Hi! Welcome to Channing in the City.

My name is Channing, I’m a Pennsylvanian export, living in New York City. My blog is an attempt to chronicle thoughts had on the 6 train and my obsession with the Big Apple’s skyline—which I’ve seriously considered tattooing on my body. Kidding, Mom!—while seeking all the stylish inspiration life has to offer.

But really, Channing in the City is my love letter to New York City. And stories about the clothing I’ve worn here. Love, life, and what I wore New York City. 

When I’m not writing about my clothes, I’m working for them.

I moved to New York two years ago to become a fashion reporter for a digital media company, where it was my job to share the latest breaking news in fashion. I covered red carpet events, attended market previews, collection launches, wrote show reviews for New York Fashion Week and interviewed a ton of celebrities like Diane von Furstenburg, Naomi Campbell, Badgley Mischka, and Liya Kebebe. I have to say though, my favorite interview has to be with Carine Roitfeld. We spoke right after her decision to put Kim Kardashian on the cover of her magazine CR Fashion Book, and well, she’s just like the rest of us: a dreamer. 

Now you can find me at Swimsuitsforall, a fashion-forward swimwear company specializing in sizes 8 and up. I help manage content on their social media platforms and am responsible for the content surrounding their #CurvesInBikinis (the company placed Sport’s Illustrated’s first ad ever to feature a plus-size model) campaign.

Or Doncaster, an inspired luxury and lifestyle brand that offers extraordinary apparel for extraordinary women, where I am responsible for drafting materials for look books, reference guides, product web descriptions and trend reports while visually merchandising Pinterest boards that act as style guides. If you visit their website, I wrote all of the web descriptions for their Spring/Summer 2015 collections, and most recently, assisted on set of their latest look book.

It was fun being behind the camera but you should know I also shine in front of it—literally, I have only skin. I am media trained and below are clips of my on-camera experience.

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Watch Me Work

Below are examples of my video and on-camera production experience:

Press Mentions

Below are the press mentions and features Channing in the City has recieved:

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I Write, Too

Four years ago, I started Channing in the City as a way to gain clips to become a fashion writer in New York City. Now I am and have written for Glam.com, Essence.com, AOL Black Voices, VIBE Vixen, Clutch Magazine Online, and BET’s Centric TV. You may see a few of my published pieces below.

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