In Her Shoes: Aya Kanai

11.09.2020 - By The Cut

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Aya Kanai been a fashion editor for nearly 20 years. She worked at Teen Vogue when it first launched. She was fashion director at Nylon, Cosmopolitan, 17, chief fashion director at Hearst. She’s styled countless celebrities and worked on fashion ads. And she just went from being editor-in-chief of Marie Claire to a whole new world, taking on the role of Head of Content and Editorial Partnerships at Pinterest. Aya’s own social media presence is incredibly fun and authentic, with frequent cameos by her small daughter. Izzy Grinspan, Deputy Style Editor for The Cut, talked to her about career change, taking risks, the highs and lows of working in fashion, and where she thinks social media might go from here.
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