Bustle Digital Group
As BDG's Branded Fashion Editor, I work with style focused clients across all sites (Bustle, The Zoe Report, Elite Daily, and more) to share their stories with readers in a variety of ways. From interviewing influencers and brainstorming story concepts, to participating in custom shoots and editing market roundups, this role allows me to combine my love for writing and fashion in new ways every day.
Bustle Oldies (But Goodies):
The Zoe Report
Working in menswear as a fashion assistant at Men's Health helped me better understand how women's and men's fashion spheres intersect and influence each other. I loved assisting the style team on shoots, selecting and calling in clothes, interviewing and reporting for fashion news pieces and gaining a better understanding of the seriously intricate facets of menswear.
Men's Health Highlights Below:
11 Shoe Stars of Instagram, Nov. 2, 2015
5 Hair Myths You Might Still Believe, June 3, 2015
Solve These 7 Hair Problems Today, June 3, 2015
The 3 Best Hair Styles for Summer, June 3, 2015
The Right Way to Wear Boots in Warm Weather, May 5, 2015.
Is There Danger Lurking in Your Shampoo? April 29, 2015.
The Best New Styles for Spring Under $50, April 2, 2015.
The Right Way to Wear a Pocket Square, March 20, 2015.
Taye Diggs' Secrets to Getting Better with Age, March 13, 2015.
I've found that one of the most exciting, experimental and enthusiastic readerships I've gotten to write for is teenagers + college students. So naturally, when AOL asked if I'd be interested in helping expand their fashion reach to this demographic, I couldn't resist! Cambio is especially unique because the site was designed by Girls Who Code, an initiative that trains young women to become tech-savvy in a rapidly digitizing world.
Cambio Highlights Below:
BTS on Zendaya's New Shoe Line, August, 2015.
What Happened When I Let My Bestie Pick My #OOTD, July, 2015.
Get Your Flatform Game Back on Fleek, July, 2015.
24-Year-Old's Clothing Line Combats Police Brutality, June, 2015.
10 Things You Can Learn From a 93-Year-Old Style Icon, May, 2015.
Fashion's Future: Unstainable Shirts, Moving Fabrics and More, May, 2015.
Take Your Look from Deskside to Poolside with These Simple Tips, May, 2015.
Why Barbie's Still the Coolest Girl in School, April, 2015.
As a Marie Claire fashion features and credits intern, I dove headfirst into street styles and market trends, compiling the very best for fashion reports that informed future pages. I loved contributing to MarieClaire.com, too! In this piece, I highlighted summer sale items of interest to MC online readers, based off of the readership's most popular styles and price points at time of publishing.
30 Summer Style Deals You Need Right Now, Summer 2014.
Working as a reporter, web producer and later supervising editor at WUFT News (Gainesville's PBS and NPR-affiliate news station), I wrote, photographed and packaged many hard news stories across several platforms. These stories required in-depth investigative research, in-the-field reporting, photojournalism, audio recording and editing to be used for radio broadcast.
New Village Point Development is Adjacent to UF's Former Hull Road Landfill, October 20, 2013.
• First Place in Professional Investigative Reporting, Florida Associated Press Broadcasters
• First Place in Investigative Reporting at the RTNDA Murrow Regional Awards
• Region 3 Mark of Excellence, Society of Professional Journalists
North Florida Cattlemen Cautious Amid Zilmax Weight Gain Drug Sale Suspension, September, 2013.
North Central Florida’s Cancer Death Rate Higher Compared to State’s, September, 2013.
The Independent Florida Alligator
As a contributor for the independent student-run, newspaper, I absolutely loved reviewing movies and fashion shows for the Arts & Culture section, as well as covering international fashion weeks and national style trends from a North Central Florida perspective.
Alligator Highlights Below:
Awesomely abnormal Halloween costumes, October 30, 2014.
Go Get a Job (and Look Good Doing it), September 30, 2014.
NYFW Spring 2015 collections promise feminine, masculine lines, September 18, 2014.
Hipp documentary answers call of the wild, March 14, 2013.
Fast food- and fairytale-inspired fashions hit Milan runway, Februay 26, 2014.
Gainesville clothing designer hosts fashion show, January 31, 2013.
Downtown shops put local spin on spring trends, January 24, 2013.
Small knives now safe to fly, March 19, 2013.
The Independent Florida Alligator: Blogs
Summers away from college, I contributed remotely as a style blogger for its online publication. I covered emerging fashion trends, new designer collaborations and style tips for college students. Last summer, I penned my own weekly "On Trend, On a Budget" column, which discussed trending looks with an emphasis on budget-friendly finds.
She Blogs Couture by the Seashore
Eight years into writing and editing my own fashion blog, She Blogs Couture has helped me develop my own sense of style, as well as explore new trends and looks in a digitized journal. Though I most enjoy featuring my own personal fashion explorations, I can't resist snapping pics of friends or street style trendsetters and telling their story.
My (So Far) Favorite Looks from Spring 2015, September 10, 2014.
My Peter Pilotto Picks, February 10, 2014.
The Nifty Fifties: Not your average Grandma dress, October 13, 2013.
Touchdown in London Town, July 26, 2013.
In Summer 2013, I served as Editorial Intern for Sarasota Magazine, working directly under web editor Megan McDonald. I was given the opportunity to expand Sarasota's fashion coverage with my own "Sun, Sand & Style" beachwear street style articles and wrote for the magazine's "Your Sarasota Wedding" section.
Their Sarasota Wedding: Jodi Ewart and Adam Shadoff, June 18, 2013.
Council for the Advancement of Science Writing
Selected from 2,300 students in UF's College of Journalism and Communications, I represented the College as one of eight reporters at the 2013 National Science Writers Convention. There, I spoke with scientist Ellen E. Martin on the dangers of rock weathering in Greenland. The story was published in Explore, UF's research magazine.
My early interest in fashion journalism led me to apply (and land!) the position of Accessories Editor at College Fashionista for UF's campus my sophomore year. Every week I scouted campus for fashionable students with a flair for accessorizing, and I documented these finds with my own photos articles.