31/01/2009

the best kind of mail is vogue mail

Okay, so this post is essentially going to be short but sweet, mainly for the fact that i've got a hot date with 2 litres of hot chocolate (possibly...), my Shakespeare essay, and a whole half-page of corrections for me to er.. correct! So I'm sorry, i've really failed on my couture fascination-posts as of late.

However, today when i was having my annual spring clean, i found something that may be of interest to you. It has been my biggest dream to become a fashion journalist since i was about 11, and the dream still hasn't vanished now that i'm an adolescent of 15 years. (I blame 13 going on 30 and an addiction to Vogue!)

So this time last year i sent a letter to Vogue asking for any advice regarding becoming a fashion journalist. Looking back, it was a lengthy letter (3 pages to be precise), and probably not the best written (i spelt interesting wrong at least 7 times), the advice back was in less words than i had envisaged as a 14-year-old, but it's from VOGUE. And that in itself makes it pretty special.


And i found it today, and was just as pleased to tear back the Conde Nast envelope and pour over the few words...

"Dear Miss Taylor,
Thankyou for your recent letter with regards to advice on a career in fashion.

Most of our staff have varied academic backgrounds and therefore it is difficult to advise you on the best career path to take. Some of our staff have done specific fashion courses; others have not, but have more general degrees, and many have worked their way up from a secretarial position. Being realistic, all our staff have degrees, whatever job they come to do: in journalism, in fashion, in art- or in more broadly based general degrees for support staff, etc.

I hope this information helps you- good luck!

Yours sincerely,
ROSE CHADWYCK-HEALEY
Personnel Manager

"


Never be afraid to ask!

44 comments:

zoë said...

that's awesome !
and i would kiiilll to become a fashion journalist . it's like my DESTINY tahahha .

ouhh busy weekend for you then ? lots of work to do, it seems .
as for myself, i spent the last two days at a friends house in another town and we just bummed around and had a blast . met a few new people, which is always nice .
and now i'm going shopping later today (woooo) and possibly going to a party tonight ? not sure yet .

xx !

Lottie said...

oh molly you are my bffl too!
sorry havnt got back to comments..have withdrawed from computer over last few days
love the sixteen things..and i also LOVE our pikeyness!
i havnt catched skins yet been occupied(project catwalk,lol)
WEIRDFESTLOVEFOREVER:)
andomg id LOVE to do fashion journalism, this girl called bella(its a great name,not such a great girl) wants to do it(she tells erm..everyone) and she is a damn chav!id buy your articles though:)
and a letter from VOGUE!
when your editor in chief,hire me as your assitant and i could like hold your vintage chanel large lambskin classic 2.55 at london fashion week:)
btw i have me options soon,what did you take?
loveyoulotsx

Raquel said...

that is amazing that they wrote to you back!
I hope you do that work fast.
xx

Lottie said...

oh even though youve done it i tagged you

Demi said...

thank you very much honey :)
oh and that would be such a massive help! thank you SO much!!

I think i'm both Blair and Serena at the moment, I can't make my mind up haha!

wow, vogue mail!! amazing. it looks so posh and neat, I bet you it was like special paper too wasn't it?!

xx

Mimi said...

It was great to read this post. So first of all thanks for sharing this.
I'm also aiming a career in fashion design or fashion journalism.I feel like you about Vogue:It would be such an honour to work there.

Mustafa Şenalp said...

çok güzel site.:)

♥ fashion chalet said...

I should be out there asking the same things. Good for YOU! =] go get 'em.

And thanks for the sweet compliment. I was quite the wild rambunctious little thing, until I got to 5th grade, then the wild flower turned into a shy petal. hahhaha. xxxx

dandy gum said...

i saw the dazed digital feature regarding his design museum exhibit only, where else is he?

*Deline said...

so sweet you wrote a letter... and so exciting they actually answered! :)

strikeapose said...

How cool! I know where you're coming from, I have a letter from Chanel UK and I seriously want to like, frame it. haha. so exciting.

LetsGetSandy said...

aw, that's so cool!
hope you got that work done!
x

Trish said...

Awesome!! Goodluck dear! :)

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

That's so fantastic that you got a reply!!

closeup said...

gorgeous!!

giggleness said...

thats so cool!
not a really helpful letter but still sweet. :)

xx

electric feel said...

ohhh wooooow darling that's amaazing
i think i should do the same with the German Elle or VOGUE or whatever

thanks for sharing

Cate said...

Well, the hot chocolate should make the homework bearable, shouldn't it?? :)
But that advice letter back is more that I would have expected from Vogue!! They have read your letter, Miss Molly! You're lucky and I hope you get your dream job at Vogue!!!

And as English is not my native language, I was flattered by your comment! Can you help me identify my accent?? Can you tell easily that English is not my native language?

Kisses,
Cate

LoveMore said...

OH you are TOO CUTE for writing to VOGUE at such a young age. I am sure you will reach your dreams..you are already such a great writer! and great style too!

xxx LM

futureowndesigner said...

you absolutely were so lucky to receive this letter, is awesome!

Couture Carrie said...

How fabulous that someone got back to you and that you kept the letter - magazine writing/editing will most certainly be your destiny!

xoxox,
CC

dapper kid said...

Awww that is amazing, she actually hand signed it and replied :) Ahh I would love to write for them one day. And yay for Shakespeare, I was one of the only people at school who enjoyed writing essays on his plays!

parkaveprincess said...

Just having the letter/envelope is so cool! haha. Fashion journalist is one of my dream jobs as well :)

Rabenschwarz said...

haha and wow. what i understand was interesting sadly i haven't understand all because i'm young and my english isn#t good enough at the moment.

La Couturier said...

OMG! thank you so much for sharing - i've always wanted to write to them. and now you've inspired me to.

so thank you, darling :)

& yes my wrists are ridiculously small!! i was luck enough to find these perfect silver bangles and i ended up buying a stack since they actually fit me! and bracelets are so troublesome. i see so much gorgeous ones i wish to buy, but they slip right off my hand :(

xoxo,
La C.

E.K. said...

Cool! Great blog.

yiqin; said...

Ah degrees are so important eh ;/

v said...

its so true, i once write about interning. they wrote back :)
www.balmainbazaar.blogspot.com

La Mode is Rad! said...

So cool they wrote you back!

PS: I'm ready to fight for Mr. Gaultier! It's ON! :D

Jill said...

That's so sweet! I would never have worked up enough courage to send a letter at that age! Good luck with all the work!

Emily Anne said...

wow thats awesome! good for you!

The Clothes Horse said...

That's great! I personally feel a lot of it is "who" you know not what you know...

jessica said...

that's so fantastic !
ohmg you lucky lucky girl .
that's my dream :]

x

STARR said...

That is so true. Always ask. Btw, I've linked you :)

Aisha said...

I neved thought about pursueing a fashion career... I think I'm not too serious about fashion. But I'm glad that at your age, you've already found your passion.

This was a very nice post to read!

*Deline said...

Oh New Banner !!! I love it!

noelle chantal said...

i love your aggressive attitude and strong determination with your passion for fashion.

vogue is love! :)

Qiwy said...

Genial Post!
You are very young and can do everything that you propose.

I<3 Molly!!!

xxx wapa!!

Bella said...

That's amazing! xxx

Dooder City said...

I love that you shared this. It's so true. Never be afraid to ask for advice no matter how old or who you are!

molly said...

oh WOW how exciting!!!

mond said...

that's really sweet that they replied at all!

molly said...

you would make a fantastic fashion journalist, clearly!

Anna Pope said...

Thank you for sharing this :)