i absolutely love your blog! your personal style is great and i love seeing what you wear. i was wondering though, do you ever get any clothes at thrift shops and what are your thoughts on thrift shops? any tips for thrifters?
yes, yes, yes! I love shopping at thrift shops whenever I’m on vacation! I recently picked up an amazing vintage Dior mink coat ($300!) and a bespoke Ferragamo floral skirt ($12) that I am obsessed with (apparently it was made for a Karen Meyrowitz of Palm Beach, Florida. she was a size 8, which apparently is a size 26 waist these days, geez). anyway, I digress. my top tips: keep your eyes open for the potential in clothes: a little nip and tuck can make something perfectly chic to wear these days. always look for major tears and snags (or anything that can’t easily be repaired). and, um, wash your finds thoroughly!
Hello Eva! I'm a junior in high school and plan on being a beauty editor at teen vogue what would help me qualify for an internship and possibly help me stand out?
:) I love that you have a plan! well, first things first—not to sound like your mom—I’d work your hardest in high school and get the best grades you can, etc. then, apply to the best college for you (note: I didn’t say the best college, it’s all about about what’s right for you). once you’re in college, that’s when you’ll want to start interning in beauty departments at magazines. when hiring assistants (in any department, not just beauty), internship experience is key, as is organization, communication skills, professional attitude. in the meantime, while you’re in high school, I’d work on honing your aesthetic sense and your writing abilities—blogging on tumblr is a great way to do both.
I just got my JD but I know law is NOT my passion. Do you think an MA in Luxury & Fashion Management (from SCAD) would be helpful for a behind-the-scenes fashion job? (i.e. Fashion PR, Buyer)? I have no experience in fashion (unless you count a fledgling blog and a shopping addiction lol). ANY advice would be SO SO appreciated! Thank you!
congratulations on your JD! but if law isn’t your passion, uh, don’t do it! I was pre-law for a hot second and even worked at the law firm Cravath, Swaine, and Moore and to be totally honest… I was miserable. I couldn’t shut off the part of my brain that dreamed of magazines. I was lucky because I made the leap back into magazines after only 8 months but in your situation a MA from SCAD will be a good bridge to fashion. once you get there, I’d try to start interning and networking immediatly because you have some catching up to do!
ps: don’t under-estimate the power of your fledgling blog. you never know where it could take you. just look at Sea of Shoes, Tavi, Bryan Boy, and Sartorialist! ;)
hi eva! do you know anything regarding a fashion buyer? (like how to get started/ knowledge i should have?)
have a nice day! :)
this probably won’t be the exciting, insider secret-y answer you want to hear, but I think working on retail on the sales floor is a great, great way to start. why? because you’ll see firsthand what people like, what people want, and how people react to clothing. I worked in sales in college at J.Crew for a summer (long story involving wrecking my dad’s car, eek) and that experience really helped me understand fashion in a different light. besides retail, I think interning at a large retailer’s corporate office would be a good way in. and when you do get that assistant position in a buying office, bear in mind you’ll be starting small. many people start out by buying, say, hosiery or lingerie before “graduating” to denim, and then to womenswear, etc etc. so be patient!
What are your favorite tumblr's to follow!? I also ADORE your tumblr, you;re fashion sense is unreal. <3
thanks! the usual suspects: Teen Vogue (duh), The Coveteur, Net A Porter, Oscar PR Girl, Tibi, Vogue… I also love following all the models like Behati Prinsloo, Coco Rocha, Hyoni Kang. GQ’s tumblr makes me laugh, they have great snarky replies to everything! and fellow Teen Vogue beauty teamster Laurel Pantin (1010Woodland.tumblr.com)