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.
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.