I can already see you rolling your eyes at the screen over this one. For the record, yes -- editors do have a somewhat dysfunctional relationship with Fashion Week. And yes, we do have the enviable privilege of being able to see collections before everyone else, but the kid-in-a-candy-store energy that we wake up with on that first Thursday morning has usually started to ebb by Sunday afternoon.
It is replaced by crushing fatigue and the onset of vaguely flu-like symptoms brought on by too much caffeine (and champagne), not enough solid food.
Or drink. I, for one, am always secretly jealous of the people that I see at Lincoln Center drinking wine before to the 9am show-“If only I were a wino,” I tell myself, “this would be much easier.”
If you recall that designer from Project Runway who frequently referred to himself in the third person, you then have some idea of what I mean. Again, this is something that is present at every level of the industry. Stop. Just stop.
4. Unprofessional Professionals
Where to start, where to start with this one… from attempted bribery by PRs in exchange for editorial placements to unwanted advances from photographers, etc., fashion is rife with all sorts of unsavory behavior.
5. Admitting That We Wouldn’t Want to be Doing Anything Else!
So now you probably have the distinct impression that we are all ungrateful harpies, clawing at the hand that feeds us. Nothing could be further from the truth. Just like you complain about your jobs, we complain about ours now and then.