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Thursday, September 1, 2011

British Gal Lands Herself a Job with the Hottest Company in Town!

The new FIERCE girl in town! | (image source)
She won over Abercrombie & Fitch with her talent and keen mind...and by the end of this month, Laura Mees-Harris will travel, from her native England, to the United States to take up position as one of the newest designers for the Company!

Hailing from Meols (a village on the Wirran Peninsula), the 23 year-old was a student at Northumbria University, with  focus on menswear, when Abercrombie & Fitch came knocking on the door in 2010. Mees-Harris was selected to be a part of 100 students chosen to work on a Back-to-School fashion project by A&F Recruiters: “They came to the university in the summer to scout and we were asked to design an autumn collection, four full outfits, by the following February.” And when the recruiters returned in February 2011, she passed on along with 39 others for an interview.

Two weeks later, Mees-Harris found herself at A&F Campus. She, along with about 40 others just as herself, were put to the test to see how they interacted as a team: "It was very intense. We had dinners which were lovely, but you were aware that everything was being done with a view to seeing how you interacted as a team. So, although it was exciting, it was like one long interview." Teamwork is crucial in this industry, but it's even more so at A&F because it shows how comfortable and social you are among others. Not only does it create a positive working environment, but it is a part of the bright and energetic A&F Culture.

Within a week after she arrived back home, Mees-Harris got the call...she got a position! Very wonderful for her. Not only is she starting a job two months after graduating, but she's also starting her career at an internationally renown fashion retailer.

Mees-Harris will join the A&F family by the end of September. Expecting to undergo training, she's probably going to take part in either the Abercrombie & Fitch or Hollister brand. And for a girl who had to to fly over the Atlantic for the job of a lifetime, leaving behind her family and friends, from her small English village, to a new city in America - Campus in headquartered in New Albany, but she'll arrive in at Columbus - must seem unnerving. But come on! She's gonna be a part of the coolest crew in town! There will be 16 other designers starting off along with her and Abercrombie & Fitch "has already arranged lots of social things for us to do together, so I won’t feel like I’m totally on my own when I go out there," Mees-Harris says.

She is a very fortunate and gifted person, Laura Mees-Harris. Her work and personality got her this amazing position and I'm very happy for her. Honestly, who wouldn't kill to be a part of the A&F team. A&F Home Office is a very exciting and wholly cool place! A cool and intimate environment...surrounded by gorgeous wilderness, amazing architecture (and facilities including a great cafeteria-à-la-restaurant and an awesome gym), and with incredible and good-looking people amongst you...overwhelming? Yes, and enjoy it!

And, to you, my readers, stay FIERCE!