Rod Stafford HagwoodI could have sworn I was interviewing for "fashionable" editor back in 1990 when I applied for this job. I imagined I was just going to sashay around the newsroom wearing an array of fabulous designer ensembles. Imagine my shock (and dismay) when I found out that as the "fashion editor" I would be expected to work and not "work it."

These editors have the gall to demand I turn in the occasional story AND show up for work before the cocktail hour...which is around 6'ish for the boating crowd here in South Florida.

But I digress. For the last 20-plus years I have been the voice of fashion for Sun-Sentinel properties, reporting on the designer runway shows worldwide for a glamorous and fashion-forward South Florida audience.

But now I do soooooo much more for SouthFlorida.com.

A bonafide media slut, I have been a regular guest on local television and radio. I've always done special feature reports for MSNBC, CNN, VH1, BET and The Style Channel. I just love looking and listening to myself. I know, that's not very genteel of me to admit, but I very honest...about most things.

Through an extensive network of glamazons coast-to-coast as well as an affinity for low-level blackmail, I've managed to win both major awards for fashion journalism: the Aldo in 1996 and 1998 as well as the Atrium Award in 1997. I have been coasting ever since.


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