Miss A Columnist

Anne Blessing is a communications professional and recent NYC transplant. She previously served as Miss A City Editor in Nashville, where she lived for more than two years working full-time as a publicist. Anne hails from Virginia, and received a bachelor's degree in Media Arts and Design and Studio Art from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. In her spare time Anne enjoys working as a stylist at LOFT, traveling, exploring the Big Apple, and taking Pilates and Zumba fitness classes. She is passionate about giving back, fashion and the arts, and leading a healthy lifestyle.

The Breast Cancer Alliance In New York City Area

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For more than 18 years, the Breast Cancer Alliance (BCA) has helped women everywhere fight breast cancer through research, health education and most importantly, early detection. The Alliance was founded by the brave Mary Waterman who was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer and dedicated her remaining years of life to finding a cure […]

Women Who Run the World Take Center Stage at More/FITNESS Magazine Half-Marathon In NYC

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Runners at the start line of the More/FITNESS Magazine Women’s Half Marathon in Central Park on April 14, 2013. (Photo Credit: Stephen Meyer)

Last Sunday, April 14, 2013, thousands of women gathered in Central Park to participate in the 10th anniversary More Magazine and FITNESS Magazine Women’s Half-Marathon. By the end of […]

Rock It like A Redhead In NYC To Benefit The American Heart Association

Premiere beauty and fashion event for redheads debuts in NYC March 16. (Photo Credit: How to be a Redhead)

Premiere beauty and fashion event for redheads debuts in NYC March 16. (Photo Credit: How to be a Redhead)

New York City is about to “Rock it like a Redhead” at the first-ever beauty and fashion event designed exclusively for redheads. Set for Saturday, March 16, 2013 at Tribeca’s 60 Reade private art […]

Thyme Maternity Launches In NYC And Donates To Jessica Seinfeld’s Baby Buggy Charity

Vera Sweeney and Audrey McClelland team up with Thyme Maternity to helpe celebrate its launch in the U.S. Audrey spoke about her fashion and social media expertise at Thyme's launch event in New York City earlier this year. (Photo Credit: Getting Gorgeous!)

Printed tops make up THyme’s Spring 2013 fashions for moms-to-be. (Photo Credit: Thyme)

The International maternity fashion brand Thyme made its U.S. debut in New York City with a big celebration event and a special delivery. Hosted at the Crosby Street Hotel in SoHo, Thyme showcased its fashionable line of maternity clothes at […]

10th Annual More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women’s Half-Marathon To Benefit The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp

Racers take off at the 2012 half-marathon. (Photo Credit: Meredith)

Racers take off at the 2012 More Magazine / Fitness Magazine Half-Marathon. (Photo Credit: Meredith)

For ten years now the More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women’s Half-Marathon in New York’s Central Park has attracted crowds of women runners and walkers to the city, serving as the largest women-only race of its kind […]

Celebrities And Brands Help Hurricane Sandy Victims Rebuild With RE/CREATE New York Charity Auction

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More than 50 prominent celebrities and public figures are joining forces with CREATETHE GROUP, Inc. media agency to rebuild areas of New York City ravaged by Hurricane Sandy. The charitable platform RE/CREATE New York is a way for some of New York City’s most noteworthy — including Bergdorf Goodman, Anne Hathaway, Marc Jacobs, Kate […]

ANNpower Vital Voices Initiative Empowers The Next Generation Of Leaders

ANNpower Fellows and Kay Krill met with staff from the White House Council on Women and Girls during the 2012 ANNpower Vital Voices Leadership Forum. (Photo Credit: ANN INC.)

ANNpower Fellows and Kay Krill met with staff from the White House Council on Women and Girls during the 2012 ANNpower Vital Voices Leadership Forum. (Photo Credit: ANN INC.)

As a way to empower young women to invest in their communities, lead responsibly and affect global progress, ANN INC., the parent company of […]

New York City Ballet Launches Art Series With Special Performances

Artist collaboration FAILE of Brooklyn installed the first New York City Ballet Art Series exhibit this winter. (Photo Credit: NYCB)

Artist collaboration FAILE of Brooklyn installed the first New York City Ballet Art Series exhibit this winter. (Photo Credit: NYCB)

This winter the New York City Ballet (NYCB) is launching its first-ever New York City Ballet Art Series with “Les Ballets de Faile,” a large-scale installation created by the Brooklyn-based artist team Patrick […]

Soma Intimates To Support The National Network To End Domestic Violence

Soma's bra drive was featured on The Today Show (Photo Credit: Soma)

Soma Intimates, a retailer of premiere intimate apparel, lingerie and beauty products, is restoring dignity one bra at a time for women in need through its sixth bi-annual “Giving is Beautiful” Soma Bra Donation event benefitting the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV). […]

Nashville Lifestyle’s 9th Annual Music In The City To Benefit W.O. Smith Music School

Edens Edge this past May at the Academy of Country Music Awards. (Photo Credit: Jason Merritt, Getty Images)

Nashville is a destination for countless country-artist-wannabes set on succeeding in the cut-throat music industry and fulfilling their recording artist dreams. Combine that spirit and raw talent and you’ve got the essence of Nashville–a city running on hope, entertainment and a whole lotta love. […]

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