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On This Day In Fashion is an online blogazine that offers daily doses of fashion happenings from both today and the past. We are driven by the idea that modern creativity is impossible without an understanding of history. With that in mind, our aim is to provide a smart, entertaining and informative platform for the people and events that have shaped fashion through the centuries, from Marie Antoinette to Lady Gaga, all while linking readers to great design, style and inspiration. On OTDIF you’ll find reports on global fashion events, style advice, retail therapy and the Stories Behind the Styles, sassy stories from the fashion world that occurred on the day they are published, and Cinemodes, style-minded reviews of the world’s most fashionable films published on the date of their release. On This Day in Fashion is brought to you by the style slaves at Some Pig Productions.
OTDIF STYLE SLAVES
Ali Basye – Editor/publisher
Ali Basye got hooked on style and fashion growing up in Delaware, where watching midnight screenings of Rocky Horror Picture Show and new-wave bands at the university student center clued her into the larger personalities beyond junior high. Ali studied textile design at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, did a little sewing for local theater and fell into fashion journalism while working for Seattle magazine. She’s since produced and edited a number of custom publications, served as the editor of Seattle Bride Magazine and covered style and fashion for local and international magazines. In between fashion gigs, Ali wrote The Long and Short of It: The Madcap History of the Skirt (Harpers 2007), appeared on the History Channel and various TV and radio shows and regularly reports on American trends for Textile View magazine. She is an instructor of fashion history and fashion writing at the Art Institute of Seattle. On This Day In Fashion is the perfect outlet for her obsessions with history, style and fitting data into tidy categories.
Rachel Chambers — Assistant editor
Rachel Chambers is originally from Arizona, where she spent most of her childhood in the air-conditioned public library and inevitably became obsessed with writing. She credits her fashion sense to summers spent in Europe with her grandmother, who taught her that it’s better to be overdressed than underdressed, to invest in well-made classics and that good jewelry alone can make an outfit memorable. Rachel graduated with a degree in creative writing from Chapman University in Southern California, where she picked up an affinity for sun-kissed surfer looks and designer window shopping at South Coast Plaza. She caught the fashion bug bad, though, after a trip to the Fashion Museum in Antwerp, where she tried on Yohji Yamamoto couture and fell in love. Since then she’s been focusing her time equally on fiction and fashion, and figuring out how to get herself into a couture showroom. Rachel’s favorite designers include Yohji Yamamoto and Johnathan Saunders. She is hoping to make her next big fashion splurge on a vintage Ossie Clark.
Cody Bay – contributing editor
Cody Bay was born in Montana, raised in Seattle, lived in New York and wants to live in Paris. Maybe that’s why she sometimes finds herself riding about town in a little black dress that’s extremely comfortable with vintage cowboy boots on a bicycle with a basket that has, yes, a freakin’ baguette in it. Go figure. She cut her teeth as a multimedia producer at the Associated Press headquarters in New York and is now an award-winning journalist whose work covering lifestyle, travel, food and the arts has appeared in many local and national publications. Read more of Cody’s writing and goings-on at http://codybay.wordpress.com.
Katrina Ernst – intern
Katrina Ernst comes to On This Day in Fashion with a background in art history and a love for all things visual. Her obsession with clothes and their history started with a sixth grade social studies project on the Chinese Qin Dynasty. Presenting on the clothing from the period, Katrina wasn’t interested in presenting a standard poster board glued with pictures. Instead, she put on an all-out fashion show (with great assistance by her master tailor Dad) of several traditional robes and even a warrior’s breast-plate. The art historian in her makes her prone to analyze every piece of clothing she sees, but often this analysis is simply, “Shoot, I wish I was wearing that today.”
Kristine Lloyd, contributing writer
Kristine Lloyd is almost always photographed while eating. Unfortunately, her two great loves, fashion and eating, don’t go very well together. It helps to have two sizes of everything. Kristine got her humble start as a fashion hound miles away from the cutting edge, in Birmingham, Alabama, where she learned to dress from her stylish mother. She earned a Master’s degree in creative writing and often finds herself inventing bizarre and colorful characters in a style influenced by her favorite writer, Flannery O’Connor. Her fashion penchant for bright colors makes her look like a peacock amidst all of the black and gray of the Northwest. Flannery would have been proud.
On This Day In Fashion is looking for a full- or part-time sales executive to assist with launching our innovative sales and marketing plan, one that merges custom publishing with traditional ad sales and unique promotions. We are seeking a self-motivated and creative-minded person who thrives on directly contributing to the success of a business as an entrepreneurial partner. Having an interest in fashion is not required, but doesn’t hurt, either.
- Proven digital-media ad sales experience
- Ability to sell fashion and beauty categories
- Strong sales development skills to break new accounts
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Contact Ali Basye at email@example.com.
On This Day In Fashion is also seeking:
• one spring-summer intern
• local freelance writers to cover events in fashion capitals.