5 Style Lessons Courtesy of Eva Chen

Here on The City, we are all about cultivating personal style, luckily, we can look to some of our favorite celebrities for a few style lessons.


Eva Chen is one of those women  I look at and wonder how does she do it?

She is the editor-in-chief of Lucky magazine and chief creative operator of LuckyShops. By her own account, she had a baby, launched a website and moved into a new apartment all in the span of, like, two weeks.

All while Instagramming her #EvaChenPose.

Can you even?

One thing is for sure, her sense of style is to be admired. There are five things in particular that we can take from this amazing multitasker. I mean, what would you expect from the woman who caught Anna Wintour’s eye?

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28 Things


Experts say it takes 21 days to form a habit.

I want to test this theory, giving myself 28 days to form 28 news habits. Now that I’m newly 28 and all.

My mother would call me hard-headed, but I think I just like to see things for myself. You can tell me whatever you want, but until I’ve experienced it, well, you know how that goes.

Admittedly, 27 was really hard and left me questioning a lot of things. But as that Zora Neale Hurston quote goes, “There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”

28 will answer a lot of those things. I can see that now.

And in order for me to give those “answers” the best environment to grow, so to speak, to have the best results intentionally, here are 28 things I will do in my new year (hold me accountable!):

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Why Don’t You… Wear Embellished Jeans?

‘Why Don’t You’ is my weekly tribute to legendary editor Diana Vreeland who penned a column of the same name for Harper’s Bazaar for 26 years begging, “Don’t just be your ordinary dull self. Why don’t you be ingenious and make yourself into something else?”


Everything old is new again.

That old adage is going to turn me into a hoarder.

I’m already having a hard enough time developing some sort of minimalistic but with fur and glitter feng shu situation in my tiny studio apartment without realizing that embellished jeans, like what I wore in the 6th grade, are making a comeback.

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New York's greatest love scenes

Over drinks the other night, my friends and I were talking about whether we believed in fate.

I do.

I think that everything that happens is leading up to something. It all will make sense in the end if you trust the process.

Take me and _____.

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