check it out at

    - Ophelia

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