I’m a freelance writer, stylist, and a lifelong Fashion cult member: I’ve been involved in the fashion industry in some way since I can remember - from spending entire afternoons in my grandmother's dress shop as a young girl, to getting in trouble for sketching croquis over my class notes in elementary school, to taking internships with local designers when I got my drivers license. Basically, I live, eat, breath, and think fashion.
I keep my money where I can see it - hanging in my closet, or stamped in my passport, and I am wholly dedicated to the pursuit of all things Beautiful, even if only fleetingly so.
I tear out magazine pages that I find inspiring. I keep them all in a giant folder (ok, it's really more like 3 folders by now) and refer back to it for styling projects. There are pages from Seventeen, NY Times Magazine, Teen Vogue, Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, Vogue India, Vogue Paris, Vogue Turkey, Vogue Italia, a Saks catalog that I found in a restaurant in 2003 starring Ana Beatriz Baros, and tons of Italian gossip mags.
My favorite models are Elisa Sednaoui, Bianca Balti, Ana Beatriz Baros, Constance Jablonski, Sigrid Agren, and Natasha Poly.
I speak Italian.
At Sunday night at 9pm, I'll be watching Game of Thrones. I also watch Mr. Selfridge, Downton Abbey, and Californication.
I drive an old red Miata with pop-up lights.
My historical muses are Cleopatra and Elsa Schiaparelli. My Modern-Day muse is Monica Belluci.
My favorite designers are Wes Gordon for something special, Cynthia Rowley for something neoprene, Reed Krakoff for delicious structure, Proenza Schouler for color shock, Helmut Lang for drapey dresses and separates, and Giuseppe Zanotti for shoes. I always love learning about new brands, too, and fall in love hard and fast.
I'm addicted to traveling - Find me headed to visit family in Mexico, Istanbul, and Sicily, or else I'm up and down the East Coast between my headquarters in Boston, NYC, and Philadelphia. My favorite thing about traveling to new places is the scent of "different air". That's how you know you've gone somewhere.
My specialty in the kitchen: Chicken Tikka Masala.
My fragrance: J'adore Dior