With a degree in Apparel Design from University of Texas and an internship for Luella (in London *sips tea*) under my belt, I moved to New York to see if it lived up to the hype. It did. After working with a trend forecasting company that liked my fashion sketches, trying PR on for size, and styling shoots for Moda Operandi as an editorial assistant, I landed a fantasy job writing for Vogue’s Beauty team. Now living in a paradise space in Chicago, freelance writing has allowed me to expand my body of work for outlets like Vogue.com, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and Paper Magazine. At the moment, I’m dreaming up new ways to collaborate with brilliant minds and cool hearts across the globe—if you’re one of them, look me up @ardenparty! In the meantime, I’ll be soaking in a whirlpool tub/sweating in a sauna and applying layers and layers of skincare whilst listening to synths or podcasts about energetic connectivity.