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The wardrobe photographers at The Coveteur took a break from arranging Louboutins on kitchen countertops to pay Teen Vogue editor in chief Amy Astley a visit at her Times Square office. The profile, which debuted today, features a few of Astley's favorite things—and has her offering career advice to youngsters hopeful to enter the world of fashion magazines.
First thing first, if you want to become a print magazine editor—or even, one day, rise to Astley's job—fat chance. Times are changing. Said Astley, "be very digital—a lot of people tell me they want to be a print editor, I think that's great, and I hope that works out for you, but you better be digital because that's the world we live in. The more skills you have, the better. Be entrepreneurial."
Also, if you manage to land an internship at Teen Vogue, you should already have many skills. And bonus points if those skills include a knack for sketch artistry, which you can utilize to create flattering portraits of your bosses. "One of Teen Vogue's best interns made that sketch of me. Jasmine Plantin," said Astley. "She was so great. She did very flattering sketches of a lot of the Teen Vogue editors." It's that easy, kids. It's that easy.
· Teen Vogue [Official Site]
· Amy Astley [The Coveteur]
· Teen Vogue's First African American Beauty Director Elaine Welteroth on Diversity [Racked]