Kristen O’Brien is a writer and editor. A graduate of Columbia University School of Journalism, she has worked in various capacities for publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, ELLE magazine and Texas Monthly. She has written for ELLE, ELLE.com, Condé Nast Menswear, Z!nk magazine, Texas Monthly, Austin American Statesman, Tribeza, Society Diaries, The Salonniere and Austin Way. She also published a children’s book with the Straight Edge Press in 2003. Most recently she was the International Coordinator at the New York Times Syndicate in Paris where she negotiated international photo and text rights for the New York Times Magazine and T, the New York Times Style Magazine. Born and raised in London, she has spent most of her career in Paris and New York. She now lives in Austin, TX with Dante her French cat and Hibou, the Brooklyn stray.