Meet Ellis Jones

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Born in Texas, Ellis moved to NYC in 2008 after majoring in Journalism at Georgia State. Her career started through an internship at VICE, where she eventually made her way up to managing editor. In 2014 she left VICE to be the US Chief of Staff at Daily Mail but that only lasted about nine months. Ellis is now the editor in chief of VICE Magazine, and is the first female editor-in-chief in Vice’s 20-year history.
 
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Top, Community by Aritzia ; Skirt, H&M ; Shoes, Birkenstock

ON HER MORNING ROUTINE

I’m not a morning person, so I usually give myself an hour so I don’t feel rushed. I wake up and check my email and instagram in bed then put on music and wash my face. I put on moisturizer, mascara, color in my eyebrows a little bit, and put on a little lipstick.

On being an editor-in-chief

It's scary, stressful and fun. I like working on a print schedule because it’s not as fast-paced as digital. So, you have more time to work on stories and put something together slowly. It’s really rewarding to work on something from start to finish, to see how it changes as the weeks go by, and then to get to hold the physical copy in your hands and flip through it.

on how she got to her career

In college I couldn’t decide what to major in but I always did well in english classes and figured journalism was a career that would always be around and I liked the idea of being paid to travel and write. I grew up reading teen mags like YM and Seventeen so when I discovered VICE in college I guess I just gravitated towards it because it was so different than the mags I was used to reading.

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Top, Urban Outfitters ; Pants, & Other Stories

I shop at Topshop, J. Crew, Reformation. I also really like Everlane for basics. I’m more of a casual, low key dresser. I usually just wear a plain black dress with black Birkenstocks or Nike’s or jean shorts and an old t-shirt.
— On shopping and style
   The Sixth Extinction   by Elizabeth Kolbert,   The Year of Magical Thinking   by Joan Didion,   Just Kids   by Patti Smith and   The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test   by Tom Wolfe

The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert, The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion, Just Kids by Patti Smith and The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

On what she's reading

I’m in the middle of reading The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert. It’s a really interesting book. She talks about all of the mass extinctions that’s occurred over the years but dives in to how we, humans, have altered life on this planet in a way no species has before. It’s informative and a little scary, but she talks about complicated things in a way that’s easy to understand.

ON music

I find music too distracting at work, but I always have music playing when I’m at home. My boyfriend sends me great old songs or playlists he’s found. I love soul records so much, like Otis Redding and James Brown. Every song they made is just so good!

On her beauty routine

I don’t like wearing very much makeup. I try and use a mask (Kiehl's Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masque) or exfoliator every once in a while for my face. Besides that, I’m trying to get better at flossing. I like Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm with Vitamin E & PeppermintMario Badescu Aloe, Herbs & Rosewater Facial SprayKiehl's Since 1851 Ultra Facial CleanserBenefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber GelKiehl's Rosa Arctica Lightweight CreamBenefit's Instant Brow Pencil MediumOscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo Spray and Nars' Black Audacious Mascara.

  Top, Urban Outfitters ; Pants, & Other Stories ; Glasses, Ray Bans

Top, Urban Outfitters ; Pants, & Other Stories ; Glasses, Ray Bans

  Top, Community by Aritzia ; Skirt, H&M

Top, Community by Aritzia ; Skirt, H&M

Ellis' Favorite Books

The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert, The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion, Just Kids by Patti Smith and The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

ellis' Favorite Records

The Legendary Patsy Cline: Her Greatest Hits and Finest Performances by Patsy Cline, Rumors by Fleetwood Mac, Please, Please, Please by James Brown and History of Otis Redding by Otis Redding

Ellis' favorite places

When I'm willing to wait, I like eating dinner at Five Leaves. Their mussels are SO good. Also the homemade ricotta. Paulie Gee's pizza is the best.  

For drinks, I like going to Enid's on a Saturday afternoon. 

I get my haircut/colored by Liz Leary at Whiteroom.