most long-winded fashion sob story ever: when I was in Rome just about to fly out there was a studded leopard print tote bag with a studded shoulder strap at Valentino’s duty-free concession. I almost fainted from sheer desire and spent an hour waffling between buying it and forcing myself to walk away from it. I ultimately restrained myself from buying it because it was so pricey. fashion remorse has since struck and I’ve tried to track down the bag in the States and haven’t been able to find it, hu hu hu T__T
Hi Eva! I LOVE your twitter & tumblr! You inspire me in so many ways and I really admire your style. I could ramble on and on about how much I adore you, but I think it would be better if I just ask you a beauty question instead haha. I'm only 21, but I was wondering what is the best product for eyes? I think I recall you saying that it's best to start now before it's too late or something along those lines. I'd like to know all the tips and tricks for dark circles/bags and any other important info. Thanks for taking the time to read this!
it’s so great that you’re already prevention-minded at just 21. I definitely think it’s better to start with eye (and general) skincare earlier—by the time you realize you need it, it’s too late. eep! so! here are my cardinal eye skincare rules: 1) wear sunglasses when it’s sunny. duh, yes, but it makes a big difference 2) avoid overdoing the salt. it causes fluid retention, those pesky bags! 3) wear SPF around the eyes—tons of brands (from Neutrogena to Clarins) make them. and 4) don’t over-think it. there’s a touch of inevitability when it comes to eye wrinkles because if you’re smiling (which I hope you are) or, um, generally alive, you’ll have expression lines, which can’t be prevented
i'm french and my dream is to work for a Condé nast magazine, in new york or Paris. For paris, do you think i absolutely need to have validate college credit to apply for a jobs, or if a high school diploma, a year working in USA and a TOELF is enough??
(i secretly dream to be your assistant)! maybe one day, who knows.... love your style! xo
1010woodland.tumblr.com is my assistant, haha. sorry, job is taken! :) but to answer your question… quite honestly it can be hard to get an assistant position in the US if you’re foreign. your best route would be to start as an assistant in Paris and work your way up a bit before coming over here. I think having a college degree will make it easier for you to get an internship in the US—and I bet in Paris too! college isn’t about the degree, per se, it’s also about the self-growth that most teens undergo while they’re there: learning to prioritize, organize your time, people skills, etc. good luck!
foundation: sponge? fingertips? or brush? what's the best tool?! thanks lady! xx
depends on what sort of coverage you’d like! most coverage: sponge. medium: brush. least: fingers. on a daily basis, I rarely have the energy, time, or desire to apply foundation. I usually just conceal around my nose and chin and use a highlighting wand under my eyes. when I apply foundation, though, I tend to use a brush
how did you land in your first fashion internship? I'm studying business in college but my main interests lie in fashion. my goal is to own a fashion brand one day
my first fashion internship was a bit of a fluke. I applied to several internships (not just in fashion) because I wanted a break from pre-med. and Harper’s Bazaar was the only one I got that paid (wahoo!). little did I know that it’d light up my soul with happiness and that years and years later I’d still be working in magazines! anyway, enough about me—I think business is a great major and applicable to many different careers. start interning—even if it’s at your local chic boutique—in the fashion biz. contact alumni in fashion to set up informational interviews. and do your research! identify people who have your dream jobs and figure out how they got to where they are today!
you're always in heels! how do you look after your feet etc :) x
well, I did ballet growing up so I think I permanently damaged some nerve endings in my feet—Black Swan-style—back in the day. then, I did gymnastics and ran track in high school. and now I mash my feet into crazy shoes. my poor feet have been through a lot! in the summer, I get pedicures every three weeks! I also treat myself to frequent foot massages :)
Hi Eva! I am a huge fan of your blog - I read daily before starting my workday! I look forward to it! Anyways, I have a question about primer. I have noticed lately, especially when the weather is warm, that my make-up wears off quickly. After noon, I feel it is almost necessary to re-apply my entire face! I have been looking into possible primers to layer below my regular make-up, but there are so many to choose from! Any suggestions for one with normal olive skin? Also, is it bad to wear primer everyday? Thanks!
so I’m your version of coffee? love it! :) anyway, you’re spot-on-correct about needing a primer. using a primer will help your makeup stay on longer. Smashbox makes great primers for every skin type. Urban Decay has a great one too! at the drugstore level, I like Rimmel. and, no, it’s not bad to wear primer every day if you need it. I tend not to wear makeup on the weekends, personally, to give my skin a break.
I just moved to NYC and I really want to break into the fashion industry. I don't have any experience in fashion but I am so passionate about it and I was hoping to get some advice from you and what I need to do to get my foot in the door. So what advice do you have for me?
PS- I love love love your style!
congratulations on your move to NYC! that’s the first step to a job in fashion—and a huge one! so many people aren’t willing or able to move to NYC and expect to get a job remotely from their city/town and then move to NYC. nope—you have to live in NYC to get a job in NYC. it’s just easier that way. now comes the trickier part. you have to figure out what exactly you want to do in fashion. do you want to work for a magazine? design house? public relations? marketing? give yourself some time to think about that and start contacting people for informational interviews so you can learn more. good luck!
Dear Eva, I admire you so much! I follow you on twitter since I discovered your incredible sense of humor and down-to-earth personality. Let me say that I just like the fact that you answer so many questions and take time to help young girls.
I think your fashion style is very unique and my question is: how do you choose your outfits? I am so lazy and sleepy when I have to get ready for work in the morning and I always end up throwing some black pants, a shirt and a scarf (maybe a cardigan if it's chilly).
Thanks. Hugs from Europe - Romania
can I just say that I am literally the slothiest, sleepiest, most lazy person in the mornings? I’m a total night owl as well! I choose my outfits in the morning in a pretty haphazard way. typically, there’ll be one thing I know I want to wear (a particular top, skirt, or pair of shoes). then, I build from there, grabbing whatever is a) clean and b) visible (my closet is quite large and disorganized). the key is that I don’t mind mismatching because that often gives a more creative look! :)