You get to see sooo many models. Would you say stretch marks on the legs would mess up a girl's chance to become one?
the word “stretch mark” strikes fear into the heart of many a mortal girl—but here’s the truth. 99.999999% of human females get them at some point in their lives (or have the already). models, despite being freakishly beautiful, are—at the end of the day—are human females. so, no, they’re not immune to them. or cellulite either. trust me, I’ve been backstage at the Victoria’s Secret show and witnessed models in various states of undress (that sounds creepier than it actually is) and they’re human too. there’s a lot that makeup and airbrushing and excellent lighting can conceal ^.^
What is your favourite place that you have traveled to? What place is the best for shopping?
Paris wins on both counts—although not so much on my recent trip since a) the weather was abysmal… 40 degrees and rainy b) I was on a shopping fast and only allowed myself to buy two pairs of Zara flats and not the Celine Triptyque I was tempted by (and that a certain fashion director was urging me to splurge on). I also love and repeatedly visit Palm Springs—I love the desert, I find it super serene. and I absolutely adored Cocoa Island in the Maldives
Hi Eva! I adore ya! I'm a Design Studies and Communication major in Arizona, with a background in graphic design and journalism. I'm currently looking for internships in New York for the Fall 2012 semester, and the Condé Nast internship program is definitely at the top of my list. I know the website says to check back in the summer for details on applications for the fall, but I was wondering if you knew of anything else I could do in the meantime to try to secure something awesome! Thanks!
someone from HR is most certainly going to give me a call and berate me about this advice but here goes anyway: don’t just apply to internships through “official” HR channels. it’s not like applying to college, where there’s only one way in. your best bet will be to apply directly to the departments you’re most interested in. how to do that? well, do some research on who the assistant is in said department (it’s in the magazine on a page called the masthead—a list of everyone who works full-time on staff). then, do some more sleuthing on their email address (honestly, I never understand why people ask me for my email address. it’s on the interwebs. it’s easy to find if you look hard enough—and if you really want to intern in magazines, you’ll need to be good at looking for things and investigating the most arcane facts). finally, email them your resume and request—politely, humbly, earnestly—some of their time for an informational interview. good luck!
Hi Eva! I was wondering what you could tell be about the people behind the scenes at fashion shows... I went to the Fusion 2012 show yesterday (FIT vs Parsons) and I've always been someone who likes to plan events and basically every little thing I do in life and I was wondering how a person gets into planning fashion shows. I am a freshman at Hofstra University on Long Island currently studying business/marketing.
run, don’t walk, to your computer and start applying for summer internships at fashion PR and production companies now (although I suppose if you’re reading this you’re already in front of a computer). think about your favorite designers that show in New York: Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, Oscar de la Renta (those are just a few of mine)—they all hire PR and production companies to stage and to execute shows. ideally, you’ll have an internship that can last through the fall (yes, you’d have to commute in. if it’s what you want to do it’ll be worth it… I once had an intern take a train in every other day from Philly!)—that way, come September, you can work a show and experience the extremely detail-oriented magic firsthand! ps: another reader asked me to name some PR firms and production companies… the cream of the NYC crop: KCD, PR Consulting, Karla Otto
hi eva. i have a ques and it's a matter of life and death! (at least for a shoeaholic like me) planning to buy a boots a size bigger. maybe even 1 1/2. jean michel cazabat leigh boots. that's the onlyy size left. planning to stuff it with insoles and to get pregnant just so my feet will grow bigger to fit in it. think i can pull it off? and how we find the right size for heels? i see bloggers wear them a bit loose. is that how u're supposed to wear them so that it won't blister? many thanks!
well, first of all, I don’t think it’s a good idea to get pregnant just so your feet will get bigger. imagine telling your child “mommy had you just to buy these shoes.” ^.^ (but good thinking). if they’re boots, you have more leeway. up to a size too big is fine, since you can pad them—I suggest a double pad approach (a full-length insert, then a second gel ball of the foot insert). they’ll probably be the comfiest boots you own! as for people wearing heels loose—um, no, that is not how they’re supposed to be worn. in fact, one of my deepest pet peeves is seeing shoes that are too big (as evidenced by girls clattering around like they’re five years old and they’ve borrowed their mother’s shoes) or too small (toe overhang, shudder)
Hi Eva! I love the jewelry you wear so I was wondering what you think of wearing different metals together? Also, what do you think is one type of watch that everyone needs? My one nice watch is a dkny ceramic watch and I wanted another classic one that will go with many outfits. Thanks!
I used to be really obsessive about only wearing one type of metal at a time (and usually gold, since it does look better on my skintone). then my dad gifted me with one of his vintage watches—it has a mix of gold and stainless steel. I adore the watch and think of him every time I wear it (which is almost every day). and since then, my bracelets are a mad jumble of everything: gold, silver, stainless steel, gunmetal—the more textures the better, I say! in terms of watches, I think there are two basic ones that people need (okay, not need. ideally should have): a sporty watch (sounds like you have that covered with your DKNY) and a classic, more refined dress watch for, well, dressy occasion (mine is a Cartier Demoiselle)
Hi there! :] Could you recommend a good foundation that I can find in drugstores? (The nearest cosmetic boutique is a really long drive for me, and I only go once every 5 or 6 months... and I really need foundation for an event this weekend.) Thank you so much!
there are so many great foundations sold at drugstores. my first question, however, is are you sure you need a foundation? I find that most people don’t actually need a full coverage foundation. what they need is a tinted moisturizer (all over to even out) and concealer (to use around the nose, which tends to be ruddier, and then to spot-correct). but, back to the question at hand, CoverGirl’s new Nature Luxe foundation is a nice texture—very light and buildable coverage. I like Maybelline Fit Me as well, it has a wide range of shades for every skintone. and whatever brand you opt for, try to purchase it from a drugstore (like CVS) that has a satisfaction guaranteed policy. that way you can take it home, test out a few shades, and take back the ones that don’t work!