Each year, the FIDM Library schedules a "Meet the Author" series with writers in the industry. The events are free and open to all students. Today, the students were treated to a conversation with Erin Weinger, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Style Section L.A., an LA fashion and style blog.
Erin began with sharing her story on how she got her start in the industry and how that led to launching a fashion blog. A few years back, she was interning at Angeleno Magazine when she took a trip to NY Fashion Week, and met LA Times Fashion Editor Booth Moore. Her conversation with Moore led to a job at the LA Times. She was only 23 years old. A year later she decided to start her own fashion blog with two business partners. And that's how StyleSectionLA.com was born.
Students took the opportunity to pick her brain on the subject of fashion in Los Angeles. Someone asked her what Los Angeles is missing. Her answer? "We are missing a fashion week." She went on to explain that there is room for LA's fashion week to grow into the type of fashion week that New York produces. She recognizes that LA is a city like no other. "I think we have it all for the most part. There are so many hidden gems here."
This led to a question about the types of subjects Style Section L.A. covers. Is it just fashion? No, it's not. They cover art, furniture, events, and so much more. Erin mentioned an article they wrote about Hadley Holliday, an L.A.-based artist whose been gaining lots of attention lately. Erin was proud to point out that Style Section LA. wrote about her long before some of the big publications in New York.
That being said, the question was asked, "Who else have you recently discovered?" Interior designer turned fashion designer Sarah Scott, based in Downtown L.A. Look for that article coming soon on Style Section L.A.