My name is Maria Laurie Espino - although some may know me as just Laurie - and I am a writer and reporter based in New York City. I cover a variety of topics ranging from fashion and beauty to music concerts and book reviews.
I am a freelance Fashion Editor for SecondCityStyle.com, focusing on contemporary fashion trends and affordable luxuries.
I unleash my inner teen as an occasional blogger for Seventeen Mag, chatting with cute celebs and sharing the latest gossip.
As a truer New Yorker, I love trying new foods and attending crazy events. I am a Lifestyle contributor for ViralFashion.com, reporting on the latest restaurant crazes, museum exhibitions, and the hottest parties.
A little background info? I graduated from LIM College in 2012 with my MBA in Fashion Management. Prior to this, I received my BS in Business Administration from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, with focused studies in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Management.