Eva Chen: ‘If You Want to Be a Fashion Editor, Go to Fashion School’

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By Richard Horgan Comment

EvaChenTwitterProfilePicHuffPo Style fashion editor Michelle Persad couldn’t have landed a better person to launch the site’s new series “How To Actually Make It In Fashion” than the editor-in-chief of Lucky magazine. Here’s how Eva Chen, who was an undergraduate pre-med student, answers the first question – about whether or not those looking to break into the top tier of fashion editorial should go to J-school:

“You do not need to go to journalism school if you want to work in the fashion industry. I think high schools condition you to think this way: If you want to be a fashion editor, go to fashion school. If you want to be a writer, you should study journalism.”

“I think that the best school in life is experience. I think that practice makes perfect and I can say that even now, as someone who has been writing and editing professionally for about a decade. It has taken me 10 years to solidly define my voice and solidly feel secure in what I am doing, and that is a testament to practice.”

From there, Chen has some great advice on what to wear for a job interview, what to include on a resume and more. Read the full Q&A here.

[Photo via: @evachen212]
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