You say if we want to have your career that the best thing to do in high school is to do your research. What stuff should we research and have extensive knowledge on specifically? Thank you so much! ♥
oui! I firmly believe that high school students needn’t intern (I can just hear some of you guys howling with anger/frustration over that). why? because you have four years in college to intern—that amounts to three to five internships if you play your cards right—and enough. also, most companies don’t accept high school students as interns. sorry! anyway, you should definitely check out the Teen Vogue Handbook if you haven’t already. read biographies by your favorite designers. read the New York Times Styles section and WWD.com as often as possible. and in this day and age most editors like myself have a blog/twitter/instagram/etc… while most of the content on those platforms will be zany daily-life/photographs, you’ll still be able to get a sense of our day to day life. and not being afraid to ask questions—like you just did—is a great step
“everybody is a genius. but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid”—Albert Einstein, everyone has a skill, something that they’re just meant to do. it’s just a matter of finding it
Hello Eva! I love you blog and quirky taste. I just wanted to know who and or what inspires you?
I get asked that question a lot and I’m always slightly at a loss for an answer. obviously, I’m lucky enough to attend some runway shows so that certainly plays a big part of what I’m craving fashion-wise and the general silhouettes of what I wear. living in New York City and frequently traveling to Paris/London/everywhere is a source of inspiration as well—I love seeing how stylish ladies around the world dress (especially in Paris, good grief French women know how to dress). but, mostly, I’d just say “people”. not specific people or fashion types, but people in general—young, old, cool, everyday. I am an unabashed starer-at of people and I love looking to see what people are wearing, how, and why. their energy inspires me and informs me about myself and what I like. and that’s the key to style, I think: learning what you like and what makes you tick. it doesn’t have to be what’s “in fashion”. as long as you like it, it’s always in fashion
Hi Eva! What at home peels would you recommend? Or should I leave it to the hands of a facialist? Thanks! - J
for the last, like, eight years I’ve recommended Dr. Dennis Gross’ Alpha-Beta Peel Pads. they are my absolute favorite, safe to use (you won’t end up looking like Samantha Jones in that one SATC episode), and more or less fool-proof. a few caveats though: a) I only use them twice a week (although people with hardier skin can use them every day) and b) if you have open blemishes or spots, you might want to wait. they’re great for refining skin texture (especially large pores and acne scars). and, if you are a self-tanning fan, they make them with self-tanner in the Glow formula.
Good Morning Eva! I would love to know your top FIVE beauty must haves - products you simply cannot live without!
asking a beauty editor for her top five favorite beauty must-haves is an impossible challenge! on a slow week (like this one), I get one hundred new products to test. which means that my life is a beauty feast and I am always always gorging on new things—and falling in love with them. but if I must answer, here are some of the products I always go back to: *my Chanel lash curler (never thought I’d find one I like as much as the Shu Uemura!) *SK-II face masks (my skin just loves this mask) *Zoya polish in Paz (the perfect neon orange… and their 3-in-1 remover) *Burt’s Bees Pomegranate Scrub (smells like fizzy strawberries) *Clarisonic (a must for surviving NYC summers)
Hey Eva, I am so so so jealous of your job, I would love one similar, and I was wondering if you could give me a few pointers on how to get there! Much appreciated. xx
first of all, don’t be jealous! in my opinion, jealousy is the least productive emotion out there. it’s better to channel that energy into doing/learning/being/creating. so, a few pointers: a) if you’re in college, intern. I know, I give that advice every six minutes but it’s the best first step towards a career in fashion (or anything). it’s a way to test the waters. if you’re not in college (or even if you are), you should b) do your research. read/follow/know everything there is to know about the field. ask questions. be inquisitive. and c) be patient. I’ve been working in magazines for many, many years—it didn’t happen overnight!
Hi Eva! I'm a junior in high school and I was wondering if you know of any high school internships for students wanting to pursue fashion?
so, okay, this will absolutely not be the advice you want to hear but… enjoy your time in high school. first of all, 99 percent of companies (Conde Nast included) require interns to be in college. and interning in high school might be a great experience for you, but chances are most employers will care more about the internships you had as a college junior, not high school junior. I know you’re eager to get your “real life” started—I remember feeling the same way—but the working world will be waiting for you in five years. and once you start working (no matter how much you love your job), it’s still work and it’s pretty much for the rest of your life. so take all the possible detours you can now—that study abroad experience in Spain, that sewing class, etc—while doing as much research and as many informational interviews you can about fashion (and maybe a summer program at FIT or Parson’s?). with all that said I’ll get off my soapbox now!
Hi Eva ^.^ i follow in all your accounts and you're amazing! love your videos(you inspired to get pink lowlights)and i only have one question-what drugstore brand has the best lipsticks or lipglosses?i've been craving red lipgloss currently and i don't have a lot of money to spend in a luxury brand,but i want a good lipstick,any ideas?
first of all, thanks for following me on all my platforms. aren’t you sick of me by now? so, I don’t know how you are with your makeup but I for one lose beauty products faster than the speed of light. I’ll get a new lip stain or balm, toss it in my bag to use it throughout the day, and then a few days later—by which time I’ve most definitely switched to a different bag—I’ll be like “drat! where did that lipstick go?” (the positive side, when I do find the product a few months later, it’s all very exciting). anyway! that’s all a long way of saying that if I had to buy beauty products, I’d so go with the strategy of buying many things then, like, one fifty dollar lipstick. so here are some of my favorites: *Maybelline Baby Lips in the red tint. love! *Revlon: Gucci Westman’s shades are always spot on and they do a mean red. *Neutrogena lip glosses, if you’re looking for a natural finish *Cover Girl: my favorite lipstick is their purpley-pink Coy. it’s very quirky-cute!
Eva, although the fashion world is filled with genius artists and ground breaking individuals, it is also known to have self absorbed, shallow and condescending individuals. How would you advise a blooming intern to deal with these kinds of personalities?
self-absorbed, shallow, and condescending: are you talking about moi? listen, the world—not just fashion—is filled with those types. I know people who work as doctors, engineers, lawyers, bankers with those same traits. yes, I’ll admit that fashion does tend to attract the, um, extreme personality types (I always contend that Zoolander is more like a documentary than a spoof) and I’ve certainly had to work with people with all those qualities. I chose to look at it as a lesson—how never to treat people, what never to become—they’re guideposts in my own personal development. and if you’re having a particularly difficult day, just delve into a little psychology 101—ask yourself why you think they’re that way. chances are, it’s their own personality insecurity and they’re taking it out on you
Hey Eva! Being of mixed Asian/Spanish heritage, my lashes aren't too short or too straight--but they are still not as long or as curled as I'd like. So last week, I decided to try out eyelash extensions & my lashes look so beautiful! But the upkeep is a little pricey for something that can get a little uncomfortable. I realized in one of your answers that you said you use Latisse in your daily regimen and I was wondering what your thoughts were on Latisse vs extensions. I need beautiful lashes!
I’ll never forget the first time I got lash extensions. I think I stared at myself in the mirror for a full hour, entranced by my own beauty (just kidding, btw… obviously. I’m not that vain!). seriously though, they do make a hugemassive different to ones face—they just look wide-eyed and femme and flirty all at once. that said, the fall-out (literally) from extensions was painful for me. my lashes are already straight and sparse and were even more puny after the extensions all fell out. that’s when I resorted to Latisse. first off, let me caution everyone that a) it’s a prescription and b) it’s pricey. but c) it works. I love it. my lashes are a lot fuller and longer since starting using it. ask your dermatologist about it, or check out some of the over-the-counter versions: Peter Thomas Roth Lashes To Die For, Rimmel, and Lancome all make them!