Contributor

Lesley M. M. Blume

Author, journalist, contributing style editor

<a href="http://www.lesleymmblume.com" target="_blank">Lesley M. M. Blume</a> is a New York City-based author, columnist, and journalist; she is also <em>The Huffington Post</em>'s contributing style editor.<br /> <br /> As a journalist, Blume began her career at <em>The Jordan Times</em> in Amman and Cronkite Productions in New York City. She later became an off-air reporter for ABC News <em>Nightline</em> with Ted Koppel in Washington, DC. Now writing full-time, Blume covers culture, politics, and fashion (and sometimes the thorny politics <em>of</em> fashion). Her <a href="http://www.lesleymmblume.com/articles/" target="_blank">articles</a> have appeared in many publications, including <em>The Wall Street Journal, Vogue</em>, <em>Slate, Mediaite</em>, and <em>The Daily Beast</em>.<br /> <br /> Blume has authored <a href="http://www.lesleymmblume.com/new/books" target="_blank">four critically-acclaimed books</a> for Knopf - including bestsellers <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0375835237/" target="_blank"><em>Cornelia</em></a> and <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Modern-Fairies-Dwarves-Goblins-Nasties/dp/037586203X/ref=pd_sim_b_2" target="_blank"><em>Modern Fairies</em></a>. In addition, in 2010, Chronicle Books released to great acclaim <em>Let's Bring Back</em>, a book by Blume based on her popular <a href="http://www.lesleymmblume.com/new/column/"><em>Let’s Bring Back</em> column for <em>The Huffington Post</em></a>.<br /> <br /> She was recently hand-picked by <em>Vogue</em> magazine to be a founding member of the <em>Vogue 100</em>, an organization “of influential decision makers and opinion leaders known for their distinctive taste in fashion and culture, [and who] personify the rising influence of women over the past several decades.”<br /> <br /> <em>Visit Ms. Blume's website: </em><a href="http://lesleymmblume.com/" target="_blank">http://www.lesleymmblume.com</a> <br /> <br /> <em>Follow Ms. Blume on Twitter</em>: <a href="http://twitter.com/#!/lesleymmblume" target="_blank">@lesleymmblume</a><br /> <br /> <em>Follow Let's Bring Back on Twitter</em>: <a href="http://api.twitter.com/LetsBringBack" target="_blank">@LetsBringBack</a>