hi eva, i hav two questions for you: 1. based on what you've said before, it's not really which school in new york you go to that matters, it's the work/interning you and the connections you make, right? 2. should i try to keep bad language off of my social network pages (e.g. my blog), does that matter to potential employers who somehow find my pages?
1. yes, correct! 2. yes, correct to the 100000th degree! I cannot stress enough how important it is to be professional online. like Hansel and Gretel, with every cussword/crazy-party-times pic/rant you post, you are leaving a little digital breadcrumb, something that can be traced and linked back to you. I’ve had people tweet at me or message me about getting an internship and then I click to see their avatar and it’s something rather rude or I read their twitter stream and my mouth drops open from the shocking obscenities issuing from their stream. my rule of thumb is this: think before you post. if you’re posting something that you wouldn’t want your mom or professor to see, chances are you won’t want your future employer to see it either. I’m not saying “be boring”—I’m saying be smart and mindful of how you present yourself
Hi there Eva, Do you have to be skinny in order to become accepted as an intern/editor or something prominent within the fashion industry? I know it seems like its a bit of a fashion industry stereotype, but I thought it'd be best to ask this question from someone in the industry as I'd get the most honest answer. I really would love to work in the fashion industry but I because i'm not 'sample size' I'm worried this will hold me back. Thanks :)
if you’re a model, for the most part you have to be sample size (0, 2, 4). of course, there are exceptions to that rule—and whether that’s unfair is a whole separate debate (that rages on and on). but my personal opinion is that being an editor is not the same thing as being a model and that distinction is sometimes clouded in people’s minds. we’re in a moment in time when editors are being celebrated as fashion figures—I’m definitely not complaining about that… but to be an editor, you need an incisive eye, a strong point of view, ace communication skills, and an ability to, you know, edit. nowhere in the job description should there be a size clause