omg you are sooooooooooo lucky !! you work at TEEN VOGUE! what is it like working there ?? anything like what they make it seem in the devil wears prada type thing loll xx
in a word: no! in a few more words: not at all! everyone at Teen Vogue is young, cool, and—to be perfectly honest—exceedingly well-behaved. no tossed coats or imperious glares here! what most movies (Devil Wears Prada, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, etc) and TV programs gloss over is the incredible work ethic that most magazine people have. I feel lucky to work with such a smart, driven bunch!
I'm a recent graduate and am thinking of relocating to New York to pursue a career in the fashion industry. I currently reside in California and have been applying to various jobs in NYC, but am still waiting to hear back. Do you think I would have a higher chance at landing interviews if I relocated to NYC before applying to more jobs?
one trillion percent yes. you pretty much have to move to NYC before you land a job in fashion. it shows that you believe in yourself enough to move cross-country, that you’re willing to take a (calculated) risk, that fashion is a long-term dream and investment of yours and not a hobby or capricious whim. when hiring, employers are also looking for someone who can start, like, in six hours from now, which means living in NYC will give you the upper hand in that respect as well. I know it’s a scary notion and that NYC can seem daunting or intimidating, but it’s a crucial first step
With changing nail polish colors so often, how do you keep your nail beds strong/healthy? Would love to know your tricks!
I have a few very serious ground rules when it comes to my nails: 1) I always use base coat. always! celebrity manicurist Elle Gerstein once told me that what you put on your nails before color is more important than the color itself and I couldn’t agree more. 2) in addition, before basecoat, I always wipe down my nails with Zoya 3-in-1 remover. it preps the nail by removing every last bit of oil, so that the polish lasts for an extra long time! 3) I don’t cut my cuticles! dermatologist Amy Wechsler told me that “cuticles are like the tollbooth to your internal body”. why would you mess with that, health-wise?
Im currently in my last year of high school and am looking into colleges. Fashion has been my everything forever and i want to go towards that goal. What did you study to get where you are? You have the coolest job in history of jobs!!!!!!! your blog is fantastic too :)
well, I had a bit of a circuitous path to fashion. I was pre-med, pretty much hated it, took a summer off to intern at Harper’s Bazaar and, well, the rest is history. so while I wouldn’t go by my unconventional journey, I would recommend keeping an open mind and welcoming any unexpected opportunities. in terms of college choices, I would say this: contrary to what you might think, there’s no need to go to a “fashion” college to work in fashion. people at Teen Vogue have majored in history, business, Spanish, engineering—everything! major in what you love—whether that’s fashion or not—and intern in the field you want a career in. good luck!
I love your style :). How big is your closet anyways?
hmmm, let’s put it this way. when I was renovating my apartment, I sent some revisions to my architect who called me, somewhat alarmed, to ask, “Eva, there must be a mistake. you’ve indicated that you want the closet to be bigger than your kitchen & bathroom?” that would be correct. so, long story short, my closet is quite large (for New York, at least). it’s a walk-in. and I may or may not have a separate storage unit so that I can rotate clothing based on seasons ^.^