Meet Ellis Jones
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.
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.
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 & Peppermint, Mario Badescu Aloe, Herbs & Rosewater Facial Spray, Kiehl's Since 1851 Ultra Facial Cleanser, Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Fiber Gel, Kiehl's Rosa Arctica Lightweight Cream, Benefit's Instant Brow Pencil Medium, Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo Spray and Nars' Black Audacious Mascara.
Ellis' Favorite Books
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
For drinks, I like going to Enid's on a Saturday afternoon.
I get my haircut/colored by Liz Leary at Whiteroom.