Grumpy fashion editors that don’t want the general public thinking their jobs are such a doddle, that even teenagers could do it, should be sitting slightly less easily today. Because news reaches us today that in Manhattan, teens can go on a fashion–themed summer camp, where they can, amongst other things, get the opportunity to ‘dream up their own fashion brands, tour museums, learn to blog, attend lectures by stylists and editors, and [troop around] shops like Barneys and Saks in trips known as ‘market visits’.’
Aah, although it is true that fashionistas DO seem to be getting younger and younger these days - HELLO Hailee Steinfeld, Elle Fanning (above, in the Marc by Marc Jacobs campaign) and Willow Smith - we don’t think the fashion camp will be too much of an issue. When Grazia Daily was at school, we used to go to art club every day in the summer hols and to this day, none of our work has ended up in the National Portrait gallery, keeping David Hockney awake at night with stress.
Anyway, if you are reading this, are 14 and live in, or fancy a trip to, the States now school is out for a few weeks, we’ll leave you with this piece of advice START SAVING UP YOUR POCKET MONEY NOW! The camp doesn’t come cheap – it’s costs $1,295, which is £796.04 and does not include housing or meals (most out-of-town campers stay in hotels with a parent). Goodness me.
- Naomi Attwood