Racked Los Angeles

From July 2013 until its closure in July 2016, I was associate editor at Racked LA, a fashion-focused site focused on shopping, retail, fitness, and beauty news in Los Angeles. Below are select pieces, some of which include my own photography; to see all of my clips, click here (note that the results are not in chronological order).


Bye Bye, Tracksuits: Juicy Couture Shuttering All U.S. Stores
(Broke the news of the brand’s closing; linked to by The GuardianThe CutHuffPo, and others)
It’s the end of an era for Juicy Couture and its rhinestone-encrusted terry cloth tracksuits. [follow-up]

A Cool Shipping Container Shopping Center Arrives in Rising West Adams
(Story garnered over 5,000 unique pageviews within 72 hours)

Kinfolk’s Bar and Boutique Moves from Eastern Columbia to the Arts District
(First to report on the NYC brand’s exact location)

Photos! Inside Rick Owens’s Massive and Monochrome LA Flagship
(First to publish the news and original photos inside the store)

Exclusive: Legendary Kitson Founder Fraser Ross Is Making a Comeback on Robertson
(Broke the news of the retailer’s return before WWD and other industry outlets)


Fashionable Professionals Will Love This New Label’s Shoulderless Shirting

How A Melrose Place Café Became a Fashion Girl Brand

Essay: When A Teen Goth Becomes a Fashion Editor

How Streetwear-Heavy La Brea Avenue Became a High-End Fairfax

Then and Now: See Vintage Snaps of LA’s Favorite Shopping Haunts

LA’s Best New Retail Openings of 2015

Why Global Brands Want In On LA’s Retail Evolution (Reporting and photography)

Mapping the Major Megadevelopments Opening in LA and OC This Year

Michael Stars, SoulCycle, Athleta, More: Inside El Segundo’s The Point (Reporting and photography)

How A Frumpy Frat Shirt Inspired Lunya’s Street Style-Worthy Sleepwear

LA’s Best Massage Spots for Budget-Friendly Rubdowns

LA’s James Payne Will Help You Break Fast Fashion’s Rules


Inside Consort Design’s Italian Modern-Inspired Interiors Mecca on Melrose (Reporting and photography)

Explore Stance Socks’s Rad, Street Art-Filled Design Studios in San Clemente

Explore Alternative’s Bright and Inspiring Design Studios in Downtown


LA’s Best Arts and Crafts Stores

LA’s Best Beauty Stores, Spas, and Salons

The Ultimate Venice Shopping Guide


Leslie Jones and More Comedians on Fashion’s Funniest Trends

Natalie Dormer on Her Favorite ‘Game of Thrones’ Style

Photos! Inside Jessica Alba’s Honest Beauty Pop-Up Shop at The Grove

Jeremy Scott on Designing MTV’s Moonman, His Fave VMA Fashion Moment, More

Cool LA Shoe Brand Wal & Pai’s Designers Dish on Comfort Food, Coffee, More

Stylist Alana Hadid on Her Lou & Grey Collab, How the Hadids Do Holidays, and More

Hat Maker Nick Fouquet Loves Huck Finn & Homemade Burritos

A Stylish Dinner Party Pro Shares Her Last-Minute Table Setting Tips


A Guide to Shopping, Sipping, and Sightseeing on Catalina Islands

Where to Shop, Stay, and Play in Ojai’s Bohemian Paradise

10+ Indie & Vintage Shops For Your Next Long Beach Adventure

Six Cool Joshua Tree Shops for a Stylish Getaway

Get Out of Town: Eight SoCal Honeymoon Spots For a Stylish Getaway

Where to Shop, Stretch, and Relax in Newport Beach


Twitter Is Comparing Adele’s Floral Dress to Kim Kardashian’s

Britney Spears’s Billboard Music Awards Performance Will Give You Early-Aughts Flashbacks