BIO Zandile Blay is Africa Style Correspondent at The Huffington Post, and Editor-At-Large for SCENE Magazine. In addition Blay is Fashion & Beauty Journalism Professor at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Blay was formerly Digital Fashion Editor for ESSENCE Magazine, Women’s Fashion Editor for Paper Magazine and Readers Editor at SEVENTEEN Magazine. Her work has appeared in New York Magazine online, InStyle, Teen People, The New York Sun, The Daily News, America Online, Black Enterprise and Fashionista.com amongst others. As a leading fashion blogger, Blay founded the British Vogue recognized fashion news blog, The Blay Report, and The Guardian UK recognized Africa Style Daily. She has starred in campaigns and hosted events for a variety of consumer brands from Coach to Levi's to K-Mart.
Blay holds an undergraduate degree in Broadcast Journalism from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University and a Masters in Fashion from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London.
She is a 2012-2013 Semi-Finalist for the Neiman Journalism Fellowship at Harvard University.