Eva Chen on writing children’s books, meeting Oprah, and why “balance” is a myth (and that’s okay)!


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Today we are joined by Eva Chen! Eva probably needs no introduction but she’s the Director of Fashion Partnerships at Instagram. What you may not know is that she’s also a children’s book author and the self proclaimed “Walter White of vintage Chanel jackets!” Eva talks about everything from changing careers, meeting your heroes IRL (Oprah!!), getting a book deal, and following your dreams. She also gets vulnerable, talking about what it’s like to worry that people won’t like her work. We round out the episode with all of Eva’s favorites: up & coming fashion designers, beauty obsessions (a very fancy face roller), a fancy hotel, and of course — YA novels.

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Instagram Obsessions:

  • @Benlenovitz
  • @rachelista

For more Eva on Instagram:

  • @evachen212
  • @tbannister

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Hotels Mentioned:


  • Night: Go to discovernight.com and get 20% of your order with code BOP20
  • Equilibria: Go to equilbriawomen.com and enter code BOP for 15% off your first order (the beginner box is not included in this offer)
  • Away: Visit awaytravel.com enter code BOP at checkout for $20 off.

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