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Creative City Podcast Cincinnati

How to Create a Podcast When You Don’t Really Know How to Create a Podcast

Whew, things have been busy! I know, I know--everyone is busy, but in addition to work and life stuff, I’ve also been doing interviews and editing and working on everything else that comes along with starting a podcast. The actual recording is pretty straightforward, but as always, there’s more to the creative process than meets the eye. Here’s my experience so far: Podcast Intro I recorded the intro in the audio booth at the Cincinnati Public Library’s...

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Work // 2015 Portfolio Faves

The end of the year is prime time for lazy blogger round-ups, so I’m taking full advantage of that and presenting a list of some of my favorite styling work from the past year: Lady of the Hour (Cincinnati Wedding, Winter 2015) [caption id="attachment_5717" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Photos: Annette Navarro[/caption] Favorite because: The noon look (that hat!) and the pink leather jacket + feathered gown combo on the cover are right up my alley. I would totally get married in...

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How To // Planning for Magazine Editorial Coverage

A few weeks ago, I was in a shop pulling wardrobe for a series of photo shoots, and the store owner asked me: “Is this for December?” I was floored. “Oh no, that’s been finished. This is for January.” It took me a second to realize that shopping in mid-November totally made sense for holiday from a retail standpoint. But magazines require a longer lead time than web or newspapers, so getting exposure in a glossy...

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5 Tips for Public Speaking

[caption id="attachment_5640" align="aligncenter" width="660"] Photo by Tim Bayer[/caption] Public speaking has dropped from #1 to #5 on the list of Americans’ top fears (it now hovers just below internet safety and random shootings), but it still makes me a little nervous. I’m getting the hang of it, though, so hosting Cincinnati Wedding magazine’s second fashion show was a lot less nerve-wracking than hosting the first. I talked about fashion trends and answered questions from attendees about everything...

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Work // Libby Lookbook

A few work projects have come to fruition lately, including the Libby Lookbook, photographed by Claudia Hershner, produced and styled by me, and starring some of my favorite local bloggers. One warm summer day, we all headed to Findlay Market and enjoyed a little fun in the sun--in front of the camera, of course. http://issuu.com/thestylesample/docs/libby_summer_15_lookbook You can check out the lookbook online or order a print copy if you’d like to see it in person; and of course...

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