“You can’t force creativity. It will hit you when you’re ready for it. Walking away is important.” Talking to the lovely DIY-guru Erica Domesek about what she learned in her twenties and what inspires her creativity.
“We are not saving the world here, so be creative and be an artist in your own respect–there’s no need to be mean and holier than thou.” Talking to the lovely Carolyn Murphy about what she learned in her twenties that helped her grow into the woman she is today.
“I always say that if you can’t get inspired in New York, you can’t get inspired anywhere.” Rebecca Taylor is one of the few designers who manages to tap into my girlier proclivities, and one who succeeds at designing for every shade and shape of woman. I jumped at the opportunity to pick her brain, and, not surprisingly, she’s as cool as I expected.
Fashion designer Rachel Antonoff’s career is a testament to the power of keeping your friends and family close by at all times–especially when that crowd is equally as creative. Here, I pick her brain on the good old trifecta that is work, friendship, and love.
“Maybe I have a lack of imagination when it comes to my own life, but I found just about everything in my twenties to be surprising. My career has been so much more fulfilling and exciting than I would have ever imagined.” Picking the brain of fashion-force-to-be-reckoned-with, Hillary Kerr, cofounder of Who What Wear, on what she learned throughout her twenties, the advice she has for us newbies, and how she would spend an ideal day in LA!
“Not to sound mystical but little of lasting importance is especially clear. Only details are clear, and they come and go.” Beyond thrilled to share this interview with my favorite food writer, Mark Bittman, who not only has a knack for making the most unappealing veggies seem delicious, but does not mince words or honesty when reflecting on his “twenties” and life at large.
“I love Sex and the City, but I think it fostered some unhealthy delusions about Manhattan—and journalism, for that matter.” In one of the best 20 SENSE features yet, I’m talking to my favorite new writing-and-life guru, Maura Kutner Walters, about what she learned throughout her twenties, where she gets inspiration, and how to make it as a freelancer.
“I do love writing, but it’s dangerous–or at least unwise–to stay still.” Talking to The New York Times style writer Bee-Shyuan Chang Shapiro about what she took away from her twenties, and how she ended up in the highly coveted spot she’s in today, after the jump!
“The world of fashion is my world, there’s no way around it, so I embrace it. And I try not to be too embarrassed to share what I do when I meet people who are curing rare diseases. We all have a purpose!”