Throughout my short time working for Chanel cosmetics it has been an incredible learning experience.
Looks can be deceiving, you would think the best customer would be a gentleman who walks in wearing a gold Rolex, Ralph Lauren jumper and Vivienne Westwood scarf; you would be wrong because this man bought nothing. Another man walks in not sure what to get his wife, he is not wearing any notable designer clothes, just looks like an average man, I show him all the limited edition items we have and immediately he spends over £400 on buying them all.
I must say my sales skills have vastly increased thanks to great tips from my fabulous boss, and so you know men are the easiest to sell more too and they will buy anything especially when they find out they can get it wrapped. Also a common question was "Do you think it looks expensive enough?" Ha...
After my project on Coco Chanel I have been fascinated by the woman and brand that she created so working for the exclusive company has taught me many lessons. It has been hard work but it has been great to earn some money of my own, not that there is much left of it! and my confidence has been given a big boost which is always great so all in all my first ever paid job has gone well.
As I remove my badge for the last time in 2009 the year is almost over and I hope it has been as good to you as it has me, may next year be prosperous for us all!