Judee Song Karson

If you haven’t already heard of thredUp before now … well, just go visit their website. Trust us. Artfully blending online shopping and consignment, thredUp makes selling and buying second-hand feel a lot less second-hand. But thredUp’s premium user experience that turns back-of-closet reruns into cash isn’t just limited to the transaction, it’s carefully curated…

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Adriana Botti

Adriana Botti’s decision to start Little Words Project, a pay-it-forward movement in the shape of a friendship bracelet, was an impulsive one. Borrowing from an activity she had started with her college sorority, Adriana saw an opportunity to produce a “kindness bracelet” that could be used by girls of all ages to bring one another…

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Brenna Lyden

Nearly four years ago, Brenna Lyden was a freshman in college majoring in apparel and was in the market for a walking, talking resume. Enter Chic Street Style: a platform for showcasing her personal style aesthetic. It was during this time running the fashion blog and styling company that Brenna realized there wasn’t a huge…

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Ariana Pierce

Ariana Pierce created Superstar Nail Lacquer because she saw a need. Realizing there was opportunity in the market for a beauty product that was as eco-conscious as it was fashionable, Ariana went to work connecting the dots in ways that got her noticed. And while fact that her nail lacquers gracing both the pages of…

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Abby Sterling

As fellow content curators, we couldn’t help but want Abby’s job as a full-time gig of our own. As creator of affordable fashion blog, The Fabulous Life of a Natural Disaster; leading operations at our blog crush Glitter Guide; and working in social media for Cinta, we’re all kinds of amazed by this triple-threat’s full…

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Melissa McGraw

In the fashion industry designing next season’s “it” item only begins with a killer idea. Sketches, swatches, patterns and perfect fits can go a long way, but the business of fashion is what really takes a piece from design to runway to closets around the world. Unfortunately, for many creative-minded designers, that whole business side…

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Rebecca Chin

There are few things we love more than a perfectly designed, totally classic, leather handbag. And GiGi New York, a leather goods company making bags, totes, wallets and other leather accessories, totally gets it right. Launched in 2012 the brand landed in the pages of Harper’s Bazar and the shelves of Neiman Marcus in record…

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Aliza Licht

Aliza Licht knows how to leave a mark. As senior vice president of global communications for Donna Karan International, Aliza is the force behind the brand’s iconic @DKNY Twitter account, which boasts more than half a million followers. The award-winning profile, which aims to be the “well-placed fashion source bringing you behind-the-scenes scoop from inside…

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Allyson Rees

Allyson Rees considers her path to becoming a freelance fashion journalist “an education.” Taking lessons from fashion closets, seminar rooms and more than one desk, Allyson managed to combine a whole lot of experience into a fulfilling career writing for fashion, interior and beauty brands on everything from breaking news to fashion trends to travel….

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