Fuelled by passion to impact cultural change--
through the lens of fashion.
Career Nuts & Bolts...
With a developed passion for fashion and culture, I made the strategic choice to shift my career perspective and refine my voice by researching fashion critical studies within the MA Fashion Communication course at Central Saint Martins in London. My 15+ years of professional experience includes roles as a multi-media strategist, content creator, and beauty artist.
Editorially, I have written for Fashion Unfiltered and was a contributing editor for The Washington Post's special fashion custom content FW. As an artist, my work has been published and seen in Vogue Italia, The Washington Post, Anderson Cooper 360, Meet the Press, Good Day New York, Good Day DC and Good Morning America.
With a diverse media background in digital, broadcast, print and out-of-home, I have well-rounded insights into the integration of programmatic innovations during the digital age transformation of traditional media. I have experience in advertising at The Washington Post, OUTFRONT Media, Sinclair Broadcast Group, The Carlisle Sentinel, and have served on the Board of The American Advertising Federation- D.C. chapter.
Central Saint Martins- MA, Fashion Communication (2020)
Graham Webb International Academy of Hair-Diploma, Cosmetology (2005)
Shippensburg University of Penn.- BA, Communications (2001)
The Back Story...
My personal relationship to fashion began as a little girl who came from a working class, Russian immigrant family in Binghamton, New York.
Growing up, my fashion plates were the women in my family who valued style and gave me the freedom to create my own. Early on, I felt an emotional connection to clothes and accessories. I fell in love with the joy that I found in fashion- which allowed me to be seen, even if I didn’t always feel heard.
(Photo: w/Great-grandfather and Grandmother)