KINYA CLAIBORNE, FOUNDER & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Kinya Claiborne is the founder and editor-in-chief of STYLE & SOCIETY Magazine. She oversees the core magazine and digital across all platforms. A style influencer, TV host, entrepreneur, media maven and lifestyle expert with a major passion for all things communications-driven, she launched the Los Angeles-based online publication as a platform to celebrate the best of entertainment, fashion, lifestyle, travel, food and red carpet events globally.

Kinya is also co-executive producer and TV host of The StyleList, a TV series delivering the latest fashion, trends, travel and pop culture in a fast-paced and entertaining format on Watch ONX, an online video platform and production studio featuring a diverse collection of content including news, entertainment, and lifestyle programing for the multicultural millennial. Both a tastemaker and award-winning content creator, she travels the globe working with brands, hotels, and tourism boards on special events, editorial coverage and influencer programs.

Kinya was nominated for the Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ) Fashion Award in the Influencer/ Trendsetter category honoring top individuals who drive tremendous economic growth in Los Angeles. Additionally, she was nominated for the Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ) Entrepreneur of the Year award, honoring achievements by powerful women who make a difference throughout Los Angeles.

Kinya is also a Style Influencer for StyleCon, an annual conference celebrating beauty and fashion and joined Los Angeles Fashion Week (LAFW) as a media partner for the spring/summer 2018 season where she co-hosted the LAFW red carpet influencer kickoff event and the LAFW Opening Night Gala.

A media maven with more than 15 years experience, Kinya began her career working within radio, TV news and print publications before transitioning into corporate communications, and later launching STYLE & SOCIETY in November 2013. Kinya earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communications from California State University, Sacramento, and is a native Californian residing in Los Angeles.

 

STYLE & SOCIETY TEAM

Lateef Sarnor, The StyleList Producer  
Dominique Simpson, Writer/ Reporter  
Njeri Dean, Writer/ Reporter 
Brandy Cochrane, Writer/ Reporter      
Christopher Morgan, Photographer 
Blackwell Studios, Photo/Videographer  
Matthew Newman, Photographer     
Lauren Cheeks, Photographer 
Derron Johnson, Photographer  
Craig Blank, Photographer 
Carl Gerard, Photographer 
Evan Jackson, Photographer
Marselle Washington, Photographer 
Steve Ragland, Photographer
Kadia Sanogo, Stylist Coordinator 
Angelica Ellis, Graphic Designer
Nicole Castellanos, Influencer Relations
Aphua Larbi-Amoah, Social Media Marketing 
Go Pro Promotions, Webmaster 
Bobby Dixon, Events & Sponsorships 
Taylor Finn, Editorial Intern