Claire Sulmers
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Professional Experience

Vogue.it · Fashion Writer
Milan, Italy · March 2010 - Present

  • Write fashion week show reviews on ready-to-wear collections in New York, Paris, London, and Milan.
  • Spotlight new designers and trends.
  • Responsible for monthly posts covering events, news, and other timely topics.

Essence Magazine and Essence.com · Freelance Writer
New York, NY · May 2006 - Present

  • Write articles on beauty, women's health, and entertainment.
  • Interview celebrities and notable individuals on deadline.
  • Cover International Fashion Weeks for Essence.com.

Conde Nast Digital · Freelance Writer
Paris, France · March 2010 - August 2010

  • Wrote articles on fashion and celebrity events for Vogue.fr and GlamourParis.com.
  • Photographed street style for Vogue.fr, Glamourparis.com, and GQmagazine.fr.
  • Initiated a weekly "Blog of the Moment" feature.

AOL.com · Fashion Blogger
New York, NY · Februaray 2009 - November 2010

  • Wrote articles on fashion, news, and celebrity style.
  • Provided fashion week show reviews.
  • Responsible for biweekly posts on a range of topics.

Real Simple Magazine · Researcher/Reporter
New York, NY, November 2004 - October 2008

  • Reported, edited and wrote fashion features.
  • Fact-checked beauty, fashion, and organizer stories.
  • Attended industry events, maintained contacts with public relations companies, and requested products for shoots and on site trials.
  • Updated Microsoft Excel Expert and Contact list for Research and Beauty departments.
  • Participated in cover line meetings and shoots.

Newsweek Magazine · Editorial Intern
New York, NY · June 2004 - September 2004

  • Reported on four cover stories for the Society and Science Technology department.
  • Published several user-friendly articles in the Tip Sheet Section.
  • Spearheaded report on early admission for Kaplan Special Edition College Guide.

New York Magazine · Editorial Intern
New York, NY · January 2004 - June 2004

  • Contributed reporting to two cover stories.
  • Assisted editors with writing, research, and reporting.
  • Responsible for fact checking, faxing, and various office duties.

Academic Development

Harvard University · Cambridge, MA · June 2003
A.B. magna cum laude with highest honors in French and African American Studies

  • John Harvard Scholarship for academic achievement of the highest distinction.
  • Dean's List all semesters.
  • Recipient of Weissman International Internship grant to work in France.
  • Co-Director of Caribbean Club Dance Troupe. Vice President of Caribbean Club.
  • Liaison for Harvard's Race, Culture, and Diversity Initiative.

The Westminster Schools · Atlanta, GA · June 1999
Diploma with honors

  • Recipient of National Merit Scholarship
  • Member of National Honors Society
  • Recipient of Gabelein Award for Music (viola)
  • AP Scholar

Specialized Skills

  • Languages: Fluent in French
  • Computers: Familiar with both Mac and PC platforms. Proficient in HTML
  • Activities: Founder of The Fashion Bomb Blog, www.fashionbombdaily.com, a daily destination for urban fashionistas.
  • Freelance: Contribute articles to Upscale, The Root, and The New York Post.