“I become quite obsessive when I get into something”—me too! something Victoria Beckham, who I am endlessly fascinated by, and I have in common ^.^ quote from Vogue’s April issue—read the story here, I thoroughly enjoyed
Hi Eva! :) I just want to ask you if you think buying a clarisonic is a good investment?
I’ll be honest—for years (okay, months), I was resistant to the Clarisonic. my friends, dermatologists, fellow beauty editors, they’d all rave about it and I stubbornly was, like, “I clean my face perfectly well—why do I need a device to do it for me?” then, last summer, construction began on my street and I had awful skin that basically never felt clean because of all the dirt and grime flying around in the humid NYC air. that’s when I turned to the Clarisonic. and you know what? it worked—my skin felt ungrimed and cleared up. these days, I use it twice a week to exfoliate (in the summer I use it every night). so, yes, I think it’s a great investment but here are my rules: 1) don’t expect it to work miracles if you’re not using it. washing your face regularly (with the device, with cleanser, whatever) is key, period 2) I use the Mia (because I travel so much), unless you are fancypants (or want to use it on your body) I don’t think most people need the Plus version 3) you can use any cleanser with it. I use a rather basic Neutrogena Naturals face wash with it. anyway, that’s my (long) story, hope it helps you decide
Hi Eva ! What drugstore brands do you recommend for a concealer/foundation ? Better yet, what are the essentials ? I'm a beginner and I'm curious to find out from a professional ! Thank you :))
so I have this long-held (and oft shared) philosophy that if you should spend money on one category of beauty products… it should be concealer or foundation that perfectly and totally matches your skin. of course, buying that new designer nailpolish will be tempting. but resist the siren song of sparkly gloss and other frivolous beauty buys—a perfect foundation or concealer will mean that you’ll look better, period. okay, that’s my spiel and onto my answer: at the drugstore level, I like Maybelline’s Dream Mousse and Fit Me collections, CoverGirl Simply Ageless concealer, and Mark’s concealer with salicylic acid. one more thing: I suggest going to a store with a great return policy (CVS! Ulta!) that have satisfaction guaranteed policies… that way you can return things if they totally match your skintone!
Eva!!!!! Big fan first off! Can you please tell me your skincare routine, in detail, especially your Sunday night routine. Right now I use Kanebo Sensai Silk line and I love it.
okay, brace yourself. AM: cleanse, serum, SPF (simple!). PM: cleanse, Clarisonic (2x a week in lieu of regular cleansing), toner (2-3x a week), mask (2-3x a week), retinoid (2x a week), serum (every night I’m not using a retinoid), night cream, eye cream, Latisse (3x a week), lip balm. for body, I do body scrubs at least 3x a week, body lotion and foot cream every night. I can’t even begin to list all the brands I use because it changes so frequently—it’s part of my job to constantly test new products and I take my job very seriously ;)
do you think that going to a college in NY will help ones opportunity to "make it" in the fashion industry? (for networking or school year internships) i recently got accepted to eugene lang college (part of the New School and you can graduate w/ a dual degree w/ parsons as well) but its liberal arts majors make me nervous if my pursuit of journalism doesn't work out. my other option is to go to a state school where i can get a journalism and business degree but only pursue summer internships
congratulations on your acceptance to Eugene Lang! there’s no way I can give you the right answer for you—where you go to college is a very personal decision. you should go where you feel comfortable, happy, and at-home because, really, it will be your home for the next four years. that’s a long time, so you better like it! but what I will say that a) it doesn’t really matter what you major in. there are people who work in magazines who majored in art history, English, economics, political science, etc b) any major that helps you hone your communication skills (written, spoken, etc) will be advantageous but c) yes, being in NYC will be helpful because you’ll be able to intern during other semesters besides summer (which is historically the most competitive semester)
I've accepted an internship position for the summer at Marie Claire magazine. Rent is going to cost me a fortune, but I know I'm going to need some great pieces to wear around the office if I want any chance at impressing my colleagues and editors. Along with a good attitude and efficient work ethic, what are some intern essentials, or pieces you know get a girl noticed out of a group of interns? A great bag? Shoes? Where should I splurge and where should I save?
ah, I love reality TV and the movie industry. they’ve glamorized fashion magazines so much that what you might expect me to say that intern essentials are as follows: Miu Miu dresses, Christian Louboutin heels, Chanel bag. false! what I’d say true intern essentials are: comfortable shoes (flats) and a roomy purse because you’ll be running around the city, jeans and cute tops, little (but not too little) summer dresses, and—most importantly, as you smartly mention—a crazy work ethic, happy attitude, zero sense of entitlement, organizational skills, and mad efficiency. congratulations—and enjoy!
(but to answer your question, I’d splurge on a nice bag ^.^)
Hi Eva,I’m a college senior graduating in May. I’m applying for jobs and it’s so stressful- I’d like to work as an editorial assistant for a mag in NYC but don’t know if I have enough experience to qualify- I’ve interned at Teen Vogue, Anthropologie, and Girls’ Life Magazine. I’ve looked at Linked In profiles of current editorial assistants. Many have had 6+ internships at major NYC names. I’d consider doing another internship but can’t really afford it, esp. if it’s unpaid. Any advice? Thanks!
applying for jobs in the magazine industry is stressful because, well, it’s not like other fields such as finance or engineering where you might finish your internship the previous summer and get an offer on the spot and you’ll know exactly where you’ll be May 21, 2012. nope, in the magazine industry, you’ll get a job only when someone else leaves the position that you’re dreaming of, whether it’s assistant to the editor in chief, art assistant, beauty assistant, etc. all that said, yes, you have enough experience—you already have more experience than many and most of your peers. you should not be internship hunting when you move to NYC (you’re moving to NYC, right?). you should be job-hunting, meeting up with every single one of your former employers, and networking like mad.
“I love the opportunity, wherever there is one, to adorn, to decorate, to scent, to dress. That’s what fashion’s all about. It’s not necessary, it’s something you want—it’s a fancy and a whim”—Marc Jacobs to Women’s Wear Daily
I'm going shopping in Manhattan next weekend for a new spring and summer wardrobe. What are the necessities (the basics, the trends) for this season? Which stores should I go to? Money is no object!
money is no object?! hmmm, can you take me with you? just kidding (sort of). my suggestions: hit up my version of a B&B—Barneys and Bergdorfs—two of my favorite stores in NYC that have great everything. Saks’ shoe department is a must-see (and I love the third floor as well). Bloomingdales for 40 Carrots froyo with honey and blueberries (I get one every time I happen to be near the store). then, mosey on downtown and go to Opening Ceremony, which has the best selection of Proenza in NYC and a great edit of Christopher Kane as well (my two favorites right now). if you’re a Zara-holic (I am), check out their new huge store on Fifth Avenue. in terms of trends, I’m all over the map. I still love the look of madly mixed prints but am also moving into a more ladylike moment with full skirts and little blouses. along that line, I also can’t get enough of kitten heels this spring summer. I’m planning on getting a few (!) pairs of classic Manolos this spring!
So if you had to be ONE designer and ONE model who would you be? I love your blog! xx
to be brutally honest, I’d rather not be a model or designer because those are jobs that I’m totally illsuited for—the first one because I’m too, er, senior (and petite) and the latter because I have no aptitude for design. if I had to list my favorite *models: Karlie, Freja, Lindsey Wixson, Jourdan Dunn, Kate Moss, Arizona Muse, Liu Wen, Shu Pei, Nyasha, Kelly Mittendorf (she has an amaze tumblr if you’re not following already), Daphne, the list goes on and on. I tend to like models who have personalities (sounds obvious but you’d be surprised). *designers to wear: Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, Phillip Lim, Jason Wu, Thakoon *designers to wear and one day be best friends with because he just seems swell: Alber Elbaz