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Hollywood Trailblazers

The editorial team has a special attachment to our new series, The Trailblazers: Rewriting the Narrative, because so many of us feel that media portrayals of women have been too one dimensional. Today, women are doing incredible things in all fields – from science and technology to finance, law, business, athletics and more.  With the Trailblazers series, we hope to highlight and celebrate female role models, encourage more equal and just representation in the media, and help foster a more tight-knit community locally helping women find mentors, business partners, friends and more.

Below, you’ll find some incredible trailblazers from in and around Hollywood that we hope you will check out, follow and support.

Chris Han

When she was little, she stayed at her mother’s studio for hours and she read and collected Vogue and other fashion magazines. Gradually she formed her own way to express herself by what she wore. She styled her friends and even did makeup and hair for them when she was in college – sharing her style with others was so fun. Read more>>

Serra Isik, Okan Isik

Each piece is carefully handpicked by us through piles of unique vintage/used clothing. After we find our gems, we return them to life by cleaning, repairing and modernizing. We’re recovering value and reducing waste with our eco-friendly approach. Every item we bring back to life reflects our aesthetic. Read more>>

Crista Llewellyn

I have always had a passion for makeup, ever since I was a kid. But, I got my start in special effects makeup in high school when I learned how to create cotton and latex wounds for the play ‘Bury the Dead.’ I fell in love and began to experiment and explore the world of special effects. Read more>>

Robin Banchik

I started making jewelry at 25 years old. I was given an opportunity later to attend a professional jewelry design class. I attended an art school and got my degree in Metal Arts. Read more>>

Molly Suber Thorpe

For as long as I can remember, I have been intrigued by the shapes of letters – why does E only have three horizontal arms and not six or eight or twelve? Why do some lowercase letters look just like their uppercase counterparts, while others look completely different? Read more>>

Caroline Klebl

When I was 18, I started practicing yoga. I started with Hatha yoga classes and then progressed to practicing Ashtanga Yoga. Ashtanga Yoga is a dynamic style of yoga practice that includes hundreds of asanas. Ashtanga yoga quickly improves strength and flexibility. Read more>>

Danielle Judson

I’ve always loved food but I never thought I could turn that passion into a full-time career. Before I studied nutrition and food science, I was going to school for communications because I loved writing and public speaking. I made the switch to nutrition and food science and wanted to figure out how I could spend my time combining the two concentrations. Read more>>

Megan Crean

I started blogging during the summer before my sophomore year of college and I just wanted to showcase my everyday outfits and not turn it into anything serious. I only posted on my blog and didn’t really try with any social media. Eventually, I started an Instagram and it grew fairly quickly. I moved to Los Angeles in July and my blog had to be put on hold while I was starting a job and becoming an “adult”. Read more>>

Anh Nguyen

As a child, I have always been interested in art, whether it’s coloring, drawing, sketching or painting. In high school, I took an art class as an elective and everything went well, except for one aspect. I could not draw a face and its features. Read more>>

Allison Wells

I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area in a very health-conscious family and environment. I’ve always been an athlete, playing soccer through my first couple years of college and have always loved cooking. Ever since I was young, I’ve loved to get into the kitchen and make recipes healthier, but still tasty. Read more>>

Gretchen Torres

I started as an avid yoga lover attending classes at CorePower yoga as well as classes at different studios. After contemplating teacher training for quite some time, I decided to take the leap to deepen my practice. After my first teacher training, I was hooked! I completed the Yoga Sculpt training shortly after my Hot Power Fusion training. Read more>>

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