Meet Our Fall Interns
We can’t get along without our interns, and we’ve got two great gals that we’re keeping especially busy this fall.
Whitney Hoard (above, left) graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in PR. She currently works as a buyer at Buffalo Exchange, where she’s sharpened her eye for vintage clothing and accessories. She’s focusing on our online and in-person shops, space planning for our shows and other fun stuff.
Tahesin Asgar (above, right) is studying communications and entrepreneurship at the University of Texas at Dallas and is doing some work for this very blog and more. Watch for her report later this week on the goodies she spotted at the Austin City Limits Music Festival.
We’re so happy to have such bright young women on our team. Get to know them a bit, won’t you?
Name: Whitney Hoard
A little bit about yourself: I am a graduate of the University of North Texas and proud member of the Beyhive.
What you want to be when you grow up: I’d love to be an in-house publicist for a luxury fashion or beauty brand!
Why you’re excited to work with Flea Style: I am such a fan of Brittany, Alyssa and Kristy! I love watching their ideas come to life. I’m excited to work in an atmosphere where creativity is encouraged. Most importantly, I absolutely love Flea Style’s mission to bring awareness to small businesses. I always love to see the underdog win.
Favorite outfit: Anything black
Favorite brand/s: Nasty Gal, Zara, Chloe, Forever 21 … my list is probably too long. (Editor’s note: We asked about her favorite band/s, but she read it as brand/s — because this girl loves clothes!)
Favorite food: Hot wings
Hobbies: I spend most of my free time shopping, watching HGTV, singing karaoke to Mariah Carey in my car and hanging out with friends.
Current obsession: Fixer Upper (Joanna Gaines is my hero.)
Wake-up time: I’m usually out of bed by 7:15 a.m., but I’m never usually fully awake until after noon.
Bedtime: 10:30 p.m. (unless I find time for a nap during the day)
Coffee or tea: Neither. Coca-Cola is my favorite form of caffeine.
Pandora or Spotify: Spotify
Netflix or Amazon Prime: Netflix is my BFF.
Facebook or Instagram: I don’t post much, but I love creeping on Instagram.
Favorite motto/quote: “There are secret opportunities hidden inside every failure.” — Sophia Amoruso
Something only your bestie knows about you: I make all of my important “adulting” decisions in the shower.
Full name: Tahesin Asgar
A little bit about yourself: Most people know me by my rap name, “Easy Breezy Taheezy.” I’m a Dallas native, born and bred, and stand at a whopping 5 feet 2 inches. I love to sing, play the ukulele, read The New Yorker, take care of my plants and laugh at inappropriate jokes.
What you want to be when you grow up: Having the time of my life with people I love. Also traveling all over the globe, covering all the incredible things occurring in our world!
Why you’re excited to work with Flea Style: Flea Style is all about community and taking care of its people. I love being part of something that’s so invested in the quality of its vendors, their wares and the people who support them. At Flea Style, nothing is left untouched; every little detail is loved on by the whole team! It also doesn’t hurt that I get to work alongside the coolest group of girls in Dallas. Seriously, they rock.
Favorite outfit: Oversize vintage concert tee paired with silk shorts or tucked into denim cutoffs. I throw on some booties during the day or strappy heels at night with MAC Ruby Woo lipstick and I’m good to go!
Favorite band/s: Twenty One Pilots
Favorite foods: Anything spicy, anything on a taco, FRENCH FRIES.
Hobbies: I’m a singer! I am also a concert junkie, television/film buff (I watch everything). And I love playing with other people’s pups and late-night baking.
Current obsession: If you’re not watching Stranger Things, you’re missing out.
Wake-up time: 9 a.m. (on a good day)
Bedtime: What’s a bedtime? I’m always awake and convinced I cannot fall asleep before 2 a.m.
Coffee or tea: Both! I drink tea religiously — cannot start my mornings without a cup of hot ginger green tea. Coffee is definitely my biggest vice, the darker the better, and I’m always on the hunt for the perfect latte. I love winding down at night with a steamy cup of Yogi Detox tea.
Pandora or Spotify: Spotify
Netflix or Amazon Prime: Netflix
Facebook or Instagram: Instagram
Favorite motto/quote: “Find your direction, not by following requirements, but by taking them as suggestions.”
Something only your bestie knows about you: I ditched school for the first time in the eighth grade to go to a music video shoot (sorry, Mom). I also watch the Nutcracker ballet every year during the holidays and cry every single time.