'Walk, Walk, Fashion, Baby' Journalist Goes From Cop Beat To Front Row at NYC Fashion Week

By Jovonna Owen

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Join San Antonio Express-News fashion journalist Michael Quintanilla as he accounts what’s in and out this season in fashion journalism.

Quintanilla will speak on Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 2-3:20 p.m. at Old Main in room 320.

Quintanilla is a fashion and pop culture writer and stylist for the San Antonio Express-News and that newspaper’s TRENDS magazine.

His work is featured in other Hearst newspapers including the Houston Chronicle and the San Francisco Chronicle. His work is sent out nationally on the New York Times wire service.

Quintanilla, a San Antonio native, graduated from Burbank High School and Trinity University.

Before joining the Express-News four years ago, Quintanilla was a fashion and pop culture writer for the Los Angeles Times where he biannually covered fashion weeks and prêt-a-porter shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris.

While at the L. A. Times, Quintanilla wrote features and covered the party beat that included celebrity interviews, red carpet events, movie premieres and after parties. He also contributed to two Pulitzer Prizes: the Los Angeles Riots and the Northridge Earthquake.

Quintanilla said his presentation will cover his journey as a journalist going from the cop beat to the front row at New York Fashion week.

Quintanilla will share his knowledge on working with multiple editors in Hearst newspapers. His stories must meet the needs for those papers as well as for the Express-News.

Quintanilla will offer his expertise on tweeting, blogging, shooting, conceptualizing, styling, creatively directing and writing as a fashion journalist “on very little sleep.”

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