Tamia Stinson

Occupation: 
Magazine Editor (Style Sample), Digital Marketing Consultant
Home: 
Cincinnati, OH
What she’s wearing: H&M cardigan; Forever21 tank ; Marc by Marc Jacobs jeans ; TopShop shoes ; mysterious purse with no tag!

Why She Blogs: “Because I'm a ham! I started Style Sample magazine because I was impressed by the passion and drive of my fellow fashion bloggers and felt we deserved our own niche magazine to showcase the talent in the community.”

If she knew then what she knows now about blogging, she’d have told herself: “Stay on top of what needs to be done and stop procrastinating!”

Changes she’d like to see in the blogosphere: “I'd love to see bloggers form a sort of collective, with basic legal terms for advertising agreements, freelance contracts, etc. I'd like people to be more informed about the business side of things so they understand their value.”

… but she hopes it never loses: “The honest opinions and diversity of styles that make the entire [blogosphere] work!”

Wouldn’t survive without: “I sleep with my laptop --I mean, I'm not cuddling it; but it's there in case there's an 'internet emergency.' And I refuse to leave the house without my iPod .”

Essential social networking tool: Twitter – “it’s just too easy.”

She’s “mayor” of: Iris Book Cafe in Over-the-Rhine [the chicest ‘hood in Cincinnati]. “I call it my office.”

Dreams of meeting: “Oprah Winfrey, whom I never really cared for much until I realized the power of her personal brand. She's conquered almost every form of media.”

Her personal style as: Annie Hall meets Purple Rain

Who/what influences her fashion decisions: “My mood, my environment, and whether or not I've waxed my legs. I also like Ashley Olsen's classic nonchalance.”

Top daily reads: NY Mag’s The Cut, Jezebel, and Fashionista.

Favorite online shopping destination: Net-a-Porter

Favorite real-world shopping: “I tried to move into Selfridges on Oxford Street once. They got pissy when I dragged my suitcases up the escalator.”

Longs to own: “I'd love to own a set of real Indian Kundan bridal jewelry complete with jeweled tikka and gold bracelets galore.”

Wardrobe essentials: An asymmetrical Vivienne Westwood blouse, 3.1 Phillip Lim tuxedo trousers, and Alexander Wang leopard-print booties

Beauty essentials: Elucence Moisture Balancing conditioner , Kiehl's lip balm , and a Shu Uemura eyelash curler

How she’s going green: “I've recently discovered the slow food movement, and I'm slowly progressing toward vegetarianism.”

Beautiful Blogger Correspondent: Ann Colville Somma of Holier Than Now