hmm, challenge declined—mostly because it would take too long. my bag and shoe collection have reached critical mass, to the point where I need to either (shudder) consider getting rid of a few (I’d donate them to my mum, sister in law, or friends) or moving them to an undisclosed, offsite facility, like a fashion version of Area 51). and, well, my workday is a little different these days because I’m actually working for me, myself, and I these days ^_^ it’s been an amazing experience (one that every girl should have, I think). you’ll see my writing in Teen Vogue still, as well as Vogue, ELLE, and others. and, drumroll, stay tuned for my new website coming in 2013. thanks for the love and keep calm and shop on!
why, yes, as a matter of fact, I do! in a nutshell: 1) start applying early (at least three months before you’d like to begin. and most places accept interns on a semester basis, fyi!). 2) apply often. it’s wonderful to have goals and to have a dream of working at, say, Vogue or W magazines. but don’t limit yourself to just two options. apply to as many internships (at least!) as you did colleges. but be targeted about it. don’t wallpaper the masthead of a magazine with your resume. really think about what department (art! beauty! fashion! entertainment!) interests you most and apply directly to them with an email/resume. and 3) develop a thick(ish) skin. if you don’t hear back from one internship, follow up… then try, try again!
here’s the thing about acne scar I never realized when I had (more frequent, sigh) acne: you don’t get acne scars unless you pick/poke/squeeze/generally bother your spots. that is why it’s imperative —imperative, I tell you!—to just resist all urges to squeeze your spots, grin and bear them, and let them go away on their own. anyway, I’ll get off my soapbox. the best thing for scars is, of course, the most expensive: laser. for most, I realize, that’s not a viable option so here are the others: *retinol: will take some time to work (which it does by increasing skin cell turnover), but great for all-around anti-antiaging. I use a prescription one (Renova) twice a week. *dark spot correctors: Clinique’s really is very good, as is Garnier’s. they take time to work, naturally, so be patient. and speaking of patience: time and SPF (if your skin gets tan, so too do the scars)! and hooray for Palm Springs—it’s my favorite place in the world. something about the mountain & desert combination, sigh. that and the Desert Hills premium outlet nearby ^_^ (for tips on my favorite places, check out my foursquare)