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The Teen Vogue Handbook

The Teen Vogue Handbook hit the shelves yesterday, promising to be a must read for all you budding fashionistas. Teen Vogue is giving you an all-access pass into the glamorous and alluring world of fashion. Its 288 pages include photos, interviews with the likes of Marc Jacobs and Patrick Demarchelier, information sections from editors and assistants at Teen Vogue, and more.


The Teen Vogue Handbook hit the shelves yesterday, promising to be a must read for all you budding fashionistas. Teen Vogue is giving you an all-access pass into the glamorous and alluring world of fashion. Its 288 pages include photos, interviews with the likes of Marc Jacobs and Patrick Demarchelier, information sections from editors and assistants at Teen Vogue, and more.

“The book is a useful reference guide: how to build a portfolio, dress for an interview, and land an internship,” says Teen Vogue editor, Amy Astley. “But it is also a visual record of work by Teen Vogue’s most treasured collaborators — it is our world, and we welcome all readers to join it and find their own path to living a creative life.”

Amazon are currently selling The Teen Vogue Handbook for just $14.58 (that’s 42% off the list price) and apparently when you purchase the book, you also receive a free one year subscription to Teen Vogue magazine.

The Teen Vogue Handbook

To celebrate the launch of the book, Teen Vogue posted their interview with Vogue editor, Anna Wintour. Here is an excerpt:

What advice do you have for a young person who is interested in fashion design?  Don’t go too fast. Because of reality television and all these celebrities thinking they can be designers, everyone imagines that they can just become a designer, photographer, or model, but that’s not the way things work. People have to go to school, learn their craft, and build a brand—that’s the right, healthy way to do things. If you’re an overnight sensation, you can be yesterday’s news in no time, whereas building something slowly and carefully that has value and quality, that’s what’s going to have legs. You’d be amazed at how many people come in here, and they make perfectly nice clothes, but they don’t understand how to differentiate their brand from another, or they don’t have a business plan, or they don’t know where to produce things. Don’t run before you can crawl. It’s a very hard business, full of many, many extremely creative, talented people who work hard and still fail. If you have the basic building blocks behind you, you’re much more likely to do well.

You can read the rest of the interview at Teen Vogue.

10 Comments

  1. Versastyle

    October 7, 2009 at 7:37 PM

    how fascinating… gonna have to check it out!

  2. Versastyle

    October 7, 2009 at 3:37 PM

    how fascinating… gonna have to check it out!

  3. Sherin

    October 7, 2009 at 8:33 PM

    Ooo, this looks so interesting. I can’t wait to read it. Hopefully I’ll buy it in the next few days.

  4. Sherin

    October 7, 2009 at 4:33 PM

    Ooo, this looks so interesting. I can’t wait to read it. Hopefully I’ll buy it in the next few days.

  5. MAISON CHAPLIN

    October 7, 2009 at 9:12 PM

    Anna Wintour’s advice is very good, a real advice from who’s in front of a business..

    @ http://MaisonChaplin.blogspot.com – RioJaneiro boys by Mario Testino, Hedi Slimane

  6. MAISON CHAPLIN

    October 7, 2009 at 5:12 PM

    Anna Wintour’s advice is very good, a real advice from who’s in front of a business..

    @ http://MaisonChaplin.blogspot.com – RioJaneiro boys by Mario Testino, Hedi Slimane

  7. Jennifer

    October 7, 2009 at 10:14 PM

    Great advice from Anna. I need to get this book!

  8. Jennifer

    October 7, 2009 at 6:14 PM

    Great advice from Anna. I need to get this book!

  9. Alecca

    October 8, 2009 at 12:51 AM

    sounds like a must-have survival guide! *Anna spoke wisely there…

  10. Alecca

    October 7, 2009 at 8:51 PM

    sounds like a must-have survival guide! *Anna spoke wisely there…

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