“In the Nineties there was a first Glamour magazine created by Condé Nast. It lasted for three or four years and after that it was finished. It was the greatest magazine I’ve ever seen in France. Very often people would say that Glamour was going to be launched again and each time I wanted to be a part of the team. For a while it didn’t come back, it would be Jalouse or another launch. When the new Glamour was finally launched for real I was eight months pregnant with an extra twenty kilos [laughs]. I was working for another magazine called, Vingt Ans then. It was a very special magazine that doesn’t exist anymore, but very funny and unique. I was the Beauty Editor for this magazine and their idea about beauty was different. But I said okay I am going to try to see the editor in chief for Glamour and I will see what happens. I was sure that she wouldn’t take me because I was so pregnant and we didn’t know each other but I sent her a mail with a book of my work. She called me and said ‘ok we can meet each other.’ We talked and then she decided that she wanted me for this position. Condé Nast took me during my maternity leave. This kind of thing doesn’t happen often so I was very touched they trusted me. But I worked during my pregnancy and my baby was one week old and I was at work and taking meetings. It was very hard in fact but I don’t have any regrets, I was very happy to work for Glamour and it was nine years ago now, so it is a very long love story.”
“I’m a ballerina, I will be a ballerina all my life, even when I stop. I was dancing at the Paris Opera Ballet since I was nine years old. I also danced for five years at La Scala in Milan. Because of my friend Chelsea, I also started a new passion, DJing; she really gave me her love of music. I am starting as a resident DJ at the Costes. I really love the Costes and they have been amazing, I trained with their amazing DJs Tom Costino and Simon Rezlem who are incredible. I do my ballet training in the morning and then I work on my music in the afternoon and at night I go and learn from the guys.”
“I grew up in Minnesota but then I went to school out in San Francisco. Um. . . I moved to New York and when I started at Refinery I was maybe the third editor they had. I was number six on their staff, now we’ve grown to maybe fifty people with a huge team. I’m the Global Editor, so I manage everything that shows up on the homepage for Refinery. I source freelancers and contributors that have really niche interests and I also write stories and trend reports.”
While in Paris, I caught up with my dear friend, the charming film buff and cat enthusiast Jessica from Marie Claire, France. Jess writes about fashion and culture for the Paris based glossy and contributes to other publications when she has the time. We spent an afternoon chatting about how she got her start as a fashion writer and her favorite beauty finds.