Meet the Team Behind Fashion Club: Fashion Editor Gigi Hooghkirk
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Gigi was an editor at Teen Magazine before she came to Fashion Club as the Fashion Editor—talk about a fashion veteran! Fun Fact: She upcycles vintage sweaters into handmade scarves that have been worn by Zac Efron, Miley Cyrus, and Emma Roberts!
Tell us a little about yourself: I was most recently the Associate Editor of Teen Magazine, where I wore many hats—fashion stylist, writer, and accessories editor! I’ve always worked in education and writing, and I’ve always adored fashion. In high school, I kept a fashion diary where I recorded the details of each outfit, daily. I earned a degree in English Literature at UCLA with the goal to read and write as a career, and I’m so fortunate to work at FIDM now as a writer. I love what I do.
Tell us a fun fact about you that not many people know: My grandfather once met Mark Twain.
What inspires you? So many things! The ocean, trees, design, good people, a clear night sky (especially in the desert), a roomful of books, creativity, classical music, the scent of something baking in the oven, the laughter of children, and the memory of my mother’s smile.
What is your favorite thing about working on Fashion Club? The energy of the Fashion Club members. I have the privilege of writing about the creative ventures of the clubs, including their fashion runway shows. Interviewing people who are passionate about life and have the courage to pursue their dreams is a supreme joy of mine.
What is your favorite FC article or section? I love writing about fashion trends for the Feature Story and Trend Alert. Every season, there is something new and exciting going on. It’s so much fun to research the latest collections of the top fashion designers. I’m also a huge people person, so I’m equally attached to the interviews on FashionClub.com: Featured FC Member, Just Accepted, Student News, and Alumni Stories! Their lives are so inspiring.
Share your secret fashion or beauty trick: I find that all you really need is foundation, mascara, and a good lipstick, and you’re all set. Currently, I’m into La Prairie Foundation with SPF 15, Maybelline Great Lash Mascara (you know—the pink and green one!), and Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick in Rouge Orage.
If you could be any fashion designer in history, who would it be? Coco Chanel. She introduced the Breton stripe to the fashion world. What’s not to love?!
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