Melissa Henderson and Deanna First Illustrations collaborated on the highly suggestive fashion essay "Dressing Up And Normcore."
It was the job interview I had been dreaming about since I was a little girl. I hit up my PR girl for
the perfect outfit. I did my hair the night before, I ironed my dress days ahead, I made sure I
spent an extra fifteen minutes on my makeup on interview day, and that my stockings didn’t
have any holes in them. To say the least, I was excited about this interview and put hours of
thought on my final outfit and interview prep for such a monumental occasion. I printed out
several resumes, brought a copy of my book and made sure I was on time. Besides, it was with
one of the top publishers and I was “dressing for the job I wanted.” But when I arrived, and
greeted my interviewer, she was in jeans, a washed out top, and sneakers! I was confused. Was I
interviewing for her job?