Nuts & Bolts...
I am New York-based host of Unbiased Label podcast and recently completed an academic sabbatical in London teaching and researching fashion and culture. For over a decade, I worked in the advertising industry including at The Washington Post and OUTFRONT Media. I am obsessed with diversity and culture through the lens of fashion.
Editorially, I have written for Fashion Unfiltered and was a contributing editor for The Washington Post's Fashion Washington.
As a classically trained hairstylist for 20 years (now retired), my work has been seen in Vogue Italia, The Washington Post, CNN-Anderson Cooper 360, Meet the Press, Good Morning America, Good Day New York and Good Day DC.
Academically, I hold an MA (with Distinction) in Fashion Critical Studies from Central Saint Martins (2020); a BA in Speech Communications from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (2001); and a cosmetology diploma from Graham Webb International Academy (2005).
The Back Story...
My personal relationship to fashion began as a little girl who came from a working class, Slavic immigrant family in New York with parents who were both first generation Americans.
Growing up, my fashion plates were the women in my family who valued style and gave me the freedom to express my own. Early on, I felt an emotional connection to fashion which allowed me to be seen, even if I didn’t always feel heard. Fashion has always been my creative joy of self-expression and a passion of love!
(Photo: w/Great-grandfather and Grandmother)