Best Quotes by Elaine Welteroth

By | January 29, 2016

Not gonna lie – having a personal glam squad is pretty amazing.

Elaine Welteroth

I think my style is a mix of quirky, eclectic, bright, and fun, with a really sophisticated feminine silhouette.

Elaine Welteroth

Every boss I’ve ever had has challenged me, pushed me, believed in me, and led by example.

Elaine Welteroth

Ethical fashion is the future of fashion. Gucci’s decision to ban fur is a smart step in the right direction – for the environment, for animal rights, and for its massive base of young brand fans who will soon represent the largest consumer base in history.

Elaine Welteroth

As a teen, every major moment was preempted by a torturous, hours-long hair-straightening session. Sleek, silky strands made me feel prettier. And the truth is, I was completely clueless about how to deal with my curls! When they weren’t flatironed into submission for special occasions, they were practically glued down with gobs of gel.

Elaine Welteroth

There will always be a measure of calculated risk-taking in manufacturing fame, especially in a deeply divided political climate.

Elaine Welteroth

Personal style says so much about who you are. What you wear can entice different things from within you.

Elaine Welteroth

I learned early on the magic of life is having a vision, having faith, and then going for it.

Elaine Welteroth

We live in a multi-cultural world, so embracing diversity is important in every industry.

Elaine Welteroth

I truly believe that getting dressed in the morning is about deciding who you want to be, what you’re saying in the world, and how you want people to see you. It’s so much more than superficial.

Elaine Welteroth

Teen Vogue’ is so much more than just a magazine. It’s so much more than just a website. It’s so much more than social. It’s really about the audience, and so we’re going to continue to innovate and continue to find new ways of reaching this audience in meaningful ways.

Elaine Welteroth

I don’t think there’s anything to be ashamed of about being a woman who loves fashion. Fashion is a vehicle for self-expression, it tells the world who you are and how you want to be seen. If you use it as a canvas for creativity, then you might want to talk about it, you know? And I fully embrace that.

Elaine Welteroth

Young people are craving something real, craving authenticity.

Elaine Welteroth

Gotta admit, it’s kind of nice being surrounded by amazing beauty products 24/7.

Elaine Welteroth

I think we speak to a certain mindset, and it’s about, you know, inspiring people who are progressive thinkers who want to see change.

Elaine Welteroth

Bey’s mantra isn’t about putting on airs or makeup. For that matter, what makes Beyonce Beyonce is that thing we can all wake up with: confidence.

Elaine Welteroth

I do think that the desire to permanently alter your body is triggered by this easy access to Photoshop on your phone.

Elaine Welteroth

I grew up with social media. I am the boomerang queen. I enjoy this. I live this. The day I don’t is the day I need to resign.

Elaine Welteroth

Nothing is as exciting – or as nerve-wracking – as being the new girl. Whether it’s your first day of school or you’re starting a dream job, if there’s one thing that makes a first impression a lot less daunting, it’s a really, really good hair day.

Elaine Welteroth

When you do your part, life just unfolds in ways that are so much better than you would have dreamed up on your own.

Elaine Welteroth

Besties Adwoa Aboah and Cara Delevingne have lot in common. They are both beautiful It Brits with impressive modeling chops – and matching half-heart tattoos that symbolize their unbreakable bond.

Elaine Welteroth

The evolution at ‘Teen Vogue’ is not a result of dinosaurs in a board room coming up with a strategy to reach the kids.

Elaine Welteroth

I think the word ‘woke’ is now over. The first time I heard my mature, white dad use that term, I was like ‘OK, this is done.’

Elaine Welteroth

I don’t think young people are prepared for the moment of reckoning at the end of college – if you even go to college – where you have to get off of the hamster wheel and decide, ‘Wait, where do I go from here?’

Elaine Welteroth

It’s only shocking to the uninitiated that ‘Teen Vogue’ would have the audacity to be political and style-focused.

Elaine Welteroth

If you feel that it diminishes your intelligence to be asked about your fashion choices for an evening on the red carpet, so be it.

Elaine Welteroth

I’m in a generation where MAC is the reigning brand for a lot of women – black, white, and other.

Elaine Welteroth

What I find is that when young people find a brand they relate to, that they feel speaks to them, they want it in every format they can get.

Elaine Welteroth

My mom used to call me ‘Oprah’ because I was always in a corner crying with somebody. I’ve always been attracted to storytelling around women’s lives.

Elaine Welteroth

I honestly think our readers are gonna save the world.

Elaine Welteroth

Trump gets too much credit for ‘Teen Vogue”s evolution.

Elaine Welteroth

As a young aspiring journalist, I felt I was put into a box.

Elaine Welteroth

Even with the beauty stories we put out, we saw there was an opportunity to address issues of representation, identity, self-expression. We created the community that we wanted to have at ‘Teen Vogue.’ We were willing to lose some to have more.

Elaine Welteroth

Teen Vogue’ fortunately has proved you can have smart, political, and fashionable content delivered in one place, and you don’t have to choose.

Elaine Welteroth

There’s this moment happening in our culture where the power of the audience and the influence that people of color have is undeniable at this point.

Elaine Welteroth

From what I see, people of color are being called on in a different way. We’re being heard in a different way – louder. And I think it’s such an exciting time. The power structure is being redefined, and we’re redefining beauty with the stories that we’re telling and the women we’re showing on our covers.

Elaine Welteroth

There were times I was underestimated a lot. It gave me a unique benefit. The expectations were so low I could blow their head off.

Elaine Welteroth

The next generation of luxury consumers are much more socially conscious, and they look to invest in brands that see the world the way they do.

Elaine Welteroth

Particularly for back-to-school, braids are a great way of showcasing your personal style. It doesn’t stop at your clothes; it extends to how you wear your hair.

Elaine Welteroth

I think braids over all allow you to play with your identity a little bit and just have some fun and show off your creativity.

Elaine Welteroth

I read everything, but particularly, growing up in a household where my mom was black and my dad was white, I remember really loving ‘Ebony’ and ‘Essence.’ Those magazines were the only place where I could see images of women who looked like me or my mom.

Elaine Welteroth

What is unusual is not always threatening. What is different is not necessarily strange.

Elaine Welteroth

Finding a store that sells synthetic hair in Kigali is easier than locating a Starbucks in New York City without Google Maps.

Elaine Welteroth

It was so fun to see my hair all brushed out – it looked like caramel-flavored cotton candy!

Elaine Welteroth

I don’t believe in work-life balance. I think it’s more about work-life integration because, increasingly, so much time of ours is spent doing work, so I’ve always wanted to dedicate my work life to having a social impact.

Elaine Welteroth

Call me curl-crazed, but there’s just something about a head full of waves that can command any room and make any outfit more interesting.

Elaine Welteroth

I’ve probably tried every curly-hair product on the planet!

Elaine Welteroth

As it’s related to publishing, I think magazines really benefit from having a staff with a range of different perspectives and cultural references so that any reader can feel like there is someone on the masthead they can relate to, someone they can trust to speak up for them. It’s great to see that idea being embraced more and more.

Elaine Welteroth

I had the chance to learn from some really talented people who have taught me a lot.

Elaine Welteroth

It’s fun to sniff and slather on beauty products, but the end goal is finding what appeals most to ‘Teen Vogue’ readers and reporting on it in the most compelling way.

Elaine Welteroth

The life of an editor may seem all glam all the time, but there’s nothing like schlepping through the city during a torrential downpour to put things in perspective.

Elaine Welteroth

Turns out moonlighting as a model is harder than I thought!

Elaine Welteroth

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