Kristine is 22 and lives with her parents in the fabulously tan New Jersey. She has a partially shaved head and a partially finished Master’s degree at NYU. She currently writes for the Beauty pages of HollywoodLife.com. She’s worked the Beauty Closets of Marie Claire and Seventeen. Clinton Kelly told her she looked fabulous – twice. When not quoting Tolstoy or catching up on her Twitter feed, she can be found watching iCarly or perusing the clearance racks at Bloomingdales.
Tashay is 24 and spends too much time fantasizing about food and puppies to be very productive on most days. She lives in Upper Manhattan by the triple-digits, so commuting gives her plenty of time to listen to podcasts about random things which she later uses casually in conversations. Although pursuing her Masters at NYU in a completely unrelated field, she loves cooking in her spare time. She enjoys trying out fun new recipes, then trying them out again to suit her tastes. Her friends and coworkers swear they love her food. She has a dog, but he lives with her parents in Puerto Rico.
Kathleen is a 23-year-old true Jersey girl; big hair, bigger heart. Her passion for beauty and makeup started with an internship at Seventeen Magazine and has grown ever since. After graduating from Villanova University, Kathleen was able to turn her love for Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter into a full-time job as a social media coordinator! When she’s not at work, she’s browsing everywhere from the Internet to the streets for her own “Manicure Monday” inspiration. She may not be a professional makeup artist by any means, but her facsination with style makes up for it! Kathleen believes that true style comes from a mix of high and low, designer and drugstore, expensive splurges andnearlysteals!
TV and Movies Editor
Amber is a 25-year-old Brooklynite who’s making it her business NOT to rep her home like the cast of Oxygen’s “reality” show Brooklyn 11223. When her nose isn’t securely fixed in a novel or textbook for her NYU Master’s program, you can find Amber cracking up in front of her TV or on a mad mission to get to the movie theater. From comedy, to chick flicks, to action, Amber has most likely seen it — and has pointers on if it’s worth your time and hard earned cash or if you shouldn’t even catch it when it’s free and you’ve got nothing else to do.
Kat is a 23-year-old food adventurer that is willing to go to any lengths for a good meal. She lives in Watertown, MA where a good restaurant is always around the corner and inspiration is always in the air, like the smell of freshly baked bread. Her love for food and finding a good deal inspired her to start her own food blog called, Kat’s Food Adventures, where you can follow her trying new recipes, snagging great food deals, and reviewing restaurants. She’s joined The Collabor-eight for “Foodie Friday” where she will be sharing everything and anything food related every week.
Love and Dating Editor
For the protection of herself and loved ones against all failed prospects, our Love + Dating editor will call herself “Heidi”. A former features journalist for her local newspaper, she is passionate about sharing her stories and insights with fellow love chasers. A chronic NYC dater for the past three and a half years, “Heidi” has an important theory that has carried her through every man: the frat-astic guy that doesn’t call, the great-on-paper-but-can’t-picture-him-topless guy, even the guy you keep on reserve for moments of weakness. She believes that all single people are entitled to a “stove”. And on that stove, up to four pots can boil at the same time. The beauty of having a full stove is that one is able to “rotate the pots” when necessary. Recent prospects that don’t text or call as much as you’d like are put on the back burner at a low simmer. Maybe a back burner has recently won you over and deserves a place as a full boil on the front. Until you are absolutely sure about one being the “meal” for you, none of the pots are permanent fixtures on the stove. Because until we are completely sure about someone, we need to have this variety: it keeps us sane.