If there’s one place to start at if you want to be in fashion, it’s at a fashion magazine. Imagine being dead centre, in the midst of creative talent. From being around some of the best designers, to being surrounded by beautiful clothes everywhere. Not to mention, all-access passes to fashion week, fashion closets and just simply working in a fashion magazine, is all kinds of coolness.
That said, the reality of working in a close-knit unit in an industry that is known for glamour can be harsh (perks apart of course) but fulfilling nonetheless. The lessons you learn, the growth you achieve and the perspective you attain are incomparable and unforgettable. Times like this we wish reel life was real life! If we had it our way, we would definitely want to work with any of these fictional fashion magazines. For everything they represent, and more!
5 Fictional Fashion Magazines We Would Kill to Work At
1. Runway Magazine from The Devil Wears Prada
With an individual like Miranda Preiestly at the helm, no doubt many would cower away in fear. Sure she seems intimidating but to even imagine the wealth of knowledge and information she has, to be at that position, is jaw-dropping. Apart from showing us the wonders of working in a magazine, it serves as a cautionary tale when the line between your personal and professional life begins to blur. Set boundaries, folks! Nonetheless, make the most of your time at a fashion magazine and soak up all the experience there is to gain, it’s an opportunity “a 1000 girls would kill for”. That’s all.
2. Alette Magazine from Confessions Of A Shopaholic
A good fit is of utmost importance and Alette magazine sure banked on it. The glamour, the clothes and the brands in the film made us swoon each time, right down to the animated mannequins. However, if you don’t fit like the metaphorical shoe in the movie, you just don’t. That doesn’t go to say that we wouldn’t want to work there. We would give up our Pucci boots for it!
3. Poise Magazine from 13 Going On 30
There’s fierce competition when it comes to magazine rivalry. Especially in 13 Going On 30, fictional fashion magazines, Poise and Sparkle are head-on at each other. The back-stabbing and sabotaging was by the handful. But always remember, originality and creativity is appreciated. Whilst others may do whatever they can in their power to bring you down, always love what you do, enjoy your work and believe in yourself. You will outshine their ‘sparkle’. Just like Poise mag did.
4. Composure Magazine from How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days
This movie had possibly the realest picture of what working at a magazine is like. Although fashion magazines may be stereotypically portrayed as vain and haughty, it’s really about people simply working and doing what they love (or at least trying to like Andie Anderson does with her story). Composure magazine had regular Joes and Janes, eating burgers and sunbathing in the middle of the day. We’d be up for that!
5. Mode Magazine from Ugly Betty
Fashion may be about dressing up and being in style, but it’s also a lot about expressing and owning yourself. Ugly Betty might have been well, sartorially not pleasing to the eye, but she didn’t change herself. Instead she held her ground and stayed true to herself, unweathered by jabs and snarky comments. If there’s one thing that is always valued, it is individuality. And in fashion, that counts above all. Mode Magazine would definitely be the place we would want to be at.
And hey, would we ever really mind working at WWD alongside Blair Waldorf? We think not!
Which fictional fashion magazine do you wish you’d be working at?
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