10 Fabulous Lessons From The Devil Wears Prada

In case you haven’t heard already (and if so, you might want to think about stepping up your social media game because you’re kind of missing the important stuff here), today marks the 10th anniversary of this fashion cult favorite!

Don’t be deceived by additional world news on this day—this definitely trumps all other anniversaries and celebrations. I mean, think of it this way: if The Devil Wears Prada were an actual child (and not, you know, one of the greatest fashion movies of all time), she’d be rocking a mischievous grade school smile, notebooks full of journalistic scribbling, and seriously age-inappropriate platform boots. Oh, how they grow up so fast ?

Anyways, in honor of this event, I’ve made up a list of the top 10 important life lessons that I learned from watching The Devil Wears Prada. I hope you enjoy!

1. Confidence is key.

Take a cue from Miranda Priestly and rock those imaginary Prada heels!

2. Intelligence is a weapon. Use it.

Remember: you have the power to take on the world with your razor-sharp brain.

3. When in doubt, upgrade your phone.

I know, Andy—that circa 2006 T-Mobile Sidekick certainly wasn’t doing you any favors (also, can we talk about that super obnoxious ringtone?!).

4. Being skinny is great, but being healthy is a million times better.

Take it from Emily: having to recover from dramatic weight loss from crazy cheese diets (and, you know, being hit by a car) is not fun. Eat more than a cube of cheese. Be happy. Be healthy.

5. Also good? Makeovers.


6. You never know when inspiration is going to hit you.

Or, more dramatically, a car. Whoops. ?

7. There is no coddling in the real world.

One thing I never got in the movie was how Andy was a recent college grad who was actually surprised that she had to work really, really hard at her first job. Hellooo? Buzzing Captain Obvious to Runway Magazine! All jokes aside, life is tough and sometimes you just gotta roll with the punches.

8. So you gotta toughen up.

In the wise words of Taylor Swift, “haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate.”

9. Plan, plan, plan.

Life doesn’t just hand you lemons—you grow that darn lemon tree yourself. Work towards your goals and never give up on your dreams!

10. When in doubt, Paris is always a good idea.

Ooh la la. 


  1. Mecheon

    I really enjoyed reading this post!


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