Jones

I created Mae Jones, a magazine like Vogue, to represent Black style and glamour

A photo from Mae Jones Magazine, which debuted digitally earlier this year. Mae Jones was named in honor of founder and creative director Kristen Turner's two grandmothers. <span class="copyright">(Jessica Castro / Mae Jones Magazine)</span>
A photo from Mae Jones Magazine, which debuted digitally earlier this year. Mae Jones was named in honor of founder and creative director Kristen Turner’s two grandmothers. (Jessica Castro / Mae Jones Magazine)

The second I graduated from college, I packed up my Jetta and made the drive West from Texas to California. I wanted to work in fashion but not in the classic sophistication of the New York scene. I wanted the celebrity-driven, red-carpet glitz and glam Hollywood had to offer. Upon my arrival in Los Angeles, I started an assistant job at a well-known fashion PR agency. There I began what has been a 15-year career in the fashion industry.

I had worked in a PR office for a few years before realizing I was better suited for the excitement of “set life.” I soon became an assistant to celebrity wardrobe stylists. I was usually the only Black

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