Chanel Ward

Designer, Writer, and Artist in New Orleans, Louisiana

Chanel Ward

Designer, Writer, and Artist in New Orleans, Louisiana

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My name is Chanel Ward, Editor of the style and travel blog Hip Candy, I'm a freelance writer based in New Orleans and contributor to LOCALEUR. I've been working in Digital Content and Media since 2006. My degree is in Fashion Design from FIDM Los Angeles, I've worked in wardrobe and I've dabbled in modeling and print work where I continue to showcase my own DIY designs on my blog and having an "in house" photographer in Ron Ward (the husband, "the Mr.") makes doing that a little easier. I have an insatiable wanderlust and passion for travel and I love a good bargain and watching well written scripted tv. In 2008 I was named one of 225 Magazine's "People to Watch."

In Depth Bio

Chanel Ward is the sole content creator of Hip Candy, a style, culture and travel blog which has been around since 2006. A Louisiana native, after graduating from FIDM and completing an internship at BCBG Max Azria, she moved back home to Louisiana to find zero jobs in fashion design. This led to being self taught in basic graphic design, and the launch of Chanel Ward Design, which specializes in PR materials for local businesses and non-profits. Her fashion blog Hip Candy was launched soon after.

She enjoys developing experimental designs and fashion sewing. But sewing for hire? No.

Wine appreciator. Curly hair enthusiast. Curious traveler. Married since December 1995. That's over 2 decades. Even she's like, hashtag wow, sometimes.

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  • Work
    • Designer, Writer, Traveler
  • Education
    • Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising