I believe age is a mentality. If you know me personally, you’ve probably heard me say it at least once. Probably many times. I’ve met people who are 18 but ‘adult’ better than I do, and on the flip side, I’ve met people in their mid 40s who should have supervision 24/7. In March of this year, this chick, Laci Helrich, reached out to me about a summer internship:
“Hi Maddie! I hope your New York trip is going well. I haven’t seen you much lately but I was wondering if you were looking for another summer intern. I know you already have one, but I want to get some experience. You’re a great leader and I really think I could learn a lot from you.”
Not even a month after attending CURVENY, I knew that come summer, I’d need all the help I could get and as August comes to a close, I can say I definitely did! Next month will be Laci’s 5th with Madalynne and she has surpassed all my expectations. Every.single.one. If you’re tuned into my Instagram, you’ve probably seen a few blogger collaborations recently. That was all Laci. She’s also helped put kits together, made sure my workshops run smoothly, and been one of my biggest supporters day in and day out. At just 19-years-old, she has her head on straight. Going back to age is a mentality – she’s at least 30.
She rocks her Madalynne Intimates on the daily and after a recent workshop, we shot her and her fab outfit outside Madalynne Studios. A gorgeous person inside and out, I asked if I could feature and interview her. So take it away Laci!
TELL US ABOUT YOU. WHAT SCHOOL DO YOU GO TO AND YOUR INTERNSHIP WITH MADALYNNE
I am in my third year at Philadelphia University, where I study Fashion Merchandising & Management. I currently intern for Madalynne. If you see any cool Insta stories or social media extraordinaire, that’s all me!
HOW DO YOU WEAR THE SERENA?
I love my Serena! I try to pair it with as many outfits as I can. I layer under black overalls with platform sneaker, or cute dresses with sandals. I’ve also been known to pair it with jeans and dainty chains! I wear a size medium – it runs a little small so definitely size up!
FAVORITE FLARED SLEEVE MOMENT IN HISTORY?
This was a tough one, but I’m going to have to go with every flare sleeve Cher wore. Ever. She is iconic.
FAVORITE BODYSUIT MOMENT IN FASHION HISTORY?
I promise this wasn’t planned, but I’m gonna have to go with Cher from Clueless. Remember that oversized gingham bodysuit she wore while doing Buns of Steel? It was AMAZING…it had SHORTS! I told Maddie to design one, but she isn’t up for it.
SNAP CROTCH – YES OR NO?
I love a good snap crotch, it doesn’t cause that “naked-in-a-stall-cause-I-wore-bodysuit” awkward moment. You all know what I mean.