What was your major in college and did you attend a university? love your blog! xoxo
thank you! I was actually pre-med in college and attended Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. I’m living proof that a) the best laid plans go to waste and b) you never know where you’ll end up! so it’s best never to be too rigid or too “I must have this job”—because unexpected twists and turns can lead to happy wonderful things x
Hey Eva! I was just wondering if you knew of any affordable foundations that you think work really well. I ran out of mine and was looking to try a new product. Thanks in advance!
I really like the ones from CoverGirl Simply Ageless. It’s in a compact and is this yummy creamy, Olay-infused formula that goes on nicely! If you like a more traditional pump-style foundation, Rimmel has a newish one out called Match Perfection that’s good as well. I would recommend buying any and all makeup, though, at a drugstore like CVS that has a wonderful return policy—they’ll take back anything that doesn’t work, even if it’s just a “oh, this wasn’t the right shade for me” situation! hooray!
I'm a very pale Asian and I'm totally into nude lipstick. Do you have any recommendations?
oh! Shiseido has some totally rocking nude lipsticks right now. their makeup director Dick Page is totally brills! I also love Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy—it’s a sheer nude with the teeniest drop of pink in it.
I love your blog.. I find it to be incredibly inspiring!
I was wondering if you could post your Chanel bag collection. Or all of your bags! :)
Also, I was wondering if Canadians are able to get internships at Teen Vogue?
aw, thank you! I’m sure I’ll post my Chanel bag collection one day—but let me add a few more pieces to it first ;) and re: Canadian interns… sadly, no, we don’t take international interns. but you guys have some great, great fashion magazines up north! intern there, get some great experience, and move here later in your career.
i'm curious to know what an "insider" thinks of the whole size 0 concept.
ehmm, well, here’s my take on the whole size zero-mania that seems to have gripped our fair nation: if you were born small boned and a size zero is natural to you (with healthy amounts of exercise and a proper diet), then great. go for it. but if you’re starving yourself or relying on unhealthy means to get to a size zero, why? I think everyone has a natural body type and generally it’s best to stick to that—and dress to flatter it.
I have two questions: one, what are some of your favorite fashion tumblrs you follow? two, what do you do with all of the nail polish you receive once you've tested it? I'm intrigued!
I only use a polish once before I either a) schlep it back to the office and it goes into the beauty closet (a dreamworld of sorts, our own Sephora!) or b) it is snatched up by a friend or coworker. as for the tumblrs I follow, I love Kate Spade, Oscar PR Girl, Tibi, Vogue… the usual suspects! I’d love to hear your favorites so I can find some more!
what exactly do you do for a living? Do you always get an early look at products? How do you afford all those name brand clothing's and shoes!
I’m the beauty director at Teen Vogue! I do always get first looks at products (usually three months in advance)! and good question re: how I buy all my clothes and shoes! it’s called debt, hahaha. no, just kidding. or am I? sigh.
I have a really hard time finding the right shades of cosmetics for my skin tone. :S I've read the tips in magazines but they don't really help. : /
I have pale tan skin, any recommendations?
not that I should be saying this because, uh, I work at a magazine but I totally agree! the best thing to do is to go to a department store counter and get matched for colors that work with you. don’t be intimidated by snooty sales people. if one salesperson isn’t nice or patient, find another! and once you have a general idea, you can hit up that counter (or a drug store or Sephora or Ulta) and play! it’s also all about experimentation, so have fun!
Eva I always look forward to pictures of your nails...how often do you get them done! You must have too many to choose from you could wear a new one everyday!
thank you! I do my own nails at least twice a week. usually when I’m watching a terrible television show like The Bachelor or Hellcats, haha. and after I use a polish once, I don’t use it again—I bring it back to the office so other people can play with it!
Hey!! I LOVE YOUR TWEETS. You're awesome!! Anyhow, I want to ask you a serious question. I'm a college student, and my dream is to break into the fashion industry as an editor. I want to intern for fashion magazines, but how are they going to pick me if my resume is basically empty? I've worked in retail, but that's pretty much it. What can I do to get an internship with my not-so-great resume? I love fashion. I love editing. I love Photography. I know I can make it, I just need a chance to get in. What do you say? How did you get that dreamy internship at Harper's Bazaar? What can do to be picked?
I'm a journalism - magazine sequence major btw. I know people who get internships, but it's only by knowing someone that works in the magazine. Pleaseee help!
don’t underestimate the power of working in retail! I worked at J.Crew in college and it taught me some amazing life skills (besides folding sweaters perfectly and being able to identify colors like “morning sage” lol). you just have to find that one magazine or person to give you a chance. how do you find that person, though? work every connection you have (contact your school alumni and career services offices to have them help you) and cold-email people at your favorite magazines asking for informational interviews. of every one hundred emails you send, maybe ten people will write back. and of those ten people, maybe three will take the time to meet you (sad but true). but you just need one—just one!—person to give you a hand. good luck!
You are my absolute favorite teen vogue editor!
I was wondering if you could advise me! i have really dark circles under my eyes, and i was wondering if you know of any products or methods that can lighten them?! I get a decent amount of sleep 7 hrs usually. But even when i can squeeze in the extra hours i still look tired! Please help! Thanks! - Nicole
sometimes dark circles can be chalked up to genetics. :( if you drink a lot of water, sleep plenty, limit salt, and still have dark circles, that may be the case! that said, there are definitely products that can lessen the darkness. look for illuminators—Lauder just came out with a new one that’s quite nice and Benefit has a great one too! I prefer illuminators to concealers because a) concealers can get a bit dry and crackly looking under the eyes and b) I like to just brighten up the area, not try to hide the dark circles. because, let’s face it, we all have ‘em!