Senior Fashion Market Editor, Cosmopolitan. New York
Have you heard that we really like visiting fashion editors at home and pillaging their closets? ICYMI, this whole thing pretty much started as an excuse to do just that. We’re suckers for anyone who can offer us just a little bit of insider access—you know, into the world of designer samples, front-row views and XXL shoe closets full of things found at sample sales we’ll never even hear about, let alone be allowed into. And if you’re reading this, we’re guessing you are too. It’s for this reason that we cabbed up to the Bronx bright and early on a recent spring morning to get access to Tiffany Reid’s exceptionally colorful wardrobe. Given that she’s the senior market editor at Cosmopolitan and has also spent serious time working at InStyle and Allure, we knew the goods would be well worth it. And, as it turns out, Reid is very much a woman after our own heart. She greeted us wearing a white tee and slightly destroyed jeans and copped to feeling most comfortable in that exact combo—which we’re pretty sure 95% of women (us included) can agree with. But, girl loves fashion. Like really, really loves it. (Though, when you’re a market editor and your job is quite literally to know every piece of clothing that’s out there, that kind of passion comes with the territory.) So much so that she bought a pair of heavily beaded Balmain booties that are too small for her to actually wear and instead displays them on a shelf like art. Because they are. And she has a lot more art-status pieces in store (granted, ones that she wears), from a Marc Jacobs glitter skirt to an extremely chic black and white Proenza Schouler dress—oh, and *those* red Gucci mules. We’re totally with her on the fashion-as-art thing—just not so sure we’d have the willpower not to stuff our feet into Balmain boots, no matter how small.