Hi! My name is Bella Lightner and I am a 19 year old fashion blogger. I am originally from Kansas City (Olathe, KS to be exact) but am currently studying fashion communication at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. The art industry has been my passion for as long as I can remember whether the focus was painting, photography, fashion, etc. I have never wanted to do anything else. I truly enjoy showing others what I love and what I’m passionate about. I also think that looking into details of things is so important and something I am trying to focus more on. I hope to display my interest in fashion and style through everything posted on my site.
I got my start in the fashion industry by runway modeling. I went to the casting for Kansas City Fashion Week when I was 14-years-old and made it! I have modeled in nine seasons of KCFW and various other fashion shows. Recently I have decided to change my path and cover KCFW as media with a press pass instead. Also, I have worked at four retail stores in the past five years; MODE Overland Park, Apricot Lane, Ann Taylor LOFT and Etiquette Boutique (where I still pick up shifts every now and then) where I have learned so much about merchandising and retail in general.
I am an aspiring creative director and my goal is to turn this blog into a larger business eventually. bellalightner.com is a way for me to express my passion and to hopefully inspire others through photos and videos. I hope this blog brings incentive to it’s viewers.
all styling done by self