The Fit Magazine
Ariana is a co-founder of The Fit Magazine, a digital magazine for college students that focuses on fashion, beauty, fitness and lifestyle content. She was the Outfit (fashion) section editor, for which she budgeted and edited writers’ stories, createsed headlines, and wrote SEO data and keywords. She wrote and edited articles about fashion trends, companies, and product and store listicles. She was invited to attend a Katy Perry press conference on Zoom, which is her favorite piece covered for this magazine. Ariana also designed the website on WordPress, co-managed social media, developed the creative direction and collaborated with brand for events. The magazine has expanded to 16 universities with 100+ staff and more than 70,000 views on the website, with one of Ariana’s articles accumulating more than 25,000 views.
Author of Female-Empowered Fashion,
New Degree Press
In July 2020, Ariana published her first book, Female-Empowered Fashion, which highlights the ways in which the fashion industry promotes female empowerment. This includes how fashion has been used to promote inclusivity in body image, build supportive and educational programs for girls, and show how young women have broken into the industry and gained success. For her book, she interviewed industry CEOs, VPs, influencers, stylists and designers. Learn more about it here.
Her book has sold 168 copies on Amazon and more from other retailers, including Barnes & Noble and Walmart. Ariana crowdsource funded her book, marketed her own campaign for sales and contributed ideas to the book’s cover design.
Female-Empowered Fashion can be found on Amazon here.
Ariana was the campus editor-at-large from Lehigh University for Thrive Global. She wrote stories about mental health in college. She also recruited and edited articles of contributors from Lehigh University.
Deputy Lifestyle Editor,
The Brown and White
Ariana was the managing editor of new media for Lehigh University’s student-run publication, The Brown and White. She has also served as social media manager/audience editor, multimedia editor, deputy lifestyle editor, associate lifestyle editor, assistant lifestyle editor, lifestyle reporter and news reporter. As deputy lifestyle editor, she oversaw print and online production, wrote SEO data and built posts on WordPress, scheduled daily Twitter posts on Tweetdeck, and edited articles for 35 students.
Ariana shares excerpts and stories from her book, Female-Empowered Fashion, in an article series on Medium.
Here and Haute
Ariana has a fashion and lifestyle blog, where she writes about her personal style, travel stories, journalism experience and graphic design projects.