Stephanie LaCava is an author and journalist with an interest in contemporary art, culture and on the flip side, ancient rituals and objects.
Having studied sociology and politics in college, Stephanie planned on pursuing a career in the foreign service, until she took her first job working as a fashion assistant at Vogue magazine in New York City. From there, she switched over to the features department of the magazine where she assisted in researching, producing and writing stories and editorial. She pursued a freelance path in 2010, after spending many years at the publication. In December 2012, Stephanie released her first book, a hybrid memoir of essays and illustrations entitled An Extraordinary Theory of Objects. She is the Features Director for forthcoming magazine Violet and a contributor to publications like Interview magazine. She is a consultant and sometimes model for commercial and artistic projects. Her work has appeared online and in magazines such as Vogue, The Paris Review, T, The New York Times Style Magazine and Tin House. In addition to writing, she also works in translation, a personal fascination.
In 2011, Stephanie was named The Style Curator as one of “21 New Media Innovators” by New York Magazine. She was a judge alongside Lidia Yuknavitch and Maggie Nelson for the Creative Nonfiction category of the PEN American Center’s Literary Awards in 2013. Supporting the initiatives of PEN and other literary communities is important to her, as is a commitment to spreading awareness on the importance of mental health care for all children. Alongside her book launch, she partnered with Marc Jacobs to create three limited edition items with all proceeds going to the Child Mind Institute, a New York-based charity.
Born in New York and raised in France, LaCava graduated with a BA in International Relations and French with Honors from Colgate University.
Twitter – @StephanieLaCava
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