hi, i'm isabel 

I'm the assistant editor of the Lifestyle channel at Forbes and the editor of the magazine's Buy, Hold, Sell column. I'm also a podcaster and award-winning photojournalist. My love for everything off-beat and on-trend has led me from a UFOlogist's apartment to New York Fashion Week, from a Boston tattoo parlor to a UK atelier. I've worn many hats, including (but not limited to): photo editor; copy editor; social media editor; podcaster; sales assistant; personal assistant; stylist; co-producer; assistant manager of accounts and sales; and intern, more than a few times.

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On good days, I co-host a podcast and co-author a delightful newsletter that dissect the relationship between sex and fashion. I also design peace-promoting t-shirts with my mom, build a database of my favorite small businesses, and eat lots of sour patch kids.

Originally from Boston and currently in New York, I have called zip codes 04107, 60647, and 20057 home. 

Email me slide into my DMs if you want to chat—I'd love to.

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As assistant editor of the Lifestyle channel at Forbes, I manage a team of nearly 300 freelance writers and write red carpet reviews, news pieces, the Forbes holiday gift guide and more. I also produce and edit the Buy, Hold, Sell column in Forbes magazine, which gives investment advice on luxury collectibles. I fact-check, report for and contribute to lists including 30 Under 30, World's Most Influential CMOs and The Cannabis 42.0. 

 

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From spring 2020 through winter 2021, I produced more than 400 Visual Web Stories for Forbes by rewriting and condensing Forbes articles to suit a card-based storytelling format in engaging and informative ways. You can find all of my web stories work here.

As an intern at Forbes in 2019, I wrote five to seven affiliate shopping stories a week and assigned, linked and scheduled hundreds more, including during major shopping holidays such as Prime Day and Black Friday; wrote and scheduled at least 160 tweets per week for @ForbesLife; managed freelancers and factchecked features on DJ Khaled, presidential candidate net worths and more. 

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In Summer 2018, I photographed and wrote front-page news and lifestyle articles that covered everything from local business profiles to neighborhood news for an award-winning local paper in Boston's largest and most diverse neighborhood.

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In five semesters at Georgetown University's student-run newsmagazine The Georgetown Voice, I served as: ​Photography Editor; Multimedia Editor; Social Media Editor; and Assistant Manager of Accounts and SalesI co-produced (directed, styled, edited, designed, and sourced talent for) three annual Fashion Issues. I spent 3 years as cohost of Georgetown's first and only fashion-focused podcast. I photographed for and wrote a dozen+ articles, including many (many) movie reviews and a cover feature on UFO hunting in the District.

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I co-host, produce and edit Stripped, a podcast, newsletter and ~state-of-being~ that explores the intersection of sex, gender and fashion. It is a celebration of all the weird and wacky things that make us unique and is a community that fosters self-love and acceptance. An unbiased review from one podcast guest concludes it is "better than The Daily," and the cohosts' mothers both agree that anything keeping their daughters this busy "can't be that bad." 

Decide for yourself. Listen to episodes of Stripped, A Podcast here and wherever you listen to podcasts. Stripped, A Podcast, The Newsletter! is available here.  

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With 8+ years of photography experience and an Art degree from Georgetown University, I specialize in fashion and travel photography. My images can be found on the front pages of The Dorchester Reporter, The Georgetown Voice, and on my friends' LinkedIn profiles. I won a Bunn Award for Excellence in Photojournalism in 2018 for my work on the Georgetown Voice's "Surreality" Fashion Issue, which I co-directed. 

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Emma, For Waller&Wood

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The 2018 Fashion Issue
The 2018 Fashion Issue

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Hanna, For The Fashion Issue
Hanna, For The Fashion Issue

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After growing up behind the counter of my mom's local foods store, I spent two and a half years in retail at american/holiday, a d.c. home goods store, during college. I combined that experience with one-on-one internships at: kaleidos, a NoVa-based vintage and conscious clothing store, which brought me to trade shows, thrift stores and pop-ups, teaching me how to buy and sell vintage clothing; at curio, a d.c.-based creative concept store that introduced me to middle eastern luxury designers and even more vintage; and waller & wood, where I assisted u.k.-based artist and designer carol waller in her studio, in her store, during photoshoots, and at London trade shows. Since 2016, I've worked with my mom on our own line of peace-promoting t-shirts, Original Peace, designing them ourselves and selling them on Boston sidewalks and in New England's largest open market. An avid window-shopper, I'm currently working on my magnum opus: A color-coded, sortable database of all the shops I want to support, currently at 260 names and growing. 

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