Being an In Style Magazine editor.
Now I'm not really an In Style Magazine editor. The closest I've gotten was living with Jean Bean senior year of college. That's when she was an intern at In Style. Meanwhile, I was busy nerding it out with Mr. Diabolina and Sable Crow. Too busy to ponder a career. F.
But when I got the September issue of InStyle I realized that, well, I could have been a contender...
After all, I was covering Gossip Girl fashion back in June. And I hadn't even watched one episode yet.
And I've been chronicling Charlize's fashion moves just as long. Even waxed poetic on her recent fall trend interpretations - mark my words she'll be plastered all over next month's issue in that Prada lace dress. And I will be yawning.
I also did a nice reverie on Narcisco Rodriguez back in early March
Discussed wunderkids Proenza Schouler back in May.
Revealed my girl crush on Margherita Missoni.
Have been digging gladiators since May. Especially when paired with white and on my favorite white girl, Gwynnie.
Leather leggings have been on my mind since February. Finally debuted them last month.
I wore a similar rose garden of a dress for the Tarina Tarantino Plastic Pink Party.
And a ruffle top and black skirt combo for Chowmein's birthday last month.
Am a big fan of all things ruffled so glad they are in vogue this fall and seemingly into Spring 09.
Have been loving this shot of Eva Mendes since June. And teaching you how to pose skinny since April with the help of Mr. Architect. Shared some of his recent tips last month.
Have been trying to share my belting escapades for months now.
Also been encouraging you to have a Madonna moment like I did for my birthday ;)
Taught you how to tie that indie jaunty scarf look months ago.
And how to rock the right bra too.
And though I haven't done a full denim guide, I talk about jeans alot: skinny ones and straight legged ones by Madewell and weekend ones by Blue Cult and Citizens of Humanity.
Phew! It's positively exhausting just looking back at all the terrific content I've created. In my spare time. For no money :)
But on a serious note, I am really starting to think blogs are the fashion magzines of the future. The immediacy of the internet has fundamentally changed how a new generation of women consumes fashion.
I, for one, didn't learn much of anything new from this recent issue of In Style. But I remember a time when I used to live for my magazines arriving in the mail. Now I just surf the Web (including In Style's excellent Web counterpart) and report my own takes on the trends with the click of a button.
So while I think print is far from dead, I think the Web is going to be critical for its survival. Now how exactly is it that I get in on that action?