Afrobella has been featured in Essence, Ebony, Glamour, the Trinidad Guardian, Trinidad Newsday and Fast Company. Patrice has contributed writing to Essence, Newsweek.com, xoJane.com and Ebony.com, and was one of the initial contributors to Italian Vogue's Vogue Black. Afrobella recently partnered with MAC Cosmetics to create her own custom liplass called "All of My Purple Life" part of Bloggers' Obsession collection. Currently on Ebony Magazine's Power 100 list.
A widely regarded expert in online shopping, Michelle has also been a contributing editor for RealSimple.com, MSN Shopping, Cotton Incorporated and the American Heart Association. Her style and shopping tips have been featured in numerous newspapers and magazines, radio and television interviews, including Metro newspapers in New York and Boston,Women’s Wear Daily, The Tyra Banks show, NBC, Investor’s Business Daily, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Post, and the Washington Post.
Victoria started Vmac + Cheese in 2008 because she needed a creative outlet to share her stories about life as a recent culinary school grad. This outlet went beyond her love of food and now you will see Victoria write about style, design, beauty, culture, interiors, and other multi-faceted musings for women who are anything but one-dimensional.
Jill Seiman is the mom about town. From the latest trends and hotspots to go with your girlfriends, to fun things to do and see with the kids, she covers it all!
A Texan girl turned Hollywood lady, Devon’s love of fashion and eye for stylish living has been evident since she first stole her mother’s heels at age three and filmed her first home tour at age four. DevonRachel.com was born in 2011 and you can find everything from styling your outfit and hair to your bookshelves and sofa on her site.
In addition to styling her clients who come from amazing companies like FOX, CBS, HBO, Lifetime, Warner Brothers, and Nickelodeon – Lauren is currently a stylist for Westfield Mall and is one of the faces of their fall/winter campaign. Lauren is also a style expert for the site eHow Style. In 2011, Lauren became a certified personal stylist through Stacy London’s – from TLC’s What Not to Wear- Style for Hire network. Lauren is also the president and an instructor at School Of Style, the world’s first school for wardrobe stylists.
Kate is the 20-something self-taught photographer and cook from Missouri behind food blog Cookie+Kate. Kate, a self-described food-obsessed vegetarian, believes in eating whole foods and posts only vegetarian recipes on her site. She believes that cooking should be fun and recipes, flexible. Cookies+Kate celebrates good food that delights the senses and nourishes the body.
Lifetime dessert enthusiast Melissa Johnson, premiers top rated dessert recipes and trends from fellow dessert bloggers. Launched in 2011, the website is updated 3-6 times per day. That's a lot of dessert! The have a panel of dessert recipe and trend contributors comprised of dessert bloggers, artists, bakery owners, event stylists, recipe developers, writers and photographers.
A food-loving, wellness-craving veggie fiend, Sara of Sprouted Kitchen enjoys the culture of sharing a meal with friends and family. She loves whole, clean cooking and promises that on the Sprouted Kitchen, you will find recipes that use seasonal, organic, and local ingredients where it is accessible and affordable.
Dear Crissy is a leading “momhood” blog from Ohio mom Crissy Page’s perspective. A stay-at-home mom of two, Page’s blog makes parenting, lifestyle, and food its focal point. An expert on all things parenting, Page has contributed to Babble, allParenting, BabyCenter and New Parent, and has had photos featured on a youth adult novel cover, and in Parent & Child Magazine.
Ilana is the working mom of two, from NYC, who writes Mommy Shorts, a fun parenting blog where Illana chronicles the adventures of mommyhood with her husband and two daughters, Mazzy and Harlow. From “Fancy Parenting Charts” and “Parental Tweets” to “Funny Baby Videos” and “Celebrity Parenting Snark,” Illana keeps it lighthearted and real on Mommy Shorts.
Rene Syler is a former anchor of the Early Show on CBS & in 2007 she put out her first book, "Good Enough Mother: The Perfectly Imperfect Book of Parenting." Rene continues with her televesion work. She was also chosen as one of the panelists for a Warner Brothers talk show focusing on motherhood issues, alongside fellow co-hosts Paula Deen and Kate Gosselin.
Jor-El Caraballo created Mane Man to be a blog for everything on lifestyle for the modern man. Focused mainly on men's hair, Caraballo recognized the need for a forum for men of all races to come together to find support for both hair and non-hair issues.
Oren Wilkes is a fashion model and creator of Unbiased Writer, a blog that features fresh outlook on film and television, sports, politics and much more.
The Awesomer is a manly blog filled with awesome stuff that cuts a wide swath across things that every guy likes: clothing, games, design, music, videos, gadgets, sports and more. Founder Paul Strauss has been digging under rocks to find the coolest things for online readers since 2006, when he started the popular tech and gadget blog, Technabob.com.
Cassey Ho is a Pilates and fitness instructor, a lover of all things healthy, and the designer of oGorgeous Yoga bags.
Kristin has appeared on CNN, FOX , the CBS Morning Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, The Tyra Banks Show, and the Isaac Mizrahi Show. She has contributed to magazines such as Pilates Style, Fit Yoga, Health, Shape, Fitness, Self, In Style, Women’s Health, Body & Soul, and Prevention. She is a Contributing Editor for Health Magazine. Kristin has graced many magazine covers including Pilates Style and Fit Yoga. Kristin is an avid spokesperson for companies and causes that promote health and wellness. She is also Fila’s Yoga Ambassador.
Sarah Dussault is the 20-something health and fitness blogger and YouTube star behind Sarah Fit. A Teen Vogue “Five Fab Fitness Gurus to Follow” and Mashable “10 Best YouTube Channels for Free Fitness Videos,” Sarah’s fitness videos have been viewed more than 120 million times. A certified personal trainer, she is passionate about enabling healthy living.
Hostess with the Mostess® (HWTM) is an innovative resource for hip & modern entertaining ideas, powered by a popular daily blog and creative online community
Catch My Party was started in 2009 by founder Jillian Tohber Leslie. Jillian received her BA and MBA from Stanford University. She has worked as both a television writer and screenwriter in Hollywood for more than ten years. Jillian decided to “get her party on” and launched Catch My Party as a place to celebrate the entertainer in all of us.
Courtney Whitmore, the Southern-born entertaining expert behind Pizzazzerie, has no shortage of tips on everything from entertaining in style and whimsical children's party ideas to dinner party recipes and hostess gift guides. Her site, Pizzazzerie.com, is your source for daily entertaining inspiration. Since launching Pizzazzerie, Whitmore has become a well-known stylist and writer in the field of party design and décor.
Natasha Eubanks is a professional blogger based in Washington, D.C. and New York City. Her site, TheYBF.com, focuses on everything fabulous in black Hollywood and is a product of her obsession with celebrity gossip. With previous full-time stints as an entertainment correspondent and freelance magazine writer, Natasha is building an entertainment media empire unto itself.
Allie is Wired is about everything entertainment. We absolutely love to talk about the funny side of Hollywood! If it’s about a celebrity, ridiculous and on the internet — you’ll likely find it here.
B. Scott launched LoveBScott.com, a site that primarily focuses on the five pillars of pop culture—celebrity news, fashion, music, nightlife, and miscellaneous entertainment—in 2007. Since then, his lovable and honest entertainment videos have been viewed by millions of people across the world. The intent of his site is to approach entertainment and celebrity news with a positive spin.
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