Zandile Blay is a Style & Culture columnist. She is currently Fashion & Beauty Journalism Lecturer at Syracuse University and Managing Partner at BDM. Blay was formerly Digital Fashion Editor for ESSENCE Magazine, Women’s Fashion Editor for Paper Magazine and Readers Editor at SEVENTEEN Magazine. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine online, InStyle, Teen People, The New York Sun, The Daily News and America Online, amongst others. As a leading fashion blogger, she founded the British Vogue recognized fashion news blog, The Blay Report, and the newly created Africa Style Daily. Blay holds an undergraduate degree in Broadcast Journalism from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University and a Masters in Fashion from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. She is a 2012-2013 Semi-Finalist for the Nieman Journalism Fellowship at Harvard University.