Our favourite real-life moments from The Devil Wears Prada
Fashion assistant: [Holding up two belts] "It's a tough call. They're so different..."
Literally, this was me last week, deciding between two black Chanel belts for Rosalyn Lee whilst shopping at MBS. One had a silver buckle; the other gold. Polar worlds apart, right?! Then I caught myself being a noob, laughed about it, pulled in Rozz to re-enact the famous 'cerulean blue' scene from the movie, and captured it on Instagram Stories for good measure. I mean, if it didn't happen on social media, did it really happen?
— Norman Tan, Editor-in-Chief
Miranda Priestly: "Florals? For spring? Ground-breaking."
This quote is a constant reminder to NEVER mention florals as a trend for spring/summer during an editorial meeting even though, in reality, it always is and I always want to.
— Dora Aljoofri, Fashion Editor
Emily: "You sold your soul to the devil when you put on your first pair of Jimmy Choos. I saw it."
Joining the magazine and fashion industry has definitely made me more conscious or perhaps aware of brands. Once I bought my first Miu Miu bag the year I joined, it was a long and slippery slope. #StillSliding
— Renée Batchelor, Beauty Editor
Andy Sachs: "I thought only the first assistant went to the benefit?"
Miranda Priestly: "Only when the first assistant hasn't decided to become an incubus of viral plague."
You know the moment when Miranda, Andy and Emily attend the event where both of Miranda's assistants had to memorise the names and profiles of the attendees? I'm constantly meeting new people and running into acquaintances at events, but I'm horrible at remembering names and faces. I always feel awkward when someone shoves herself into my face, blows me air kisses while I'm standing there trying to recall where the hell I know her from.
— Adibah Isa, Culture Editor
Emily: "I'm on this new diet. It's very effective. Well, I don't eat anything and when I feel like I'm about to faint I eat a cube of cheese."
I just flashbacked to my days as a fashion intern where this scenario happens not by choice all too often, especially during on-location shoots where you're the stylist's extra arms and legs working double time. That glamourous final shot? It hides the hectic madness of BTS like you wouldn't believe.
— Angelyn Kwek, Writer
Andy Sachs' friend: "Fashion is not about utility. An accessory is merely a piece of iconography used to express individual identity."
The moment I realised fashion folk just don't give two hoots about weather-appropriate attire was when I noticed my editors and supervisors wearing trench coats in 30-degree weather. I'm lowkey embarrassed to admit I've adopted the same mentality.
— Weiqi Yap, Editorial Intern
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