hi! this is really random, after unsuccessfully going through my closet, I thought of your blog and thought you'd be the perfect person to ask this question! but I have an interview for a possible internship with Vogue China, WHAT SHOULD I WEAR? help!
I adore Vogue China—congrats! here’s my POV: when I’m interviewing prospective interns, I’m not looking for someone who’s wearing head to toe current season Balenciaga or Celine. I’m looking for a hard worker who also happens to love beauty/fashion. so what that translates to is (ideally) someone polished (no jeans/flipflops/unkempt hair… instead, maybe a cute top/skirt or dress with the nicest bag/heels you own and a not-too-made-up-but-you-made-an-effort makeup look). said person is comfortable, able to walk in their shoes (the number of times I’ve seen girls clatter/tiptoe/wince in their shoes during interviews… sigh), and—most importantly—smart, confident in their abilities, and quick learner. above all, I’m looking for a smart and nimble girl (or guy!) who’s eager to learn and knows her stuff. hope this helps and good luck!
oh! an impossible question, like asking Willy Wonka what his favorite candy is. I use such a ridiculous number of masks on a regular basis it’s hard to say. but, okay okay, I’ll try. the first mask I really fell in love with was SK-II. I was backstage at Calvin Klein and Pat McGrath had them on all the models before they hit the runway. I always take them with me when I travel now. I love all the masks from the line, especially their Glycolactic Peel. and Jurlique has a super lovely Antioxidant Herbal mask that—zing!—is so refreshing! ps: I think it’s marvelous that you’re even asking about masks! keep it up! you’ll see a difference in your complexion. skin is like a plant, it needs to be watered/taken care of on a regular basis to flourish!
“youth is a state of mind that cannot live without science”—Yves Saint Laurent. I’m going to pretend that he’s talking about skincare because I love the science of skincare. and without skincare I would lose my youthful glow.
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