Pleased To Meet You

June 14, 2011 | By | Comments (4)

Hello, RS readers! My name is Elinor Smith, and I’m a brand new addition to the Simply Stated blog team. I have, however, been working in Real Simple’s fashion department for the past 4+ years. As the assistant fashion editor, I write and do market work for print, as well as for the Daily Finds section of the website. Since I would classify myself as someone who has always been interested in (ok, obsessed with) fashion, I love doing what I do on a daily basis. I’ve always enjoyed getting dressed and playing with clothes, and I hope my blog will help you to do the same!

Recently, our fashion department took a field trip to see the much-anticipated Alexander McQueen “Savage Beauty” exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Just one of the many advantages to working in New York City.) I wanted to share this with you in my first post because during the exhibit, I realized how utterly impactful fashion is. It’s much more than just figuring out what to wear: It can be an expression of emotion, art, and even history—which is pretty inspiring, to say the least. Check out one of my favorite looks here:

Building off of this foundation though, I do hope to make that “figuring out what to wear” part more enjoyable and, more importantly, easier for you. My posts will focus on flattering hard-to-flatter figures, new designs that are great when it comes to both style and fit, and even the occasional problem-solving fashion invention. (Yes, there are actual products out there that have the magical ability to make your wardrobe more functional!)

So sit back, relax, and get ready to be excited about getting dressed tomorrow. And the next day. And the next.

(photo courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art)