Name: Kate Johnson
Where do you live? Walnut, IL
Area of study: MFA Fashion Journalism
Day job / occupation: Deposit Operations Officer at a local financial institution
What qualities do you most value in others?
Honesty, sincerity and openness.
Who are three of your favorite journalists or bloggers?
Bloggers Blair Eadie of Atlantic-Pacific and Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere and journalist Maggie Bullock.
List a guilty pleasure: Twitter
What is your present state of mind?
Editorial. Much like a collection preparing for its runway debut or articles for next month’s publication, I currently have a lot of options running through my head. I am focused on evaluating those things that work best together, and how, to help me reach where I want to be.
What is your dream job?
Operating a well-read personal style blog and contributing to the fashion industry as a freelance journalist.
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What is the most important thing that people should know about you?
I might be from a tiny town in the middle of a cornfield, but that does not mean my dreams and interests stop at the end of the county line.
When was the first time you recognized your interest in fashion?
I realized I may be hooked the day the post office had to move my mail to a bigger box due to the number of September issues in it.
Where have you found inspiration lately?
My inspiration lately has come from talking to women who want to express themselves through style but are simply unsure of where to begin. There is a world of women completely intimidated by the fashion industry for fears rooted in insecurities. I am inspired to share with them the ease of which they can actually overcome their insecurities through the same venue that scares them.
What is your most valued possession?
A silver bracelet given to me by a friend in college and my wedding ring.
What music do you like to listen to?
My iPod is filled with everything from LMFAO to Frank Sinatra. Music, much like fashion, can be so reflective of my mood, so I like to have plenty of options at my fingertips.
If you had an opportunity to travel back in time, who would you like to meet, and why?
My grandmother. I never had the opportunity to meet her, and I suspect her personality exudes so much more than any memory or story can truly convey.
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