Realist (noun): a person who accepts a situation as it is and is prepared to deal with it accordingly.

In an industry notorious for “smoke and mirrors,” it can be blinding to reach the depths of the true meaning of style. Coming from someone who guiltlessly worships glossies and follows more brands than people on Instagram, the glitz effect can be inspiring and purely fun; but what juts importance to a beautiful façade is the creative expression that lies beneath.

Prior to entering “the real world”, I was exposed to the fashion industry growing up as a model/actress then as an intern at various publications and in luxury PR. I pursued my dream of working as an editor in New York City which was truly an experience filled with ups and downs, life lessons and a hell of a lot of work. In true millennial fashion, I came across a new opportunity that finally speaks my language: trend forecasting. Basically, someone pays me to predict what’s going to be cool next year. How awesome, right?

All of this brings us to The Realist. I’m calling upon my experiences in editorial, entertainment, PR and trend forecasting to provide my readers with the skills and knowledge to curate your own unique style, attitude and true self. So, let’s cut the BS, find your voice, and simply keep it real.

For more about me, check out my portfolio and LinkedIn. You can also find me in the press on Simply Be, Her Campus and Kent State's A Magazine