Meet the Team
Stylist and founder of the effortless chic
Jen Pinkston is a wardrobe stylist and the creator of The Effortless Chic, a lifestyle blog that celebrates effortless, every day style in fashion, interiors, entertaining, and more. Jen and her team are constantly on the look out for fresh inspiration to brighten up any wardrobe or space and are frequently called upon to create unique, one-of-a-kind content for brands including Coach, Gap, Anthropologie and many others. Her styling experience spans from Ellen DeGeneres to Ritz Carlton and everything in between. When she’s not working on the blog or styling a photo shoot, you can usually find her at happy hour with her girlfriends or exploring new cities with her photographer husband.
A St. Louis native, Blair relocated to Los Angeles after college to work for a popular television show. She soon found that her real passion was in the wardrobe department and began assisting some of Hollywood’s most elite stylists. After her fair share of photo shoots, red carpets and press junkets, Blair launched her own creative freelance business, along with her site Fashionista Fairytales. When she isn’t working, she can be found soaking in the California sun at the beach or trying new foodie spots with friends.
the table contributer
Gaby Dalkin is a trained chef, recipe developer and food/lifestyle writer based in Los Angeles. Her food and recipe blog, WhatsGabyCooking.com features original recipes, videos and images that inspire and delight even the pickiest of palates, along with anecdotes from Gaby’s life on-the-go. Her first cookbook, Absolutely Avocados, celebrates her uncontrollable obsession with nature’s most perfect food: the avocado.
Gaby is a regular contributor to Better Homes and Garden, and her recipes and writing have also been featured on Food Network, HGTV, the Los Angeles Times, Redbook, Fitness, Angeleno Magazine, Saveur, Design*Sponge, Glamour, PBS, and The Kitchn. In addition, you may have heard her world-famous Slutty Brownies mentioned on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno or E!’s Fashion Police.
Mary is a New Hampshire born, California based photographer who finds endless joy in a cup of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. She loves bright pops of color and all things whimsical. Few things make her happier than fresh flowers, braided updos, and road trip adventures with friends.
Writer of What To Listen To Now
Chop Shop alumnus, Matt Mugford knows good music when he hears it. Lucky for us, he drops by once a month to let us know what we should all be listening to. Matt currently spends his days making music magic as the music supervisor for Disney Pictures, as well as freelancing commercial projects for the likes of Google and others.
Stephanie grew up in a small town in Northern California called Twain Harte. Quaint as it is, she’s enjoyed the sunshine of Los Angeles for close to a decade now. She enjoys taking photos of families, couples in love and anything to do with weddings. She has an editorial style with a critical eye for details and light that make each shoot unique. When not wrapped up in a photo shoot, she’s snuggling with her husband, baby girl Georgia and her two dogs.
Caitlin + Caitlin
Fate (and fascination with making things pretty) brought Caitlin McCarthy and Caitlin Murray together on the very first day of interior design school. Upon learning they shared not only a name but also almost identical design sensibility, the duo vowed to launch a business together one day. Their firm, fittingly called Caitlin & Caitlin, was formed after years of building collective experience while working for industry tastemakers including Alexandra Von Furstenberg and House of Honey. Today, C & C creates eclectic, fresh and sophisticated spaces for both residential and commercial clients and is currently working on a bespoke line of furniture, accessories and textiles.
Live outside of Southern California? Caitlin & Caitlin offers a range of e-design services individually tailored to each client.
Nichole Gibbons is a photographer with a passion for the visually appealing. She is one half of Nichole Jordan Photography a husband and wife wedding and portrait photography team. Nichole believes that photography is the perfect way of capturing something your eyes can see and turning it into a lasting work of art. She loves capturing and telling stories through her images.
I was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV and I decided to pursue a career that felt….right! I graduated from Art Center College of Design in 2008 and started shooting for magazines immediately after. I’ve been recognized by several photography awards and work for several publications in Souther California and beyond. I absolutely love meeting new people and getting the chance to photograph them threw my eyes.
Lindsay loves to celebrate both entrepreneurial power women and innovative DIY projects with her blog, Squirrels & Curls. A former assistant to director Guillermo del Toro, Associate Producer at The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and Story Producer for Nat Geo and Syfy, Lindsay now freelances for commercial photo and video productions. A short list of her favorite things includes fine yarn, baby squirrels, and her terrier mutt, Penny.
Born and raised in St. Louis, Molly is a Midwestern girl at heart. Although she calls Missouri home, Boulder holds a special place in her heart too. After graduating from University of Colorado, she packed her bags for Thailand to teach English to children. Realizing that there is so much more of the world for her to see, Molly relocated to Los Angeles. She works in advertising, but loves to spend her down time reading, exercising, crafting, and working on her blog, Twenties in Twins.