I didn’t so much as set out to write about fashion as I stumbled into, really. I mean, I like to think I have an awesome sense of style (even if it’s a bit irreverent) but I wouldn’t consider myself an expert. It’s my love of a good story that lead me to the fashion beat.
The fashion industry is filled with great stories: the struggling artist/designer who suddenly knocks one out of the park, the sweet little hometown boutique that makes you feel like a fashionista and the online vintage purveyor that goes that extra mile to find you the best of the best. These are a few of the fashion stories I have explored. I hope to continue to come up with great fashion finds for the pages of your favorite magazine.
Click links to see samples of my fashion articles:
- Baltimorean, Paige Clulow is on a A Vintage Voyage with an eye for fashion and photography which she uses to her advantage as owner of Nova Vintage. Check out the article I wrote on her in the December 2009 issue of Baltimore Magazine.
- A five-year-old Carla Mink started her career as a fashionista in the unlikeliest of places — a goat farm. “I used to rummage through my mom and grandma’s stuff and dig out the fake furs. When you look at picture of me when I was young, everyone else is in coveralls and I’m in a big fur coat and diva sunglasses,” she explains. From those humble roots came her self-titled boutique, Mink.
- Alice Dobson has made quite a name for herself in the fashion scene. Her women’s clothing line, Sofada (whose name is derived from a misspelling of the Portuguese word for naughty), and its eponymous boutique have become a Portland institution and Dobson’s creations have been hailed by New York fashion insiders as “cute, playful and flirtatious.