Hillary Quinn

Meet Hillary…

As a highly-experienced lifestyle journalist, Hillary has spent decades covering beauty, fashion, weddings, shopping, and much more for national publications, e-commerce sites, corporate web clients, and television. She’s developed a reputation as a successful, seasoned freelancer who consistently turns out excellent writing across a variety of editorial platforms.

Hillary began her career as a college intern at Working Woman magazine, and later joined the staff as a full-time editorial assistant. She went on to hold key positions at McCall’s, Elle, and eventually Mademoiselle, where Hillary was named Copy and Special Projects Director, responsible for producing and editing all lifestyle and service content in the magazine.

Today, as a fulltime freelancer for such clients as Michael Kors, Shiseido, Bride’s, Cosmopolitan, and Good Housekeeping, she’s passionate about focusing on subjects that enrich readers’ everyday lives: showing how to stand your ground with a bullying boss…singing the merits of a peep-toe pump…tracking down that perfect shade of pink lipstick…or offering up clever strategies for dealing with a bad-news bridesmaid.

When she’s not on her laptop, you can find Hillary on her skis, in a yoga class, cheering on the Seahawks, lost in her cookbooks, hiking, or glued to YouTube demos of buttercream piping techniques and smoky eyes. The mother of two amazing and driven kids, she lives in Woodway, WA–a beautiful suburb of Seattle that’s only one click away from the other city in her heart…New York.

True Confessions…
Hillary as a child

Me… age 2 photo by Peggy Barnett
First beauty product I ever played with:

Mom’s Dippity Do.

Biggest source of childhood pride:

Hitchhiking home from preschool at age 4.

First magazine addiction:

Barbie Talk.

Where my affair with pink lipgloss started:

Bonne Bell Lipsmackers.

True tale I tell at parties:

The time I was peed on by a tiger at the Zurich Zoo.

My motto:

Lipstick shouldn’t just make you look good, it should make you feel good.

Favorite engagement story:

Mine. On an airplane. Involving a loudspeaker and a flight attendant.

Best way to meet a husband:

Get set up on a blind date with Jon Cryer. Yes, that Jon Cryer.

Moment of gumption:

Sixteen-year-old me asking Seventeen magazine for a tour of the office.

First job:

Woolworth’s lunch counter.

Worst job:

Woolworth’s lunch counter.

Sucker for:

Good food, planning parties, cake decorating, the mountains, airline tickets, holidays, nostalgia, fresh powder snow, makeup hauls, tracking down childhood toys on eBay, Hostess Sno Balls, my family, and friends.