About

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V is the founder, managing editor, and creative director of GRIT & GLAMOUR. She has a Master’s Degree in English/Technical and Professional Writing, and has spent almost two decades developing Web content and social media messaging for large corporations.

Looking for an outlet for her creativity and love of fashion, V founded G&G in 2006. She has partnered Valentino, Gucci, Shopbop, and many other brands over the years, and was a regular contributor and panelist for Independent Fashion Bloggers.

In 2015 she welcomed the following longtime G&G readers and fellow bloggers as contributors, and the rest, as they say, is history.





Contributors

Arash Mazinani

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G&G contributor Arash Mazinani

Arash Mazinani is a fully trained image expert that regularly works with discerning individuals across the UK and internationally who want to look and feel amazing. He’s also an avid blogger, personal style being his forte, who shares his unique views on everything from capsule wardrobes to the latest trends.

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G&G contributor D.

Blackbelt in shopping. Blogger of all things beauty. Bad Australian accent. Having previously worked as a liaison correspondent for the Vancouver Province’s Style column, in her home country of Canada, and for STYLEAID Magazine in her adopted city of Perth, Australia, she recently shuttered her long running expat-fashion blog, Wear/To/Next. She’s thrilled to write for Grit & Glamour on the sartorial scene abroad, stylish interior design, and offer savvy-Auntie type advice. Three things you won’t find in her aesthetic arsenal: floppy hats, flip flops or fake hair extensions.

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Contact

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33 Comments

  1. June 10, 2009 at 11:33 am — Reply

    Hello,
    just stumbled upon your blog via the expat. website….I’m a Seattle gal moved to Maleny, Queensland 11 years ago with Aussie husband.
    Cheers,
    Renee
    reneeblackwelldesign.com

  2. September 9, 2009 at 3:39 am — Reply

    Cheers Renee!

  3. March 15, 2010 at 6:37 am — Reply

    hey, love ur blog and ur writing style..keep rocking

    • March 15, 2010 at 7:38 pm — Reply

      Indi~

      Well thank you honey! Aren’t you kind to say such nice things? Please come back again soon!

  4. May 28, 2010 at 7:48 pm — Reply

    Hello,just stumbled upon your blog via the expat. website….I’m a Seattle gal moved to Maleny, Queensland 11 years ago with Aussie husband.Cheers,Reneereneeblackwelldesign.com
    +1

    • May 28, 2010 at 8:27 pm — Reply

      Hi Renee! Thanks for commenting/visiting! Cheers!

  5. June 17, 2010 at 2:02 pm — Reply

    You are totally sweet! Thanks so much for the kind words. I’m adding you to my blogroll :) Don’t be a stranger!

    xo,
    Kelly

  6. July 6, 2010 at 11:51 pm — Reply

    Hey doll!!!
    Check out my page for your award!!!! My 5 fav versatile bloggers! xoxox

    • July 7, 2010 at 12:03 am — Reply

      Thank you Monique! You are such a sweet lass. Big virtual hug to you!

  7. MR Label
    July 9, 2010 at 9:54 am — Reply

    Hi V,

    Thanks for your compliment! Hermes birkin is my dream bag too… Opps forget to tell you I already put myself in the waiting list for the bag.. hehe…once i have it, then you grab it and run… lol

    Mr. Label

    • July 9, 2010 at 7:35 pm — Reply

      Ha! Mr. Label…so cool of you to leave me a little note! You are so lucky to be on that list…and lucky I’m in the U.S. so that when you do have get your bag, I can’t grab it!

      I hope Lee will shoot more photos of you so I can see what kind of fabulousness you’re sporting!

  8. August 4, 2010 at 5:48 pm — Reply

    OMG you live in d.c? I love this site! I have so much work to do to be on your level! Keep up the awesome work! You an inspiration :)

    • August 4, 2010 at 7:03 pm — Reply

      Thank you so much! I’m not actually in D.C….but kind of close!

  9. October 20, 2010 at 5:14 pm — Reply

    Hey V,
    Just discovered your blog via Independent Fashion Bloggers and wow its def a new daily read! Love your style and honest approach to blogging. I am new to the blogging world and tried doing the fashion show posts and got no where and took me a while to realise that the personal approach works better. Your honest thoughts on things is really refreshing as quite a few blogs that I have hopped along jsut seem really fake and I am not into that. Loved your approach to work wardrobe, The G&G Office Wear Strategy, I am going to start dressing for the job I want rather than the one I currently have.
    Got to say A Wedge and a Prayer was hilarious!! I did the same type of thing! I was on a night out in SUPER high ahrd to walk in heels and lasted the whole night BUT at the end of the night once I put on my flats after the club I then off balanced off the curb and twisted my ankle :)
    Really am impressed with your layout and simple design of your blog, its easy to navigate and its design makes it easy to read as well
    Amy xxx
    http://www.loveamie.blogspot.com

    • October 20, 2010 at 8:39 pm — Reply

      Amie, thank you so very much for your sweet comment and for sharing your story. Isn’t it crazy how we can navigate in heels but stack it in flats?! No logic there.

      I’m glad you found G&G to your liking. I truly appreciate the time you took to share your thoughts with me…over to check you out now!

  10. October 27, 2010 at 7:36 pm — Reply

    Hi V,
    Thank you so much for stopping by to comment on my blog. The advice and resources you offer here are incredible and so, so helpful to somebody like me. Thank you for sharing!
    I also adore your outfit posts, you have great style.

    evie x
    One More Blog

    • October 28, 2010 at 9:05 am — Reply

      Thank you Evie! You are too kind. I am flattered and honored to have you as part of my readership!

  11. Jenna
    December 20, 2010 at 8:46 pm — Reply

    Hey V!

    Okay, so ashamedly…I have JUST visited your blog for the first time. I am good friends with bloggers like Erika from style activist and Marissa from Taste & Style Files. And I hear them tweet and chat about your blog all the time. And I keep going YES! I have to get over there…but I am so bogged down with college (procrastinating my last final study-sess right now) and work (I am a freelancer) that I have not done so. And FINALLY I saw your tweet of your new post and was like, THE TIME IS NOW. And now I can’t leave your amazing blog, my dear! You have incredible style, and your posts are super-inspirational. Your 12 days blog? SO referring to that for the new year. And I loved the post about mixed prints. Girl, you have an awesome blog! I didn’t know what I was missing. Keep up the great work and keep being your lovely self! You’re a total original. Love it!!! :] :]

    xo,
    Jenna
    http://sevenstylenotes.blogspot.com/

    • December 22, 2010 at 12:13 am — Reply

      Wow, Jenna, thank you for your incredible comment! Glad you like what you see…I appreciate your feedback and support. That is such a gracious comment and I am totally blown away by it!

      Going over to check you out now!

      • December 22, 2010 at 12:14 am — Reply

        PS: I adore Erika…it was so nice to meet her in person last weekend!

  12. February 14, 2011 at 8:23 am — Reply

    hey i just saw u on Lee’s blog (u look wonderful and amazingly stylish on the photo),and since i adore his blog and i’m checking it daily i had to check yours as well!:) i must to say i’m more than pleasantly surprised with the content here,and i am happy i’ll be able to keep up with your new posts (i follow u on bloglovin)!:) keep up with great work!:)
    kisses
    http://glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com/
    Jelena’s latest post: Rainy day in TrikalaMy Profile

    • February 15, 2011 at 3:38 pm — Reply

      Thank you Jelena, for your kind comment and the follow! I’m going to check you out too!

  13. April 23, 2011 at 5:41 am — Reply

    Okay, so ashamedly…I have JUST visited your blog for the first time. I am good friends with bloggers like Erika from style activist and Marissa from Taste & Style Files. And I hear them tweet and chat about your blog all the time. And I keep going YES! I have to get over there…but I am so bogged down with college (procrastinating my last final study-sess right now) and work (I am a freelancer) that I have not done so. And FINALLY I saw your tweet of your new post and was like, THE TIME IS NOW. And now I can’t leave your amazing blog, my dear! You have incredible style, and your posts are super-inspirational. Your 12 days blog? SO referring to that for the new year. And I loved the post about mixed prints. Girl, you have an awesome blog! I didn’t know what I was missing. Keep up the great work and keep being your lovely self! You’re a total original. Love it!!! :] :]
    +1

    • May 2, 2011 at 10:25 am — Reply

      Silvio, thank you for your lovely comment, and welcome to G&G!

  14. July 13, 2011 at 10:35 am — Reply

    I feel kind of like a blog stalker….I just stumbled upon your blog the a few days ago, and inbetween work and classes I managed to read through the entire archive. I think I’m in love :) You humor, wit, and voice are inspiring and I’m loving the way you put together your looks without being overly done. You perspectives on life, love, and fashion have made for a great read and I can’t wait to see what’s coming up.

    • July 14, 2011 at 7:21 am — Reply

      Wow, Katy, what a sweet comment! Thanks so much. Glad you’re enjoying my blog and I do hope you’ll come back for more. Welcome to the G&G family!

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  16. March 10, 2014 at 10:15 pm — Reply

    So glad we’ve met on Twitter! Love how helpful your blog is to me!
    ~Zhenya (@BeingZhenya on Twitter)
    http://beingzhenya.com

    • March 13, 2014 at 11:38 am — Reply

      Oh, thank you so much! That means a lot to me. It is nice to meet you. I’m really glad you find G&G worthy of your time. Talk to you soon!

  17. Gigi
    April 15, 2015 at 5:26 pm — Reply

    I am a mamma to 4 little girls, ages 4 (twins), 6 and 9 plus I have 3 furry children and a great husband. I relish every spare and rare moment I have to surf around on the web/blogs for my amusement. I am so happy to have stumbled upon Grit & Glamour! It’s like my own little special treat that I can curl up to with a glass of wine or cup of coffee. Big huge YAY for me and my find :-)

    • April 16, 2015 at 9:14 am — Reply

      Aw, thank you so much! Welcome to G&G. Been at it a while. I don’t post with the frequency that I did back in the day, but I’m still here!

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