Marianne loved her fur coats.
Ecote Fuzzy Faux Fur Coat
Marianne in a lovely bell sleeved dress.
Staring At Stars Lace Bell-Sleeve Dress
She even put heart shaped sunglasses on the map!
Melting Hearts Sunglasses
She also always had the perfect, 1960s doe-eyed makeup.
NYX The Curve Eyeliner
Marianne, on the left, used to wear tons of cute flats and sandals with all of her outfits.
Kork-Ease Myrna Sandal
Unless you are really old or really young (like, 2 and below or 96 and above), you should know how to use Skype. If someone tells you that they can't Skype you, they are lying because literally every computer in the entire world has a webcam now and even if they don't, you can go to the store to buy one of those whack-ass attachable ones for like, $13. If you are truly trying to lay the foundation to a beautiful, online relationship, you gotta use Skype. No exceptions.
Okay, if you've decided not to listen to me and you have a partner who won't Skype and you're forging ahead anyway, you at least need to talk on the phone. If they have a weird voicemail, or never answer, or sound suspiciously like your 15-year-old neighbor, abandon ship. Nothing good will come from this.
Oh, so you tried to call them and it rang 40 times before going to something that sort of sounded like a voicemail but wasn't? That's not suspicious at all! If you're still determined to make this happen, give them a little text to see if they'll meet up with you. While they're busy texting you back to say they're too busy to meet because they're shopping in Paris, you get Nev on the phone, and you get him quick. There is literally no way this is going to work out in your favor, so you might as well have your 15 minutes of fame immortalized on MTV.
Hi Mary Grace! So what do you do here at URBN Inc.?
I'm the college recruiter and I hire interns for all of the URBN brands. I work in the talent development department, which handles our entry-level college recruiting program as well as all our training programs here at URBN.
What do you do on a day-to-day basis?
My responsibilities consist of a lot of prescreening and sourcing. The volume that our team gets is really heavy. For example, our summer intern posting we probably had over 1500 applications, so my job is to make sure that I get the hiring managers the best candidates—you want to send them the top 2-3 for every position.
Where do you find most of your candidates?
I do a lot of traveling to different college campuses, giving presentations, talking about opportunities. I travel to our stores to find out who the strong store associates are that are interested about getting into corporate, and I tell them what we have to offer. I do a lot of interviews. It's a lot of communication. I think the biggest thing for me is making sure the hiring managers are content and that everybody is pleased with the talent that they're seeing.
What is the first step somebody should take when they're deciding to apply for a job?
For our company, we like the candidates that know which brand they relate to the most and which brand they want to work for. At least be able to speak to the company and what we're doing and things like that. I think that's probably the most important thing. Even building your resume and cover letter around the position that you're trying to go for—tailor what you're going to be sending in to show that you're a good fit for the specific position that you're applying for.
How would you describe a perfect resume?
Speaking for mostly entry-level, we're not expecting you to have a ton of experience. We want to be able to glance at it, see where you went to school and just quickly take a peek at whatever relevant work experience you might have. It's nice to see people with leadership experience and volunteer activities and anything like that that will show that you're involved and doing other things to keep busy and be a well-rounded candidate. Easy to read, one page, and make sure you highlight the most important things which are more than likely your education, obviously your name and email. You get so many resumes from people who don't even have their email address or contact information on there!
What should a cover letter be about?
The idea of it is really to give whoever is reviewing the resume a quick snapshot, a paragraph or two, of what they're going to see on your resume. Highlight a couple important things as to why you would be suitable for whatever you're applying for, like why you want to work for our company, why the position that you're going for is a good fit for you, what skills you have that lead us to believe that you'll be able to do this job, and anything you think we should know about you as a candidate. I'd say this is for UO specifically as a company, but we like quirky things that might make you giggle or laugh on there. It doesn't have to be overly serious—we're a creative, artsy company so any way you can describe yourself in that way is ideal.
How important do you feel that networking is when applying for a job?
Networking in general is a really important concept. I think a lot of the time it's a lot of peoples' way in. Having a good network is helpful in terms of what you might do and what your next thing might be and once you've got your foot in the door, you can recommend others. That's a lot of what recruiting is like—whom else do you know? When we find somebody great, we want to know who else is in their network that might want to come and work here.
Should people be discouraged if they don't know anyone in a company?
Absolutely not. It's something that some people do have but it's not to say that you're never going to get in someplace. I think it's an important thing but nothing to discourage candidates if they don't have an in somewhere. Outside of that it's an important concept just to get yourself out there. The more people you know the more opportunities you might have.
What is something that would make an applicant stand out among the others?
It’s the little quirky things that make you known for something. It's nice to be remembered by something. We appreciate humor here as well—I think that's something that goes a long way and I think that's something that people appreciate. I remember this kid, he was last year's graphic design intern, a lot of people put hobbies on their resumes but he put food that he liked and all these different random quirky things that just stood out. He said this guy likes spaghetti but he doesn't like syrup. So just somebody like that that just took a little bit of a different approach. It doesn't always have to be so serious and so corporate and so boring, try to make it exciting! We look at so many resumes so the ones that do something a little bit different we certainly remember.
I'd rather see something a little more funny and a little less serious, especially for us. I would say that a lot of people would disagree if they didn't work here. They might want to see a very formulaic booklet handed to you. I don't think it's necessary. It's not one of those things where if you don't have it you'll be crossed off the list, it's the things that make you stand out a little bit more – even a graphic designer, if they have a regular resume but they have killer experience it doesn't matter if it's not fancy or beautiful.
If you land an interview, when is the appropriate time to follow up, what should you say, and hand-written or email?
I think that the traditional follow-up is a handwritten letter, but I've never heard anyone say, “Oh my gosh, I got an email from this person.” I think either are fair game, I get a lot of handwritten letters but I get a lot of emails too and I think as soon as you can, to be honest, is appropriate, once the interview's over either later that day or the following day, send a follow up email and thank them. Typically people will reiterate what they learned and why they think they'd be good for whatever position they're interviewing for.
I know, Rose. I know. Being 17 is so hard. And you couldn't even Tweet your feelings.
Don't do it, Rose! Jack is right behind you! You're about to embark on the most beautiful love affair of all time!
Have I tried whispering "To the stars" to some men on occasion? Yes. Did it work as well as when Rose said it to Jack? No. Forever waiting for my romantic, car-in-the-hull-of-a-ship makeout sesh.
Rose Dawson, teaching America that even classy broads can throw up the bird every once in a while.
Sometimes I hope that there will be a point in my life where I can use this quote, in context, because it is so boss. Like, it will be a cold day in hell before Leo and Billy Zane start vying for my attention (or any two guys, let's be real), but I can dream. ROSE TAUGHT ME TO DREAM.
Oh, no big deal, just going to jump from this moving lifeboat to a sinking ship to be with my crush. That is some determination, Rose. Actually, that's a horrible life philosophy, but Rose is teaching us that love is real, y'all. Real and dumb.
Why did she jump? BECAUSE SHE LOVED YOU, JACK! SHE LOVED YOU AND YOUR '90S BOYBAND HAIR. Loyalty.
I would be crying too, my friend, if 1997 Leo DiCaprio passed away on my watch. No time to be sad, though, because now you're off to ride horses in jeans. Jack was just the catalyst that made sweet angel Rose embrace the badass woman within.
To sum up, Jack is basically that cute guy in your freshman English lit class [Ed. Note: Jordan Catalano anyone? -Ally] who smells like weed and smokes cigarettes down on the quad and drops out after two semesters to "travel the world" and "experience life", but it's totally normal to spend 75 years pining away for him because I mean, did you see his face? Worth it. I don't blame you, Rose.
UO Unicorns iPhone 5 Case
When I glance at this quickly it almost looks dirty, but in reality it's just cute li'l unicorns hanging out with some balloons. Nothing wrong with that.
Cooperative Applique Unicorn Flat
I'm going to throw in an emoticon here: XD Because that is the emotion these shoes make me feel and I don't think words are able to convey that properly.
Gift Card Charm Necklace
The most majestic necklace I've ever seen.
Junk Food Haters Gonna Hate Unicorn Tee
No one could hate you while wearing this beautiful unicorn shirt. When you wear this, you should also throw in some Unicorn Hair Extensions so you'll be perfectly coordinated.
Urban Renewal Fuzzy Unicorn Necklace
Actually, just kidding. This is the most majestic necklace I've ever seen.
Truly Madly Deeply Galaxy Unicorn Boyfriend Tee
Unicorns + space = the most perfect and Tumblr-y T-shirt in existence.
Claire Danes is a badass. She won a Golden Globe at 15 for her astute crying skills in the seminal '90s teen drama My So-Called Life, dipped from the show to pursue her career but basically fell off the map for 15 years, only to return with two more Globes and an Emmy for her astute crying skills on the equally incredible and infuriating CIA drama Homeland. Here, let's take a look at how it all began. -Angelo
I’ve been charging through My So-Called Life on Netflix and losing my shit over some of the '90s style (a ton of plaid, florals and flannel) and the killer soundtrack (Sonic Youth, The Lemonheads—you get the vibe.)
Danes’ Angela Chase, with her signature JanSport slung over one shoulder (don’t go one-shoulder, kids, it’s bad for your back) leads the core foursome of: the wild—and let’s face it, the bomb.com—Rayanne; Rickie, one of the first gay teen characters on TV, who had a definite In Living Color groove to his wardrobe; and a young Jared Leto as Angela’s illiterate love interest.
Whether you’re an old-head tripping down memory lane or discovering the show for the first time, the short-lived but much-loved My So-Called Life packs enough oversized layering inspiration to get you through this cruel winter.