Mercina Grace Tillemann-Dick Takes on the Hungarian Fashion World

It’s hard enough getting thrown into the heady world of international high fashion when you’re still a teenager. It’s even tougher when the dominant language of the fashion house where you’re working isn’t your native language but instead, say, Hungarian.

Though 16-year-old Mercina Grace Tillemann-Dick, one of the many players in our July 10 feature, took it all in stride during her recent internship at one of the most prominent fashion companies in all of Budapest. After all, years of critiquing the attire of her substantial and magnificent family back in Denver had honed her chops.

Find her take on her European fashion adventures below. -- Joel Warner

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Joel Warner is a former staff writer for Westword and International Business Times. He's also written for WIRED, Men's Journal, Men's Health, Bloomberg Businessweek, Popular Science, Slate, Grantland and many other publications. He's co-author of the 2014 book The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny, published by Simon & Schuster.
Contact: Joel Warner