PRESIDENT & PUBLISHER
Jayne graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a degree in Social Anthropology and History. Previously to joining Fashion Times Co. in 2013, Jayne worked in the B2B digital publishing industry. At global trend intelligence company, Stylesight, she held the position of Vice President of Trend Reporting. Jayne is the founder of Hall-Five.com, a unique website offering the first social media experience for the trend forecasting industry.In her role as President and Publisher, Jayne oversees all day to day operations for the company's four websites. Jayne believes that practicing water aerobics is the secret to longevity and can often be found at her local pool.
Ashley Joy Parker
Ashley is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a double major in Journalism and Sociology. Previously to joining Fashion Times Co. in June 2013, Ashley worked for The Washington Post, Hollywood Life and Vanity Fair. She also held the position of online managing editor at Haute Living Magazine. As Managing Editor of Fashion & Style and Fashion Times, Ashley writes several weekly features including Shoe Day Tuesday and Flashback Friday, Best Bling of the Week and Eek or Chic. She also conducts exclusive interviews with up-and-coming designers for One to Watch. Ashley is a yoga enthusiast as well as an aficionado of live music. Nashville is her perfect weekend destination.
STAFF EDITOR, NEWS
Jessica graduated from Brooklyn College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and a minor in TV and radio broadcasting. Before joining Fashion Times Co. in January 2013 she was a reporter at Books & Review. As Staff Editor - News Reporting, Jessica is the company's S.E.O. strategist, working with the team to create compelling trending news stories and headlines for Fashion & Style and Design & Trend. She also writes trending news articles about celebrity culture, TV shows and movies. In her spare time Jessica loves going to Zumba classes and hanging out with family, friends and her beloved pitbull, Honey.
Erika W. Smith
STAFF EDITOR, FEATURES
Erika is a graduate of Boston University with a Bachelor's degree in English and Journalism. After an internship at BUST magazine, Erika took an administrative job but quickly left to focus on her passion, writing. Erika joined the Fashion & Style team in March 2013. In her role as Staff Editor – Features, Erika writes about fashion and celebrity culture as well as heading up Fashion & Style's social media. When she's not dreaming up topics for F&S Listicles, Erika indulges in her passion for reading women's magazines, ladyblogs and modern lit. She loves to get out and about, carefully documenting it all on her favorite social media sites.
Clarissa Hamlin wrote poetry, songs and fictional narratives while growing up in Long Island, NY. After earning a BA in English from Syracuse University in 2009, she got her feet wet as a reporter for the Lynbrook/East Rockaway and Valley Stream Heralds where she focused on finding the heart in a story. Since then, her freelance articles on art, culture, fashion and lifestyle have appeared in several publications including GALO and UPTOWN Magazines. In early 2013 Clarissa set her sights on the fashion and beauty industries joining Fashion Times Co where she hopes to inspire and inform its readers with her articles on entertainment and pop culture.
Brooklyn native Cortney has always had an interest in the entertainment industry starting with acting classes as a child and later on holding internships with major networks including SportsNet New York and CW affiliate WIVB. Cortney earned a BA in Broadcast Journalism with a Sports Journalism concentration. In early 2013 she landed a job as a writer for Fashion Times Co. In her role as Section Editor, Cortney leads the team writing about celebrity culture. In her free time you can catch Cortney in the gym, at the movies or grabbing a bite to eat with friends.
Pia Talwar was born in New York City, raised in New Jersey and currently lives in Leesburg, Virginia. With a BS in Mass Communications: Print Journalism from Virginia Commonwealth University, she continuously strives to enhance her professional development in the fashion and entertainment industry. As a Trending New Reporter for Fashion & Style, Pia takes pride in delivering her readers with the latest Bollywood news as well as Celebrity Throwback Thursday features. On her spare time, Pia enjoys watching movies, baking, listening to music, traveling and dancing to Bhangra and Bollywood songs.
Janice graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Communications. Originally from Michigan, Janice moved to New York and fulfilled internships at HollywoodLife, StyleCaster and Us Weekly magazine before joining the Fashion & Style team in December 2013 where she covers urban entertainment and reality television news. Although Janice loves spending time outdoors and sharing adventures around the city with her friends, she strongly believes the best days are spent in bed binge watching "Sex and the City" reruns while eating Chinese food.