Seeing that my name Hoda (pronounced Hood-uh) means guidance, leading people in the right style direction is a natural fit for me. Born and raised in metro Detroit, I earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a specialization in fashion design from Wayne State University. I also had the honor of studying abroad in Paris, France. I have landed positions with noted retailer Nordstrom and various local media outlets, most recently as the Associate Editor of StyleLine magazine, where I predicted trends, tracked down sources for the trend-related product, helped lead the fashion and beauty editorial team, styled models’ wardrobe for fashion shoots, coordinated product shoots, completed blog posts and social media updates, attended networking events, and covered New York Fashion Week. I have been immersed in the media and fashion industries for over 10 years now. From writing and editing monthly features to styling clients’ wardrobes and coordinating photo shoots, I continue to express my love for the art forms of fashion and word crafting.