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Christene Barberich

Global Editor-in-Chief & Co-Founder

Refinery29, New York

Christene Barberich is the global editor-in-chief & co-founder of the Webby award-winning lifestyle media company, Refinery29, which reaches 334 million visitors across all platforms globally. She is also the New York Times best-selling author of Style Stalking and the host of the podcast, UnStyled. Prior to co-founding Refinery29 in 2005, she held posts at Gourmet Magazine, The Daily, The New Yorker, and was the founding editor of the ASME-winning CITY magazine. Her fashion and design writing have appeared in The New York Times, Travel & Leisure, New York Magazine, Dwell, Amuse, and Elle Decoration among other titles. In 2016, she was named one of Folio's Top Women In Media, as well as one of the 50 Most Creative People by Ad Age and one of the 30 Most Intriguing People in Media by MIN. In 2014, she was named one of Ad Age's top 20 Media Mavens of the year. In 2017, she will participate as the first ever Mentor in Residence at the Savannah College of Art and Design and in the highly regarded Edith Wharton Writers-in-Residence program. In addition to her editorial and new media work, she is a frequent industry speaker and has provided brand consulting and/or content for a mix of fashion and lifestyle clients, including American Eagle, Nine West, Prada Beauté, Nike, Yves Saint Laurent Fragrance, Target, and others. She lives in Brooklyn.