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Photography: Chantal Dominique Photography Makeup: Jon Gregory

The ghost town’s been revitalized: After a seriously long blog hiatus, IndyDressed is back and ready for 2023!

So, what have I been doing since the last time I actually sat down to blog? Well, I’ve been busy…

Covering fashion, health and lifestyle for Indianapolis Monthly. (It’s like blogging, except with fantastic editors and a beautiful, glossy version you can actually hold in your hands.) From equity in hair salons to animal yoga to the latest boutique openings, I had a blast interviewing fellow fashion lovers and trendsetting entrepreneurs last year. Twenty of my pieces are available to read online. (There’s no paywall, but if you like the content you see, I highly recommend supporting local journalists and subscribing to the magazine.)

Advocating for responsible fashion. As if writing for one publication wasn’t enough, I teamed up with Arianna Cruz of Indy-based MORE Magazine (which stands for “Making Opportunities Reachable for Everyone”) for last spring’s “Sustainability” issue. You can read my story about then-Carmel, Indiana, resident Natalia Trevino Amaro and her fight to keep the fashion industry accountable for its ecological impact. (Or you can listen to me read it aloud on MORE Magazine’s official podcast, “Let’s Talk MORE on Monday,” on Spotify.)

P.S. Stay tuned — there’s “MORE” fun to come!

Photo of a Juki industrial sewing machine in a sunlit sewing studio. A vertical rack of colorful thread spools hangs in the background.

Learning how to be more sustainable myself. Did you know that Pattern’s StitchWorks studio (now located near the Central Library) hosts industrial sewing workshops? I’ve just completed the intro classes and am excited to start making my own apparel soon! Tip: If you’re interested in StitchWorks’ sewing classes, reserve your spot early — class sizes are small, and at the time of this post, nearly all of February’s and March’s classes are already sold out.

Recharging in nature. Spent part of last summer traveling, including hiking the mountainous wilderness in Glacier National Park. It’s amazing what the feel of your toes in glacier waters, the taste of summit air and the sight of cheeky mountain goats and scurrying Columbian ground squirrels can do for your spirit. My Montana adventures will come to the blog later; for now I’ll leave you with photos of both, in the hope that you’ll find some joy in them too.

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