The ideal intern is committed, creative, organized, ambitious, independent, and able to crack a smile, whether meeting a celebrity or folding socks.
I've had such an inspiring and formative journey in my career.
When your lips get dry, is there anything more frantic?
French pharmacies probably feel like CVS to French people, but to me, they feel like a real-life version of 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.'
Into The Gloss is buoyed by the people on it, the people who read it and discuss it, and the people who work on it.
For some, Into The Gloss is just a blog, and that's cool. For us, it's the connective tissue between us and you, and that has paved the way for the creation of a very different kind of beauty brand: Glossier.
People often ask me, 'How do you go about choosing who to feature on Into The Gloss?' And I've never had a great answer. Ultimately, I think the #1 thing that draws me to someone is their sense of freedom.
Over the years of running Into The Gloss, I began to see a gap in the way beauty companies were creating products and marketing them to women. There wasn't one brand that really spoke to girls like me, who created products for real life. So we set out to create that brand with Glossier.
We want to demystify and present things in real talk. That's why Into the Gloss struck a nerve. Glossier is not much different. We're providing this rich environment around products that help consumers understand their benefit.
I always thought 'Into The Gloss' would be successful, but I didn't really know what my definition of success was.
'Into The Gloss,' what I think it did so well was create a conversation around beauty and make beauty the main event as opposed to the ugly step-sister, which it often is in magazines.
The creation of 'Into The Gloss' took less than a month. Glossier took twelve months and about a million dollars to hire the team, work with the chemists, order the inventory, get an office - you know, the whole thing.
The guardians of French pharmacies - the lab-coated salespeople - are busy, serious, and probably know more about your face than you do. Therefore, don't interrupt them, and if they ask you if they can help you, for God's sake, let them. They will not steer you wrong.
I must admit that self-tanner is one beauty arena I've been hesitant to explore, let alone fully embrace.
We're trying to create one holistic beauty experience where you can be inspired by other women, both the people we're interviewing and the community contributing to the conversation.
A huge number of women are shopping for beauty products based on recommendations from friends, and we really look to be that friend.
In my humble opinion, having tons of products and furniture and magazines and clothes is not luxurious - living minimally is.
That power of the individual person - just the girl - is infinite.
I knew that I wanted to intern at 'Teen Vogue' from the moment the first issue hit newsstands. Luckily, the team at Polo Ralph Lauren, where I interned during high school, really believed in me and arranged for an interview with the editors.
For male and female entrepreneurs alike, having a woman investor can bring credibility when discussing product positioning and expansion opportunities.