I am interested in being a fashion journalist or something connected to that. What does a fashion journalist typically make though? Everyone tells me that I should find another job that pays more.
working as a magazine writer will never make you part of the 1% (or even the, say, 10 percent. or 30 percent). will you make enough money to get by? yes. will you have some really fun perks? yes. will you be swimming through your money Scrooge McDuck style? no. but—take it from me—if you take a job purely for the financial reward with no regard for your passion, you will be unhappy and it won’t be worth it. you’ll spend your days wondering ‘what if? should I have…’ and that is no way to live
hi!:) i want to be a model and i was just wondering if u knew any good modeling places in il. because I have been to some and they wanted me to pay like 650$ and i also heard it was a scam,let me know if u know any, Thanks!
the first thing I’ll say is that if someone ever stops you on the street and says, “hey, you’re gorgeous, you should be a model”, you should be flattered. if he/she then says “now, give me $500+ dollars”, you should be suspicious. the sad reality is that there are scam artists out there who are making a living off of the dreams of young girls. if someone wants to represent you as a model, they will most certainly invest in your career—not charge you for a portfolio or consultation. your best bet is to do some research on the feeder or satellite agencies in Chicago for larger agencies in NYC. and—while I think modeling is a great short-term career—dream up some other ways to work in the fashion industry in the long-term. modeling is rarely a life-long gig… but fashion writing, styling, marketing, etc can be.
Hi Eva! I love your blog so much that it inspired me to start my own! Do you have any tips on how to get more followers, or advice about blogger etiquette? Thank you!!
aw, thank you! well, everything I know about blogging was learned on the fly—so, basically, my first piece of advice would be to just start posting, period. the amazing (and somewhat scary) thing about social media is that it’s constantly shifting. there’s a lot of room to try new things (polyvore! pinterest! youtube! tumblr!) and if they don’t stick, so what—onto the next thing. my second piece of advice is to be consistent. post regularly, post often, and find your voice and passion and let your blog speak to it. for me, it’s beauty, fashion, nails, shopping (all the great things in life, ha). be social with other bloggers and repost (always give credit where it’s due). and, to borrow Nike’s catchphrase, just do it. if you have a passion and an eye, the followers will come
Hi Eva! First of all, I have to praise. Must say I adore your style and the personality that shines through your posts! I am currently a junior studying marketing. However, I have no passion for marketing like I have for fashion. I have had numerous internships and have volunteered for FW to just stay involved. I'm thinking about transferring. Is it more valuable to have a degree in business or fashion? What are your interns/employees more likely to be studying? Thank you so much!
my interns and employees have majored in everything. everything, that is, except for fashion! I never look for a strict fashion degree—I look for qualities and coursework that show the following: *interest in writing/communication (if I get a resume with a typo or that’s oddly formatted, bye bye) *curiosity about the world beyond fashion (I think it’s great if you read Vogue religiously each month. but what do you know about current events? you can’t live in a fashion bubble—and fashion is so influenced by the world at large) *enthusiasm (no jaded/holier than thou attitudes, please. I want someone who’s hungry and eager to be there). that, my dear, is my spiel on majors. and as for your dilemma—have you ever thought about fashion marketing? it could be a great way to fuse your interests…
I am nearing the end of high school, and would really love to work in fashion magazines. I was just wondering whether it is crucial to go to university and have a degree, or if I should intern first and see where it takes me. What is your opinion? Love your blog!!
when you’re in an entry-level position at a fashion magazine, the tasks can be quite tedious: photo-copying, scheduling, organizing, answering phones, generally being as supportive to your boss as possible. does it sound like you need to go to college to do any of that? not really, right? but all that said, I still recommend going to university. I know my alma mater (Johns Hopkins) will frown at this, but college is so much more about social skills, time management, leadership, self confidence, opening your mind to possibilities than about your major or degree. no matter how self-possessed and strong you are in high school, going to university and being surrounded by peers will help you learn more about yourself. go to uni—intern every summer—that’s the power combination
If you were any bag in the world what would you be?
this is probably the hardest question I’ve ever had to answer. ever. period. can I be two? k, thanks. #1: classic Chanel quilted bag in black lambskin—it’s versatile (can be carried as a clutch, shoulder bag on a single chain strap, or double-strapped) and timeless. #2: Proenza Schouler PS1—the perfect city bag and a new classic in my opinion. if I only had to carry those two bags for the rest of my life, that’d be a-ok in my book