Internship story: Lexie returns from the City of Angels
Our 3rd year Fashion Business student Lexie Hingsen did her internship in Los Angeles last year at Lunya Co., top-end specialists in luxury sleepwear. Ashley Merrill launched Lunya in 2014 with a clear conviction that the time was ripe to give women’s sleepwear a long-overdue fresh, modern perspective. We had the pleasure of meeting up with Alexandra and finding out how she got on at Lunya Co. and living and working in Los Angeles.
“My name is Lexie Hingsen, I am a 3rd Year Fashion Business student. I am half German, half American and I went to Los Angeles, California, for my internship. The company is called Lunya, a southern Californian based sleepwear company for the “modern woman”. My role at the company was to cover all digital media and e-commerce work. I worked closely with their Instagram and Facebook platforms to ensure that the right brand message got across to Lunya consumers. Some of my tasks included collecting quantitative and qualitative data from marketing campaigns, performing market analysis and researching competitors, supporting the marketing team in their daily administrative tasks.
I learned many lessons and was able to apply these in a professional environment. It is important to always have a positive attitude and work on personal development. Constructive criticism really helped me evaluate myself in such a professional setting. I definitely feel like I have grown, developing my skills and knowledge whilst working with such positive, inspirational woman who really pushed me to my full ability. I look forward to staying in contact with the entire Lunya team and possibly returning in the future.”