my bag philosophy is rather different from my shoe, clothing, and jewelry philosophies (yes, I have a different point of view on each category). when it comes to bags, I’d rather save up and buy a bag that can pretty much be used forever than buy a trend or seasonal bag that I’ll only use for a few months. so, to answer your question, this season (and always): satchels a la Coach classics’ Station Bag, Proenza’s PS1, Mulberry’s Alexa, and totes like those from Celine or Phillip Lim are my favorites!
welcome to the big-foot club—I wear the same size! nine isn’t so large in the grand scheme of things, really. my point of view is that any perceptions you have about your bigfootedness are probably, like, less than zero percent noticeable to others. and fact: size nine is a sample size for shoes—so I’m actually glad to be that size ^.^
quite frankly, one probably shouldn’t work at a fashion magazine if they have, say, zero interest in fashion. because—and I’m speaking as a beauty editor who happens to love fashion—there are some pretty incredible outfits going on all the time, especially in the environs of the fashion department! that said, though, there are all sorts of jobs at magazines. yes, fashion and beauty editors, but there’s also art, photo, research, PR, copy editing, web, entertainment departments. I would say that there are varying degrees of fashion fanaticism, however the undercurrent is certainly stylish and polished—in different ways
when it comes to prescribing makeup for different skintones, I actually have a weird and sort of lazy approach to it. I usually advise readers to think of a celebrity or a model with similar coloring and do some photo research (as we call it at Teen Vogue) on various red carpet or backstage beauty looks they’ve had. look to see what works for them because, chances are, it’ll work for you!