First I was Stylexpert. It was my AOL screen name, cleverly concocted way back when. Soon, I worked for the Style Channel, a joint venture between Fairchild Publications and AOL, and the name stuck. I also founded a site called Marc Jacobs, Todd Oldham, Kate Spade, and Vera Wang doled out style advice, joined by Serge Normant, Laura Mercier, and Iman with beauty advice. I got a bit carried away, adding Bobby Flay for food, Colin Cowie for entertaining, and the list went on. Here I am, a decade later, still seeking (and giving) style thrills online. But now, I have two little boys. Skinny little boys with bright red hair. Orange, some might say. They’re the inspiration for my new name, Style Carrot.

Author: StyleCarrot

Marni Elyse Katz is a design writer and editor who lives in Boston and Cape Cod with her husband, two sons, and a cat. She blogs about design at

3 thoughts on “First.”

  1. Aha ! Hello Style Carrot. I thought the name exceptionally clever, but really wondered about it. Now it all makes perfect sense. I am already planning to borrow your idea and take the plunge into wallpaper behind my bed (the rest of my circa 1950s ranch is paint).

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