YOU ARE A BABE
ANNELISE MICHELSON, JEWELRY DESIGNER
"I studied at fashion school in Paris for Haute Couture. I was really passionate about this field but when I got my diploma I realized that it wasn’t the right time for Haute Couture, there was a huge crisis and couture was having trouble. So I designed for a lot of different brands and accepted everything that came my way. I worked with Hermès and then smaller designers like Iro and Paul & Joe. While I was doing some freelance jobs my friend Violet was working on a story with Carine Roitfeld. She asked me to design some jewelry for the shoot. From this I realized that I enjoyed making accessories more than clothes, it was completely spontaneous. There was a costume field within jewelry that could be more refined yet still democratic. I received such good feedback from the shoot that I launched my own line.
YOU ARE A BABE
TAYLOR BARRINGER, BEAUTY EDITOR, ELLE.COM
"I started out at Refinery29 as a project manager and worked as a liaison between ad sales and their creative team. Somehow they had found out that I had been a makeup artists for ten years and asked me to do the instant makeover video and it so well with the thirty second up do that we kept doing them and eventually I became the Assistant Beauty Editor. I was there for a while and I just applied for the job at Elle not thinking I was going to get it and they emailed me back within five minutes to set up an interview. So after about a week of interviews they offered me the position and I took it because that’s my dream job, working for Elle (laughs).
BORROWED FROM THE RUNWAY
With Halloween around the corner and no costume, I turned to backstage photos for some much needed inspiration.