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Maggie Conner (VIEW MAGGIE’S POSTS)
Maggie Conner is an avid fashion fanatic and style blogger for The Haute Hoosier. She attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC before graduating from Indiana University with a journalism degree in 2009. When she’s not blogging or working full-time in a career totally unrelated to fashion, Maggie throws fashion-themed parties and endlessly obsesses over the latest runway trends.
Stacie Grissom (VIEW STACIE’S POSTS)
23-year-old Stacie Grissom graduated from DePauw University with a degree in English Writing. She currently lives and works on the South Side, writing and blogging about everything scarf-related. From how to find the perfect leopard print scarf or red scarf to how to tie a scarf, Stacie’s got you covered. In her free time, Stacie loves to sew and write for her DIY craft blog.
Leslie Bailey (VIEW LESLIE’S POSTS)
Leslie Bailey is a freelance writer, cultural observer, and self-deprecating blogger on lesalina.com. A columnist for Metromix Indianapolis and contributor to the Indianapolis Star, Leslie has also appeared regularly on WISH-TV’s Indy Style and is the arts, culture, and fashion writer for the Indianapolis Convention and Visitor Association’s blog, DoingIndy. In her free time, she obsesses over her two cats, covered platform pumps, and extra dirty martinis.
Jeremiah Williams (VIEW JEREMIAH’S POSTS)
Jeremiah Williams has been described as an “East Coast” soul, living in the Midwest. In 2008, Metromix listed him as one of the top seven designers to watch in Indianapolis. In the same year he participated in the “PROJECT IMA: BREAKING THE MODE” fashion show. The fashion show opened his eyes, to the fashion community in Indianapolis, and wanted to share that with others. He realized from that experience that he had a passion for styling and writing about fashion and the Midwest. Jeremiah Williams specializes in men’s fashion and style, but enjoys the fun of styling women too.
Catherine Fritsch (VIEW CATHERINE’S POSTS)
Catherine Fritsch is the Designer/Owner of the Mercurious Designs, with 18 years of experience in design and creation of custom fit clothing. Her company offers design, pattern making and custom sewing services to local clients and new businesses around the country. Mercurious Designs is the parent to the label Sweet Revenge Lingerie.
Polina Osherov (VIEW POLINA’S POSTS)
Polina Osherov is a commercial and editorial fashion & portrait photographer. She has a studio in the Stutz Business Center, but loves to shoot on location. In her spare time when she’s not taking care of her 4 and 6 year old daughters, and working on fashion-related happenings as a board member of the Indianapolis Fashion Collective, she manages her husband who is a public speaker specializing in ADHD.
Gabrielle Poshadlo (VIEW GABRIELLE’S POSTS)
Gabrielle Poshadlo is the Publications and Constituent Communications Coordinator for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. She is the former style columnist for Indianapolis Business Journal and authors a Midwestern fashion blog, Haute in the Heartland. A graduate of Butler University’s journalism program, she is a founding board member of Pattern, originally Indianapolis Fashion Collective. While she now calls Detroit home, her heart (and her hair stylist!) remains in Indianapolis.
Todd Shrider (VIEW TODD’S POSTS)
Todd Shrider is a hair stylist at the French Pharmacie Salon in Broad Ripple. Before totally changing his career path to become a stylist, Todd was a tech guru in the Silicon Valley.
Jessica Wright (VIEW JESSICA’S POSTS)
Jessica is a 20 something self-proclaimed dabbler of all things fashion, having worked as a makeup artist, photographer, designer and writer. She has an addiction to travel and a gypsy soul that lends to a never ending stream of stories and a killer accessories collection. Commonly known in town as “The Origami Dress Girl,” she is determined to save the world with a needle and thread.
Benjamin Blevins (VIEW BENJAMIN’S POSTS)
Benjamin is an amalgamation of calculated whimsy, fanciful ideations, and convergent tastes. Born, brought up, and lethargically maturing in Indianapolis, he has had the opportunity to both observe and participate in this quintessentially Midwestern city’s aesthetic development. As an omnivorously curious student of the arts (well, technically a Political Science graduate, but let’s be honest – its “science” is so soft, it may as well be an art), Ben is continually jam-packing his mind with new information and experiences, and is slowly learning how to apply that knowledge to reality. Fashion, as an artistic endeavor and cultural marker, has always fascinated him. Ever since the emergence of designers like Hedi Slimane, Ben has immersed himself (albeit from a distance) in the world of fashion, examining its significance as both a personal and universal construct.