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Istituto Marangoni almuna. Fashion designer, lawyer, and Political Science & International Relations graduate. I am a freelance fashion, beauty and culture journalist with bylines for Nylon, Teen Vogue, Fashionista, Lonely Planet, EnVi Media and more. I also serve as a sustainability consultant for fashion brands.

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Explore a featured selection of my writing work below.

Prada Continues Asia Focus Appointing ENHYPHEN as New Brand Ambassador

K-pop group ENHYPEN is the latest South Korean act to join the luxury fashion ranks through an ambassadorship. As Prada’s strong focus on the Asia Pacific region continues, the Italian brand appointed the seven-member band as its latest ambassador. The news come only a few days ahead of Prada’s fashion show at Men’s Milan Fashion Week.

Known for their distinctive sound and “million-seller” status, ENHYPEN is considered one of the most successful new-generation K-pop groups. The band — composed

Gigi Hadid, Devon Aoki, Ke Huy Quan, Cardi B and More On Their Way To The 2023 Met Gala

The arrival of celebrities at The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the highlights of the Met Gala. For stars getting ready at New York’s iconic The Mark Hotel, however, there’s a red carpet drill as they leave the five star-hotel. Surrounded by photographers and fans, the Met Gala attendants offer a preview of their looks.

Photographer Natalie Jane captured this buzz outside The Mark Hotel. Scroll down to take a look at some of the night’s best-dressed celebrities as they made their way to

Gen Z Models Are Embracing Authentic Fashion With eBay

Poster girls for self-expression, models Deja Foxx, Sarah Kim and Teo Marcella represent what it means for this generation to be authentic and express without hindrance. Fresh off a fashion editorial for Teen Vogue, in collaboration with eBay, the young women reflect on the importance of authenticity and remaining loyal to oneself through fashion.

For the 22-year-old Deja Foxx, a student at Columbia University and digitally savvy activist, style is an extension of her views. “I use it as a way

Fashion Players on How Innovation Informs Their Work

As one of the most future-driven industries, fashion is often at the forefront of change, development, and modernization. While innovation might be mostly associated with the influence of cutting-edge technology and digitalization in the industry, the truth is there are several ways fashion players can introduce lasting changes.

From fashion designer Hope Macaulay, who’s at the forefront of chunky, sustainable knits, to plus-size model Kaguya, who’s dismantling stereotypes in fashion and beyond

Luxury Beauty: A New Territory To Conquer for Asian Celebrities

Similar to the world of fashion, in recent years, the beauty industry has turned its attention to Asian celebrities. Tapping into these stars’ power, brands have introduced new ambassadors, campaigns, and even collaborations. However, in an ever-changing and fast-paced world, establishing ties with these celebs is only the start. As the industry continues to grow, beauty brands are also innovating the ways they communicate with their consumers.

To gain professional insights, EnVi caught up with

Wisdom Kaye Knows How To Keep It Real

On set shooting a Teen Vogue special issue, the internet icon slips on a finely curated selection of pre-loved, new, rare and vintage luxury pieces straight from eBay—namely jewelry, watches, bags, and sneakers. In the back of the room, items such as a Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger diamond bracelet, the sneakerheads’ favorite Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance 650 shoes, and a Gucci Rainbow Tote bag are carefully displayed. There is also a Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra diamond pendant, a Rolex Datejust wat

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

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

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,

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

Interviews

Artist Spotlight: Talking To Mina Okabe

Mina Okabe is looking forward to the summer. “Lately, the sun is starting to come out in Denmark — it has been very rainy and cloudy — and it just lifts my mood so much to see the sun. It’s still a bit cold, but I keep talking to my friends about how I just can’t wait to be outside all day in just shorts and a T-shirt. I’m so excited,” she shares over a Zoom call in early April. Beyond the prospect of easy-to-wear looks and gentler weather, the Danish-Japanese singer has plenty of other reasons

BGYO on Their Style Inspo, Self-Care Routines, & Shoe Game

Huddled together in front of a phone, the members of the P-Pop boy band BGYO are the definition of casual. The relaxed looks and the calm, almost nonchalant way they introduce themselves make it hard to believe that they have yet to reach the second year of their career. Less than two years, however, have sufficed for the quintet to forge a success that exemplifies the rise of Filipino music to the global stage.

Since their official debut in 2021, the five-piece act — consisting of Gelo, Akira,

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

Teen Vogue

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

Evan Mock Looks Almost Unrecognizable With His New Hairstyle

Evan Mock is no stranger to fashion and beauty experimentation. With one-of-a-kind outfits and iconic hairstyles — we’re looking at you, pink buzz haircut — the actor, model, and all-around fashion star has never been afraid of defying the status quo. It comes as no surprise that he debuted a new look on the runways of New York Fashion Week. And he looks almost unrecognizable.

On February 15, Taofeek Abijako’s fashion brand, Head of State, presented its latest effort. Modeling the emotional col

Gen Z Models Are Embracing Authentic Fashion With eBay

Poster girls for self-expression, models Deja Foxx, Sarah Kim and Teo Marcella represent what it means for this generation to be authentic and express without hindrance. Fresh off a fashion editorial for Teen Vogue, in collaboration with eBay, the young women reflect on the importance of authenticity and remaining loyal to oneself through fashion.

For the 22-year-old Deja Foxx, a student at Columbia University and digitally savvy activist, style is an extension of her views. “I use it as a way

Cardi B Paid Tribute to Late Designer Paco Rabanne at the Grammys

Following Paco Rabanne's death, the worlds of fashion and entertainment have rallied to pay several homages to the late Spanish designer. The latest of the bunch was Cardi B at the 2023 Grammys, which took place on February 5.

ICYMI, music's biggest night reunited la crème de la crème of the music industry, who brought out their fashion A-game for the award ceremony. Among the big names, rapper Cardi B turned heads with her fabulous looks. After stunning with an electric blue couture creation b

Selena Gomez Has a Sustainable Hack for Removing Makeup

Whether it's contouring, manicures, or must-have products, we can always turn to Selena Gomez for beauty tips and inspiration. On TikTok, the Rare Beauty founder has shared some clever makeup hacks and her latest video is no exception.

On January 5, the singer and actor shared a beauty routine on the video platform. Soundtracked with Miley Cyrus’ “Never Be Me,” the star started off by gently applying La Mer’s serum The Concentrate with her fingers. She then generously poured Bioderma’s Sensibio

Sadie Sink Makes the Case for Wide-Leg Jeans

Some trends are better left in the past, but according to actor Sadie Sink, wide-leg jeans are in for 2023. In her latest public appearance, the star was spotted perfectly in style, dressed in the comfiest, chicest denim look — with a Gen Z twist.

Heading to the Today show, Sadie gave her stamp of approval to oversized, flare jeans. The actor dressed in a pearl-embroidered design by Givenchy and paired them with a white jersey top with trendy cutout details, and a pair of G Cube 105 silver sand

The Best Runway Moments of 2022

In between viral looks, rising trends, and modeling debuts, there is never a dull moment in fashion. In 2022, the best runway moments included the ascension of Barbiecore with Valentino’s PP Pink helming the trend. Celebrities took over the catwalks. The industry mourned some of its greatest designers, and unknowingly witnessed the end of some defining chapters in the industry. In the spirit of moving forward, the runways also offered a sneak peek of what’s in store for fashion in the future.

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13 Red Carpet Looks I'll Still Be Thinking About After 2022

When it comes to memorable and undeniably gorgeous red carpet moments, 2022 did not disappoint. From the streets to the ‘gram, there wasn’t a shortage of fabulous fashion to find inspiration from this year. Yet, the red carpet in particular consistently hosted some of the best examples of sartorial excellence, courtesy of the world’s favorite stars. We saw fashion queen Zendaya delight at the Oscars, the Emmys, and any other event worth talking about with gloriously chic looks. Meanwhile, Timoth

Wisdom Kaye Knows How To Keep It Real

On set shooting a Teen Vogue special issue, the internet icon slips on a finely curated selection of pre-loved, new, rare and vintage luxury pieces straight from eBay—namely jewelry, watches, bags, and sneakers. In the back of the room, items such as a Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger diamond bracelet, the sneakerheads’ favorite Aimé Leon Dore x New Balance 650 shoes, and a Gucci Rainbow Tote bag are carefully displayed. There is also a Van Cleef & Arpels Alhambra diamond pendant, a Rolex Datejust wat

BLACKPINK Member Jennie’s Cozy Ganni Sweater Is On Sale ATM

The members of K-pop sensation BLACKPINK are our modern-day arbiters of good taste. Whether they're on or off stage, there's not a time these fashionable ladies are not rocking the coolest' fits. Case in point: Jennie's latest off-duty look.

On December 13, the BLACKPINK rapper updated fans on the 'gram, dressed in a casual and cozy ensemble. The Instagram-worthy look featured the Artwork Sweatshirt by the Scandinavian brand Ganni, which she paired with black sweatpants and the celebrity winter

BGYO on Their Style Inspo, Self-Care Routines, & Shoe Game

Huddled together in front of a phone, the members of the P-Pop boy band BGYO are the definition of casual. The relaxed looks and the calm, almost nonchalant way they introduce themselves make it hard to believe that they have yet to reach the second year of their career. Less than two years, however, have sufficed for the quintet to forge a success that exemplifies the rise of Filipino music to the global stage.

Since their official debut in 2021, the five-piece act — consisting of Gelo, Akira,

26 Cute Winter Boots That Take Cozy to the Next Level

Cute winter boots are at the top of our christmas list. As we transition into cold weather, our shoe rotation must follow. In addition to cozy sweaters, cool outerwear, and snuggly scarves, a most popular winter staple is — yes, you guessed it — a pair of cute winter boots. Options are endless. You can go for a furry waterproof snow boot, chunky platforms with a dash of fur for trekking across a college campus, or even a rain boot — they're all just a shopping cart away. And contrary to popular

Alexa Demie & Taylor Russell Were Matching on the Red Carpet

Among the sea of well-dressed guests, partners-in-style Alexa Demie and Taylor Russell commanded all attention with their matching red-carpet fashion at the Moët & Chandon Holiday Season Celebration party in New York.

Since starring together in Trey Edward Shults’ film Wave, actors Alexa Demie and Taylor Russell have become one of the most stylish friendships in showbiz. Be it on the red carpets or out and about in the streets of Paris, the popular friends have made headlines for their elevated

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
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I am in charge of overseeing the fashion content at EnVi Media, the ultimate go-to source for music, style, film, and culture across the Asian diaspora. For press inquiries and pitches related to EnVi, please reach out to may.envimedia@gmail.com