Teen Vogue is the best. They bust out great content month after month, manage to keep afloat among all the publishing madness, & gave me my start in this industry. I met with my fashion fairy godmother aka Amy Astley while in NY this May and she mentioned Teen Vogue had just finished their first book with Penguin “The Teen Vogue Handbook: An Insider’s Guide to Careers in Fashion“.
Though I was bummed that I wasn’t included in the book in some capacity, they made up for it by filling my place with interviews from Anna, Marc, Bruce Weber, Patrick Demarchelier, their own editors, assistants and, I presume, interns. Can’t complain, nor compare (well, maybe to the interns & assistants).
The title speaks for itself and this is Teen Vogue, so expect some great photo spreads and (yes, I’m completely biased here) great advice as well. I don’t know where I’d be if Ms. Astley and sooo many of the other TV editors didn’t let me plop down at their desks every time I’m in NY (heads up Teen Vogue: I’ll be in town on the 12th!).
It’s not due out until October 5th (though you can pre-order the book from Amazon) but there are already two great quotes coming from the Kaiser and the Bob:
“Ask yourself, Are you sure this world is for you? And are you sure you are the right person to survive in this world–the world of fashion, a world with no rules, no laws?” Karl Lagerfeld
“Do your homework, go online, visit every museum, and intern. You just need to have a love for what you’re doing. It’s not about thinking that it’s the cool thing; it’s about really believing in it.” Anna Wintour
Preach it. And here’s hoping the rest of the book doesn’t go on to glamorize the industry too much.