A Quick Q&A with Rebecca Voight
By: Jessica Michault
Rebecca Voight is one of those journeyman fashion journalists who’s love of the lime light only extends as far as being able to shine it onto those talented up and coming designers she has spent a career discovering and reporting on in the pages of the New York Times, Vogue and W magazine. A true professional who works tirelessly and travels the globe to discover the next big thing in fashion, she has been on of the first in the industry to spot hot young talents like Vanessa Schindler, Kate Wendelborn and the design duo Luca Lin and Galib Gassanoff. If those names don’t ring a bell…not to fear you will soon know who they are, thanks in no small part to Voight’s heralding voice.
Q: How did you first get interested in fashion?
A: My mother loved clothes and she launched a brand first for clothes and then for accessories with my sister.
Q: What made you decide to launch out on your own ?
A: I always knew I wanted to write about designers and how people interact with fashion.
Q: What was your big break?
A: I won Mademoiselle Magazine’s Guest Editor competition when I was in college for a series of interviews I did during a semester in Paris with designers including Kenzo and Agnès b.
Q: Who inspires you?
A: John Fairchild
Q: Who living or dead would you love to be able to have dinner with?
A: Diana Vreeland
Q: What is your favorite trip?
A: Paris Where I live. Every day is a trip
Q: When are you happiest?
A: Just after I’ve written a good story.
Q: What is the biggest challenge you are currently facing?
A: The internet.
Q: What is your secret talent ?
A: Talent spotting.
Q: What is your motto or the best piece of advice you ever got?
A: You don’t have to do anything you don’t want to do.
Q:What emoji do you use the most?
A: I don’t use emojis.
Q: What is the latest Instagram feed you decided to follow?
A: Hmm, I’m changing all the time, adding and subtracting. My favorites are from artists and I have two in my family @janmelk and @bernardmelka