in no particular order: Chanel 2.55, Proenza Schouler PS1, Hermes Birkin, Hermes Constance (I dream of owning one one day), Hermes Kelly (okay, okay, I’ll stop the Hermes obsession!), Celine Luggage, Mulberry Alexa, Givenchy Nightingale, Alexander Wang Diego, Balenciaga Le Dix. I own a vast majority of these bags but—mwahaha—I’d like some more, please
I love that you’re not just lazy but really, really, really lazy. and then two more reallys. ^.^ that’s really funny. well, I’m in the same boat as you. I’m not the most motivated when it comes to working out because I could, in theory, work 24 hours a day. but I force myself to exercise because I know I’ll feel better afterwards (not to mention fit into my clothes, ahem). here are some of my tactics for hauling my really, really, really lazy self to the gym: *write down planned workouts into my schedule (and program into my iphone) *make plans with friends that involve exercise (I’m rockclimbing with my bestie next week, walking my friend’s dog/window-shopping with her, etc) *start small. make a pact to work out at least twice a week—that’s once during the week, once during the weekend. that’s manageable, no? *most importantly, find something you love to do. I abhor the treadmill, so I avoid it at all costs. but I do love yoga and pilates, so I actually look forward to those workouts. good luck!
I find it pretty bizarre that my nails are so healthy considering I muck with them every few days to give myself a DIY manicure. some of my cardinal hand/nail rules: *I never, ever paint on the cuticle. I feel like that causes your nails and cuticles to get a bit funky. *I always, always use base coat, especially when painting my nails with super-chunky glitter, which can scratch up the surface of the nail. *when I use a body scrub, I use it on my hands and feet as well *I apply hand cream like crazy—I keep a large one with a pump dispenser by my desk! *I take biotin and fish oil supplements. seems like a lot, but it’s worth it, I think!
why, yes. I have some tips for you. I’m sure you meant fashion tips but too bad for you—you’re getting life tips. my advice: *ignore the haters and the people who only make you feel bad or insecure about yourself. in time, you’ll realize they’re just projecting their fears onto you *explore all you can academically. there’s no penalty for being too educated or knowing too much about everything. I always wish I had taken more music and art classes. *listen and respect your parents (sorry, this is boring advice) and realize they almost always have your best interests in mind—but always have your own opinion too and don’t be afraid to voice them. the same holds true for high school friends. don’t be afraid to not be exactly like everyone else. *even though it might seem weird, talk to and learn from as many people—no matter what age—you can. you never know if your mom’s friend’s cousin who works at a museum might be able to give you your first internship *enjoy being a teen. it’s full of angst, yes, and can be crazy-stressful but… it’s amazing. and you’ll survive
well, you’re a freshman (or “fresher” as they call it in the UK, right?) so I wouldn’t expect your CV to be super-star-crazy-amazing. at your experience level, I’m looking for someone who has demonstrated an interest in writing (perhaps with experience on the school paper or a personal blog). in terms of cover letters, hmm, that’s a separate matter. there are two very different stances on cover letters. I personally only skim them and so I’m looking for a (quick) sense of your writing ability, that it captures me, has heart, and explains your passion for magazines. what I’m not looking for is a recitation of your CV. let your (brief, no longer than three or four paragraph) cover letter be the heart, since your CV serves as the bones and structure (clubs, committees, GPA, major, etc).