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How This InStyle Fashion Writer Broke Into The Industry

How This InStyle Fashion Writer Broke Into The Industry

Alison Syrett didn’t plan on being a fashion writer. Drawn toward art as a child, she initially wanted to be a children’s book illustrator, and pursued that when she entered college at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. After working various jobs in fashion, including working at boutiques and for designers, she decided to pursue a career in the field. Now, she writes and edits fashion features for one of the top magazines in the country. We got a chance to chat with her about her journey, having an untraditional college experience, and her meaningful jewelry.

How NASCAR Driver Julia Landauer Learned To Thrive In A Male-Dominated Sport

How NASCAR Driver Julia Landauer Learned To Thrive In A Male-Dominated Sport

At the tender age of 14, stock car racer Julia Landauer already displayed immense potential to become a professional racer: she was the first female champion of the Skip Barber Racing series in its 31-year history. Now 26, she has made it to NASCAR, is the highest-finishing female in its K&N Pro Series Championship, had a short stint on SURVIVOR, and also made the Forbes 30 under 30 list in 2017. We chatted with her to learn more about her career and, of course, jewelry.

Why This Model Started A Sustainable Clothing Company (And How You Can Too!)

Why This Model Started A Sustainable Clothing Company (And How You Can Too!)

Britt Bergmeister is a model with a mission. After a few years in the modeling industry, she began to be disheartened by the message she was sending to younger girls about beauty standards. Inspired by fellow model (and #girlgang member!) Cameron Russell’s determination to use her platform and voice to promote what she was passionate about, sustainability and women’s rights, Britt decided to do the same. With her mom, also a former model, she founded Off Duty Model/On Duty Citizen, an online site curating sustainable and ethical clothing basics for the perfect “off duty model” look. It has since blossomed into a platform and community promoting sustainable habits, travel hacks, health and wellness, and more. Read on to find out about the challenges of starting a company, what her sustainable life hacks are, and why she says “jewelry is like a scent!”

Thara Natalie: Business Owner, Nutritionist, Mom, and Co-manager of Jay Sean

Thara Natalie: Business Owner, Nutritionist, Mom, and Co-manager of Jay Sean

Thara Natalie didn’t always think she’d open a studio so young. Her career started with modeling and music, which she pursued while she went to Fordham University in the Bronx. Her music career took off, getting her a record deal and world tour. Along the way, she met her husband, singer Jay Sean. Now a full time business owner, mom, co-manager of Jay Sean, and nutritionist, she shared some tips for success and talked to us about the women she admires - and, of course, jewelry!

Celine Khavarani, PR and VIP Expert, on "Having It All" and Paying it Forward

Celine Khavarani, PR and VIP Expert, on "Having It All" and Paying it Forward

“People say you can have it all. I believe you can’t have everything at once. It’s about prioritizing what’s most important depending on the phase of your life.”

Meet Celine Khavarani. Currently the Senior VP of Communications at luxury footwear brand Tamara Mellon, she’s already spent a career traveling the world for brands like Prada, Jimmy Choo, Bulgari, and Giorgio Armani. Recently, she’s embarked on an adventure of an entirely different kind - motherhood. We visited her and her beautiful baby girl to learn more about her career, mentors, and of course jewelry!

Inside Model Activist Renee Peters' Jewelry Box

Inside Model Activist Renee Peters' Jewelry Box

A fashion model based in NYC, Renee Peters is an avid animal lover and nature enthusiast using her platform to promote sustainability and give ba...

Inside Celebrity Stylist Sarah Slutsky's Jewelry Box

Inside Celebrity Stylist Sarah Slutsky's Jewelry Box

This article is part of Shiffon Co.'s What's In My Jewelry Box series, where we visit women we admire to learn about what their jewelry means to th...