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).
2. On-the-go makeup application skills (FYI, iPhone cameras and Mac's Photobooth both double as a mirrors).
3. Superhuman arm strength for carrying multiple garment bags.
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?).
6. The ability to handle stressful situations.
7. Supreme air kissing skills -- it's a social jungle out there.
8. Devotion to the field.
9. And, of course, self-confidence.
In the words of Miranda Priestly:
Something to aspire to:
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