Blogger spotlight: Zafi Ahmed

Zafi Ahmed, Cleveland fashion blogger
Zafi Ahmed is a Ohio native who recently moved back from New York City. During the day, she teaches art at Massillon Middle School and by night, she's a fashion and lifestyle blogger. She chatted with us recently about blogging, finding inspiration and moving back to Ohio.
  • Clothing company finds inspiration in Cleveland

    Cleveland Swag Co., Ohio fashion
    Local couple Rory and Brenda Haehn had a hard time finding Cleveland-themed clothing they liked, so they decided to design their own - and Cleveland Swag Co. was created. See what Brenda had to say about starting an apparel company, entrepreneurship in Cleveland, and finding inspiration.
  • Blog Spotlight: Sweet Caroline

    Caroline Tullis, Ohio fashion blogger
    Caroline Tullis is a fashion merchandising student at Kent State University. Her blog, Sweet Caroline, allows her to combine her love of writing and fashion in one place. We asked Caroline some questions about her blog, style advice and finding inspiration.
  • Fashion entrepreneur designs for CLE

    Jameson McMaster had been working as a graphic designer for more than a decade when he decided it was time to share his appreciation for Cleveland by way of an apparel business - and his company CLEVE STUFF was born. CLEVE STUFF offers a variety of Cleveland-themed apparel that celebrates Northeast Ohio. We chatted with McMaster about entrepreneurship, design and his love for Cleveland.
  • Blog spotlight: Chic With a Side of Champagne

    Cleveland fashion blog Chic With A Side of Champagne
    Brooke Anders began blogging as a way to share fashion advice with family and friends. Now, her website Chic With A Side of Champagne houses a wealth of knowledge about fashion, beauty and lifestyle tips. The busy local mother, wife and paralegal was kind enough to answer some questions for us about starting a blog, finding inspiration and style advice.
  • Bringing African fashion to Cleveland

    Chimu fashion, Cleveland, Ohio
    Chioma Onukwuire's fashion line, Chimu, was created when she discovered a local need for African fashion. The savvy Cleveland-based entrepreneur was kind enough to answer some questions for us about filling a gap in the marketplace, naming her business and fashion in Cleveland.
  • Local shop specializes in custom jewelry

    Wanderlust Jewelers, Cleveland, Ohio
    Heather Airgood and her husband, Wes, opened Wanderlust Jewelers in Cleveland Heights in 2011, after both had studied fine arts and worked for other jewelers. Since then, they've grown their company to include not only custom jewelery designs, but also heirloom rebuilds and repairs. Heather was kind enought to answer some questions for us about being a local fashion entrepreneur, business advice and finding inspiration.
  • Blog spotlight: thecurvyguru

    thecurvyguru, Cleveland blog
    Kourtlyn began her blog, thecurvyguru, as a hobby, and it has since grown into something much more significant. The local lifestyle blogger answered some questions for us about blogging, finding inspiration and style advice.
  • National Hat Day 2018

    National Hat Day 2018, Cleveland fashion
    Did you know January 15 is National Hat Day? We're commemorating the day by rounding up fabulous hat-centric Instagram posts by some of our favorite local fashionistas.
  • Local boutique focuses on unique brands

    Fringe Boutique
    Located in Moreland Hills, Fringe Boutique has become a local shopping destination where women can expect to find brands that aren't available anywhere else locally. The owner of Fringe was kind enough to answer some questions about why she opened her boutique, entrepreneurship advice and her favorite style tips.