A Vogue Editor’s Nightly Routine

Chelsea Zalopany is known for wearing a topknot (a relic of her background in ballet) and compression socks . . . and also for being Vogue’s uber-talented Market Editor. She began working at Vogue as an intern while still in school, and was ultimately hired full-time as a contributing writer. Today, she plays a pivitol role curating what goes in the famed publication (and is basically living out all of her dreams). We caught up with the busy editor to see how she caps off her day. 

6:30 P.M. The nice thing about working at Vogue Digital is that no evening is necessarily the same. Most often, around this time I am hopping between collections appointment, best known as “re-sees,” where the market team is able to get a closer look at the clothing that just walked the runway. Other days, you might find me off to an event, or having a  more intimate catch-up with a designer or PR’s. Should I have an open evening, and we don’t have a late night of prepping for a photo shoot, like this one, I’m wrapping up my workday at Vogue Digital! And I love to unwind with a hot yoga class at Lyons Den Yoga.  

7 P.M. Vinyasa Flow time! My yoga look is quite minimal–I love sweating but I hate the feeling of sweat-soaked clothing–along the lines of my LuluLemon yoga mat (stowed away under my desk at One World Trade Center for evenings like this one), Outdoor Voices biker shorts and a Classic Hanes sports bra. 

8 P.M. Namaste. Class is dismissed! To cool down and hold onto my meditative mood, I am going to walk home. I love walking and try to as much as possible. More often than not, I will all the way from Vogue’s One World Trade Center offices. It’s a great time to catch-up on e-mails, gossip with my mother, enjoy the fresh spring air while zoning out to music (I’m really into Babymetal right now and still can’t get enough of Drake’sViews). 

8:30 P.M. Happily home! And without fail, the first thing I do is wash my face (Erno Laszlo Beta Wash is everything!) and change into something more comfortable like a pair of American Apparel track shorts and Buck Mason tee. I live with my sister, so dinner time is literally family dinner, which I love. She’s an exceptional cook–unlike me. Although I’ve been told that I can make an impressive batch of buttered noodles! Tonight we are having a quinoa, feta cheese, diced tomato, and scallion-medley. Delicious! 

9 P.M. When you don’t cook, you clean. 

9:30 P.M. I am a creature of habit. So, every night, after dinner slash before I go to bed, I take a bath. Epsom salts are a must. So is Hairstory’s New WashTrader Joe’s Lavender body scrubDarphin Body Care Nourishing Satin oil. 

9:45 P.M. Getting into bed and going to try to squeeze in an extra chapter of Mary McCarthy’s ‘The Group.’

This Pillow Talk was pulled from an issue of The Newsette. Sign up to receive your daily mini magazine here.

  • So inspiring! I also live with my sister and can totally relate to her living situation.

  • Kristina Parker Says:

    Loved reading this! Pillow Talk is one of my favorite Newsette features 🙂

  • Hi love these nightly routines, I look forward to them in my inbox every Friday!! THANKS FOR SHARING GIRLS.

  • Savananah Thompson Says:

    I am an editor at a big magazine in Europe and it is so interesting to see how someone else in my industry ends their day. Thanks for this, love reading the daily newsletter.

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