Fashion Icon Mikki Taylor, Fashion Columbia 2013

June 6, 2013 (CHICAGO)

For 30 years, Taylor served as ESSENCE Magazine's groundbreaking Beauty & Cover Director, and is now Editor-at-Large for the publication. In addition, she is the Founder and President of Mikki Taylor Enterprises, which serves as a holding company for a number of image building, strategic communications and branding vertical businesses.

She is a four-time recipient of the CEBA Award, an industry award acknowledging excellence in African-American media. She also won the Associated Black Charities Image Makers Award and ESSENCE Magazine's Defining Excellence Award among innumerable honors. And she will be honored on Friday (June 6) with the Fashion Columbia Visionary Award during Fashion Columbia 2013, Columbia College Chicago's spring fund raiser and fashion show.

Taylor's latest book is Commander-in-Chic: Every Woman's Guide to Managing Her Style Like a First Lady. Inspired by Michelle Obama's "classic with a twist" fashion sense, the book is a lifestyle resource guide for the everyday woman.

Columbia College Chicago's annual scholarship fund raiser: Fashion Columbia 2013 Friday June 6th at the College's Media Production Center, 16th and South State, Chicago.

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