EDITORS

 
Editor-in-Chief: Justin T. Howard
 
As a freelance style correspondent, Justin has appeared on such programs as Fashion Police on E!, MSNBC and channels like Fashion TV and iTV, and news stations like CBS, KTLA & Good Morning San Diego. As a celebrity stylist, Justin Howard has worked with Actress Sophie Simmons of ‘Gene Simmons Family Jewels’, MTV’s Teen Wolf star Keahu Kahuanui, and Ariel Winters from Modern Family.  Justin worked as a fashion writer for The New York Times Company, literally writing hundreds of articles for them. During his time at The New York Times Company he interviewed top talent like designers John Varvatos and Lubov Azria, the creative director of BCBGMAXAZRIA among other celebrities like George Kotsiopoulos, of Fashion Police. In 2015  Justin Howard stared in the new fashion reality series he co-created and executive produced ‘America’s It Girl’ as the series Host.
 
“Fashion is a visual expression of the internal spirituality we all carry within us. What is your look saying about you?” @JTHNOMAD
 
Justin@BlackChalkMagazine.com
 
 
Contributing Literary Editor : Rain Graves
 
Rain Graves is a two-time Bram Stoker Award winner (2002, 2013), and three-time finalist (2009). Publisher’s Weekly hailed her work in BARFODDER: Poetry Written in Dark Bars and Questionable Cafes (Cemetery Dance, 2009) as “Bukowski meets Lovecraft…” She has been writing fiction professionally since 1997 for multiple publishers, including IDW, Miesha Merlin, Bad Moon Books, Cemetery Dance, MTV’s Buggles Project, and many others. Her book, THE FOUR ELEMENTS, released by Bad Moon Books in 2013.  She is a retired Argentine Tango dance instructor, an occasional wine writer. She lives and writes in San Francisco.
 
Editors@BlackChalkMagazine.com
 
Contributing Talent
 
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Beauty – Erik Torppe
 
Erik is the Beauty Director for Art Hearts Fashion, showcasing over 30 designers each season during NY, LA, and Miami Fashion Week.  Erik has worked with major designers such as Stello, Walter Mendez, Michael NGO, and Furne Amato.  His work has been featured on VH1, CBS, Oxygen Network, Bravo and Lifetime.
 
 
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Hair – Joseph Henry
 
From the glam and the glitz of Hollywood, come the insanely talent Joseph Henry. Went not correcting the color mistakes of his fellow hair stylists, Joseph can be found creating truly magical moments for people by playing with their hair! In his free time, Joseph likes to drop by Black Chalk HQ and craft beautiful illusions with celebrities!
 
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