What is The Lexington Line?
The Lexington Line is LIM College's student magazine, and it covers fashion, beauty, culture, and life at LIM. All work is written and edited by students. In addition to the online magazine, a print edition is published each semester. The Lexington Avenue subway line—the 4, 5, 6—runs down the east side of Manhattan, and it is the line that many students take to get from our dorm at 3rd Avenue and 97th Street to our academic buildings in midtown. The magazine, like the college, is situated in the nerve center of the fashion capital of the world, and it will serve as your line for all things fashion and all things LIM.
More generally, the goal of The Lexington Line is to give students a chance to publish their original writing and photography while engaging with New York City and the fashion industry at large. Students are presented with opportunities to meet and interview industry professionals, review products, get experience with social media marketing, and develop writing and reporting skills.
How do I submit?
If you are a student at LIM College, you can submit original writing or photography by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Write "Submission" in the subject line.
Meet Our Staff!
Maranda Janky — Editor in Chief
Maranda Janky is a junior studying Marketing with a concentration in Fashion Publishing. She began her college career at LIM in August of 2014 and helped co-found the college’s student magazine, The Lexington Line. She held the position of Managing Editor for two years and is now Editor in Chief. In January 2016, she was awarded an internship at Surface magazine as their Fashion Intern and was hired as an Editorial Assistant in May. She has contributed writing to Watch Journal--Surface magazine’s sister publication--and served as Managing Editor for the 2016 LIM Student Edition of The Daily Front Row.
Clarissa Hernandez — Managing Editor
Clarissa Hernandez is a third year Fashion Scholar studying Marketing with a concentration in Fashion Communications. She is also a Writing Center Tutor and FYE Mentor. When she's not drowning in homework or creating a fancy spreadsheet, you can catch her scrolling through Instagram, listening to the Jonas Brothers, or taking a catnap. After she graduates, she plans on starting her own marketing company. Let’s be friends!
Pheanny Phen — Creative Director
Pheanny Phen is the Creative Director at The Lexington Line. A third-year Fashion Merchandising student, Pheanny enjoys long walks on the beach with her friends and family. When she’s not buried in school and design work, she enjoys exploring the greater unknown that is New York City.
Brittany Minetti — Art Director
Brittany Minetti is the Art Director for The Lexington Line. A third year student studying marketing, Brittany enjoys spending her time sipping matcha lattes while actively trying to save all the animals in the world. She's your typical crazy dog lady. In between work and school, Britt enjoys discovering new vegan eats all over New York City and is always down for an adventure. An aspiring jetsetter, she still has no clue what she wants to be when she grows up, but hey—who really does?
Ashleigh Uzoaru — Styling Director
Ashleigh Uzoaru is an aspiring stylist majoring in marketing at LIM. She is from Ridgewood, NJ, and loves to attend music and art events in her free time. When she is not out she is at home watching Netflix with a bag of kettle baked barbecue chips at arms reach. If she could trade closets with anyone on earth it would be Rihanna because “she does no wrong when it comes to fashion.” One day she even wants to start her own designer label inspired by Rihanna’s daring unpredictable style.
Jess Feane — Photography Director
Jess Feane is a marketing major who is passionate about music, and photography. When I was about 15 I began editing photos and really enjoyed it! A few semesters ago I took a photography class at LIM and fell in love with the class! There's nothing like life through a lense and freezing a moment in time. On the other hand as far as music goes, I'm a drummer and music runs in my family. Playing has always been a special outlet for me to connect with others. I feel that music is a feeling that frees your soul and brings people together. With all that said someday, I hope to have a career in music or fashion photography, or why not both!
Michelle Alvarez — Marketing Director
Hey everyone! I’m Michelle Alvarez, marketing director for The Lexington Line. I am currently a sophomore/junior here at LIM, studying marketing. I transferred from Monmouth University, where I was getting into sports marketing. I’m really into sports (soccer especially) and sportswear; basically anything that involves a nice pair of sneakers. At LIM College, I’m a part of the library staff, the student mentor program, and last semester I was one of the marketing directors for the school's fashion show. In just one year LIM College has taught me so much and I’m so excited to continue my journey here.
Seth Jubb — Fashion Editor
Seth Jubb is the Fashion Editor at The Lexington Line. He is responsible for curating any fashion related topic within the magazine, including photoshoot, editorial spreads, online articles, and more. He's a third year International Business major from California who just returned from a semester in Amsterdam, and wants to pursue either Fashion Publications or Fashion Law in his career. A hard worker, he loves multitasking between his multiple jobs, internship, position on the magazine, school and social life. His favorite pastimes include yoga, movie nights, and traveling.
Madi Roe — Accessories Editor
My name is Madison Roe, usually go by Madi. I am originally from Seattle, Washington. I am currently a junior at LIM College, majoring in Marketing. I am the Accessories Editor for The Lexington Line. I'm wildly obsessed with shoes and mildly obsessed with bags. Fashion has always been something I've loved. A hobby of mine is photography. If you ever see me around school come and say hi, I love meeting new people!
Keely Schooly-McCormick — Beauty Editor
Keely is currently a fashion merchandising student with a concentration in cosmetics. Along with being apart of the Lexington Line, she also works at the admissions office at LIM as a telecounselor. After graduating from LIM, she hopes to either be an editor at a fashion magazine or work for a cosmetics company. Her all time favorite food is macaroni and cheese. Keely hopes in the near future that she will own a wiener dog named Kipsy and a corgi (who is currently unnamed).
Tiffany Johnson — Culture Editor
Hello, my name is Tiffany Johnson, I am 20 years old and am a sophomore here at LIM College. I major in Marketing and by the time I graduate I would like to have a job working for FADER magazine or an online music magazine that is devoted to music journalism but incorporates fashion as well. When I’m not in class, studying, or working, you can usually find me in a bookstore or in the gym working on my fitness.
Nicole Jezerski — News Editor
I'm a Junior at LIM College studying Fashion Merchandising. I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and moved to NYC when I was 18 to start my career in the fashion industry. Since then, I've had internships in Operations, Magazine Distribution, Editorial, and Fashion Forecasting. As The Lexington Line's LIM Life Editor, I hope to showcase the students and college events in the best possible light.
Emma Goodnough — Celebrity Editor
I am originally from Orlando, Florida but currently live in Financial District. I love media, journalism, and celebrity gossip. I was the Assistant Fashion Editor for my first year with The Lexington Line, and now I am the Celebrity Editor with Carly Wootton by my side! www.soignemode-ny.com
Madison Ross — Web Director
Aspiring philanthropist and art historian Madison Ross is an honors sophomore at LIM College majoring in International Business, B.S. Though she’s originally from sunny San Diego, California, Madison has lived internationally throughout her tween and teen life. During her leisure time, you'll most likely find Madison writing for her blog or heading to or from an art gallery or philosophy lecture.
Soukayna Dieng — Designer
Soukayna Dieng is a third year Visual Merchandising, B.B.A. concentrating in Styling. When she’s not at LIM you can find her working at Saks Downtown, directing short films and photo shoots, and scouting for new vegan restaurants. She loves exploring the city and meeting other young artists. She has two parakeets named Bubu and Cloud.
Maggie Canty — Set Designer
Maggie is a Visual Merchandising major, also concentrating in Fashion Publishing. Aside from writing, she has a passion for studying art and culture, and how it inspires fashion. After graduating, Maggie hopes to work in a hands on and innovative environment, enabling her creativity. Originally from Cape Cod, MA, Maggie loves the ocean, creating art, Mexican food, and exploring NYC.
Alyssa Mattia — Social Media Manager
Alyssa Mattia is a Freshman at LIM College from Northern New Jersey. She is studying to achieve her BBA in Fashion Merchandising. Alyssa loves anything having to do with social media and is excited to be this year’s new social media manager. Some of her favorite networks include Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat. In her spare time Alyssa loves listening to post-hardcore music, studying the latest fashion trends, spending time with her friends, and traveling.
Stephanie Venezia — Social Media Manager
Stephanie Venezia is a New York native from Westchester County and is currently a sophomore studying Fashion Merchandising with a concentration in Fashion Media. Aside, from being a social butterfly, she is the Vice President of the Resident House Counsel at 1760, loves to dance,sing, and of course shop! After college Stephanie hopes to work public relations for a designer house, and hopefully have her own public relations firm in the future. Catch me on my social media handles!
Pearl Dorman — Assistant Styling Director
Pearl is a sophomore in the fashion scholar program. She is majoring in fashion merchandising and wants to pursue a career in styling. She comes from the Great Lakes State, Michigan. Go Blue! Pearl loves planned adventures, sketching clothing, sleeping, watching Netflix (not chilling), and taking short walks through Central Park. Don’t be fooled by her quiet demeanor; she is actually extremely sassy.
Nicol Maciejewska — Assistant Accessories Editor
I’m Nicol Maciejewska and I’m the assistant accessories editor at The Lexington Line. Currently I’m a freshman at LIM College and I plan to change my major to Fashion Media next fall. I would love to be a writer for Vogue or ID Magazine and I’m currently a writer for Non Blonde’s Blog. I even have my own blog where I write about Fashion, Music, and what I’m currently up to. I’m always at concerts, shopping, or roaming around art museums.
Caroline Wootton — Assistant Celebrity Editor
My name is Carly Wootton, I am currently a freshman at LIM college with a major in Fashion Merchandising, soon to be majoring in Fashion Media! I am 18 years old from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania serving the position as the Assistant to the Celebrity Columnist for the Lexington Line.
Julianna Florian — Digital Page Designer
My name is Julianna Florian, but I answer to Jules. I grew up in Northern Connecticut. I am a freshman at LIM College majoring in Fashion Merchandising. I am just starting as Digital Page Designer for The Lexington Line. I feel in love with New York City after I first visited here when I was about 7 years old, and finally starting my career here has been a dream come true. My love for Fashion, Makeup, Dogs, and Food guide my decision making. Just a girl who is constantly trying to get her act together, but I make it look oh so effortless.
Marina McCarthy — Digital Content Editor
Marina McCarthy is the Assistant Digital Content Editor of The Lexington Line, and is a first year Fashion Merchandising major! Marina is also the Social Media analyst for the LIM College Fashion Show, and enjoys writing for the Odyssey Online. She loves music along with fashion, and her favorite band is the Rolling Stones. Including fashion and music, Marina enjoys reading and collaging, and loves to crack open a fresh Vogue with a warm cup of hot chocolate.
Sabrina Talbert — Digital Assigning Editor
Sabrina Talbert is the Digital Assigning Editor at The Lexington Line. She is a New York native and a freshman who will be majoring in Fashion Media in the upcoming fall. When she’s not hitting the books Sabrina enjoys drawing, blogging, and traveling.
Mickayla Beben — Designer-In-Training
Mickayla Beben is an honors freshman at LIM College studying Marketing. As a designer in training, she’s always open to learning new creative tasks. You can find Mickayla people-watching in parks and chasing cute dogs all around the city. In her downtime, catch her scrolling through Tumblr, sipping a latte, and reviewing French vocabulary.
Faculty Advisor: Professor John Deming
Arts & Sciences Department Chair: Dr. Denice Yanni