This fall, Teen Vogue and Penguin Young Readers Group will grant budding stylistas an all-access pass into the high profile and glamorous world of fashion in The Teen Vogue Handbook: An Insider’s Guide to Careers in Fashion.Â With superb photos, interviews with industry icons such as Marc Jacobs, Bruce Weber and Patrick Demarchelier, and six sections that include information from editors and assistants, the handbook will serve as the link between the style conscious girl and the seemingly impenetrable fashion world.
“The book is a useful reference guide: how to build a portfolio, dress for an interview, and land an internship,” says Amy Astley, Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue.Â “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.”
Teen Vogue fans often ask the same questions: How do I get an internship? What should I major in at college? Should I attend design school? And finally, how did you get your job, and how can I get your job? It was from these questions that The Teen Vogue Handbook was born. Readers looking to turn a passion for fashion into a career will get the inside scoop from industry pros and up-and-comers in photography, design, styling and journalism with sections that include:
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â A Q&A with the king of cool, Marc Jacobs
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Words of wisdom from Karl Lagerfeld and Anna Wintour
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Profiles of contributing photographers
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â A list of essential beauty products from industry pros
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Advice from stylists and model scouts
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Practical advice from models, assistants and interns
Below is some great advice from industry insiders that comes from their Teen Vogue Handbook interviews:
Vogue Editor-in Chief Anna Wintour says, “Do your homework, go online, visit every museum, and intern. You just need to have a love for what you’re doing. It’s not about thinking that it’s the cool thing; it’s about really believing in it.”
Fashion Designer, Karl Lagerfeld says, “Ask yourself, Are you sure this world is for you? And are you sure you are the right person to survive in this world – the world of fashion, a world with no rules, no laws?”
Coach President and Executive Creative Director, Reed Krakoff offers some timely advice when he says to invest in your future. “Get a job at a company you love, even if it can only offer you a part-time position and you have to do something else to make money. The experience will be worth it in the long run.”
Make sure to pick your copy on sale October 5, 2009 – $24.95/Ages 12 & up.