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Eva Chen, editor in chief

Hometown: Manhattan

How many pairs of shoes do you own? It's an ever-changing, endlessly increasing number—like pi.
What's your go-to nail polish color or manicure? I don't have one because I always try to do a new color for each manicure. And then I pass that color on to someone else so that I can spread the nail polish wealth.

What is the oldest item in your closet? A vintage navy wool cape that I bought years ago. I'm pretty sure it was a part of Choate's uniform back in the 1950s. I love it—it even has a hood! It's absolutely perfect—and looks great with skinny jeans and a pair of knee-high boots—but I don’t wear it as much as I would like to because it's really hard to get on and off.

If you could only shop at one store (or from one brand) for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? My cheat answer is Barneys, because they carry 3.1 Phillip Lim, Proenza Schouler, and Chanel shoes, which satisfies my every need.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three beauty products would you take along? Peter Thomas Roth sunscreen, a visor and an Evian spray—for both cooling and hydration.

Finish this sentence: "I can never own enough _____." Books.

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Leigh Belz Ray, deputy editor

Hometown: Woodbridge, NJ
If you were stranded on a desert island, what three beauty products would you take along? Chapstick, tweezers, sunscreen—I'm going practical.

Who would you want to play you in the movie version of your life? I think Rebecca Hall is pretty excellent—she'd just need to downplay her agility a bit. I have a feeling I trip over more things in a day than she has…ever.

If you could raid one of your fellow Lucky editors' closets, whose would you pick and why? Anne Keane's. She's so good at understanding everyone's personal style and brings pieces from her own closet in for editors to try for different shoots! There's a skirt of hers that I tried on last week that I'm now obsessed with finding for myself.

Finish this sentence: "I can never own enough _____." Red lipstick. I'll find one that I'm convinced is the perfect shade, and then I try a different brand that has a slightly different undertone or consistency and I change my mind. I have five different red lipsticks on my bathroom counter and I tend to go for a different one every day, depending on what I'm wearing.

What is your earliest fashion memory? My mom had a simple boatneck maroon dress with a row of button details on the shoulders. It fit her perfectly and she'd wear it for special occasions—I remember thinking she looked like a movie star in it. I couldn't wait until I was big enough to try it on.

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Alexis Bryan Morgan, executive fashion director

Hometown: Houston, TX
What's your go-to nail polish color or manicure? This greyish light purple Marc Jacobs (142 Fluorescent Beige). It is the perfect everyday neutral with just a tiny dash of fun.

What is the oldest item in your closet? A Russian sable fur hat the belonged to my great-grandmother.

If you could raid one of your fellow Lucky editors' closets, whose would you pick and why?
Carlyne Cerf's, our fashion editor at large. I wouldn't need to raid it, I just want to see it in person!

Finish this sentence: "I can never own enough _____."
Awesome new shoes. There's nothing quite like the feeling of buying a new pair of shoes!

If you could come back as a famous dress, which one would it be?
If I come back as a clothing item, I'd rather be an amazing shoe—like a Manolo BB, perhaps.

What is your earliest fashion memory?
My grandmother dressing up as Madonna in her "Borderline" phase and having my mom take pictures of her. She looked amazing!

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Jean Godfrey-June, executive beauty director

Hometown: Palo Alto, CA
What is the oldest item in your closet? I have a red and white striped terrycloth hoodie that my mom took with her to summer camp—in the late '50s! It's still the chicest thing ever—I feel like Jane Birkin would wear it over a bikini bottom. And sort of like the adorable tween in Moonrise Kingdom might wear it, too.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three beauty products would you take along? Yes to Cucumbers  SPF 30—I only use natural sunscreen, and Yes to Cucumbers RULES in scent, sink-in-ability (with no nano) and strength. Lancome Flash Bronzer for Legs—there is no better color in self-tanning, plus it's tinted so you can instantly see if you've made a mistake. And Intelligent Nutrients' face oil—I love all face oils, but this one is just….vastly superior!

What's the most important style and/or beauty advice you've ever been given? Pat—don't rub—your concealer!! It makes the hugest difference in the way you look. When you rub, you move the concealer to a different part of your face—away from what you're trying to conceal! So you dab the concealer on and lightly pat—it will seem like it's not going to blend, and then suddenly, there you are with perfect skin that looks like no makeup! Bonus best advice: Go with your natural hair texture. Sally Hershberger saved me countless hours when she said, "You've got great wavy hair—why would you blow-dry it straight?"

If you could only shop at one store (or from one brand) for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? Net-a-Porter is HEAVEN: fun, wildly practical, always surprising.

If you could raid one of your fellow Lucky editors' closets, whose would you pick and why? Alexis Bryan Morgan's. If I could fit into her fabulous outfits—they're very lady, but they always look real and sexy instead of prim or stilted—I would be…really happy. Also, I love how Laurel Pantin always mixes a feminine thing—some slinky silk skirt or a fabulous heel—with total boy items, like a fisherman sweater.

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Anne Keane, fashion director

Hometown: Pacific Palisades, CA
How many pairs of shoes do you own? I just got rid of a ton!  So now its down to about 80-something.

What's your go-to nail polish color or manicure?
Essie A List

What is the oldest item in your closet? An Esprit button-front shirt my mom bought me in the eighth grade. I just can't get rid of it. Too many memories!

If you could only shop at one store (or from one brand) for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? That would be a toss-up between Prada (cool shoes, bags, runway, commercial pieces) or J.Crew! Which has cool everything, too.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three beauty products would you take along? Zinc sunscreen—I am the only person I know who does not like being tan. Witch hazel towelettes—I love these and always have them in my bag. And Nivea Lip Care—I use it every single day!

What is your earliest fashion memory? I was in love with a crochet poncho when I was little. It was made out of yarn that had various watery colors in it—aqua, pink, peach. I remember feeling like I was wearing something really special when I had it on. After that, it was all about my tap shoes—black, shiny, with a big bow. I was in heaven!!

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Julia Kalachnikoff, accessories director

Hometown: Buffalo, NY
How many pairs of shoes do you own? About 100. I recently downsized by about half.

What's your go-to nail polish color or manicure? One coat of Essie Allure for my hands, Essie Bordeaux for my feet.

What is the oldest item in your closet?
My mom's logo Gucci bags from the '80s.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three beauty products would you take along? Embryolisse facial moisturizer, Avene body oil and C.O. Bigelow rose salve.

What is your earliest fashion memory?
I was given a pair of red sequin flats by my grandmother for my kindergarten graduation, which I thought were the most beautiful shoes in the entire world.

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Laurel Pantin, market editor

Hometown: Austin, TX
If you were stranded on a desert island, what three beauty products would you take along? Sunscreen, hair conditioner and VMV Hypoallergenics Boo-Boo Balm.

If you could raid one of your fellow Lucky editors' closets, whose would you pick and why? Katia's!!! She has the coolest stuff ever, and is generally the coolest.

Finish this sentence: "I can never own enough _____."
White and grey cashmere sweaters, men's button-downs and men's jeans.

If you weren't an editor at Lucky magazine, what would you be? A scientist on a boat in the middle of nowhere.

What is your earliest fashion memory? Refusing to wear snow pants on a skiing trip with my parents when I was five. I flung them across the room and said, "I am NOT wearing those pants today." I was (and am) incredibly stubborn and strong-willed. I wanted to wear a skirt.

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Noelle Sciacca, associate market editor

Hometown: Manalapan, New Jersey

What's your theme song? "Mambo Italiano". When I was little, I assumed every six-year-old knew all of the words to Rosemary Clooney's songs. My grandma played her albums for my cousins and we would all dance around the living room like maniacs. Come over for pasta on any given Sunday and you can still join in!

Finish this sentence: "I can never own enough _____."
Hummus—I could literally eat it with every meal. Wait, is this a fashion question? In that case, black skinny jeans. They are my winter uniform and the adult version of the black stretch pants that I wore to pieces in elementary school.

How many pairs of shoes do you own? 124, give or take a few pairs. Here's my defense, though: Not only are they our mode of transportation here in NYC, but even on a girls fattest "fat day," they always fit perfectly. So I don't call them "shoes," I call them "self-esteem boosters"...and what's so wrong with collecting self-esteem?

What's your go-to nail polish color or manicure? I love picking a different color every time. I usually choose bold shades like Butter London's Cheeky Chops (it's a pretty yellow!) or Essie's iridescent Trophy Wife.

What's your ultimate guilty pleasure? Besides watching everything on Bravo and eating peanut butter from the jar, I love exploring the Antique Center in Red Bank, NJ. It's a two-story red barn filled with hidden treasures. I always find the most unique jewelry there.

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Maura Lynch, senior beauty editor

Hometown: Eagleville, Pennsylvania
What is the oldest item in your closet? The '40s skirt suit my grandmother wore for her wedding at City Hall.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three beauty products would you take along? Neutrogena Fresh Cooling Sunscreen SPF 70, Skinceuticals CE Ferulic Serum and Aveda SPF 15 Lip Saver—I refuse to have damaged skin just because I’m stranded on an island!

Who would you want to play you in the movie version of your life? Reese Witherspoon. No question. It’s a Type A thing.

What's the most important style and/or beauty advice you've ever been given? Wear sunscreen! These words have been pounded into my brain by many mentors, many dermatologists—and most crucially, by my mother.

If you weren't an editor at Lucky magazine, what would you be? A perfumer.

If you could come back as a famous dress, which one would it be? Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” dress. I’m sure it holds many secrets! Scandalous ones!

What is your earliest fashion memory? When I was five, I went shopping for new school shoes (the most exciting time of year!), and there was a pair of saddle shoes I fell in love with at this store called Buster Brown in the mall. They didn’t fit—but I refused to admit it, because it was the last pair. After forcing my feet into them for a week or so, my mom noticed me wincing as I walked, and we returned them. I was heartbroken. This was not the last time I suffered for fashion.

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Megan O'Neill, senior associate beauty editor

Hometown: Manhattan, NY
What's your go-to nail polish color or manicure? My nails have to be painted Illamasqua neon acid yellow (the color's called Rare). Just the other day I was thinking about how I want my nails that color on my wedding day and in the casket, if I choose to be buried. It's so crazily bright, it's amazing.

What is the oldest item in your closet? I've got two: a vintage, drop-waisted wedding dress from the 1930s that's perfectly Miss Havisham-tattered, and my pale blue Levi's cutoffs that are so indelibly dingy and threadbare, it's verging on obscene to wear them anywhere except the laundromat in the summer.

Finish this sentence: "I can never own enough _____."
 I can never own enough Hanky Panky thongs! They magically fit everyone and don't make love handles. They come in the best colors, too.

What is your earliest fashion memory?
I have two half sisters and both were models in the early '90s. Somehow, one of them left a vintage Alaïa slinky, sheer black skort behind once that she got from a shoot—and I just knew to love it because it felt like nothing else I owned and swished when I walked so exquisitely, like something a dancer would perform in.

What is your favorite period in fashion and why? My favorite fashion period has always been the '80s, but for the past few months I've really been inspired by the dingy sensibility of the '90s. It reminds me of the disheveled romance of New Orleans, a place I just visited for the first time.

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Jenna Gottlieb, senior fashion writer

Hometown: Chicago-born; Los Angeles/South Orange, NJ-raised (I had a nomadic childhood!)
If you could only shop at one store (or from one brand) for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? Rag & Bone. For those perfect Brit-boy-meets girl blazers, boots, beanies…everything! But I'd sneak in some Manolo Blahnik heels, too.

Who would you want to play you in the movie version of your life? Johnny Depp. Because he's my hair twin.

Finish this sentence: "I can never own enough _____." Minnetonka moccasins! I have white ones, brown ones, beaded ones, fur-lined ones. I treat myself to a new pair every summer. It's a tradition.

What is your favorite period in fashion and why? I'm obsessed with the '90s. Plaid, denim, Docs…WINONA!!!

What's your ultimate guilty pleasure? Eating Frosted Flakes for dinner. And watching A LOT of Shark Tank—sometimes while eating Frosted Flakes.

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Jayna Maleri, senior fashion writer

Hometown: Shelton, Connecticut (Wiffle ball capital of the worrrrrrrrrrrld!)
What is your earliest fashion memory? My mom dressing me in authentic German lederhosen for the holidays one year. We’re not even a little bit German.
 
What is your favorite period in fashion and why? The '70s! Because there will never be a cooler, more flattering cut of denim than a pair of super worn-in, crazy high-waisted, insanely wide-legged jeans.
 
Finish this sentence: "I can never own enough _____." No. 6 clog boots.
 
If you could only shop at one store (or from one brand) for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? Definitely A.P.C. Because no matter what vibe I want to project—cool librarian, mean librarian, rich hippie, street-wise French boy, Dutch graphic designer—they’ve got me covered.
 
If you could raid one of your fellow Lucky editors' closets, whose would you pick and why? Anne Keane's, because she elevates chic tomboy dressing to an absolute art form—but only if she was there with me, because I’d also want to ask her to tell me the story of every single piece she owns. Can we please make this happen?
 
What's your go-to nail polish color or manicure? Rescue Beauty’s Grunge. A friend of mine told me about it years ago, she said it was the color of old, dirty gum that’s been stuck under a desk for 20 years, and that I would love it. She was right on both counts.

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Verena von Pfetten, senior digital editor

Hometown: Vancouver, BC, Canada

How many pairs of shoes do you own? I'm not sure, but I do know that I only own three pairs of heels. Yep, three.

If you could only shop at one store (or from one brand) for the rest of your life, what would it be and why? I'm probably starting to sound like a broken record around the office about this, but I'm obsessed with Dagny + Barstow on Bowery. Not only are the ladies that own it lovely, but they carry the perfect mix of up-and-coming designers at a range of price points, like Sophie Hulme, Dusen Dusen and Mother of Pearl. I've also got a lot of hometown pride for Aritzia.

Finish this sentence: "I can never own enough _____." Converse, red lipsticks, grey sweatshirts, and super-tacky statement earrings. I like a uniform.

If you weren't an editor at Lucky magazine, what would you be? I would open a bodega with my best friend and appoint myself sandwich maker-in-chief.

What's your ultimate guilty pleasure? I still watch the Real World/Road Rules Challenge and I don't care who knows it!

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Elana Fishman, senior digital writer

Hometown: Miami Beach, FL

What's your theme song? It's a toss-up between Chumbawamba's late-'90s classic "Tubthumping" (when I get knocked down, I do get up again!) and The Killers' "Smile Like You Mean It." Because the world could use more people who actually smile.

Who would you want to play you in the movie version of your life? Looks-wise, I get a lot of Camilla Belle comparisons—but to be honest, I'd rather have Kevin Spacey play me, because he's the best actor on this planet and he could totally rock that part. He'd just need a decent wig.

What is your earliest fashion memory? My love of fashion crystallized when I was in sixth grade and spent a few days home sick from school, parked on the sofa. I somehow stumbled across FashionTV, which was airing nonstop New York Fashion Week coverage—and I kid you not, I don't think I changed the channel (or slept, or ate, or bathed) for the next three days straight. To say I was hooked would be putting it lightly. So thank you, FashionTV, for helping me decide what to do with my life.

What's your ultimate guilty pleasure? YouTube beauty tutorials—I listen to them almost every night right before I go to sleep. Weirdly, I never actually try to recreate any of the looks (I'm not that adventurous with my makeup)—but in my opinion, hearing people talk about beauty products is literally the most soothing thing in the world. Especially if that person is Michelle Phan.

If you could come back as a famous dress, which one would it be? Claire Danes' white party dress from Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet (my all-time favorite movie)—because not only does it pair beautifully with ornamental angel wings, but I'd also get to be thisclose to Leonardo DiCaprio. Also, did somebody say swimming pool?!

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John Jannuzzi, senior digital projects editor

Hometown: Farmington, CT
What's your theme song? "Bat Out of Hell" by Meatloaf.

What is the oldest item in your closet? My grandfather gave me a vicuna coat that his father-in-law gave him after he married my grandmother. It's very, very old, but in perfect condition, with the original tags and everything. I went so far as to look up the store, Arnold Constable, and it was actually on Canal Street way back in the day. The building is still there, but it's now very fancy apartments or offices. The coat is the sort of thing that I will give to my kids and so on and so forth, one of my only true family heirlooms.

What's the most important style and/or beauty advice you've ever been given? Honestly, I had really horrible skin as a teenager. I saw a dermatologist who steered me away from Accutane, telling it was too aggressive for what I had. We tried a lot of treatments and nothing worked, and some even made me sick. In a twist of fate, that dermatologist died of skin cancer, so I got a new one. She put me on Accutane right away, and my skin has been clear for years. Best decision I ever made.

Finish this sentence: "I can never own enough _____." Navy blue cashmere sweaters. I have so many now that it's almost not fair to the sweaters—they don't all get the proper rotation they deserve. Side note: working here will make you think about things like your sweaters and their feelings.

What's your ultimate guilty pleasure? Chocolate. I will eat a mountain of chocolate. Cake, candy bars, pudding—doesn't matter. I will sit and eat all the chocolate you put in front of me.

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