Erika Stalder

I’m a journalist and author who is all about helping younger girls find what makes ‘em happy; I encourage heavy experimentation, falling down, getting hands dirty and empire building via


Twitter: @erikastalder


What I Do, Job-wise: Author of nonfiction books for teens, including The Look Book: 50 Iconic Beauties and How To Achieve Their Signature Styles. Freelance Writer (Wired, Gizmodo, Planet). Teen Advice Columnists for ABCFamily’s Secret Life of the American Teen. Creator of

What I Do, Fun-wise: Dancing. Tennis, golf, cocktailing, sunning, spa-ing, suite-ing, swimming, wining, dining and boating, among other leisure pursuits.

My Motto:  "Sell it till it stinks”

My Anti-Motto: “Smile”

The First Movie Star I Ever Had A Crush On: Val Kilmer

My “celebs to make out with” list:   Paul Newman, Joaquin Phoenix, Eva Mendes

The Most Played Song On My iTunes: Eff iTunes. Go SoundCloud.

Last Book I Read Without Skimming Any Parts: Free Gift With Purchase-My Improbable Career in Magazines and Makeup by Jean Godfrey-June

My Most Worn Item of Clothing: Levi’s, Agent Provocateur underthings.

Beauty Products That I Hoard: Image skincareFresh Sugar Lip Treatment , hydrosols, essential oils, pills

I smell like: Rose, Jasmine, last night’s party 

I Have Faked An Orgasm (Yes/No): What for?


Erika Stalder is also a contributer for Refinery29.