“The fashion world can be fickle, so build something solid in parallel and enjoy it while it lasts!” Talking to the uber-inspirational Elettra Wiedemann about how she juggles such different roles, and what keeps her motivated throughout it all.
“I always say that if you can’t get inspired in New York, you can’t get inspired anywhere.” Rebecca Taylor is one of the few designers who manages to tap into my girlier proclivities, and one who succeeds at designing for every shade and shape of woman. I jumped at the opportunity to pick her brain, and, not surprisingly, she’s as cool as I expected.
“Maybe I have a lack of imagination when it comes to my own life, but I found just about everything in my twenties to be surprising. My career has been so much more fulfilling and exciting than I would have ever imagined.” Picking the brain of fashion-force-to-be-reckoned-with, Hillary Kerr, cofounder of Who What Wear, on what she learned throughout her twenties, the advice she has for us newbies, and how she would spend an ideal day in LA!
An Albert Camus quote renders my un-inspiration A-okay, and a survey sent from a reader gives me the perfect false sense of productivity. Happy Saturday!
“I love Sex and the City, but I think it fostered some unhealthy delusions about Manhattan—and journalism, for that matter.” In one of the best 20 SENSE features yet, I’m talking to my favorite new writing-and-life guru, Maura Kutner Walters, about what she learned throughout her twenties, where she gets inspiration, and how to make it as a freelancer.
“The world of fashion is my world, there’s no way around it, so I embrace it. And I try not to be too embarrassed to share what I do when I meet people who are curing rare diseases. We all have a purpose!”
Artist Anton Bundenko was working as a shot-firer and mountain engineer building tunnels all around Russia when he began dabbling in photography and collage: “It was exciting to combine two absolutely different things, but very difficult at the same time.”
“You have said that writing is a hostile act; I have always wanted to ask you why.” Dabbling in Queen Didion, as per usual.
“I am a psychiatrist with little interest in what is wrong with people and a lot of interest in what is right with them. I care about the simple tweaks and changes that can make a difference. It’s usually the small things that remind us of the bigger picture.”