If I had to select a handful of my favorite magazines, ELLE would no doubt be at the top of that list. They are one of the brightest examples of a large, mainstream publication that has successfully stayed relevant. From incredible online content to personalities like Joe Zee, ELLE makes sure to keep its readers interested. Another personality within the ELLE family that is quickly becoming a star in his own right? Senior Accessories Editor, Kyle Anderson. With over 5,600 followers on Twitter (@KyleEditor), he keeps us updated with his side projects, his work at ELLE and so much more. His timeline is a smorgasbord of hilarity and I have had the immense pleasure of sitting down with him (via email because I’m really too busy to meet anyone in real life Kyle is a legit industry member who travels the world for his job) for an interview! As the fashion industry has completely shifted to this I-Want-It-Now format, here are a few rapid fire questions and responses with Kyle.
THAT FASHION DUDE: What’s one trend you never got on board with?
KYLE: Preppy. I hate it.
TFD: Junk food or health junkie?
KYLE: I try to be 50/50. But I’m leaning far toward the junk food side these days.
TFD: What music are you listening to these days?
KYLE: I like Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger (ft. Christina Aguilera), Katy Perry – TGIF, Nicki Minaj – Super Bass.
TFD: Alexander Wang or Alexander McQueen?
KYLE: Alexander Wang. I am never a fan of unwearable clothes. I love many of Alexander McQueen’s things but I want to wear Alexander Wang which is good because it’s like 1/1,000th the price.
As the Spring 2012 shows have recently concluded, I had to ask Kyle which was his favorite collection. He revealed that he had yet to come across a favorite but the likes of Alexander Wang, Thakoon and Altuzarra stood out enough for him to name drop. In terms of fashion show seasons, Fall takes the proverbial cake along with his love for fur and boots. “Expensive thigh high boots,” Kyle says.
When asked if there was anyone that Kyle aspired to be like, someone that has helped shape his idea of what a career should be, the name dropping continued. He gives recognition to his first boss, Nina Garcia (@ninagarcia), the former Fashion Director of ELLE and Carine Roitfeld. With the knowledge and power these two women have, it is totally understandable why they would be inspirational figures!
Kyle experienced a brief loss for words when pressed to list off some of his favorite celebrities and personalities with great personal style. With the exception of Anna Dello Russo, Roitfeld and Garcia, Kyle hasn’t been aroused by many as of lately.
“Nobody, really. We need someone new! Anyone who likes black leather, Givenchy and diamonds,” Anderson says.
In addition to leather and diamonds, Kyle reveals his favorite accessory: his Rolex. Oh, you fancy, huh? Make sure to run out and pick up the October issue of ELLE featuring top models Chanel Iman, Adriana Lima, Miranda Kerr and Doutzen Kroes with their own individual covers. Victoria’s Secret and models on a magazine cover?
Oh, hell yes.