Meet the Authors

Gina Luciano

Gina Luciano

Gina Luciano is a fashion merchandising senior at Marist College with a minor in both business and product development. In the Fall of 2010, Gina studied abroad in Florence, Italy for four months, traveling throughout Europe. While there she blogged weekly about her travels and experiences abroad. Gina has interned at Vogue Magazine, Accessories Magazine, Lotus Boutique and Nordstrom. She has a passion for styling and hopes she can incorporate that into her career after graduation in May 2012.

Madeline McCabe

Madeline is a fashion merchandising senior at Marist College with a minor in business. Madeline just completed her 3rd summer interning at Chanel in Manhattan. Madeline had the opportunity to work in the Fragrance & Beaute Display department, the Events and Training Department and the Boutique Offices at Chanel. Madeline’s love for fashion has only grown since her start at Marist and her many wonderful internship experiences. She is excited to embark on a new career in fashion following her graduation in May 2012.

Ayla Rosen

Ayla is a fashion merchandising senior at Marist College with minors in business and product development. Ayla Spent fall 2010 studying abroad in Florence, Italy and traveling around Europe. Last summer, Ayla had to opportunity to Intern at BostInnovation, a property of Streetwise Media, as a writer. She is hoping to work in marketing or business development for a start-up company in Boston. She eventually plans to go to grad school for an MBA. She is excited to graduate in January 2012 and start her career.

Laura Formanek

Laura is a senior at Marist College with a major in English and minor in Fashion Merchandising. She spent the fall 2010 semester abroad in Prague, Czech Republic and hopes to return to Europe after college. Laura has been working in retail at J.Crew for the past four years. In addition to completing typical sales support responsibilities, Laura has also helped with visual merchandising and has been involved with several store openings in Connecticut. Laura hopes to pursue a career that combines her two favorite interests: writing and fashion. She will be graduating in January 2012.

Tory Minkel

Tory is a Senior at Marist College, majoring in Fashion Merchandising and minoring in Business. Tory will graduate in January 2012, and is hopeful to move to the West Coast and combine her two main passions, fashion and animals, into a lucrative and fulfilling career. Tory has studied styling abroad in Milan, London, and Barcelona, and has years of experience in the retail industry.

Andrew is a senior at Marist College, majoring in Public Relations and minoring in Fashion Merchandising. Andrew has studied abroad in Paris with Marist, and has also served as President of Fashion Inc. the student run fashion club on campus. One of Andrew’s favorite internships was working with the Creative Director at Isaac Mizrahi. Andrew currently works part time as a Visual Merchandiser for J Crew, dressing windows and executing store displays. Andrew hopes to obtain a job in fashion where he can combine all of his passions, with a smile on his face.


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