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The Interview — Jennifer Barthole, Senior Fashion Editor at SHAPE

Senior Fashion Editor at SHAPE

Jenn Barthole is a Senior Fashion Editor at SHAPE, where she covers fashion trends and styles fitness and celebrity features. Prior to this role, she served as a Market Editor at Cosmo for Latinas and MORE. Jenn has been featured as a fashion expert on The Today Show, Redbook, and Pix 11 morning news. In her downtime, she enjoys eating her way through NYC, blogging about her current fashion obsessions, and trying new fitness classes. Keep up with Jenn via Instagram or her Style Diary

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April 24, 2017

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Favorite Instagram account to follow:

Jennifer

As a huge hip hop fan, I love @TheShadeRoom and @BallerAlert. Both accounts offer “shady” and hilarious updates on hip hop culture. Whenever I’m stressed out, I scroll through for a guaranteed giggle.

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What do you love most about your work:

Jennifer

It rewards me for being my true self (a fashion/trend obsessed, pop culture devoted, fitness and health junkie who loves magazines). 

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One piece of advice you would give your 18 year old self:

Jennifer

I would tell her ‘fitting in’ is overrated, you’ll appreciate your weirdness in a few years. 

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Your most recent culinary discovery and obsession:

Jennifer

On Sundays, I cook a massive amount of food that I pack for lunch throughout the week. My newest hack is shredded chicken because it takes 15 minutes to make and compliments every dish. I like to roll it in corn tortillas with avocado or mix it with quinoa and sautéed spinach.

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Midnight snack of choice:

Jennifer

I’m addicted to Buddha Bowl’s coconut oil popcorn (while watching Bravo).

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Skincare product you can’t live without:

Jennifer

Strong exfoliates keep my acne-prone skin bump-free. I love Mario Badescu’s Botanical Exfoliating Scrub after a workout and Arcona Triad Pads for a deeper clean on sweat-free nights. 

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Go-to workout song on your most recent playlist:

Jennifer

‘Lock Doh’ by Giggs has been my turn-up/running song for a solid two weeks. 

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Your motto in life:

Jennifer

‘Get it done’ is framed and hanging above my desktop. It reminds me to drain my life of excuses and complaints. Just work hard and leave the rest to the universe. 

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Your last great read and why you enjoyed it:

Jennifer

I just finished Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. The plot is actually about domestic violence, a serious subject matter which she lightens up with whimsical characters and dark humor. It was a reminder that life offers constant relief even during the darkest times. 

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At 9am each day, you are:

Jennifer

Breathing deeply during a quick 10 minute meditation (using the Headspace app), where I set my intentions for the day and create mental clarity.