Here’s a bit more about me:
So, where are you from? Cleveland, but now I live in New York. (Recently moved from Chicago!)
How would you describe your style? Attainable, sophisticated and smart. You’ll constantly find me wearing unexpected pairings – like statement pumps and a vintage tee. I love mixing prints, layering textures and color-blocking. You can see more of my looks here.
What’s your secret styling tip? Always have a safety pin on-hand.
Here’s a bit more about corals + cognacs:
Why did you start your blog? Where I spend my weekdays from nine-to-five, style takes a back seat to a lot of other things. Since sartorial humor and an expertly crafted color-block can get lost in the boardroom (rightfully so), I decided to create a blog, where I’d hoped my writing, day-to-day styling efforts and arguably unacceptable collection of shoes would be better comprehended.
What’s it about? I chronicle my fashion fixation with pretty pictures, self-styled outfits, thoughts on trends and my evolving list of inspirations.
How’d you think of the name? I’m asked this a lot. To be honest, the name just came to me and clicked. When I began writing c+c in 2011, I worked in market research (storytelling with numbers, if you will), which is why I use a plus sign rather than an ampersand. I’m a big color-blocker, too, and a sucker for alliteration in writing, if you haven’t noticed. It just fit.
What’s the correct way to write it? corals + cognacs
And, okay. How do you pronounce it? corals and cone-yaks.
Are you a full-time blogger? No, I work full-time at an ad agency as a Social Media/Community Manager.
What kind of camera do you use? A Canon T3i. By far my best-ever blog investment. I like the lens that the camera came with, but now I shoot almost exclusively with a 50mm f/1.8 lens. They’re relatively inexpensive and give you great depth of field (that blurred background look).
Don’t you feel weird taking photos of yourself in the city? Absolutely. Everyone looks at me like I’m insane – wouldn’t you? I’m aware that I look like an asshole, but I’m used to ignoring the gaping stares of strangers by now. I’ve even had a homeless man wearing nothing but a socks and a denim button-down tell me how crazy I look. In the winter. Ironic, right?
Do you offer advertising and sponsorship packages? I sure do. Shoot me an e-mail and let’s talk.