Who is this Illusions of Elegance?


Photo Courtesy of Kim Kopp
September 2016

The Person Behind the Keyboard

     Believe it or not, writing this "About Me" blerp has been one of the most difficult parts of my blogging experience. As a reader, you may not get a chance to know me. You'll hear my voice weaved into every post I write, but because I'm not the type of blogger to write every detail of my life, I'm leaving you out to figure out who I am for yourself. 
   This blog isn't about me. Illusions of Elegance is a patchwork quilt of articles I've written about things that I feel strongly about. Whether it's a band I'm crazy about, a collection from my favorite fashion designer, or a current event, you'll find my two cents worth on this domain. 
Photo by Katherine Braun
January 2017

   The main purpose of this blog is for me to tell the world about people, places, things, and events that they haven't experienced yet. It's pretty exciting stuff. 
    I also use Illusions of Elegance as a place to practice my reporting skills and experiment with different topics. I'm an aspiring fashion journalist but my main gig right now is writing news and feature pieces for a handful of publications in my community. I live in a small town in Wisco, USA but I've got enough dreams and drive to get me to the top of the pile in New York City one day. 
  Though I'm on the young side, I have a craving and drive to understand every tiny detail of the fashion world. I am knowledgeable, outspoken, and serious about the industry. 
  I'm one of the lucky ones who gets paid to do what they love. I'm a dress consultant by day, blogger by night, and a reporter in between. It doesn't get better than this.

This is Bailey Cichon, signing off
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Legal Bits    
      I also am an affiliate with ModCloth & Rent the Runway. This domain does use affiliate links. What is an affiliate link? It's a link with a special ID number with a cookie attached to it (for 30 days) that tracks my ID until a purchase is made with my links. All it does is give credit to me for showing you the way to ModCloth or Rent the Runway. Click the Sponsored ads on the edge of my blog to check out these awesome retailers! I recommend them both whole heartedly. But enough about me! 
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All of the opinions published on this blog are my own. 

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