Hiya. I live in the uk and am coming to US next week. Can you recommend any beauty/skin care products that I can buy that I can't buy in the uk? Thank you x
PS love your style!
hmmm, that’s a tough one! most American brands are available in the UK and vice versa these days. I know that Cle de Peau isn’t sold in the UK and I love their concealers! a few other harder-to-find brands I love that are US-based are Deborah Lippmann and Rodin Olio Lusso! happy shopping!
Hi Eva! I do want to get into the fashion magazine industry and while I do have some knowledge of fashion editors and designers, I'm afraid that won't suffice. Is it important to have an extensive knowledge of the fashion world before entering it? How much did you know about fashion before getting your first fashion internship?
great question! when I started out in the magazine industry, I loved shopping, fashion, magazines, and clothes, but I wouldn’t say my knowledge of fashion was encyclopedic. after all, I was pre-med in college! I picked up knowledge as I went along—and I still am today. I think it’s less important to be a fashion dictionary and more important that you have a genuine love of learning.
how do you get your hair wavy? it's so alexa chung! i love it.
oh ho ho, wait until you see Teen Vogue’s June/July issue! the secret to my wavy hair is none other than… a perm! if you’re not a fan of such draconian measures, I’d recommend investing in a Sultra curling iron. they are The Best!
I was wondering if you had any recommendations for covering up really bad undereye circles. Mine seem to be from a mix of genetics and the fact I have really pale skin because i get a good amount of sleep.
I love your blog by the way, you have an amazing sense of style!
don’t hate me but if you’re genetically inclined to dark circles there’s not much you can do about them. boo! however, I would be proactive and a) cut excess salt from your diet. b) elevate your legs for twenty minutes every night. and yes, propping your feet up on pillows while watching Vampire Diaries counts (not that that’s what I do, errr). my facialist swears that it helps! c) find a concealer you love. I use the Lancome Teint Miracle pen, which is lighter coverage. Laura Mercier has a heavier-grade concealer that makeup artists love! d) love your eye circles! they’re a part of you :)
Hey, Eva! Do you ever wear flats to work? Also, do you think it's necessary to have an actual TALENT (drawing, designing, painting, etc) to work at Teen Vogue or is a passion for the magazine/interest in fashion/aesthetic and such enough? If not, don't you think that by working at the magazine one would naturally grow creatively? Thanks in advance! xo
yes, I wear flats to work—especially in the summer, when I like to walk to my appointments and events—or when I’m feeling bleh. a sure sign of me being sick or feeling mopey is if I’m wearing flats. your second question is a great one. if you’d like to work at a magazine as a writer or editor, no, you don’t need a specific artistic skill. I think it’s more important to be well-rounded and curious and passionate about magazines as a whole. if you’d like to work in the art department, however, a degree in graphic design may be helpful! not necessary, just helpful!
How many shoes do you estimate you own? It seems like you never wear the same pair twice!
hmmm, my closet has a rack that can store about 28 pairs of shoes. on the floor of my closet there are about 15 more pairs. and then I have four huge plastic containers filled with shoes (each one has about 25 pairs?). so, uh, yes, that’s a lot!
Hey Eva - I'm seeking out your beauty expertise on a matter decidedly un-beautiful: my cuticles. They tend to get raggedy and messy in between (infrequent) manicures, and I end up with hangnails and cracked skin. Do you have any solutions? I've heard of a polish-like liquid that's supposed to protect cuticles, but haven't had much luck ... Thanks!
ai dios mio! just reading your question made my cuticles curdle in fear. do you moisturize your hands enough? I keep a hand cream in every bag (I’m partial to Burt’s Bees and Jurlique) so that I never forget to moisturize. when I’m on the phone or watching telly, I make it a habit to apply cuticle oil as well! Essie and Sally Hansen have good ones in a pen form, so they’re easy and portable
Do you have any affordable (less than $30) mascara recommendations? The products I'm currently using within that budget clump very easily and seem to dry out fast.
my favorite mascaras at the moment are CoverGirl Lash Blast Length (for long, long, long and ultra-defined lashes) & Eyeko Magic Mascara (for thicker but still separated lashes). in general, I recommend not going overboard and spending too much on mascaras because they dry out quickly and need to be replaced (for hygienic purposes, bleh) every few months!
a few of my defining characteristics: *I like to drink hot water instead of cold *kale is my favorite vegetable *I always have hand sanitizer in my pocket *I shop an inordinate amount *I love lip stains *I give my grandma manicures whenever I see her.
This may be a little odd to ask, but I'm in the midst of choosing a college (either Emerson College in Boston or New York University) and my overall goal is to work for Teen Vogue, or a similar magazine. Do you have any advice on what I should do concerning college in order to reach that goal?
you’re choosing from two great colleges! congratulations! okay, my two cents about college: it certainly helps to go to school in a city where you can have internships during the school year (as opposed to just summer). but you should choose the school where you feel comfortable and at home. at the end of the day the education you get at either school will be world class—and college is as much about making friends, developing leadership skills, learning to delegate time, etc etc—so you should follow your heart