hello! I am a junior in college and I am currently looking for my first internship. However, it has been so difficult to even receive a call back from people. I'm assuming it's because I have no prior interning experience. Do you have any advice that could help me or any recommendations of places I should send my resume? Any help is appreciated!
it can be really hard to land that first internship. I feel your pain! I think the best and smartest thing you can do is a) apply to way more internships than you ever expected to. I mean, like, fifty. not five. the first summer I interned, I think I applied to about thirty? and it’s a lot more competitive these days b) use every single connection you have out there. ask your college’s alumni or career offices to put you in touch with people who can help! ask your parents! ask your friends! ask your friends’ parents! fortune favors the bold—and the bold people who ask others for help. good luck!
hello miss eva!
i had a question. i am looking for different internships, i am very interested in possibly becoming a stylist. i am fifteen but i turn sixteen in april, and i will graduate in may. i have already completed some college courses but before i enroll in college fulltime, i would like to intern somewhere..but because of my age i am not sure if anyone would hire me at all.
what are your thoughts?
sounds like you have a good plan. but, yes, it’s hard to get an internship if you’re not in college. many companies (Teen Vogue included) require that their interns are in college and receive credit. I think it’s an insurance thing? so if you don’t have any luck, I’d recommend demonstrating your passion in other ways. blogging (like on Tumblr!) looks great, creating your own mini photo shoots with friends, and requesting informational interviews with people you admire—those are all great ways to get started
i got an intership this summer in nyc and i was wondering if i should bring just my heels or flats as well any tips
depends! if you’re working primarily at an office and will be sedentary (such a gross word, but you know what I mean), heels are professional and cute. if you’re working at an office but will be running around a lot (a la Teen Vogue’s fashion interns), bring flats. lots of them. oftentimes our interns wear the cutest heels and then are sent to showrooms, on shoots, etc, where they have to run around or stand all day and they suffer for it! so… to be safe… pack a few of both? and don’t forget you’ll probably end up shopping loads in the city! ;)
I have been following you for a couple of months now and have noticed how incredibly stocked your wardrobe is with brand names (you wear it so well!) and I was just wondering how much pressure you feel as a Teen Vogue Editor to be exclusively designer. Especially because of your job, is it frowned upon to wear clothes say, from Urban Outfitters of Gap? Would you encourage those wanting to enter your line of work to be as conscious of labels?
Thanks! I really enjoy your blog, my favorite part is your daily wardrobe posts of course!
oh my word, not at all! the best thing about fashion is that it doesn’t have to be (nay, it shouldn’t be) all designer. personal style is so much more than head-to-toe designer (cough, cough, Real Housewives). I am so much more inspired by people who are ably to masterfully mix Gap with Givenchy, J.Crew with J.Mendel… and I must say, I personally am a huge fan of vintage shopping. my last great find was a $12 floral skirt that I plan to wear all summer long until it falls off my body in exhausted tatters :)
hey eva! I love all of your insight into your world, it's really motivating and inspiring! I have noticed you you seem to love fashion as much as beauty and your collection of shoes and bags is amazing! do you have any advice for a college student on a tight budget who still wants to look chic? thank you!
it’s all about smart shopping! I tend to spend on bags and shoes and spend a lot less on clothing. for the latter, I hit up Zara, J.Crew, vintage shops (as a college student, I’d definitely recommend that route!)… I’d also recommend making good friends with Ebay. happy shopping! :)
Hey Eva :) just wanted to say I LOVELOVELOVE your nail polish shades, espesh the uber bright ones u always have on! :)
Was just wondering whether you have any tips on preventing nails fm turning yellow with prolonged nail polish use? x
always—and I do mean ALWAYS—use base coat. not only does it prevent nails from turning into a hideous yellow color, it also makes your manicure last a trillion times longer. my favorites are Orly Rubberized and CND Stickey.
random question but do you own all these nail polishes? or do you get to sample them from work somehow? (oorrrr are they given to you for free? ;) ) lol
not a random question! I do indeed get sent all those polishes to test out and/or feature in Teen Vogue (I’m the beauty director at the magazine). I typically only use a polish once, since I always want to try new colors!
i am a newbie to tumblr and luckily,
found you on here:-)... i'm glad i did lol
your style, tips, and tricks with beauty and fashion is like no other..
i am a freelance MUA in ny, but i can't help to be a lover of fashion as well..
i am a nursing student.. at 23 but feel its not for me.. i always had a passion for makeup and fashion and hopefully one day become a MUA for fashion week.. my question is.. is it ever too late to start? i was thinking of possibly interning for a magazine? or assisting an makeup artist.. i just want to do it all lol i know that sounds unrealistic but can you shed any advice??
if your passions in life are makeup and fashion, follow your dreams. don’t study something just because you feel like you should or because you think it’s safe. if you don’t follow your true interests, you’ll always wonder “what if?” if you want to be a fulltime makeup artist, my recommendation to you would be to continue freelancing, try to get a job assisting a makeup artist who’s well-known, consider working in retail at a counter for a bit (many of the bigger makeup artists recommend this because you really learn how to apply makeup to every skin tone, texture, etc—and learn to deal with difficult people), and above all—don’t give up! you may not make as much money in your first year or two, and it may be discouraging at times, but if you truly love what you do, success will follow. good luck!
Hey Eva! I am LOVING your NYFW updates! You are such an inspiration! I am looking for a new camera and I was just wondering if you had any recommendations? Thank you for all the updates! xo
I shoot with my iPhone (for low-key shots of random stuff) and an Olympus EPL-1 for backstage and events. I love the latter—it’s a nice bridge between a point and shoot and a “real” DSLR camera. and it’s not absurdly expensive!
what do you think are 10 classic wardrobe must haves? these are timeless pieces which can be used over and over again.
trench (splurge for a classic Burberry—it’ll never go out of style!), black blazer, pencil skirt, strappy evening shoes (in black, gold, silver, or nude—colors that go with a lot of different options), little leather jacket, white t-shirt (I’m still hunting for the perfect one!), pleated mini (I own, like, ten of them), a pair of perfectly cut & comfortable skinny jeans and a pair of wide legged jeans, and, of course, red lipstick (not clothing, but it counts!)