Tuesday, 12 June 2012

ELLE Magazine: Edited by the Interns

ELLE Magazine, I am ready.

I've spent the last three years practising my best Miranda Priestly in preparation for this moment. I think I've pretty much perfected the ice-cold-bitch-who-won't-take-your-crap demeanour that you need to be a top magazine editor. At least that's what Ugly Betty and The Devil Wears Prada have taught me. I've got it sussed that all it takes is a raised eyebrow and a few sarcastic comments. As such, I've been spending my time working out a few soul-destroying lines to put my pathetic workers into their rightful places.
Here are a few of my best:

"I'd rather gauge my eyes out with those rings than look at them any longer"
"You're actually pitching tartan to me? Pass me a scotch."
"If I see one more floral pattern I'm going to floor all of you."

My favourite is the last one. Of course all those lines are pretty context-dependent but they're bound to happen at some point. 

Okay, they could use some work. 
I'm completely kidding, of course. In fact, I'd probably be more Rebecca Bloomwood than Miranda Priestly:

My life on film.

Anyway, the point of this post is to let all of you budding fashion journalists know that ELLE are offering an amazing opportunity for interns to edit the October issue of their magazine. There are ten positions available; The Editor, Fashion Photographer, Fashion Editor, Art Editor, Features Editor, News Editor, Beauty Editor, Hair Stylist, Make-Up Artist and Celebrity Editor. For each one there's a different task to undertake in order to apply.

I decided to apply for the role of celebrity editor due to the fact that I get on famously (pun intended) with celebs. Like the time that myself and a friend followed Anton Du Beke around the Royal Albert Hall giggling, before requesting that he pick up my friend as if he was dancing with her. He did, in case you were wondering. Proof:
NOTE: Surprisingly, that's not her real face. I've edited it to protect her identity dignity.

No, honestly? I just really liked the look of the task to be celebrity editor and I love to interview people - I'm much better at listening to others talk about their lives than I am at talking about my own!

If you'd like to have a little look at my entry here it is, it might be a bit difficult to read so just click it to be taken to the website. The task was to suggest three cover girls for ELLE, justify your choices and choose three questions to ask them.

If anyone wants to 'like' or 'tweet' my entry I'd appreciate it so much, there's some stiff competition and I'd love for my entry to stand out to the judges. 

Are any of you guys going to enter? Let me know if you do - I'd love to read your entries!

That's all.


  1. Best of luck! I'm off to have a look and see if any of the positions interest me :) x

    1. Thank you! Hope you see something that appeals! :) xx