Media, Darling: David Livingstone

David Livingstone hails from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, where both of his grandfathers were coal miners.  
Even as a high school student, he enjoyed English and typing class, so it’s no surprise he’s been been writing (about fashion) for more than three decades, which makes him a subject matter expert in our eyes. He is currently the editor-in-chief of Men’s Fashion.

You can also catch some of his work in Elle, Fashion, Toronto Star and Zoomer.

Twitter: @livingdavid

What was your favourite class in high school?
Liked them all – English, Latin, typing – anything but Phys. Ed.

How did you get your start as an editor?
My first job out of university was as editor of print materials for Ontario Educational Communications Authority, which is now known as TVOntario.

If you weren’t a Media, Darling, what would you be doing right now?
My nails. 😉

Pitching or follow up: Phone or email? 

We know irrelevant pitches, calling you the wrong name and eight follow-ups are no-no’s; what else should publicists avoid doing? 
Issuing photographs without a complete description of what they depict.

Sunrise or sunset? 

Chanel No. 18

Less cookies than squares, cakes, pies, puddings, marshmallows in any format.

Malmaison carnations.
No.  😉

Shower or bath?  

Read My Lips (Sur mes lèvres), starring Vincent Cassel and Emmanuelle Devos; any documentary by Frederick Wiseman, especially Model and The Store.

Don’t think so.

First job? 
Carry-out boy at Dominion store.

Marion Williams, gospel singer; birds; clouds, both sides.