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Interview with The Beautiful Austen Tosone

Interview with The Beautiful Austen Tosone

Riddhi Bhattacharya

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I am Riddhi Bhattacharya, a student, freelance blogger and writer and editor at The Teen Pop Magazine. My passion resides in etching down feelings of my heart and notions of my mind – conveying them to the world with my speeches, debates, articles and blog posts. 

Today I am in conversation with young talented dancer Austen Tosone!

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Austen Tosone is a fashion and beauty content creator based in NYC and she is also the beauty content director at Jumprope. She started out her career as a magazine editor and has written for publications like Refinery29, Fashionista, The Zoe Report, Nylon and more. Her editorial background and writing skills have also lead her to create a successful blog Keep Calm and Chiffon where she has collaborated with brands like Glossier, The New York Times, Primark, Garnier and more. 

Interview with Austen Tosone

What was the one ray of inspiration that led you to make the choice of
being an influencer?

I was an avid reader of early fashion blogs like BryanBoy and Rumi
Neely’s Fashion Toast and I thought it was the cooles thing to essentially
creation your own digital magazine.

Who has been your fashion influencer role model?

Probably Emma Hill! I love her classic style and how she explains how
she make investment purchases and in her haul and style videos she
always addresses fabric quality, how she washes clothes, and admits
when she spends money on something that wasn’t worth it.

What 3 things does anyone starting as an influencer needs to know?

Consistency is key. Be uniquely yourself because you can’t copy your
way to the top. Real growth takes time and there are no shortcuts.

What would you do differently if you were starting in your industry now?

I would start by consuming as much free content about the industry as I
could to really understand it (so many YouTube channels, podcasts, and
even TikTokers sharing great free advice) and I’d also niche down and
start with a more specific blog topic.

Which people or books have had the most influence on your growth and
why?

I think Julie Solomon had a big impact on the way I looked at blogging
because on her podcast The Influencer Podcast she talked about batch
work, working harder not smarter, saying no to brand deals that don’t
pay enough, and creating before you consume.

What would you say is the #1 key to success in your business?

Honestly, probably being a nice person and maintaining relationships with
people in my industry. You’d be surprised how quickly word spreads if
you’re hard to work with.

What does a typical day in your week look like?

I work full-time for a tech startup called Jumprope but I work on my blog and YouTube channel before and after work. I usually wake up around 6:30am and go through my personal emails and see what is on the agenda to create that week. Then I work throughout the day, have dinner and will try to do some small things after dinner like creating pins for Pinterest or replying to DM’s on Instagram.

What do you think about certain fashion “rules” pertaining to what
people can and can’t wear? Do they exist for good reason or not?

I think that fashion rules can be helpful for someone who is just starting
to get into fashion and is looking for some guidance, but I think that
rules are ultimately meant to be broken. For me the fashion rules that I
really stick to all have to do with proportion—wearing high waisted
jeans and then a cropped top is an example. But as far as not wearing
white after Labor Day or not wearing pink if you’re a redhead…feel free
to ignore those as far as I’m concerned!

Do you think the pandemic will influence current fashion trends? If so,
what new trends might we see?

I think masks are going to be a whole new category for retailers and
those who started making and mass producing them early will be very
far ahead. I think trends always shift so if hemlines were higher, they’ll
get lower and if loungewear was hot we’ll eventually be interested in
buying clothes to wear outside again.

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Hi! 🙋🏻‍♀️ I’m Austen and here are 10 things you may or may not know about me! I grew up thinking I was going to be an actress. 🎭 I did plays and musicals whenever I got the chance to and even went to school for theater, but transferred colleges after one year. I love New York City more than anywhere else in the world and have lived here for over 7 years. 🌆 I’ve even lived in 3 out of 5 boroughs! My coffee order is…black coffee lol. ☕️ Pretty boring. I spent two years working in magazines as a print editor at @nylonmag and @interviewmag and wrote and produced lots of fashion and beauty stories. If I could pick three shows to watch over and over again I’d pick Gossip Girl, Sex and the City and 30 Rock. I’m OBSESSED with helping fashion and beauty bloggers, writers and freelancers get paid for their work and partner with their dream brand and publications. I tell it like it is when it comes to life as an influencer and through my blog, social media channels and my e-book Right on Pitch, I am working to make it a more transparent industry where ANYONE can succeed. I’m a big fan of batch work so I batch content for Instagram, my blog, YouTube, even TikTok! 🎥 Filming or writing all at once is a BIG time saver for me. My ideal fall day would be spent walking through Central Park with a coffee in hand listening to a saxophone player. I’ve never used an eyelash curler because I’m convinced I’m going to rip my lashes out. This always shocks my beauty industry friends. Do we have anything in common? Tell me what it is in the comments! #createbetter 📸 @karyaschanilec

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Who would you consider to be a “style icon” and why?

Blake Lively, Kerry Washington, Lizzo, Rihanna. The people who just
show up and you go “wow.”

What is a wardrobe must-have that you could never get rid of?

A great leather jacket

Many say that red is a “power color”- how do you feel when wearing a
nice red piece of clothing?

Well red is my favorite color so pretty much unstoppable!

Do you have any go-to accessories? How do you feel when you pair
them with everyday outfits?

I’ve been really liking big scrunchies lately and I think it can really elevate
a classic jeans and t-shirt look.

Talk to us about your writing routine; what’s a typical writing day for
you?

I used to work full-time at magazines and then as a freelance writer so I
would say that writing for me is actually a long process of ideation, then
pitching, then sourcing, and then actually sitting down and writing. Right
now I’m mainly just writing for my blog, Keep Calm and Chiffon, and I try
to wake up early and do that before my full-time job. I think about what
I’m interested in writing about within the categories I cover (mainly
fashion, beauty, and career advice) and then figure out what would be
good for SEO and my readers.

What inspires you to write?

I’m mainly inspired by going on around me in the fashion and beauty
industries. I like translating industry news into pieces that consumers of
fashion and beauty like to read and understand.

What’s your favourite short story?

Really random but it’s a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald called The
Offshore Pirate. It’s the perfect amount of whimsy and plot twist.

Who has been your favourite writer and what’s your favourite book?

One of my favorite fashion writers is Harling Ross, of Man Repeller. She
just writes in a way that most people think and it’s so endearing to read
her pieces and feel like she’s chatting directly to you. My favorite book is
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion.

Which book has made you grow more as a person?

I really liked “I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This” by Kate White it had some
great insights from her time as Cosmo’s EIC.

Where do you get your ideas?

Usually from conversations with other fashion and beauty writers and
content creators!

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HOW I FIND TIME TO WORK ON MY BLOG 👩🏻‍💻 Although I’ve been blogging for eight years (this week!) blogging has never been my full-time job. Blog posts have always been written in between college classes, on the commute home from summer internships, and before or after work. Even when I was full-time freelancing blogging usually was about 1/3 of my income but I made most of my money writing for fashion and beauty publications. In some ways it takes me longer to make things happen with my blog, YouTube channel, or email newsletter compared to someone who does things full time, but I also like to think that I approach my blog in a very different way because of that. If you work full-time and have thought about starting a blog or have found yourself struggling to be consistent with one you already have, these are my best tips for optimizing your time: ▫️Find when you are most productive, maybe first thing in the morning or right before bed ▫️Make a schedule that is realistic for you ▫️Share your plan with someone you trust to hold yourself accountable ▫️Optimize your commute (if you still have one of those) with books or podcasts about your industry ▫️Streamline your workflow with automation tools and batching content ▫️Banish excuses and think about one small thing you can do each day to make progress This isn’t to say there will be days where you don’t feel like doing anything or feel unproductive—I’ve had plenty of those over last three months—but this gives you something tangible to go off of to move things forward. 🤗 If you blog part-time, when do you find time to work on your content? #createbetter

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For you, what makes a great story?

Something that compells me to think differently about something I
thought I already knew a lot about and that shows multiple perspectives
or approaches to one idea.

What has been your best piece of writing advice?

When you feel stuck just start writing anything and everything that
comes to mind to get over that hurdle and then sift through it later to
see if there’s anything worth using.

Any top tips you’d like to share with other writers starting out?

Self-publish or pitch to small or local publications in the beginning to
build a great library of writing samples so that if you apply to writing
jobs or want to sign with an agent you have things to show them to
show off your voice.

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You can also access our recent interviews with Amanda Nguyen Hammond, Utsa Madan, Adrija Mukherjee, Isilda Da Costa, Austen Tosone, Hiba Zaidi and Hanifa Hameed, Shubhangi Rastogi. These interviews range over a variety of topics such as BLM, Fashion, Wellness, Writing and Feminism. 

Austen Tosone is a fashion and beauty content creator based in NYC and she is also the beauty content director at Jumprope. She started out her career as a magazine editor and has written for publications like Refinery29, Fashionista, The Zoe Report, Nylon and more. Her editorial background and writing skills have also lead her to create a successful blog Keep Calm and Chiffon where she has collaborated with brands like Glossier, The New York Times, Primark, Garnier and more. 

Austen Tosone is a fashion and beauty content creator based in NYC and she is also the beauty content director at Jumprope. She started out her career as a magazine editor and has written for publications like Refinery29, Fashionista, The Zoe Report, Nylon and more. Her editorial background and writing skills have also lead her to create a successful blog Keep Calm and Chiffon where she has collaborated with brands like Glossier, The New York Times, Primark, Garnier and more. 

Austen Tosone is a fashion and beauty content creator based in NYC and she is also the beauty content director at Jumprope. She started out her career as a magazine editor and has written for publications like Refinery29, Fashionista, The Zoe Report, Nylon and more. Her editorial background and writing skills have also lead her to create a successful blog Keep Calm and Chiffon where she has collaborated with brands like Glossier, The New York Times, Primark, Garnier and more. 

Austen Tosone is a fashion and beauty content creator based in NYC and she is also the beauty content director at Jumprope. She started out her career as a magazine editor and has written for publications like Refinery29, Fashionista, The Zoe Report, Nylon and more. Her editorial background and writing skills have also lead her to create a successful blog Keep Calm and Chiffon where she has collaborated with brands like Glossier, The New York Times, Primark, Garnier and more. 

Austen Tosone is a fashion and beauty content creator based in NYC and she is also the beauty content director at Jumprope. She started out her career as a magazine editor and has written for publications like Refinery29, Fashionista, The Zoe Report, Nylon and more. Her editorial background and writing skills have also lead her to create a successful blog Keep Calm and Chiffon where she has collaborated with brands like Glossier, The New York Times, Primark, Garnier and more. 

Austen Tosone is a fashion and beauty content creator based in NYC and she is also the beauty content director at Jumprope. She started out her career as a magazine editor and has written for publications like Refinery29, Fashionista, The Zoe Report, Nylon and more. Her editorial background and writing skills have also lead her to create a successful blog Keep Calm and Chiffon where she has collaborated with brands like Glossier, The New York Times, Primark, Garnier and more. 

Austen Tosone is a fashion and beauty content creator based in NYC and she is also the beauty content director at Jumprope. She started out her career as a magazine editor and has written for publications like Refinery29, Fashionista, The Zoe Report, Nylon and more. Her editorial background and writing skills have also lead her to create a successful blog Keep Calm and Chiffon where she has collaborated with brands like Glossier, The New York Times, Primark, Garnier and more. 

Austen Tosone is a fashion and beauty content creator based in NYC and she is also the beauty content director at Jumprope. She started out her career as a magazine editor and has written for publications like Refinery29, Fashionista, The Zoe Report, Nylon and more. Her editorial background and writing skills have also lead her to create a successful blog Keep Calm and Chiffon where she has collaborated with brands like Glossier, The New York Times, Primark, Garnier and more. 

Austen Tosone is a fashion and beauty content creator based in NYC and she is also the beauty content director at Jumprope. She started out her career as a magazine editor and has written for publications like Refinery29, Fashionista, The Zoe Report, Nylon and more. Her editorial background and writing skills have also lead her to create a successful blog Keep Calm and Chiffon where she has collaborated with brands like Glossier, The New York Times, Primark, Garnier and more. 

Austen Tosone is a fashion and beauty content creator based in NYC and she is also the beauty content director at Jumprope. She started out her career as a magazine editor and has written for publications like Refinery29, Fashionista, The Zoe Report, Nylon and more. Her editorial background and writing skills have also lead her to create a successful blog Keep Calm and Chiffon where she has collaborated with brands like Glossier, The New York Times, Primark, Garnier and more. 

Austen Tosone is a fashion and beauty content creator based in NYC and she is also the beauty content director at Jumprope. She started out her career as a magazine editor and has written for publications like Refinery29, Fashionista, The Zoe Report, Nylon and more. Her editorial background and writing skills have also lead her to create a successful blog Keep Calm and Chiffon where she has collaborated with brands like Glossier, The New York Times, Primark, Garnier and more. 

Austen Tosone is a fashion and beauty content creator based in NYC and she is also the beauty content director at Jumprope. She started out her career as a magazine editor and has written for publications like Refinery29, Fashionista, The Zoe Report, Nylon and more. Her editorial background and writing skills have also lead her to create a successful blog Keep Calm and Chiffon where she has collaborated with brands like Glossier, The New York Times, Primark, Garnier and more. 

Austen Tosone is a fashion and beauty content creator based in NYC and she is also the beauty content director at Jumprope. She started out her career as a magazine editor and has written for publications like Refinery29, Fashionista, The Zoe Report, Nylon and more. Her editorial background and writing skills have also lead her to create a successful blog Keep Calm and Chiffon where she has collaborated with brands like Glossier, The New York Times, Primark, Garnier and more.  austen austen austen austen austen austen austen austen

Austen Tosone is a fashion and beauty content creator based in NYC and she is also the beauty content director at Jumprope. She started out her career as a magazine editor and has written for publications like Refinery29, Fashionista, The Zoe Report, Nylon and more. Her editorial background and writing skills have also lead her to create a successful blog Keep Calm and Chiffon where she has collaborated with brands like Glossier, The New York Times, Primark, Garnier and more. 

Austen Tosone is a fashion and beauty content creator based in NYC and she is also the beauty content director at Jumprope. She started out her career as a magazine editor and has written for publications like Refinery29, Fashionista, The Zoe Report, Nylon and more. Her editorial background and writing skills have also lead her to create a successful blog Keep Calm and Chiffon where she has collaborated with brands like Glossier, The New York Times, Primark, Garnier and more. 

Austen Tosone is a fashion and beauty content creator based in NYC and she is also the beauty content director at Jumprope. She started out her career as a magazine editor and has written for publications like Refinery29, Fashionista, The Zoe Report, Nylon and more. Her editorial background and writing skills have also lead her to create a successful blog Keep Calm and Chiffon where she has collaborated with brands like Glossier, The New York Times, Primark, Garnier and more. 

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