Jersey Fashionista!

I just purchased some really cool pins from JerseyFashionista.

One of my favorite web-a-nations [“web + destinations = web-a-nations”] to peruse is JerseyFashionista.com. As a hopeful mom-to-be, I enjoy the delicate balance of having children and maintaing your femininity.  I had the pleasure of speaking with Lillie Morales and working with Jersey Fashionista.

Be sure to visit JerseyFashionista.com often—as a Kean University graduate, the style of journalism presented is both personal and professional. Plus, the posts are up-to-date with new things you can do with family and friends. Need proof? Just click this link for a fun, free activity that will provide a plethora of instagram worthy moments.

One of my favorite recent posts was this Mexican Sushi review.

Below are some pitches I had for the magazine. I’m not sure if it’s still a magazine, as the last free digital and print issue was in 2014, but you can read a complimentary digital version of the magazine here. You can appreciate the home grown effort and yet it’s still professional quality.

The cover of this 2014 fall issue struck me as both tender and sweet while still capturing the energy of  Día de Muertos. This Mexican holiday is kinda like Mexico’s answer to the global know holiday celebration of Halloween. It’s spiritual for some, being that you celebrate the lives of those that have passed on and personal to those that follow the traditions (which are found beautiful by most). But, for some, it’s just a fun tradition that reminds you of Mexican culture and beautiful pieces of art work. Fake flowers are a part of the tradition as are Mexican Sugar Skulls.

I remember corresponding with Mrs. Morales via email and I believe I contributed something to a holiday issue in 2014. I think there was an article about holiday cocktails and yoga!

Speaking of yoga, today I’m going to teach a yoga class in this messy rain we are having in south Jersey.

Anyway, I was just going to post some published articles and thought I would include a behind-the-scenes look at how a magazine is produced. Working in the production department of a magazine is the best way to learn how a publication is put together. A mentor in the publishing industry is Melissa Scraggs, a veteran of Production including several years at Vibe Magazine (I was her Production Assistant) and V Magazine, she currently works for Kennith Cole.

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