Meet the Summer Interns.


fashionABLE | summer interns

(disclaimer: you do not have to be beautiful to be a fashionABLE intern. this summer's crew just happen to all be gorgeous!)

We’re pleased to introduce you to our 2014 Summer Interns! Our five interns are full of energy and enthusiasm for the fashionABLE mission, and we’ve loved having them around our office! We'll introduce each of them below, but first wanted to let you know we are excepting applications for the Fall season right now!  Get details + the application -- due 2 weeks from today, July 7th!   Kaley Barenkamp | Lee University | Communication & Advertising major | Knoxville, TN First celebrity crush?  Not first, but definitely favorite - Shia Labeouf. He is one good lookin’ gentleman these days. Favorite places to visit in Nashville? Definitely Frothy Monkey and Jeni's. Anywhere on 12 south really. I could probably live off coffee and ice cream if that were even the least bit practical. If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go? Paris, France. I know that's not super unique or anything, but I have a long list. That's just the next of many. Favorite places to shop? How would you describe your style? I don't really know if I have a "style", per-say. I like to stay up with the latest trends from brands like Free People or JCrew, and I love basically everything at Anthropologie, but I like to think I have a pretty open mind when it comes to fashion. Best concert you've ever been to? Definitely Maroon 5. Adam, my love for you will never fade, but I really hope the blonde hair phase does. All time favorite TV show? What are you currently watching? All time favorite? Definitely Full House. I learned a lot of very important life lessons in those last 3 to 5 minutes father-daughter talks in every episode. Currently, I'm kind of keeping up with the Bachelorette, while also convincing some fellow interns they could totally find their soul mate by signing up for the show themselves. If you could be best friends with any fictional character, who would it be? Throwin it way back, but Holly Golightly from Breakfast At Tiffany's is about as big of a character as you could get in my opinion, and I love it. Being her best friend could potentially make me her cat, but aside from that minor detail, I can only imagine how many ridiculously random stories her best friend would have to tell. What made you want to work for fashionABLE? I heard about the internship from someone already here at fashionABLE, and the more I researched the company, the more I loved the mission of it all. I'm not someone who's crazy consumed by the fashion world, and I don't think I ever could be. So, working with fashionABLE has been so much fun just to be exposed to what Nashville has to offer, as well as learning from some creative people.   Jane Walton | Mississippi State University | Public Relations + Journalism | Jackson, MS Any guilty pleasures? Spending too much money on fancy coffee (hazelnut + cinnamon lattes, to be exact), re-watching the Katy Perry movie on Netflix on probably a monthly basis, reading mommy blogs. First celebrity crush? Lance Bass – I had posters I adorned with kissy stickers all over the back of my closet door for quite a few years. Favorite places to visit in Nashville? Imogene + Willie and Pangea for shopping, The Pharmacy and Virago for good food, Jeni’s and Barista Parlor for a treat, and Arrington Vineyards for a view. If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go? Greece and Morocco. And I’m dying to go back to both Paris and Florence, Italy. Favorite places to shop? How would you describe your style? I like classic and timeless with a twist or bit of edge. Everything Madewell and Rag & Bone make are perfect to me, and I love a good Target bargain. Best concert you've ever been to? Front row at Mumford and Sons was probably the greatest thing ever. NSYNC when I was in 3rd grade is a close second (Hey there, Lance Bass…). All time favorite TV show? What are you currently watching? The OC and Gilmore Girls. Currently watching the new season of Orange is the New Black. What made you want to work for fashionABLE? I love fashion and know it’s the industry I want to work in, but I’ve always struggled with the materialistic nature that world can bring, so fashionABLE was the perfect fit in that there’s a purpose behind what’s being done, and lives are being impacted. Fun Facts: I met Frankie Muniz at the London Bridge and Conan O’Brien at the Mona Lisa. Live music, front porch swings, Mexican food (namely avocados), and good books are my favorite things.   Claire Brandon | University of Tennessee | International Business Management | Nashville, TN Any guilty pleasures? ...P!nk First celebrity crush? Lance Bass Favorite places to visit in Nashville? Baskin Robbins in Downtown Franklin, Love Circle lookout, and Satco Any favorite hobbies? Painting, camping, going on YouTube rampages If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go? Egypt or Greece Favorite places to shop? How would you describe your style? Quality, streamlined, simple. Favorite places to shop are average, so I'll do favorite clothing lines: Jenni Kayne, Phillip Lim, and Proenza Schouler. Best concert you've ever been to? John Legend Acoustic, but soon to be Beyonce and JayZ All time favorite TV show? Mad Men If you could be best friends with any fictional character, who would it be? Arthur the Aardvark What made you want to work for fashionABLE? The business model. I've been looking to find a combination of fashion and meaning and I've found it here, in my home town. Fun Facts: My first name is Martha. I'm obsessed with all things Kate Bosworth, Rooney Mara, and Alexa Chung.   Morgan Crutchfield | University of Tennessee | Marketing with Internationa Business | Knoxville, TN Any guilty pleasures? Bachelor/Bachelorette and Dr. 90210 Favorite places to visit in Nashville? Urban Grub, Peach Truck, and Movie Theater Favorite Places to shop? Nordstrom, Lululemon, Marshalls Best Concert you’ve ever been to? Jack Johnson or Celine Dion...Soon-to-be KATY PERRY. All time favorite TV show? The Hills (gotta love LC, duh) What made you want to work for fashionABLE? It's simple. They make a difference in women's lives so... sign me up! Fun Facts: I am an avid movie-goer. I’m obsessed with my dogs (girls). My family is my life. And I LOVE fashionABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!   Lindsay Shaughnessy | Auburn University | Apparel Design + Product Development | Lynchburg, VA Any guilty pleasures? Guilty pleasure is my favorite restaurant used to be Cici’s (food, fun, and family can’t get much better than that for $5) First celebrity crush? Jesse McCartney…”Beautiful” won me over. Favorite place to visit in Nashville? Saturday Musician in the Park days. Favorite hobbies? I enjoy sketching and doing art. Worst habit? I never charge my phone. If you could visit anywhere in the world..? I would go back to Florence, Italy Favorite places to shop? Local boutiques. I love the personality that each buyer brings to their store. I like minimalist jewelry and very flowy, girly looks like Anthro or Free People. I’ve also got a little western girl to me and love those cowgirl boots  Otherwise, target is always my favorite store for whatever I possibly could need. Best concert you’ve ever been to? George Strait’s final concert in Dallas, TX just a few weeks ago All time favorite show? What are you currently watching? Probably Gilmore Girls (typical) and I am currently watching Friday Night Lights If you could be best friends with a fictional character…? I would be best friends with Lorelai Gilmore. I just really think we would be best friends. What made you want to work for fashionABLE? I first fell in love with fashionABLE while working in the showroom that they were sold in. I simply started glancing through the scarves and discovering how obsessed I was about to become. After just loving the product itself, I learned about the mission. My brother is currently in India working for a ministry fighting sex trafficking and I have always been deeply involved with women’s ministry for young girls, so I fell even more in love with the brand. Being an apparel design student, the industry is hard to enter without it completely seeming to be a worldly focus. FashionABLE was honestly an answer for prayers of how I might want to go forward with my talents and interests in fashion and design. I’ve loved working here because of what we’re doing, but the best part is by far are the people here.   Aren't our Interns awesome? We think so. And we'd love YOU to join us this Fall. Apply by Monday, July 7th!