Personal Essay Archive

I Pre-Shopped Kenzo x H&M and Lived to Tell the Tale

After years of waking up at the crack of dawn, logging onto my computer, and trying to snag something — anything! — in my size from the latest H&M collaboration, it happened: I became a fashion editor, which gave me access to all those highly anticipated fashion shows and, even more exciting, pre-shopping events. So when an invite to this year’s Kenzo x H&M bash …

Miley Cyrus Will Win You Over With Her Wedding Dress

I don’t know when or if Miley Cyrus is getting married. Maybe she doesn’t even know. But in my imaginary world, she walks down the aisle in a pretty spectacular wedding dress. You see, ever since I was young, I looked at Miley as someone who represented versatility. She played two different characters on Hannah Montana, and my younger sister plastered posters of Miley all …

Kendall Jenner Inspired Me to Go Braless – and I'll Never Look Back

There isn’t a ton that Kendall Jenner and I have in common: I’m not a top model, my family isn’t rich or famous, and I definitely don’t have people — fans, paparazzi, the media, etc. — dying to know my every move. But one thing KJ and I do share? The fact that genetics have blessed us with fairly small chests. Only I wasn’t as …

The 1 Accessory Coco Chanel Never Left Home Without

I’m not sure when my earring tree started to collect dust. I’d been obsessed with buying vintage pieces for most of my life, and the jewelry counter was always my last stop before checking out at the thrift store. But then, about two years ago, I moved out of New York. It was right around the time when dainty pendant necklaces were all anyone wanted. …