Whether you're interested in becoming a magazine editor and/or are an avid TEEN VOGUE fan, you'll hear firsthand stories of what it takes to produce a top fashion magazine from our panel of editors, led by Editor-in-Chief, Amy Astley. Bring your questions!
Amy Astley is the Editor in Chief of Teen Vogue. As the founding editor of the magazine, Astley has melded street style, high fashion and pop culture to create not only a successful magazine—but a dynamic teen lifestyle brand.
Teen Vogue has a circulation of over one million readers and has been nominated twice for a National Magazine Award for General Excellence. In October 2009, Astley released her first book, The Teen Vogue Handbook: An Insider’s Guide to Careers in Fashion. The New York Times best seller is a practical reference guide for young adults interested in all areas of fashion: design, styling, photography, and journalism—reinforcing Teen Vogue’s motto, "Fashion Starts Here." She has also pioneered annual industry events such as Teen Vogue’s Fashion University and the Young Hollywood party. Astley developed a Teen Vogue bedding collection, which is now sold at Macy’s, Bed Bath and Beyond, and JC Penny’s, among others.
A 23-year veteran of Conde Nast Magazines, Astley has been named one of Forbes magazine’s most powerful U.S. fashion editors, for continuously fueling the creative world of teen culture, beauty, entertainment, and fashion through print editorial, web and social media outlets.
She began her career in 1989 at House and Garden, where she worked as an associate editor. Astley joined Vogue in 1993 as a beauty associate, and became the Beauty Director by the following year. She worked at Vogue until she was chosen by Anna Wintour to launch Teen Vogue in 2003.
Astley is a graduate of the Honors College at Michigan State University, class of 1989 with a degree in English. She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.