Kathleen is a business editor and beauty blogger/freelance writer. In her day job, she covers the emerging markets beat and once met someone The Economist named "the most dangerous woman in China" (no, she wasn't an assassin.) In her free time, she writes about beauty, travel, lingerie, her search for comfortable stilettos, and good haircolor. In a former life before entering publishing, Kathleen was a consultant. Her parents threatened to disown her when she said she wanted to quit to become a writer (yes, seriously--but it's okay, she's finally allowed back at family Thanksgivings.)

 Age: 28

Twitter: @nyckat, @tdailyobsession

What I Do, Job-wise: Editor for a business site by day and a blogger/freelance writer by night.  

What I Do, Fun-wise: Travel, read things that enrich my mind and other things that don't, try to fight the effects of Asian flush syndrome, bake late at night; indulge in retail therapy, overdose on gummy candies,  dress inappropriately for the weather, watch cute animal videos on Youtube, sleep, and build Pinterest inspiration boards for the house/country home I don't yet own

My Motto: You miss 100% of the shots you don't take

My Anti-Motto: Don't put off tomorrow what you can do today 

The First Movie Star I Ever Had A Crush On: Leonardo DiCaprio

My “celebs to make out with” list: Eric Bana, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (yea this one always get a huh? from people but seriously, google a pic of him in a tux), Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Ryan(s) Gosling and Reynolds

The Most Played Song On My iTunes:  "Playground Love" by Air, "Tightrope" by Janelle Monae

Last Book I Read Without Skimming Any Parts: Sweet Valley Confidential...I mean, Just Kids by Patti Smith (read that one, not the first book I mentioned and keep your memories of the Wakefield twins intact)

My Most Worn Item of Clothing: Robert Rodriguez pencil skirt, JBrand Agnes side zip jeans, American Apparel VNeck tees, Foley and Corinna City Bag, Lululemon groove pants, college hoodie

Beauty Products That I Hoard: Shu Uemura eyelash curler, Fresh sugar rose lip balm, Kiehl's No. 1 lip balm, Giorgio Armani Skin Fabric, Eve Lom cleanser, Kerastase Bain Miroir, Nars Velvet Matte Gloss in Damned, CoverGirl LashBlast

I smell like: Narciso Rodriguez Eau de Toilette, Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely (no, really, it is Lovely--try it), Thymes Bergamot Vert