Hi Eva! Nice to see you on tumblr! I love your tweets on twitter, nice to see you here too. I remember seeing you I think in 2009 when Amy Astley did a book signing at Book Soup in LA for the Teen Vogue Handbook, and can I just say its great to be able to chat with a Teen Vogue editor on here too! thanks for being so accessible for bloggers/aspiring fashion editors in the future like myself.
thank you for being a Teen Vogue fan! we heart you back! feel free to ask any questions via tumblr or twitter (@evachen212… I respond faster on twitter, fyi)… xx
hello eva! i'm fifteen and i don't really wear the same things that other girls at my school do. they all wear ugg boots, leggings and drooping sweaters in dull colors. they also love to drape huge scarves around their heads. i love colors and wearing skirts and strange things. i get weird looks in the hall all the time, and i'm seriously considering trying to follow the trend, just to stop getting glared at. what would you suggest?
you, my dear, are the fashion future! look at all the fashion visionaries now: Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Marc Jacobs in his kilt.. they aren’t amazingly fabulous because they wear the same thing as everyone else. the bottom line is that, at fifteen, 99 percent of people have no idea who they are or what style they like. so relish the fact that you—chic you—know and ignore everyone else. :)
Hi! I'm a huge fan of Teen Vogue. I've always wanted to be a fashion editor, and I wanted to go to design school, but my parents said that I had to get a "practical degree" first. Extremely bummed out, I thought this would be the end of my potential career, until I read the Teen Vogue Handbook. Reading about all these designers who went to regular University first before they started in the industry was really inspirational. So I guess I just wanted to thank you guys for putting together the book it really gave me hope.
ha! I know exactly what you’re going through. I started out pre-med (practical) and then contemplated law school (practical) before spiraling into beauty and editorial (not practical in my parents eyes). listen, they nearly had a nervous breakdown when they heard I stopped my pre-med courses at Johns Hopkins. and, yes, when I first started out there were a few lean years of not making much money (ok, ok, spending it all on clothing). but it all worked out. my point, I suppose, is that if you love something and want it badly enough, it will all work out. you just have to be hungry for it. so… follow your dreams!
“When people ask me how you make it in show business or whatever, what I always tell them… is “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” People are going to come to you. It’s much easier doing it that way than going to cocktail parties.”—Steve Martin. Yes, I realize he’s not exactly in the fashion world, but I still love this quote, okay? Because it’s true.
I just came across your page and saw the post with the bracelet made out of what looks like climbing rope and a carabiner, I instantly fell in love with it. I was curious if you knew how to make it or where i could buy one.
I love that @ProenzaSchouler bracelet too, sigh. I have a sneaking suspicion that @PSIMadeThis could teach you to make it…
I am really interesting into getting into backstage photography at some of the shows. How should I go about this? Do you know how to get photography pass? What are some things that I should know?
it can be challenging to get a backstage photography pass for fashion shows. most of the requests are processed by the designer so, for instance, if you wanted to go backstage at Marc Jacobs, his PR would have to approve. so it can be pretty tough! I would start by building your portfolio locally and organically, then trying to get a freelance gig working for an agency or a photo bureau. also, I would maybe start by making a name for yourself possibly in street style, a la the Sartorialist. you don’t need a permit to shoot outside the tents, you know? ;)
I wanted to know your advice because I think we have a similar skin type:
Would you recommend the Make Up Forever HD or the Makeup Forever Face and Body foundation? I've heard positive responses about the both of them, but I need to choose one.
P.S: It's the girl on twitter who saw you at the MJ store on Mercer in the Summer, but you probably don't remember :)
of COURSE I remember—I remember yelling at you on Twitter telling you to say hi to me next time… but I haven’t been back to Marc recently because one of my new year’s resos is to be less ridiculous about shopping ;)
in terms of makeup, I’d recommend the HD. all my makeup artist friends are OBSESSED with it! happy shopping!
HI! I'm sure you get this often, but I LOVE your blog.
I'm a senior in high school and plan on going to New York for college to study fashion marketing. What are some dos and don'ts you would recommend for a first timer in New York?
NYC dos: *topshop *bagels from Murray’s or somewhere else “authentic” *wander around in Soho and ogle all the lovely designer shops *barneys, the fashion mecca, le sigh *broadway musical (maybe Spiderman?) *karaoke with friends, so fun! *intern, intern, intern!
NYC don’ts: *tottering around in high heels 24-7. wear comfy ballet flats. you’ll be walking a lot! *buying counterfeit bags. sketchy! *traveling late at night by yourself. be safe!
Other than a beauty and health director, what are other beauty related jobs in the magazine industry?
besides working in beauty editorial, you could work as a beauty photographer (there are people who specialize in shooting makeup, yes!), beauty prop stylist, beauty advertising sales rep (ie: getting beauty brands to advertise in magazines), makeup artist, hairstylist, nail artist…