Ketura Persellin

Ketura Persellin is a writer and editor with more than 25 years of experience writing for a wide variety of publications. She has written on topics as diverse as fashion and fashion history, nonprofit boards, religion, parenting, and film, culture, and literature. She has a Ph.D. in English literature and is a voracious reader.

Fashion and Style

Ketura is a fashion and style expert. For more than ten years, she has worked as an image consultant, helping women and men with their personal style through tools such as personal style analysis, color analysis, wardrobing, and personal shopping. Before that, she studied and wrote about fashion as a graduate student earning her Ph.D.

From a young age, she was a devotee of fashion magazines. She has written about fashion for the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Boston Phoenix, and the Philadelphia City Paper. She has worked in retail for big box stores and small boutiques alike, and for several years sold Etcetera through quarterly trunk shows. She blogs about fashion, publishes a regular email newsletter, and teaches classes and workshops on fashion-related topics.

Friends regularly turn to her for all manner of style-related advice, and she even uses discerning eye to help friends decorate their homes. Ketura believes in the right of all women to look and feel their best.

Nonprofits

Ketura is an expert in nonprofit governance and fundraising. For 12 years, she wrote a monthly newsletter for nonprofit boards. She also wrote regular newsletters and white papers on nonprofit issues. She attended conferences, workshops, and seminars and a wide range of governance-related topics.

Other Interests and Hobbies

Ketura has an active life as the mother of two teenagers in Washington, D.C. She loves to travel, hang out with family and friends, swim, go to yoga, and of course, shop. Recently she's tried her hand at gardening and even grown a few tomatoes. She's an active volunteer leader in her synagogue. To find out more about Ketura, please visit the Joyful Closet website.

 

Most Recent Contributions by Ketura Persellin

10 Best Ways to End a Conversation

You've probably been in this situation before: chatting with someone while wishing you could end the conversation. The problem is, you may n ... Read More

Coach Purse Serial Numbers

Whether you're looking to buy a Coach bag or just want to find out more about one you already own, you'd probably like to know if the purse ... Read More

Plus Size Wool Coats

There are many options to choose from, as well as different materials, when it comes to shopping for a plus size coat. The gold standard of ... Read More

Women's Beatnik Fashion

Beatniks like Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, Hettie Jones and Joyce Johnson, and other creative types rebelled against the dominant cultur ... Read More

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