don’t be silly—do it anyway! I have such admiration for people who are stylish with eclectic finds (Forever 21, Kohls, vintage, Zara, H&M, you name it!). it’s easy to be “stylish” when you can shop from all the fanciest shops or have access to a fashion closet. it’s the mix and creative thinking that is much more inspiring if you ask me!
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!
:) 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.
oh my word! too many to name. if I had to wear head to toe of only one brand though, Burberry Prorsum, Marc Jacobs, and Miu Miu/Prada