Erica Kennedy

Erica Kennedy is a writer, occasional blogger and brand consultant.

The former fashion publicist began her writing career as a special correspondent for the New York Daily News where her first piece "There's Something About Gwyneth", about women's love/hate relationship with Hollywood's Golden Girl, was published on the cover of the women's section a day before Ms. Paltrow's 1999 Oscar win and a decade before the existence of GOOP.

She went on to write about fashion and entertainment for magazines such as Vibe, In Style, Paper and Elle UK.

In 2004, she published the hip-hop satire BLING with a book cover of her own design. It became a New York Times bestseller that was translated into seven languages and optioned for film by The Weinstein Company.

Now a creative consultant for fashion and lifestyle brands, she also does pro bono consulting with the awesome non-profit that is GO. She appeared on Paper's 140 Characters twitter list in May 2010 and was named by film critic Roger Ebert as one of his top 5 "favorite twits."

Sometimes she meditates -- on this gif(t).