larissa_0917Larissa Long – Editor-in-Chief

Larissa has been featured in many blogs worldwide for years sharing her opinions and expertise to everything from beauty to philanthropy. As a wife and mother of three her experience comes from more than her professional life. She has held non-profit board positions, competed in a pageant, ran a marina and even worked for the Washington State House of Representatives. Now at 34 she knows what she wants to do; share everything she has learned. She wants to take those experiences to the next level and make the Puget Sound chic and swanky. Larissa enjoys being a part of the social scene and has found that she has her foot dipped in many pools. This is why she knew starting a magazine to showcase the Northwest’s poshness was the way to go. It’s time to show the world Seattle isn’t all Birkenstocks and socks. Seattle has style and MODE is going to prove it! You can find Larissa at any time on Twitter @reesycup.

 

Krista Townsend – Associate Editor

Krista has been living in the Seattle area for almost 3 years. Although she now calls Seattle “home”, she tries to spend as much time as possible traveling to explore other countries, cultures, and finding new vacation spots. Krista has  been featured on several travel blogs writing about her adventures through Italy’s nightlife. Krista is excited to dive head first into Seattle’s social scene to discover (and share) Seattle’s greatest talent, events, and opportunities. She can be found on Twitter @MissKris816.

 

 

Angelique Ashton – Senior Fashion Editor

Angelique Ashton is a girl who loves sparkly things. A Costume and Accessories Designer, Event Producer and Owner of LimeLightFashion.com, her life has always been lived from one special event to the next, any excuse to get dolled up and rock some flashy jewelry. Ms. Ashton has been called by some, a bit of a diva. She has internalized this “criticism” and turned it into a philosophy. Her aim through her creations and her business is to inspire other divas, divas of all shapes, sizes, colors, orientations and beliefs to put on something sparkly, hold their head high to be and express their beautiful glamorous selves.

 

Gabriella HeadshotGabriella Enriocco – International Fashion Editor

Performing artist, Singer Songwriter, Musician, Blogger, Interviewer and Linguist. 90’s child with a passion for knowledge, exploration and freedom to create. Your controversial is my norm. Find me in London Bayswater seeking inspiration for my next creative venture. I want to live in a world which is all-round aesthetically pleasing. I admire the historical growth and progression of fashion, beauty and design. Sophistication cannot be bought, but rather expressed; garments worn on the  body of an unsophisticated mind are merely clothes, no longer are they fashion. Opera, art galleries, theatre and ballet are my greatest loves. I hope to meet Monet in the next life.

 

Linda HeadshotLinda Eaves – Plus Fashion Editor

Linda Eaves is a lover of curves, food, shopping, and irreverent humor. Her favorite thing is to talk with women ready to reclaim what it feels like to BE in their body, at whatever size they are *right now* with an emphasis on healing the body, soul, and relationship with food, self, others, and the world through embracing their own unique and personal path to wellness and vitality.

 

Teresa Potter – Director of Photography

Teresa Flanders Potter has worked in the wedding industry for a nearly a decade doing everything from catering to photography with her company 1StopWedingSpot. Over the past four years she has dedicated her time to photography focusing on fashion shows, large events, pageants and portraits. Her work has been seen on multiple company websites, head shots, advertising material, book covers and in major magazines. Her skills are constantly being searched out by local A-listers which has given her an edge for contacts and venue locations.

 

Angela Caspers – Beauty Director

Angela Caspers has been in the beauty industry since 2001. She is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction to everyone she works with through her company Angela Marguerite. Onsite Beauty. Her work has been seen on everything from television to print and on the everyday fashionable woman.  She loves working with weddings, fashion shows and photo shoots. She is quick and creative while having lots of fun! She will soon be the North End Educator of Washington State for the product line UNITE, a top of the line hair company that focuses on fashion.

 

Scotty Provo – Style Director

Scotty Provo has worked with hundreds of fashion designers, fashion photographers and models on photo shoots, runway shows and red carpet events to produce excitingly glamorous, sexy and innovative looks. Provo is a multi-faceted, experienced and established stylist in the Seattle fashion community, as well as a highly sought-after personal stylist among Seattle’s circle of up and coming young professionals and community leaders. Scotty Provo’s work has been featured in national and as well as local publications.

 

Maile Cabral – Beauty Editor

Maile Cabral’s experience spans the country covering beauty to the hilt. She works with many beauty related clients with her business Cabral Edwards Management (C.E.M.), a boutique PR firm and event planning company.  Their clientele includes celebrities, their stylists and designers of beauty and fashion products. She also edits and maintains her company blog, Pink Energy for C.E.M.   Maile has had her articles published in many local magazines.  Maile is also a fashionsta at heart!  She was an integral member of the Seattle Fashion Week 2011 team and an early member of  Metropolitan Fashion Week’s team in Seattle.  Maile received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kansas in 2005 as a member of the Deans List.

 

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Jennifer Gillette, RN – Health & Fitness Editor

Jennifer Gillette was born and raised in Seattle. Now living in Fife, she works in a busy trauma hospital in the emergency department as a registered nurse. She has been a RN for the past 5 years. Before that, Jennifer worked on an ambulance for 12 years in the Seattle/King County region. She has traveled to Cambodia on a medical mission to aid those in need. She also has volunteered at a “soup kitchen” taking blood pressures and helping the less fortunate and for the Special Olympics. Jennifer has a love for education and a desire to teach about health and the human body.

 

 

Briana HeadshotBriana Saunders – Tech Editor

Briana has an extensive background working with technology, having worked for Apple Retail and with Microsoft.  She has nine years of experience in social media, both personal and professional and is a self-professed gadget geek.  She loves all kinds of gadgets from the super techie to kitchen gadgets and all sorts of tools to keep organized.  She can be found constantly on her iPhone, playing with the latest apps, or just tweeting, pinning and instagramming. She has a passion for great food, fashion, sailing, coffee, wine and horrible TV. You can connect with Briana on Twitter at @briana9.

 

Amie HeadshotAmie Ryhner – Society Editor

Amie Rhyner has lived in the greater Seattle area her entire life.  She was schooled at Northwest Yeshiva High School on Mercer Island.  She attained her Bachelors of Science degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Washington, and has achieved a certificate in Database Management from the same.  She is currently working on her Master’s in Business Administration at the City University of Seattle.  Amie has spent much of her career in the local biopharmaceutical arena and has always geared her career towards making a better life for those who are ill by working in the pharmaceutical industry.  Amie and her husband also co-own a small consulting business which they operate together.  Amie is an avid athlete.  She has completed many triathlons, several of which she has finished in the top three of her division.  Additionally she has completed 12 marathons, and one half-ironman.  Amie will be competed for the title of  Mrs. Washington America in November of 2012 representing the city of Renton and was proud to be named Fourth Runner-Up.  Amie and her husband live in Renton with their three-year old Labrador, Shelby.

 

Peter HeadshotPeter Sessum – Arts Editor

Peter Sessum developed a love for the arts at a very young age. He would read art books as a kid, listening to classical music with his mother and attended his first opera at the age of nine. He believes that food feeds the body, but art feeds the soul. While studying journalism at the University of Washington, he was able to combine his two loves: writing and the fine arts. Now he gets to share these joys with the readers of MODE.

 

 

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