Last month (yes, we took a break on these nostalgia posts during fashion month), Fashionista’s third editor, Abby Gardner, enumerated her fondest Fashionista memories, Letterman-style with a top 10 list. Before her, Natalie Hormilla waxed nostalgic about afternoon Soho news-gathering strolls, and before her, the site’s founding editor, Faran Krentcil, brought tears (of laughter and just aww-ness) to our eyes with her tales. Next up, my partner in crime, Britt Aboutaleb, the site’s fourth editor and now the fashion news editor at Elle.com.
In the week that Leah gave me to write this most vague assignment I’ve ever received, I chatted about it with every former (and current) Fashionista editor—and some interns. Not because I tried to, but because they’ve all become an integral part of my life, (including Leah, with whom I often forget I’ve never actually worked). So to spell it out, that’s the best part about Fashionista—that its been both a haven and a learning experience for whip smart women who also happen to have a silly love of fashion coupled with an encyclopedic knowledge of the industry. Since the people are my favorites, I’ve broken down my favorite memories based on with whom they were shared.