Believe it or not, Fashionista turns five years old this year. 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).
I’ve been here almost two years and I won’t even attempt to fit the things I’ve learned and all the stuff I love about this job into a post. It will be TL;DR and no one wants that.
But the thing that I love the most is the fanstastically talented women I work with here (Cheryl, Hayley, Dhani and our amazing interns Jihan, Nora and Tyler)–and the ones I’ve gotten to know who preceded me in this role. If I’m being totally honest I was a little nervous about taking a job that would force me to be totally immersed in the fashion world and rub shoulders with editors and publicists who wore clothes more expensive than my monthly (yearly?) rent. Coming from the New York Daily News, where it was more fat guys in suspenders yelling things, would these new people I would work with be normal and down to earth, I wondered?
Well, they were. Especially Lauren, who hired me. She was the best introduction I could have had to this new job and new fashion world. She basically told me to stop worrying so much–which I needed to hear all the time. More than that, she was hilarious. We laughed a lot. And I think that’s the other thing I like best about this job: the ability to be silly, to have a sense of humor in this industry that sometimes (often?) takes itself too seriously.
So enough already. Here are my favorite silly stories from my time so far at fashionista. More TK, of course.