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The Handbag Awards Announce 2014 Judges

In News on April 9, 2014 at 8:07 AM
Emma Grady at the 2013 Independent Handbag Designer Awards in New York City.

Emma Grady at the 2013 Independent Handbag Designer Awards in New York City.

For the third consecutive year, style expert Emma Grady will again join the esteemed judging panel for The Independent Handbag Designer Awards. Winners will be announced at the annual awards show on June 18th at the SVA Theatre in New York City.

Grady has been instrumental in selecting up-and-coming designers who have won coveted design collaborations with Bloomingdale’s, Timberland, and other top fashion brands. All entrants have until April 26th to submit their designs online at TheHandbagAwards.com.


Rachel Antonoff Interview Covers Foam Magazine

In Interviews, News on January 20, 2014 at 9:41 AM

foam-magazine-jena-maloneOn news stands today! Designer Rachel Antonoff opens up to Emma about her desire to change the fashion industry’s superficial image in “Quirky Cool” (pg. 23), a feature cover story published in FOAM magazine (January/February 2014).

Good Housekeeping Features Emma’s Natural Beauty Buying Tips

In News on January 6, 2014 at 8:30 AM


Navigating natural cosmetics can be complicated. I had fun researching all the best natural beauty makeup–from eyeshadow and eyeliner to lipstick and nail polish. Good Housekeeping features my findings in a trio of easy-to-read slideshows, written by yours truly. Enjoy!

+ Natural Eye Makeup: Brands and Buying Tips

+ Buying Tips: Natural Nail Polish (and Remover)

+ Buying Tips: Safe, Nontoxic Lipsticks

Emma To Judge Thrift Store Runway Fashion Contest

In News on October 17, 2013 at 7:44 AM
Emma Grady

Emma Grady

Thrift Store Runway has announced Emma as the judge of their online fashion contest for the month of October. Five cash prizes (up to $500 in cash money) will be awarded to the winning “million dollar” looks created on a shoestring budget (less than $50). Let the thrift store shopping games begin! Read all the rules and regulations, here.



Step Inside DJ Tennessee Thomas’ NYC Digs

In News on July 13, 2013 at 8:03 PM

foam mag

Emma sits down with DJ Tennessee Thomas and gets the inside details on her cool NYC apartment. Read the 4-page cover story, “Mad for Mod”, in the July/August Music issue of Foam magazine on news stands this week.

Emma to Model in EILEEN FISHER Fashion Show

In News on April 12, 2013 at 2:49 AM
GREEN EILEEN campaign.

GREEN EILEEN campaign.

EILEEN FISHER has selected 8 Sustainable Fashion Stars, including Emma Grady, to model their spring collection at Green Festival in New York City on April 21st. We’d love to see you there!To find out more about the show—and to RSVP!—visit, here.



Emma Stars in Raven + Lily Holiday Gift Guide

In News on November 30, 2012 at 3:14 AM

Following close on the heels of #FairTuesday, Emma stars in fair trade fashion brand Raven + Lily’s Holiday Gift Guide. She appears wearing the Desta: Antique Dangle Earrings ($48). Made with melted bullet casings and recycled brass, silver, and copper, the earrings feature mini balls that jingle.

Emma styled the look with a vintage Henri Bendel dress that she bought secondhand for $10 at a local Housing Works thrift store. As part of her participation, Emma’s readers can enter code “RALCLASSICSTYLE” at checkout, until December 3rd, and you can get 25% off your purchase on Ravenandlily.com.

Read Raven + Lily’s interview with Emma, here. Plus, don’t miss Emma’s in-depth fashion feature about the fair trade label on TreeHugger.com: Raven + Lily Fosters Artisan Craftsmanship with Stunning Fair Trade Jewelry.

DownEast Magazine Asks Emma: Why is Maine a Fashion Muse?

In News on November 2, 2012 at 4:39 PM

DownEast Magazine features Emma’s thoughts on Maine-inspired fashion in their November 2012 issue. In “Maine as Fashion Muse” on pages 22-24, the Magazine of Maine seeks Emma’s expertise on why national clothing lines look to Maine, which also happens to be her home state, for inspiration. Read an excerpt, below.

“Maine represents authenticity and craftsmanship,” offers Emma Grady, a New York-based fashion writer and editor specializing in classic and timeless fashion and the founder of the style Web site, PastFashionFuture.com.

“I find that brands, especially the major ones, need to create a story behind the inspiration for each collection because it’s marketable and it relates well to the consumer. Maine, because of its beautiful coastline, is a good source for that.”

Continue reading “Maine as Fashion Muse” on DownEast.com or pick up the print copy, on newsstands now.

Copyright © 2012 Emma Grady. All rights reserved.

Emma Wears David Peck to 2012 Independent Handbag Designer Awards

In News on June 21, 2012 at 1:22 AM

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The 6th annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards ceremony took place June 13th at the Time & Life building in New York City. Emma, who served as an awards judge, attended the ceremony wearing a gorgeous white silk dress from CrOp by David Peck’s Spring 2012 collection. Continue reading the story behind Emma’s style at the 2012 IHDAs on PastFashionFuture.com.

And for more on the awards, check out Emma’s coverage on Discovery’s TreeHugger.com: Green and Socially Responsible Handbags Win Big at the Independent Handbag Designer Awards.

Copyright © 2012 Emma Grady. All rights reserved.

Emma Judges 6th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards

In News on June 7, 2012 at 8:38 AM

For the second consecutive year, Emma is judging the 6th Annual Independent Handbag Designer Awards. Along with the 2012 IHDA Judging Panel, Emma selected the top 30 styles from more than 1,000 entries across 7 categories. And that’s where you come in: help choose the Audience Fan Favorite over at InStyle: Instyle.com/ihdapoll2012.

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on June 13th, hosted by Handbag Designer 101, at the Time & Life Building in New York City. Keep tuned: Emma will be on the scene at the VIP cocktail party and ceremony sharing live updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Tickets can be purchased on Handbag Designer 101 or you can try to win a trip to the awards with JP Selects.

For a behind the scenes look at the selection process–and details on Emma’s style, obviously–visit Past Fashion Future. Also check out the IHDA finalists video, too.

Copyright © 2011 Emma Grady. All rights reserved.


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