How To Become An Editor In Chief: Inspiring Secrets From Our Own EIC

The path to becoming an editor-in-chief, especially today, and especially for a publication you truly love, is not a linear one. And it's not an easy-to-replicate path, either. But our very own EIC, Christene Barberich, knows what it takes, and she's willing to share. (Hint: Paying your dues is only the beginning.)
The road to success (and real creative fulfillment) is paved with risks, long hours, uplifting breakthroughs, and little (as well as not-so-little) lessons that both humble and inspire. She recently broke it down for Claudia Chan, and detailed her own journey from magazine assistant to the head honcho of your favorite online fashion destination. Our favorite takeaway: "When it comes to career, I have always listened to my heart, and if something doesn’t feel right, I just can’t pursue it. It sounds corny, but I think it’s what yields the most personal satisfaction and fulfillment. And I just never want to be someone who says, “I wish I hadn’t always played it safe….” Click through to read the entire interview — budding editorial goddesses, you'll want to take notes. (Claudia Chan)
Photographed by Amelia Alpaugh

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