We work hard to make the best possible content for all you wonderful readers. Our team is filled with women who care about feminism, fashion, fancy cupcakes, and all things in between. Allow us to introduce ourselves!
My name is Iskra Banovic, and I’m a fashion writer. As the fashion expert for blufashion.com, I wish to bring a creative, informative and inspiring aspect to the fashion content you have come to trust.
Catherine Helbig, Beauty Expert
Catherine started her career in writing as an intern at Blufashion way back in 2015 and continued to write herself in and out of situations. She went to school for Creative Writing and sort of Journalism but mostly making things up and getting graded on it. She wears way too many stripes.
Emma Jones, Celebrity Style Expert
Emma Jones is a recovering Jonas Brothers addict with a penchant for chicken nuggets and correcting other people’s grammar. She graduated from Colgate University in 2014 with a BA in English and a minor in Toothpaste. Likes include the men of MTV’s Teen Wolf, fat corgis, and April 25th, because it’s not too hot, not too cold—all you need is a light jacket. Dislikes include excessive heat, Teresa Giudice’s hairline, and any combination of the two.
Elizabeth Licata, Contributing Editor
Liz was born in Chicago and studied costume design and art history at Dartmouth and Stanford. She lives in Germany but still thinks of herself as a New York-based writer, and she puts avocado on absolutely everything.
Kendra Aarhus, Contributing Editor
Kendra is a writer who feels it is a job requirement to own every shade of nail polish. She thinks any bad day can be improved by a trip to Sephora–provided there aren’t 10 people giving themselves makeovers, in front of the new lipsticks.
Amy Elliott, Contributing Editor
Amy Elliott is a Toronto-based writer who is on a mission to meet every single cast member of Degrassi: The Next Generation. She graduated from the University of Ottawa with a B.A. in English and French, which means she can profess her undying love for Khloe Kardashian in two different languages. She likes reading, kayaking, drinking matcha green tea, and eating smoked salmon (all at the same time).
Kelsey Manning, Natural Beauty Expert
Kelsey is Culinary Nutritionist, Professional Recipe Developer, Writer, and Motivational Speaker specializing in simple gluten-free, soy-free, and dairy-free’ Clean Eating’ recipes.
Kelsey lives in Manhattan, NYC, where she cooks for various clients, including celebrities and people with busy lifestyles who enjoy healthy, organic, whole foods. Kelsey’s work appears on Fox News Health, The Huffington Post, The Food Network, Clean Eating Magazine, and many others.
“My passion for teaching how to detox your cleaning supplies, personal care products, and food comes from my personal experience with chronic illness for over a decade, where I had to discover for myself that toxins were the cause of what was making me so sick.”
Kelsey continues education certifications from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.
Ashley Reese, Contributor
Ashley Reese is a certified black weirdo who knows too much about Harry Potter and too little about the metric system. Her interests include good music, bad dancing, and eating a lot of tacos in one sitting.
She has been styling hair from the age of 12. She’s worn several different colors and dozens of hairstyles since.