Hi. I wan t to ask since you are from Teen Vogue. We wear civilian clothes at school and I use to wear some punky tees and shirts with prints in jeans and a laid back rubber shoes but whenever I see this classmate of mine experimenting some some pieces I really get like psychoticand buy something like hers like those two rubber shoes~of vans and the floral blouse. OMG. i dont like copying her but I feel like her clothes works better with me and I feel so awkward and envy and mean. EvaHELP!
first of all, your avatar is so adorable. I want whiskers on all my pictures now too! wait. is that me being psychotic and copying you? I think it is! ^.^ listen, everyone has to get inspiration from somewhere. I’m sure your classmate gets her inspiration from someone as well, whether it’s a magazine (Teen Vogue, I hope?), model, older sister, someone! so don’t worry too much about it. everyone in fashion does the same thing—I know I love certain editors’ style and will openly gawk at them when I see them and take mental notes. so don’t feel bad! c’est la fashion vie
Hi Eva, forgive if me if you already addressed this question but what camera do use for capturing your outfits, shots at your desk and while you're out and about? Lisa
this is going to seem insane but I use three different cameras: my outfit posts and most of my everyday snaps are on my Olympus EPM1. I love this camera because it’s super portable, but it’s a step up from a basic point and shoot. you can remove the lens and swap it out for something different (I have a pancake lens on mine that lets in more light). my fashion week shots and most of my videos on youtube (youtube.com/evachen212, please subscribe to my newbie venture!) are on a Canon Eos T3i. I love this camera so much, the pictures are just fantastic! and my desk shots are mostly my iPhone 4. oh, how I wish it were a 4S!
“I truly believe… that you can have it all. you can be glamorous and sexy and feel comfortable in your own skin”—Michael Kors, who also told WWD that “when I was young, I was truly an insane fashion freak.” I don’t wear a lot (okay, any) Kors, but I do love his sense of humor and that he doesn’t seem to take himself too seriously despite being a brilliant businessman!
hii, omg i am so jealous of your job! i am a 15 year old makeup lover here on tumblr and youtube. i just wanted to say hi and really talk to a professional about what careers there are in the makeup and beauty business besides a makeup artist. i would love your ideaas! thankss
okay, first of all, don’t be jealous! channel that energy into exactly what you’re doing now—researching careers that’ll be a good fit for you. secondly, there are so many careers in the beauty industry besides being a makeup artist. mine, to start: beauty editor (working at a magazine and writing about makeup/hair/nails/other great stuff). you could work at a cosmetics company in marketing or public relations, you could be a beauty photographer, you could develop cosmetics either independently or at a larger company like L’Oreal or Lauder, you could become a ‘nose’ (creating fragrances)… the list goes on and on!
Seeing as how you change your nail polish often, I was wondering what kind of remover you use? I know that pure acetone gets a bad rap for drying out the nails and cuticles, but whenever I use anything but it takes forever for my polish to come off and I never feel like my nails are fully "clean".
funnily enough, I’m answering this question as I’m waiting for my latest DIY manicure to dry ^.^ so, yes, I change my polish often! first of all, check out this little youtube video I made about my favorite at-home manicure products. I use Zoya’s 3-in-1 nailpolish remover (it removes polish, cleans, and preps the nail for polish). it is an acetone-based remover, yes! it wooshes polish right off the nail and I feel like it’s gentler than pure acetone. but all that said, acetone isn’t the best for cuticles, I agree. because of that, I use a very precise method my friend Jin Soon Choi (one of the top editorial manicurists out there) taught me: fold the cotton square into quarters and only wipe on the nail—not the whole fingertip! sounds simple—and it might take a little more time—but it’s worth it!
“this job takes your heart. if money comes, it’s good, but if it doesn’t, no matter”—Giorgio Armani to WWD. I totally agree. my philosophy is that if you love what you do, you’ll excel at it—and everything else (money, life, etc) will fall into place
I'm at a point in my life where it seems as though everybody around me is pressuring me into choosing an occupation already (I'm almost a senior in high school!). Did you always know that you wanted to work in fashion? What made you take the leap?
oh! I remember that feeling. take it from someone who went through it firsthand. 99 percent of the people who know exactly what they want to do career-wise in high school will be doing something vastly different when they graduate. I actually think that people shouldn’t have to even declare their major going into college—it’s totally silly because most people switch it at least two or three times (I switched mine four times). anyway, to answer your question, no, as a high school student I thought I’d be a pediatric surgeon of some sort or a cardiologist. obviously that’s night and day from what I’m doing now! what changed my course was an internship when I was a junior in college. that's how one should choose their career—based on actual experiences. enjoy college, intern, and don't be afraid to try out every single career that interests you
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”—Mark Twain
Hi Eva, I don't know if anyone asked this already and you answered it but, what are some good eye make up removers that you would recommend? Or make up removers for that matter. And thanks for answer all these questions! I really enjoy your tumblr, twitter, and youtube channel.
first of all, thank you for following me on all 2934892 of my platforms. sometimes I even exhaust/bore myself! secondly, I am so happy to hear that you’re removing your makeup, period. I can’t tell you how many young girls i know who just collapse into bed without washing their faces or removing their eye makeup—then they complain about spots or sparse lashes and I’m like (crossly) “well, what did you expect?!” in the summer, my makeup removal/cleansing regimen is amplified because it’s peak breakout season for me in NYC due to the humidity (basically I feel like I’m getting a smog facial on a daily basis). what here’s what I’ve been using/doing: first, I remove makeup with Klorane’s Soothing Cleanser Water (can be used on eyes and face and I do indeed use it with both). then I Clarisonic with a basic face wash like Neutrogena Naturals. then, I get on with my moisturize (serum, moisturizer, eye cream). other makeup removers I like: Yes To Carrots, Lancome Definicils, Bioderma (a makeup artist favorite!), Guinot Cleansing Water
I'm getting back in shape and working out 3-5x a week. This means I am washing my hair a LOT. Any suggestions on a shampoo/conditioner regime that won't dry my hair out so much?
well, first of all, kudos on getting back into shape. I recently worked out with Heidi Klum’s trainer David Kirsch. by ‘recently’ I mean over three days ago. and yet… I’m getting more sore by the day. sigh. it’s a big endeavor so good for you. in terms of washing your hair a lot, if you’re not doing sweat-drenching-pouring-down-your-body-hair-sopping workouts every day, I’d consider using dry shampoo on your off days. I’d do a light spritz before you work out, put hair up in a hige bun, and then a more vigorous spritz after and thoroughly brush out. I’d also try to embrace the slicked back or high bun look. throw in a sparkly/chic headband and no one (hopefully) will be the wiser!
Hello Eva, Firstly, I love your blog/youtube/etc.! Secondly, what are your favorite places to shop online? Thank you. Best wishes.
firstly, thank you. secondly, outside of when I travel, I do 99 percent of my shopping online. if institutions of higher learning offered PhDs in online shopping, I would have one and be phi beta kappa. my favorite sites are (in no particular order): Net-A-Porter (I love their online magazine, I love the cleanness of the site and how luxurious it is, and I love how things arrive so darn quickly). Shopbop (I love how often they update their merchandise and the vast array of designers and prices. And I feel like I’m friends with their models because I see them so often). Yoox (great, great finds if you really dig. I once found a Marc Jacobs top that I wanted forever on the site for an indecently low price). Opening Ceremony (cool, quirky finds and just eye candy in general. I like they they shoot merchandise on “real” models sometimes). and, obviously, ebay!