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Istituto Marangoni almuna. Fashion designer, lawyer, and Political Science & International Relations graduate. I am a freelance fashion, beauty and pop culture journalist with bylines for Teen Vogue and EnVi Media. I also serve as a consultant for Latin American fashion brands.

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NCT, Jisoo, and Bright Vachirawit Were Top Performers During Fashion Month

If fashion is the name of the game, stars from the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region are undoubtedly top players. In addition to their stylish wardrobes — which they always elevate during Fashion Month — APAC celebrities have managed to become top voices for fashion brands. With legions of adoring fans, their commercial power is to be expected, but their increasing presence in the world of fashion is also leaving a lasting impact on the global luxury market. According to the software and data company

5 Latin Creators And How Their Culture Empowers Their Art

With Hispanic Heritage Month underway, Teen Vogue highlights latin women making waves in the art, fashion, and multimedia scenes. As one of the greatest forms of expression, art has always been a powerful tool for Latina and Hispanic women to honor their roots and keep their heritage alive. Shaping a unique voice and reflecting the diversity of their upbringings, in this day and era, several Latina artists have established themselves as forces to be reckoned with across fields. While there’s no

EENK Makes Waves in Paris With Show Soundtracked by Carla Bruni

Amidst Paris Fashion Week, South Korean fashion brand EENK presented its first solo show at Palais de Tokyo, in the French capital, on September 28. The brand made waves with a well-informed collection, showcased alongside a performance by supermodel Carla Bruni. EENK, helmed by Hyemee Lee, has long become synonymous with Korean chic, so their first runway in the City of Lights is another milestone for Korean creatives, who continue to find international success. Following creative director Hye

All The Menswear Trends NCT 127 Are Spearheading With “2 Baddies” (Part I)

NCT 127’s status as K-pop’s Fashion Darlings is not up for debate. Whether individually or as a group, the superstars have become synonymous with fashion. Individually, each member flaunts his own style accolades: ambassadorships, attendance at the most exclusive events, magazine covers, you name it. As a group, Taeil, Johnny, Taeyong, Yuta, Doyoung, Jaehyun, Jungwoo, Mark, and Haechan are the epitome of versatility. Undisputed trendsetters and always ahead of their times, the boys of NCT 127 ar

NYFW Street Style to Inspire Your Fall Wardrobe

With Fashion Week underway, there have been plenty of memorable style moments in the last couple of days. From the catwalks to the front rows and the streets, New York has served boundless inspiration and lessons on style. From the runways, we learned that the rise of blue and turquoise is imminent. Brands such as Fendi (in collaboration with Tiffany & Co.), Proenza Schouler, and Christian Siriano are proof of it. Meanwhile, the likes of Snow Xue Gao and Brandon Maxwell are championing the retu

Creative Spotlight: Tanner Fletcher Is Creating A World For Everybody to Live In

In this day and age, countless fashion brands publicize inclusivity as a core value. However, few prioritize it in the way Tanner Fletcher—the creative brainchild of midwesterners Tanner Richie and Fletcher Kasell—does. Reimagining fashion and interior design of decades past, the young creatives are serious contenders to become fashion’s new favorite duo. Fresh off the brand’s resort 2023 collection unveiling, Fletcher Kasell talked to EnVi about Tanner Fletcher’s serendipitous beginnings, gende

Neon Green Is Set to Be the Next Trending Color of 2022

At the beginning of 2019, everything indicated neon colors — think Barbiecore hot pink, neon green, and bright orange — were serious contenders to headline fashion's newest color trend. If the myriad of brands — Balenciaga, Jacquemus, Off White, and more — introducing dopamine palettes on their catwalks was not enough of an indicator, stars including Kendall Jenner, Rihanna, and Billie Eillish were surely making a case for it. The trend might have not blown up back then, but in the seasons to fo

Asian Celebrities Are Top Players In The Fashion Industry

Whether it is jet-setting around the world, attending the most coveted fashion events, or gracing the covers of international publications, Asian celebrities never fail to command attention. It is no surprise then that some of these stars have risen to become fashion’s new top players. So far, 2022 has seen a growing list of celebs from the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region consolidating their place in the industry. From ambassadorships to campaigns, household names from China, Japan, South Korea, and

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SB19 on The Power of Reconnecting With Fans and Spreading Filipino Culture

Over the last couple of years, Filipino boy band SB19 has made its headway into global stardom. With hit songs like “What?,” “MAPA,” and “Bazinga,” the group accrued momentum in their home country and shot to international fame. As trailblazers whose popularity earned them a nomination for Top Social Artist at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, the five-piece act has reached highs unknown for Southeast Asian artists. When we speak, Pablo, Josh, Stell, Ken, and Justin are in the midst of a new chap

IVE Shares Their Tips For the Perfect Outfit

Barely 10 months into their career, K-pop group IVE has achieved milestones unknown for a rookie group. The perfect combination of stylized K-pop and newfangled girl crush, the sextet — Yujin, Gaeul, Rei, Wonyoung, Liz, and Leeseo — knows nothing but success. Their debut song “ELEVEN,” released in December 2021, earned them 13 music show awards and landed a spot on Billboard’s Hot Trending Songs Chart. Keeping their momentum, IVE followed up with the singles, “LOVE DIVE,” and “After LIKE” — bot

Creative Spotlight: Zayson Is Approaching Music with Human Connection In Mind

The world-building in “Love Theory”—Taeyong’s collaboration with rapper Wonstein—is fun, playful, and masterfully colored. Assembled from the idea of conveying “a fun, happy, feeling,” the song highlights Taeyong’s strengths in a way that only an insightful vision of his creative universe could achieve. It couldn’t be otherwise. Behind the melodic track, winsome and eclectic in equal parts, is Zayson Wong, a Malaysian producer that has made an art out of his “no-business” approach to creating mu

Creative Spotlight: Setting The Record Straight With Adam Katz Sinding

For many working in the fashion industry, receiving the title of “pioneer” would be one of the highest compliments. Adam Katz Sinding, however, is quick to reject the label when I quote a headline that dubbed him “the pioneer of street-style photography.” Asked how he wishes to be introduced, Adam replies right off the bat, “I’m definitely no pioneer.” In a straightforward tone, he sets the mood for an honest interview where we discuss his career, fashion, and pigeonholing people into categories

Creative Spotlight: Jonathan Morales On Designing Pop Culture

Throughout the years, popular culture has often served as inspiration for people around the world. From fans to artists across fields, it has marked generations and continues to influence their vision of the world. Only a few selected ones, however, can brag about designing clothes that are shaping pop culture. Mexican fashion designer and self-described melomaniac, Jonathan Morales, belongs to that group. Sported by the legendary Gwen Stefani, and the Thai superstar Lisa Manoban, Jonathan’s di

Teen Vogue

Explore a featured selection of my writing work for Teen Vogue.

TikTok Users LOVE This Korean Makeup Spatula, Here's Why

According to millions around the world, TikTok is the ultimate referent for everything beauty — from makeup hacks to trending products. You might have seen trends such as heavy blush makeup making headlines, but if you’ve scrolled down the platform recently, chances are you’ve come across a new beauty sensation: makeup spatulas. If you haven’t yet, this article will change that. Initially popularized in South Korea, makeup spatulas are the latest beauty product earning traction on the video-sha

Kendall Jenner Completely Skipped Pants for a Day Out in the City

The Kardashian-Jenner sister clan never misses the chance to jump into the latest trends. From Barbiecore to millennial side parts, the popular sisters are always ready to showcase what's in. Now, Kendall Jenner is making a case for visible underwear. On November 20, the model was spotted out and about in Los Angeles dressed in a pantsless ensemble that proves wearing underwear as outwear is not exclusive to the runways. The reality star opted for a Bottega Veneta look straight from the brand's

BLACKPINK’s Lisa Has the Perfect Accessory for a Cozy Outfit

Nothing tops a cozy outfit for cozy weather and BLACKPINK’s Lisa shared the ultimate hack to make any look season-appropriate. Trust Lisa Manobal to be a referent for all things style. Whether it is on the red carpet or simply flaunting her day-to-day outfits, the “Money” singer never fails to deliver the best fashion. In her latest Instagram post, the K-pop superstar—who is currently traveling the world as part of BLACKPINK’s Born Pink tour—is seen happily enjoying a slice of pizza, dressed in

Netflix and Allure Celebrate the Power of Artistry as Self-Expression

The renowned stylists also talked about the inspiration behind their work. Said Villalobos, who styled Kerry Washington’s hair on The School for Good and Evil, “I wanted Kerry's character, Professor Dovey, to be lighter, fun. She's from the good school, not the evil school, so she needed to be more jolly. I also wanted to show texture on her hair.” Meanwhile, Smalls, responsible for red-carpet looks for stars like Janelle Monae, offered tips on makeup and teamwork. “I never try a new product on

What to Know About Yumi Nu’s New Size-Inclusive Brand Blueki

Model, musician, and Teen Vogue cover star Yumi Nu has a history of consistently collecting new milestones. The 25-year-old cemented her position as a fashion trailblazer after being featured in Sports Illustrated and appearing on the cover of Vogue's September issue. Now, the launch of her own size-inclusive fashion brand Blueki echoes the title. On October 17, the model took to Instagram to share the news of Blueki's launch with her followers. "2.5 years in the making. Finally introducing you

IVE Shares Their Tips For the Perfect Outfit

Barely 10 months into their career, K-pop group IVE has achieved milestones unknown for a rookie group. The perfect combination of stylized K-pop and newfangled girl crush, the sextet — Yujin, Gaeul, Rei, Wonyoung, Liz, and Leeseo — knows nothing but success. Their debut song “ELEVEN,” released in December 2021, earned them 13 music show awards and landed a spot on Billboard’s Hot Trending Songs Chart. Keeping their momentum, IVE followed up with the singles, “LOVE DIVE,” and “After LIKE” — bot

5 Latin Creators And How Their Culture Empowers Their Art

With Hispanic Heritage Month underway, Teen Vogue highlights latin women making waves in the art, fashion, and multimedia scenes. As one of the greatest forms of expression, art has always been a powerful tool for Latina and Hispanic women to honor their roots and keep their heritage alive. Shaping a unique voice and reflecting the diversity of their upbringings, in this day and era, several Latina artists have established themselves as forces to be reckoned with across fields. While there’s no

"Heartstopper" Star Joe Locke Ditched the Shirt on the Red Carpet

There are no rules when it comes to red-carpet dressing, but if we go by Heartstopper star Joe Locke's most recent appearance, shirtless is the new black. On October 12, Joe Locke attended the 2022 Attitude Awards in London, England, and, of course, he was perfectly in trend. The actor hit the red carpet donning an aqua-blue suit from JW Anderson. The look featured slim trousers and a single-breasted jacket with the brand's signature chunky link chain details on the sides. The statement? In ad

Sydney Sweeney & Dakota Johnson Wore Matching Shoes Filming “Madame Web”

The first glimpse of Sydney Sweeney and Dakota Johnson together on the set of Madame Web proves that a pair of Dr. Martens boots will always be the perfect complement to any outfit. ICYMI, Dakota Johnson and Sydney Sweeney are co-starring in Madame Web, Sony's first female-centric superhero film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Based on the psychic-mutant character first introduced in The Amazing Spider-Man #210, the movie is set to expand the history of Spider-Man's ally, Madame Web. Though

The Viral TikTok Rose Water Hacks, Explained

On TikTok alone, the #rosewater tag has amassed over 95 million views, with people sharing their favorite beauty hacks and tips featuring rose water. Long before becoming a must-have for beauty enthusiasts, however, rose water has been essential for food recipes, cosmetic routines, and even customs across the Middle East and Latin America. A natural product that dates back more than a thousand years, rose water has risen to online prominence in recent years. The product of distilling petals of

15 Latinx and Hispanic Creatives Changing Fashion and Beauty

Shaking and shaping the world from different frontiers, Latinx and Hispanic designers, beauty entrepreneurs, and celebrities are championing creativity, individuality, and diversity around the globe. From boundary-pushing celebrities to talented designers and innovative beauty gurus, these people are changing the fashion and beauty global landscape. Although every day is the perfect chance to spotlight their work and contributions, to honor Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month, Teen Vogue rounded

Kaia Gerber Just Dropped a Minimalist Collection With Zara

Kaia Gerber has put on her designer hat once again. In her latest venture, the model collaborated with the clothing retailer Zara for a collection that has everything you would ever need in your closet. Capsule wardrobes are extremely popular nowadays. With more than 631 million views on TikTok, the #capsulewardrobe hashtag features a variety of videos displaying outfit combinations with closet essentials. Kaia Gerber’s collaboration with Zara taps exactly into this idea. “My starting point fo

According to Kylie Jenner, Barbiecore Is Not Going Anywhere

Neon green might be the rising color trend taking over every A-lister’s wardrobe, but Kylie Jenner is still making a case for Barbiecore. Attending Balenciaga’s Spring Summer 2023 show in Paris, the star made a bold statement in a hot pink dress that proved Barbiecore is not going anywhere just yet. This season, Kylie has flaunted her fashion dexterity with look after look at Paris Fashion Week. Adding another ‘fit to her lookbook, the Kylie Cosmetics founder stepped out in a fuzzy, floor-lengt

Gendered Uniforms Are a Thing of the Past for Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic is officially saying goodbye to gendered uniforms. The British airline announced an update to its gender identity policy on September 28, which removes the requirement to wear gendered uniforms for the airline’s crew, pilots, and ground team. Virgin Atlantic shared the new policy through a video and social media campaign. Back in 2014, Virgin Atlantic introduced uniforms designed by fashion legend Vivienne Westwood. Among the gendered options was a uniform “for female cabin crew

5 Fashion Industry Professionals Share How They Got Their Start

Fashion is an alluring and captivating world that sparks the curiosity of many. While from the outside, the industry might appear intimidating and scarce of opportunities, there’s more to it than meets the eye. Beyond the runways, glossy magazine pages, and glamorous portrayals in media, fashion is vast and covers a wide range of fields. Naturally, the available paths are equally varied and if you’re wondering, no, there’s not a secret formula to breaking into the industry. There are, however,

Camila Mendes Wore Two Bustier Dresses to Her Movie Premiere

The premiere of the high school dark comedy Do Revenge at TUDUM Theater in Hollywood, California, was full of headline-worthy style moments. With actresses, Camila Mendes, Maya Hawke, and Sarah Michelle Gellar among a star-studded cast, it couldn’t be otherwise. Leading star Camila Mendes, however, tapped on the hottest fashion trends to deliver not just one but two standout looks. On September 14, Camila Mendes attended the early screening of her latest Netflix production Do Revenge. The film,

Valentino Made Zendaya’s Emmys Dress in Just One Week

ICYMI: Zendaya made history at the 2022 Emmys. Not only did the superstar become the youngest two-time winner of the Outstanding Lead Actress award, but she also became the first Black woman to receive two wins in the category — and consecutively at that. But, even before snagging her award, Zendaya was already winning the style game. Dressed in a Valentino ballgown that featured a peplum bodice and a full skirt, the star paired the glamorous look with a voluminous hairstyle courtesy of celebri

K-Pop Group IVE Went All out for Their All-Denim Look

Nostalgia has been influencing the most prominent fashion trends in 2022 and K-Pop group IVE is here to prove it. Just like corsets, cargo pants, and many other Y2K staples, the Canadian tuxedo has been making the rounds since the beginning of the year with the likes of Bella Hadid donning full-denim looks. The latest stars to deliver a denim-on-denim statement are the members of IVE. Rising stars on the music front, the girls of IVE are no strangers to sartorial experimentation. And their mos

G(I)-DLE Member Minnie's Barbie Pink Swimsuit Has Y2K Vibes

Minnie of G(I)-DLE has long had a knack for incorporating pink items into her wardrobe. On Instagram, the K-pop singer often shares pictures with glimpses of her effortless take on the Barbiecore trend. And her collection of pink items seems enviable! Pink baguette bags, pink sweatshirts, pink phone cases, Minnie owns them all. In her most recent post, the star also proved to be an adroit fashionista, bringing together two of the most prominent fads of this season: Barbiecore and tie-dye. On Au

Hailey Bieber Shared a Simple Makeup Hack for a Glowy Base

Hailey Bieber is a go-to source for everything fashion and beauty. From her signature street style looks to her viral glazed donut nails, the model is often at the forefront of trends. Since launching her brand Rhode, we can also trust her to share tips on how to achieve our skin care goals. Her latest contribution? A hack for a glowy makeup base. On August 28, Hailey demonstrated the simple trick on Rhode’s Instagram stories. The model started off by applying a layer of her brand’s Barrier Res
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I am in charge of overseeing the fashion content at EnVi Media, a multimedia platform with an emphasis on music, film, and fashion across cultures. For press inquiries and pitches related to EnVi, please reach out to may.envimedia@gmail.com