IN MY OPINION
An insider's insight on what goes on in the life of a Senior Fashion Editor.
When it comes to finding your ideal career, we all want to do work that we love. And for me, turning my love for fashion into a full-time job is, quite literally, my version of living the dream. With activities that range from overseeing fashion shoots to building brand partnerships, attending Fashion Week to interviewing fashion designers and celebrities, no two days are alike for me. Here’s a peek at just two.
DAY 1—7am: I wake up early every day, although not really by choice. Admittedly, I need a lot of nudging to get up every morning. My little rascal sphinx Damien would routinely either sit on my chest or nudge me with his paws to wake me up. I would stare at my closet for a couple of minutes before deciding on an outfit. 9am: My days are always different, but it almost always starts with a cup of hot chocolate. This morning, we had an editorial meeting to discuss the line-up for our upcoming issues: October is our Couture issue and we have a lot of things we’re psyched about – can’t wait to see it on the shelves! 11am: I’m frantically clearing off my emails before heading out to a lunch appointment with the fun and spirited PR maven of Dior Malaysia, Natalie Yip at an unapologeticallyunapo raw restaurant downtown called Chocha. 3pm: More meetings, a one-onone with my Editor Kim, more hot chocolate (I can’t really take coffee, so bitter chocolate gets me through the day) and then creating content for my pages. Also, I’m in planning mode for our upcoming fashion spread and my upcoming trip across the seas forf Fashion Week. 6:30pm: I wrap up a couplec of my pages before dashing off like a madm woman to make it for Salvatore Ferragamo’sFe collection preview and party in KLCC.KL 12:30am: Sleep! Or at least, I try to. DAY 2— 5.30am: Today I had to be up super early for a shoot we were doing for this very issue you are reading at this very moment. I was up before Damien could lift his paw to nudge me.
7:30am: Drove to Studio 20Twelve with my hot chocolate in tow and a trunk full of press samples ready to be shot for the world to admire. 10am: Our models have just finished getting their hair and makeup done, dressed head-to-toe in Fendi, and we are off to start the first shot. Seeing your creative vision executed before you is truly an amazing feeling. After doing this for so many years, I still felt the very same way I did when I shot my very first fashion spread. I am extremely blessed to be doing what I love. 7pm: After wrapping up our shoot, selecting the final images, organising the return of press samples with my Editorial Assistant, I headed out to Publika to unwind with Lim Ai Chiin, , the founder of Cuevolution. n.
11pm: Lights out!
Behind the scenes during a fashion shoot for this issue