Ten things I learned while working in a fashion magazine

  1. Although the staff are pretty, flawless, fashionable and slim, they are polite, nice and clever too.
  2. They are slim because they eat pumpkin soup and crackers for lunch. They don’t binge on a chicken kebab then top it with a macaroon or a brownie (you moron!).
  3. The Devil Wears Prada doesn’t happen in each fashion magazine.
  4. A primer is important.
  5. To stop getting racoon eyes, dab some powder onto your eyes before applying your eyeliner.
  6. Pivovarova doesn’t party much and prefers a quiet life.
  7. There is an infinite number of ways you can use make-up.
  8. Lipstick can cost you over $50.
  9. Astrology readers can get their crystal balls mixed up and repeat predictions in some magazine issues.
  10. Soon, underwear threads will have aloe vera in them so you get a beauty treatment while wearing undies (another incentive not to go commando).


  1. says

    Hi There,
    You uncover so many layers here in Mummyk land… Its terrifically interesting. I enjoy reading about others lived.
    Was interviewed for a mag & had photoshoot (lost weight about 100 years ago!) at the magazine HQ ( not ACP) & was amazed at the small size of work space & areas for one magazine…. Shoebox. Yeah?
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  2. says

    I just have to say the spam protection scared me.. I suck at simple math lol.
    Yep primer is a must.. says Napoleon Perdis 😉
    that is pretty cool you worked at a fash mag and I think it’s cooler you ate what you bloody well wanted! booyah!

    • mummyk says

      Now that would be a revolutionary singlet! One that sucks tummy fat at the same time. I’ll def buy one!

  3. Dyames says

    Oh you speak my language now. That is so cool! I just about died. Hehe. Have you seen Sasha up close? I have this suspicion that she’s not really all that tall. She has a cameo in that new Timberlake movie.