WHAT UP Y'ALL IT'S YA GURL NOODLES. AND I MUST APOLOGIZE FOR THE LACK OF POSTS. BUT THINGS ARE STARTING TO SLOW DOWN BC HOLIDAY SEASON JUST ENDED. ANYWAY... THIS POST IS MAINLY FOR ALL THE COLLEGE KIDS WHO HAVE BEEN EMAILING ME CONSTANTLY TO DO AN INTERVIEW WITH SOMEONE IN THEIR FIELD OF INTEREST, WHO HAVE HAPPENED TO CHOOSE ME. (emoji blush sign) SOOOOOOOO.... HERE'S THE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS EVERY INTERVIEW ALWAYS TENDS TO START OFF WITH AND END OFF WITH. IF YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS GO ON AND SHOOT ME AN EMAIL: WICVH.COM/CONTACT
I'VE BEEN MAD BUSY SO I APOLOGIZE IN ADVANCE IF I DON'T RETURN TO ANY OF YOUR EMAILS IN A TIMELY MANNER. THANKS FOR UNDERSTANDING =◕‿◕=
STAY IN SCHOOL KIDS! IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT!!!!!!!
Name: Micah Mahinay // NOODLES
Hometown: Born in San Francisco raised in Hayward California (east bay area)
Living now: Boston Massachusetts
Whats it like in a typical day at Karmaloop:
IT DEPENDS ON WHAT KIND OF SHOOT IS GOING ON... So say we're shooting product for the website it goes like this: Call time for hair & make up is at 9 am. The make up artist is usually in studio before the photographers, stylists, and interns get in. While hair and make up is getting done, I'm usually with my interns prepping what items need to get shot for the day. Once everything is pulled and styled we begin shooting (on white backdrop.)
Now if its a lookbook shoot things are way different vs. shooting catalog (website) usually lookbooks take more time because it's a process. You have to plan a concept, theme, pull the right clothes, scout locations, cast models, figure out budget, do the logistics part and travel. So with that being said obviously these are the more fun shoots, but WAAAAAY more time consuming. Usually a month in advance is when the planning process should be kicking in.
What's the most valuable thing you've learned about the industry:
Do not trust anyone
Keep it professional
Don't mix business with pleasure
What bugs you most about your job:
When people linger on set, when they have absolutely no purpose to be there
What Inspires you:
Art and normal peoples lifestyles. I love meeting new people and getting to know them it's usually really moving seeing how different everyone is.
What advice would you give to someone entering the fashion industry:
Don't have a boyfriend just yet
Bring business cards with you EVERYWHERE
Don't lie about anything
What exactly is your title:
What do you absolutely HATE/LOVE about your job:
I honestly hate nothing about it, It's what I always wanted. I work with creative individuals, and I get to shoot with popular people.
How did you know that the fashion industry was something you wanted to pursue your entire life in:
I was always into being different in my group of friends growing up from middle school - college. I always listened to different music and dressed way different compared to my clique of friends. I mean I wasn't really popular growing up until I guess you could say I started my blog. But even then, my Sophomore year of high school was when I started my fashion blog and I didn't really talk to anyone. It just had content that consisted of daily outfit posts, trend spotting, fashion week recaps, and over all music coverage. Kinda just developed an obsession with the internet then started branding myself from there. I hung out with older people, went out a lot, met a lot of people, and would just attend A LOT of shows/events underage. Which I'm very happy I started young because it's taught me a lot growing up.
As high school went along I received a scholarship to FIDM my junior year so I figured why not just do it for the sake of doing it. I took it as a sign to move forward. Very glad I did it. Any design school is a trip damn near had me in tears my last year of college lol.
If you didn't choose fashion what would you have gone with:
I would of went into video production. I love film. I love editing. I'm final cut pro certified and I def wanted to get into it. I'm more a visual person which is why I majored in Visual Communications. I like to create shit that looks appealing to the human eye. But other than dealing with artsy things. I would of went to culinary school too. It's always been a dream of mine to own a food truck lolololol. i LOVE FOOD & TO COOK.