Street Style Adult Coloring Book

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One of the things I oversee at StyleCaster is the newsletter, and an experiment with “walled content”—which requires users to submit their email address in order to access downloadable content, thus building our subscriber base—ended up being one of my favorite projects this year.

After noticing the adult coloring book trend start to take off, I came up with the idea to create our own pages featuring top street style stars. Illustrator Erin Rommel of Second Marriage Studio did a bang-up job re-creating the patterned looks I selected of Miroslava Duma, Susie Bubble, Giovanna Battaglia, Anna Dello Russo, and style power couple Veronika Heilbrunner and Justin O’Shea.

To download them for yourself, click here.

StyleCaster Year-End Update

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StyleCaster is gearing up for a site relaunch in mid-January, which has been keeping me busy behind the scenes. While I can’t wait to share our new look and functionalities, here’s a peek at what I wrote towards the end of 2015:

As always, you can follow my work in real time over on my author page on StyleCaster here.

‘Latina’ Magazine Feature

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After working in the digital space for the past couple years, I’d practically forgotten how long it takes for an article to come to fruition in the world of print magazines. I’d pitched this story on highly successful bloggers (and sisters) Natalie and Dylana Suarez to Latina back in May, when I was between jobs, and I’m happy to say that six months later it’s finally published.

The duo talk about their unique relationship as siblings who support each other as colleagues in the fashion space, as well as their shared wanderlust and mixed heritage. Look for it on newsstands in the December issue, or click on over to read the full piece here.

StyleCaster October Update

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Time sure does fly while you’re staying busy—here’s what I’ve been working on over at StyleCaster for the month of October:

StyleCaster September Update

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It’s been a busy couple months over at StyleCaster, and between working on the site and a family trip to Italy, I’ve of course failed to update this portion of my site. Here’s what I’ve been up to over the past few weeks:

Don’t forget, you can follow all of my latest work for StyleCaster on my author page here. Or, you know, wait another two months for the next recap.

Editor’s Pick: Cooper & Ella

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In today’s editor’s pick, I make a rather embarrassing confession regarding what I used to call party tops back in college. But it’s all for the greater good, as I introduce Cooper & Ella’s sophisticated, stylish blouses that go from boardroom to bar seamlessly. That’s not the only reason I adore the brand though, so click on over to the story here for the full scoop (and yes, that cringeworthy admission).

My New Gig at StyleCaster

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Three weeks ago, I started a new job as the Managing Editor at women’s lifestyle site StyleCaster and I’m thrilled to be a part of the team. While I’m still getting my feet wet, I had the chance to write a few fashion stories of my own and contribute some thoughts in other editors’ posts:

To keep up to date on my latest work for StyleCaster, click on over to my author page here.

The Liberty Project Launch

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A few weeks ago, an editor reached out to me about contributing to a brand-new site called The Liberty Project, which would serve as the digital relaunch of the historic Liberty magazine (published from the 1920s through ’40s). Just like the print product it’s modeled after, the site’s focus is on first-person stories, and while I hadn’t written one in quite some time, I was up for the challenge. I settled on writing about two very different topics: the lesson I learned from Advanced Style star Lynn Dell Cohen and how my trip to New Zealand made me a Bachelor fan.

You can read both essays here.

Styling Video Series

Back in November, I helped put together StyleBistro’s first-ever video series, which focused on how to style various wardrobe staples for four different personas (boho, downtown, classic and glam). In addition to pulling samples and assembling the outfits, I ended up being a bit more involved than I had initially anticipated—as the star of the clips! Our model canceled on us the night before and I wasn’t going to let all that market work go to waste, so I jumped right in front of the camera. I also ended up hiring a video editor and overseeing the final edits to get these bad boys finished in a timely manner, so you could say they were a labor of love for me.

The first one centered around boyfriend jeans

 

Next up, we tackled the white button-up shirt

 

And last but not least, the little black dress got its moment to shine.

 

Thanks for watching!

Valentine’s Day gift guide

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I was tasked with finding Valentine’s Day gifts under $100 for men and women that strike that delicate balance of being romantic yet not cheesya tall order, especially when it comes to the former sex. I’m happy to report that I found more than a handful of unique presents for Time Out New York, such as DVF’s lip-print cosmetic pouches from Piperlime (left) and an endearingly possessive decanter set from Uncommon Goods (right).

See what other affordable gifts I discovered for guys and girls, respectively.