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What It Takes To Work In Fashion, As Told By HuffPost Style Editors (PHOTOS)

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As style editors, we often get asked, "What does it take to work in fashion?" This question has always been a tricky one to answer -- hey, half the time, we're not even sure how we made it through our first internship.

Is it good taste? Is it networking? Is it luck? To narrow it down a bit, we've rounded up some of the credentials we think every aspiring fashion editor should have:

1. The ability to not fall in heels (duh).

Carrie Bradshaw Falls

2. On-the-go makeup application skills (FYI, iPhone cameras and Mac's Photobooth both double as a mirrors).

Lezbehonest here, Adriana Lima is a facking sex goddess.

3. Superhuman arm strength for carrying multiple garment bags.

garment bag

4. The ability to get back to work after a night of drinking free champagne and eating truffled hors d'oeuvres at fashion parties.

5. An extensive mental library of cultural references to peg a trend to (Francis Bacon on a Baltic cruise, anyone?).

karlito you feel me

6. The ability to handle stressful situations.

#there’s everybody else and there’s stanley tucci

7. Supreme air kissing skills -- it's a social jungle out there.

i love her. she’s beautiful

8. Devotion to the field.


9. And, of course, self-confidence.


In the words of Miranda Priestly:

Something to aspire to:

Anna Wintour Through The Years
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