My writing journey started with blogging.
As a high-school student in a rural town, it was my window into a glimmering world of fashion that felt lightyears away. My first blog became a sounding board for styling my outfits, exploring new designers, connecting with fellow fashion bloggers, and honing my editorial voice. These were the pre-influencer days, so we fashionistas did it all without Instagram! (But we did have Lookbook.nu.)
I continued blogging through college, but as my schedule filled with internships and jobs, I retired my blog, started a couple new ones, and eventually decided to focus on freelance.
But if you’re here for the journey, you can still read my old blogs for kicks!
Pursuing inspirational stories in fashion, 2016
I started this blog as a post-grad looking for my first full-time job, hoping to break into the fashion magazine scene in New York City. Between applications and pitches, I noticed a gap in the articles media companies wanted to publish (“The Best Floral Dresses for Spring”…bleh) and what I wanted to write. The beauty that I saw in fashion was so much more than pretty clothes and the latest trends. It was about the real people with incredible talent and inspiring stories woven into material things. I created this blog to write those stories while jobless, broke, and living on my cousin’s couch.
A street style project, 2015
This blog was a semester-long project for the “Topics in Journalism: Blogging” course I took as a senior at Emerson College. The course focused on developing a unique blog concept, honing the skills required to write interesting blog posts, and crafting a tone of voice to capture readers. Through this project, I practiced my photography skills with an SRL camera as I captured street style around the city of Boston. I conducted interviews and produced and edited audio pieces to accompany the images.
Personal style blog, 2009-2014
As a high school student in a small, rural town with barely a shopping mall within 20 miles, I created a blog to practice my writing and connect with the global fashion community. This transformed my fascination with the industry from admiring magazine pages in my hometown, to attending fashion shows in Boston and interviewing local designers.