Sally Singer Applied For An Internship With Andy Warhol At Age 12

Is it any surprise that Sally Singer was a precocious kid? The editor in chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine is pretty much a universal girl crush to those in the know, and with good reason: she’s smart, accomplished, lives in a very cool apartment in the Chelsea Hotel, and rocks kick-ass nail art. It seems editor/stylist Stevie Dance agrees. She interviewed Singer for the current issue of Oyster, probing her idol on the definition of beauty, misconceptions about the fashion industry, and her first inklings of publishing aspirations:

I know that when I was really young — like, you know, eleven, twelve… twelve probably — I wrote to Andy Warhol at Interview, because I thought I could be an intern, in a handwritten letter. I remember doing it because I was so obsessed with Interview and those kinds of magazines. I had no concept of how one actually did that and I knew no one that had actually worked on a magazine, so it was more of a fantastical relationship, I would say.

It’s really too bad Andy never wrote back. Singer could have been the original Tavi!

And on another note, don’t you think interviewer and interviewee should team up and start a glossy called Song and Dance? They’re a born dream team!


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