Believe it or not, Fashionista turns five years old this month. Which is, you know, pretty old in blog years. To celebrate our big bday, we’ve asked all of Fashionista’s former editors (in chronological order that’s Faran Krentcil, Natalie Hormilla, Abby Gardner, Britt Aboutaleb, and Lauren Sherman) to reflect back on their time at Fashionista from the highs (seeing a Chanel show) to the lows (being chewed out by Arianne Phillips for leaking her fashion week plans and costing her a client).
Last week, Fashionista’s founding editor, Faran Krentcil, hilariously and poignantly recalled her first year at the helm. Next up we have her successor, Natalie Hormilla, who has since quit fashion, and moved to West Glover, Vermont, where she lives with her husband Nate, grows vegetables and writes for the local newspaper.
When I was at Fashionista, I remember there was a brief period where the biggest news in the world was the all-black Vogue Italia. That news broke on Fashionista, so we were very pleased with ourselves.
When I was at Fashionista, I once told Faran that each trivia graphic was like a snowflake (because we hand-drew each one, every single time, so they were all different). It was far too earnest of a comment for 2007.
When I was at Fashionista, Britt and I used to take afternoon walks in Soho on slow August days, which were always fun.
When I was at Fashionista, we used to have to weave around all the hyper-styled kids posing outside Cafe Gitane–or just plain cross the street–if we wanted to get to the corner of Prince and Mott. They were like ornaments for the neighborhood.
When I was at Fashionista, and Twitter was just starting to be a more common thing (so… sometime in 2008) Britt and I both agreed that we were creeped out by Twitter (much to the chagrin of other office members), only to find ourselves Tweeting at fashion weeks later that same year.
When I was at Fashionista, Gossip Girl was a completely acceptable topic in the mornings. Also, coloring with Sharpies and cutting girls and outfits from magazines were also completely acceptable–in fact, it was encouraged.