Vogue Associate Market Editor, Podcast Host and Creator of So...What Do You Do Again?
ONIA: What career advice would you give fashion editor hopefuls trying to break through?
NE: Use digital networking to your advantage! We live in a time where you have access to everyone with a click of a button. If there is a publication you are dying to work with, reach out to an editor who already works there and ask if you can have 15 minutes of their time for a call or to buy them coffee! You never know what can happen. Another piece of advice I can offer is to remain confident in your dreams no matter how many times you are told you are not good enough or that your passions are not tangible goals. I am a firm believer in manifestation and if you truly want something, nothing can get in the way of you reaching your goals because you are in control of the outcome of your life.
ONIA: Describe a typical day off. How do you like to spend a lazy Sunday?
NE: It's rare I get to truly indulge in a lazy Sunday but when I do I sleep in till 10AM, order in some breakfast and binge watch my favorite show of the moment for the rest of the day! Now, on a typical Sunday, I am recording, editing and uploading episodes for my podcast, So...What Do You Do Again? This typically takes up my full Sunday but it's something I find passion in so it doesn't feel like "work".
Onia: Best tips for looking comfortable yet presentable in any setting, but especially while on vacation?
NE: Outside of the obvious of actually wearing clothes that are comfortable, a little life hack I've learned is to only bring clothes on vacation that don't need to be ironed and look good wrinkled! That way it won't matter if any of your clothes are wrinkled from being in your suitcase.
Onia: Most vital item in your closet at the moment — the one you’d be devastated to lose?
NE: My Margiela Tabi's! They are my first luxury purchase and are my go to boot this fall.
Onia: If you could pick your life up and move it to another city, would you? Name the city.
NE: Tokyo, for sure. Yes it's still a big city, similar to the likes of New York, but the culture there is something I've never experienced and have always wondered what it would be like to live in Japan.
ONIA: Who’s your greatest mentor and what has that person taught you about living life to the fullest?
NE: My mother is my greatest mentor. She is the strongest women I know and has taught be to always stick up for my worth and to never take no for an answer. On top of that, she has shown me to not let work delegate my life and to make sure I make time for myself and my mental heath. I am so thankful to have her in my life because she embodies everything I want to be like as a women, a mother, a sister, a daughter and as a wife.