If we just look back at this Taylor Swift article… no, in fact, just look at this cover. She is wearing a DKNY striped sweater, n’est pas? Well that sweater was most likely picked out from the rack by Tay Swift at the photoshoot, assorted by the stylist in the Teen Vogue offices, chosen from the fashion editor, placed on a rack from a fashion closet intern, checked in from a fashion assistant, picked up from the showroom by another intern, requested from the market editor after seeing the bright, fuchsia sweater at the DKNY Fall 2011 collection press preview that was, finally, scheduled by me!! So basically, I really did help make this whole photo shoot happen. No big deal :)
The new August Issue just finished printing yesterday (In stands mid July!) and I must say, it feels so rewarding to see items in the magazine that I helped contribute to! Today, I sent out some issues to all the designers and PR Firms who were credited in the magazine so they can see for themselves how great it feels to have their items in those glossy pages. What a fun day!
That’s the big question that has lingered in my mind since day 1. I love it here; absolutely adore it. But before I was even asked to intern at the magazine, there was already some other path I wanted to take and also the reason why I took a gap year in the first place. But now, after a few weeks or so in the city, I’ve realized that since I have a whole year, I should just take things one step at a time. I’ve found that living in the moment is so much more rewarding and satisfactory than spending my time worrying about that unknown venture of what comes next. It is undoubtedly important to take every little bit of this amazing opportunity and remember it forever. So, going back to your question, I don’t know! Maybe? Hopefully? There’s no particular ending or set point for me, I’m still just taking it all in :)
Before I get all your hopes up, no, I didn’t actually take the day off for a weekend vacation in Monte Carlo. Although that would have been nice, I still had one hell of a night in the city. About 2 weeks ago, I was invited to go to the first ever Teen Vogue sponsored premier event of Monte Carlo at the AMC Lincoln Square Cinema. I had never been to a premier before, so I was incredibly excited to attend. That being said, I’m quite sure that it will be my last tween movie premier experience.
Right when I took my seat in the theater, I was engulfed in screams and madness from little tween girls who couldn’t contain themselves, they were just full of too much energy and excitement. From jumping on their seats with handmade posters waving above their heads to endlessly chattering on about the likelihood of Justin Bieber showing up at the premier, I knew this was going to be a night where I would constantly be punching myself for not bringing my Advil.
Given that it is a bit difficult to not be in the loop with celebrity gossip since my office at Teen Vogue is shared with a celebrity gossip king, I do know that Bieber is currently dating the star of the movie Monte Carlo, the Disney queen, Selena Gomez. But that still didn’t make me believe or justify that Justin Bieber would actually go to the premier.
Oh, was I wrong.
He was there alright, sporting some eye catching red hot sneakers, and were the girls excited. No, excited isn’t the right way to put it. They were wild, delirious, frantic, with a lot of crying, and screaming, and yelling, just to get one glimpse of this pop sensation. It got so intense, Justin had to be locked in a bathroom until security and NYPD could control the madness of extreme Beliebers. Personally, I really don’t get it. I’ve been trying to look back and think of any celebrities I was infatuated with during my childhood, but none come to mind. I guess my generation sort of skipped that obsession phase… And to be honest, I don’t mind at all.
No matter, it was still an incredibly fun and enjoyable night. I mean, I’m living in New York City! What is there not to love??
Just had a very long and fulfilling conversation with my mom today. There was too much laughing (well, is there really such a thing as too much?!), so many stories to tell, and not nearly enough time to express how much I miss her so. Couldn’t feel any more homesick right now…
After a whole week of working in an office from sunrise to sunset, my bed couldn’t look any better. No, I wasn’t in bed the whole weekend, but I will admit I was under the covers for quite a while. It’s still a bit weird to wake up and realize that I am living in New York City. I’ve always dreamed of this moment for as long I can remember but now it’s real, and somehow I still can’t grasp the idea; it’s just too strange.
So after my long nap (yes, every girl needs their beauty rest), this urge of energy reinvented itself. I was determined to be that tourist hidden inside me and roam around the city and discover new and wonderful places tucked into this vast world of a concrete jungle. From jogging in central park and window shopping in soho (I always seem to drool as I pass Alexander Wang and Isabel Marant, is that normal?), to strolling around the east village and walking along the monumental brooklyn bridge, I can’t help but wonder if this Big Apple ever gets boring. It seems incredibly unlikely.
Last Sunday was the first Father’s day where my dad wasn’t beside me, eating a Frontier breakfast burrito smothered with green chile. It was a never ending phone call, rambling about how much I missed him and wanted to hug him forever and never let go, but that still didn’t suffice. I miss him so, so much.
Alas, I can’t do anything about it. So for now, I wish you a happy Father’s Day Pops, from the opposite side of the country.
I have the coolest boss everrrr. Not only is MK the nicest person with THE best sense of fashion in the teen vogue office, but she also makes the most uhhmazzing bracelets in her spare time. I really have no idea where this “spare time” pops up. I’m the only one managing her schedule, so believe me when I say she has a jam-packed schedule every single day. I mean, JAM-PACKED. I don’t know how she does it, but you should never doubt MK’s abilities. She’s a ninja! Now, back to these bracelets. Aren’t they so awesome?! I want them ALL. I love the one she gave me, my collection of Mary Kate Steinmiller jewelry has just begun! One down, and who knows how many more to go!
I was so, so lucky to help Mary Kate style Jennifer Damiano for the Tony Awards tonight. There were so many dresses Jennifer tried on, but once she slipped into that Reem Acra, all of us in the room just swooned. It was perfect, made just for her. That tiny waist, beautiful cut, gorgeous color…. Yay! It couldn’t have looked any better :)