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  • First Semester Loose Ends

    It's still shocking to me that I'm halfway done with my sophomore year in college. With 2014’s work stealing a little bit of 2015’s start, I can finally say that I am ready to start next semester with a clean slate.

    Interiors Chicago just released it’s online edition of the Winter Issue on Tuesday, and I am so excited to share it with you. As Diana Bitting’s sole editorial assistant, I was fortunate enough to take on a lot of responsibility. With this issue being her and my last, it was only fitting that each piece was as engaging and unique as possible.

    Some of my favorite moments included writing the Interior Monologue, or the last piece in the book. I was able to sit down with architects-turned-accessory-designers Aaron and Milena Kim to learn more about their beautiful clutches and purses that make up “Pleats.” Another incredible part of my Interiors experience was assisting Diana on a photo shoot that focused on what iconic design means to the leading ladies in Chicago’s interiors industry. Playing stylist (with beautiful clothes and accessories pulled from Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales and Azeeza) paired with meeting such influential women was such a treat.

    After 3 issues with more bylines than I ever imagined having at this point in my journey and another facet in understanding my craft, I look forward to using all that Diana and Interiors Chicago taught me in my concentration classes and in other internship endeavors. Take a look at all of my work in the Winter Issue of Interiors Chicago here: WinterIssue_BSPages_InteriorsChicago_ ModernLuxury.pdf

    Finally, to tie up the loose ends, all of my work from Curtis Lawrence’s Reporting & Writing II class that was published on Chicago Talks is up under the “Work” pull-down. Not only did his 6-hour class further my development, it was fun. Since so many talented writers surrounded me, I was always challenged to do my best and learn other techniques. My last article for Curtis’s class was about the rising cost of rent in the South Loop. Read it here:

    Thank you for reading and I can’t wait to share more with you all soon!