When she got the opportunity to move from assistant business editor to fashion editor, it was a no-brainer. The job included shopping. Since then, she's covered Fashion Week in New York and the apparel markets in Los Angeles and Dallas. She has interviewed Isaac Mizrahi, Oscar de la Renta, Nicole Miller, Carmen Marc Valvo, Bobbi Brown, Trish McEvoy and dozens of other well-knowns in the fashion and beauty industries.
A business writer asked Linda why she wanted to switch from writing "real news" to "fluff." Fashion writing isn't just about trends and hemlines. We all wear clothes. Our clothes say a lot about who we are, and sometimes who we want to be, and she finds that interesting. Fashion isn't going to change the world, but Linda knows a great bag, stunning pair of shoes or knockout outfit will make you feel better.
That's what she keeps reminding her husband, David, when she comes home with another pair of new shoes. He consoles himself by saying at least Stephanie, their fashion-loving daughter, is now married and paying for her own shoes.
He knows Stephanie doesn't always pay, but just saying it out loud makes him feel better.
Linda Miller | Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014
What makes a purse special? For this designer, it’s luxurious Italian leather and Old World craftsmanship
Linda Miller | Updated: Wed, Sep 10, 2014
Cosmetics counters and drugstores are packed with creams, lotions and potions to help even skin tone. Here comes another one.
Linda Miller | Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014
The go-to brand for foundation garments is giving women a new denim line that promises comfort and a slimming fit.
Linda Miller | Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014
What colors will tempt you in six months? Come on, you know you're curious.
Linda Miller | Updated: Wed, Sep 3, 2014
He developed his love for sewing and art into a successful career designing clothing for modern women.
Linda Miller | Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014
She talks the talk, but now this young woman with a famous last name wants to see if her designs are a good fit in the world of fashion.
Linda Miller | Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014
His name may not trigger immediate recognition, but this award-winning designer blends French chic with American ease in a new collection for the masses.
Linda Miller | Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014
Got any gently worn bras that are too big, too small or don’t fit properly? Donate them and help women in domestic violence shelters.
Linda Miller | Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014
Looking for new places to shop? Several stores new to the metro have opened or will in a few months
Linda Miller | Updated: Mon, Aug 11, 2014
She’s seen these days pitching La-Z-Boy furniture, but this model turned actress turned author will soon have her name on cosmetics too
Linda Miller | Updated: Mon, Aug 4, 2014
A plus-size retailer is gearing up for the new season with a stylish new clothing collection and a savings celebration for teachers
Linda Miller | Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014
Fun and fashion mix it up to help get students ready for the classroom.
Linda Miller | Updated: Mon, Jul 28, 2014
Updating your home this fall can be as simple as adding a few unexpected pieces.
Linda Miller | Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014
Expecting and eager for some new clothes? Belle Isle Station is counting the days until it welcomes its newest shop.
Linda Miller | Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014
Guess which department store hopes to lure teen customers with its new launch of apparel and accessories?
Linda Miller | Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014
Got a suit or any other professional clothing you longer wear or need? Donate it and help others.
Linda Miller | Updated: Wed, Jul 9, 2014
Calling all fashion designers and design students. Now’s your chance to create a jackpot-winning look that will be featured in a fashion show.
Linda Miller | Updated: Tue, Jul 8, 2014
The tween market is a lucrative one, and UGG is putting its best foot forward to get a piece of it.
Linda Miller | Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014
Turn down the air conditioner. Can you feel the chill? Now let's see what we'll be wearing in October.