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All the times a romcom protagonist worked at a fashion magazine

13 Going on 30

Year: 2004 The gist: This fluffy, feel good film saw Jennifer Garner's character Jenna Rink as a teenager who wakes up as a 30-year-old, high-powered editor of the fictional magazine Poise.  Most memorable scene: When the magazine is forced to redesign, Judy Greer's character delivers an infinitely quotable pitch with such cringe-worthy lines as: "It will be deadly serious." "It will KILL." "Fashion suicide."   READ MORE: Our dream H&M designer collaborations

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Liz Guber Source: Columbia Pictures

All the times a romcom protagonist worked at a fashion magazine

The Devil Wears Prada

Year: 2006   The gist: Perhaps the most famous "fashion magazine movie" of all time, this film portrayed a wide-eyed newbie Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway) as she navigates the cut-throat world of Runway magazine, run by the commanding Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep). Most memorable scene: "Oh. Okay. I see. You think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select... I don't know... that lumpy blue sweater, for instance because you're trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don't know is that that sweater is not just blue, it's not turquoise. It's not lapis. It's actually cerulean. And you're also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves Saint Laurent... wasn't it who showed cerulean military jackets? I think we need a jacket here. And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of eight different designers. And then it, uh, filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic Casual Corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and it's sort of comical how you think that you've made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you're wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room, from a pile of stuff."   READ MORE: Why the carwash pleat is the coolest trend to try now

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Liz Guber Source: Twentieth Century Fox

All the times a romcom protagonist worked at a fashion magazine

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Year: 2003   The gist: Much like Devil Wears Prada, Kate Hudson's gig as the "how to" girl at fictional magazine Composure is central to the plot. In order to fulfill her dream of writing hard-hitting political pieces, Hudson's character Andy Anderson must complete one final "how to": getting Ben Barry (played by Matthew McConaughey) to break up with her in 10 days.   Most memorable scene: An editorial scrum early in the film, when the Composure staff off their shoes and surround EIC Lana to brainstorm "scary, but mostly upbeat" stories about Botox for beginners.   READ MORE: It's time to break out a chunky knit

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Liz Guber Source: Paramount Pictures

All the times a romcom protagonist worked at a fashion magazine

Trainwreck

Year: 2015   The gist: Commitment-phobe Amy (Amy Schumer) works at a Maxim-type men's interest magazine; she falls for the subject of her latest article, a sports doctor played by Bill Hader.   Most memorable scene: Anytime an unrecognizable Tilda Swinton makes an appearance as Dianna, Amy's ruthless boss.   READ MORE: 13 crop tops to wear now

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Liz Guber Source: Universal Pictures

All the times a romcom protagonist worked at a fashion magazine

Confessions of a Shopaholic

Year: 2009   The gist: Compulsive shopper Becky Bloomwood (Isla Fisher) wants to work at fashion mag Alette, but is forced to pen a financial column for Successful Savings magazine. Hilarious, credit-card-fueled hijinks ensue.   Most memorable scene: When a desperate Becky digs out her last credit card, which is kept safe by a block of ice in her freezer.   READ MORE: The top model Instagrams of the week

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Liz Guber Source: Touchstone Pictures

All the times a romcom protagonist worked at a fashion magazine

Funny Face

Year: 1957   The gist: Audrey Hepburn plays a bookish nerd who is scouted by a famed fashion photographer (played by Fred Astaire) to model for a leading fashion magazine. Though Hepburn's character isn't an editor, the film centers around the glamorous, Diana Vreeland-esque magazine world. Most memorable scene: When the Editor-in-Chief walks into her office and tells her army of secretaries to "think pink," and breaks into a song-and-dance number.   READ MORE: The new It-colour isn't camel, it's iced coffee

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Liz Guber Source: Paramount Pictures
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