Painfully Hip is a fashion blog written by renowned wardrobe stylist and fashion editor Amber Mortensen. Amber is available in Los Angeles, Northern California, and Honolulu as a wardrobe stylist for fashion editorials or personal wardrobe updates.
From Harper’s Bazaar cover models to brides and career women, Amber (as seen in Lucky Magazine, Foam Magazine, Velour Magazine UK, Chicago Tribune, and the Arizona Daily Star, among many others) has been helping women around the country reinvent their personal style on a budget. Using her mad skills in budget shopping, closet reorganization, alteration and tailoring, she can make it a pleasure to get dressed again! See more of her work on the Painfully Hip Design Collective. If your company is in need of some extra exposure and/or stylish photography in order to get noticed, find out more about our styling and marketing collaborations.
Painfully Hip feature ballsy trend predictions, fashion advice, DIY, outfits of the day, travel tips, and exclusive fashion editorials featuring vintage, handmade jewelry, emerging designers and online boutiques. We have a weakness for audacious prints and blinding color. It’s all about inspiring you to discover your own unrepentant personal style.
Painfully Hip was started in February 2007 as a cure for Amber’s at-work boredom. In the first 2 years, it was featured in interviews and mentions by BUST Magazine, Elle.com, Urban Outfitters.com, and Flair Magazine along with publication by Lucky Magazine, N.E.E.T. Magazine, Buffalo Exchange.com, The Printed Blog, and national print ads for Crossroads Trading Company, the vintage retailer.
Painfully Hip has also enjoyed the talents of guest bloggers like Diana of WellWornRoad, renowned actress Mary Catherine Garrison of LittleRedFox and stylist Sarah Beaver of wardrobe_remix fame. We were included as number 19 in Shiny Media’s Top 100 Fashion Blogs and in All Women’s Talk’s Top 10 Best Fashion Blogs for Women, given “Must Read” status by Coutorture, and will be featured in an upcoming book by author and blogger Vicky Zhou as one of the 500 most interesting blogs on the web! We have had press in Flair Magazine, Definitive Touch Men’s Magazine, Lemondrop, the News & Review, and countless other wonderful blogs!
I love reading and answering any emails or stupid questions you may have. Our Ask Painfully Hip feature is ridiculously helpful when you have to do that thing you do when you get out of the shower. Email Us your fashion conundrums! We can help!
Thanks for reading.