Editor and Founder
As a child, and well, as an adult I have always cringed or panicked at the moment in any orientation, group meeting, party, any situation where you are asked "tell us a little something about yourself"
Don't get me wrong, I'm a social person, I like people. But there's something about those seven words that make my metaphorical balls jump back inside me and make my brain freeze.
But for those who don't know me (or of me) I'm going to put my anxieties aside and attempt a mini biography.
My name is Kelsi Smith, I wear many, many hats, figuratively and literally. I am a freelance fashion and travel writer living in Los Angeles, but I'm also a photographer and I also have my own PR and Digital Media agency: Stylesmith. I run Two Point Oh LA, the Los Angeles union for Fashion, Beauty and Style bloggers, and I'm also the Producer and creator behind Fash Mobs and Director of the Los Angeles Fashion Council.
I'm busy. But it's fun.
But most importantly in terms of where we are and why you clicked this link, I own and run this fabulous blog. We're an awesome style and travel blog with a slightly tongue in cheek title including a nice little nod to my homeland. Founded in February 2009 and we have a lot to say!
We also love to put you in the know on local events (curated by ourselves and our readers in our series 'Locale') where to find the best bargains (Bargain Hunter) and will introduce you to some fabulous designers and vintage collectors in our series 'Nosey Parker' and 'Avant Garb'
We also adore curating looks for any possible event in our 'What to Wear' series and welcome requests! And sometimes we'll even teach you how to make something in your own home - get us! (Check out D to the I to the Y) and we also, as evidenced by the blogs title, have a passion for music and love to share our favourite songs with a matching outfit in our Style Soundtrack series.
We also put together our own fashion editorials on a regular basis. Photographed & styled by me, they're a ton of fun but a lot of work.
My love for fashion is only matched by my love for travel and I think they go hand in hand - I love to explore new places and cultures and suffer from a bad case of "itchy feet" syndrome - so, in late 2010 we introduced travel into Dedicated with "Dedicated Traveler"
A little about me personally? I currently live in Los Angeles, with my husband (Scott) and my cats (Frank and Simon). I moved here almost seven years ago from the UK. I'm a trained actress but apparently I am not the only the one in LA...so I turned to what was actually my first love, journalism, and here I am.
So read on and enjoy, make sure to tune in regularly and feel free to let us know what you think!