The Jane Keltner de Valle Rap
Jane is one of those editors I had always looked up to when I meticulously studied the pages fashion magazines growing up. The more I read Teen Vogue, the more and more I idolized her. I’ve always loved the editors that made up my favorite publication, but she and Amy Astley always seemed to stand out to me. She was poised, successful, and an incredible writer. Inevidably, she became an amazing role model for me.
I first met her at TVFU back last October, and I will never forget standing there after the panel with her. After we talked for a little bit, she smiled, handed me her business card, and said “keep in touch.” It may not seem like much to anyone else, but I still remember it clearly. I was being expected to “keep in touch” with someone I had always dreamed about meeting!
This summer, while interning in New York City, I have gotten the opportunity to see Jane a few times. To be honest, it is still hard for me to keep my cool around her. Like I said in the video, I turn into an awkward mess. At this point, I’m just hoping it’s endearing! She has been incredibly supportive of my passion for the industry, and has answered every question I have pestered her with.
Jane, I can’t thank you enough. You rock.