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#WCW KARA MCGRATH | Deputy Fashion & Beauty Editor at Bustle

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Up next, Bustle Deputy Fashion & Beauty Editor, Kara McGrath 
 

  

How did you get started in the world of fashion & beauty? 

I went to beauty school while I was in high school, then studied Journalism in college. I had internships at Teen Vogue and Seventeen, and after I graduated, Seventeen asked me to stay on full time as a Web Editor. I covered all topics while I was there, but beauty and fashion were my real favorites!


 

What is your process when approaching your creative work?


I prefer to do a little bit of everything here and there rather than tackle a big project all at once a day before it's due! That way I'm constantly working on things. I want to be doing, rather than only doing something because I'm on a deadline. For me, procrastinating really hinders creativity!

 

What do you love most about your job?


I get to work and brainstorm with ridiculously smart people every single day. I'm constantly learning from the people around me, which keeps things exciting. And all the free beauty products are cool.

 

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure (life’s all about balance after all!)?


I don't really believe in feeling guilty about something that brings you pleasure! If you love it, why feel bad about it? With that in mind, the three things that cheer me up without fail are chips & salsa, spicy food, and friendly cats.

 

What’s the best advice you've ever received?


I truly have no idea who told me this, but "the only person who can make you feel bad is yourself." Once you realize any negative feelings are coming from inside your own brain, it becomes a lot easier to try to find solutions rather than just getting upset or angry for a whole week.

 

How would you describe your personal aesthetic?


Daily Variations On The Same Jeans, Sneakers, & Lipstick Outfit


 

What are 3 things you can’t leave the house without?


Lip balm, my cell phone, and my wallet.

 

How are you #livingLIVELY?


By surrounding myself with people (and cats) who make me happy, but don't let me get away with any BS.

 

What are three of your favorite LIVELY pieces?


I've only tried the Busty Bralette and the Mesh Trim No Wire, but I love 'em both!

 

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