Dana Wade

Freelance Writer and Copywriter

Location icon United States of America

I am a writer hailing from the concrete jungle of New York City. I focus on all things technology, design, fashion, and lifestyle, with thriving experience in communications, social media, marketing, and public relations. Known for my ability to take initiative with ease, I’m fueled by iced caramel lattes, lipstick, and new challenges.

Studio Visit: Brother Vellies

It's no surprise that the CFDA took notice of the unhindered passion, outstanding intentions, and impressive resume of Aurora James. In just three years, the Creative Director of Brother Vellies and CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner has taken the fashion industry by storm with accessories that prove that fashion can be both thoughtful and meaningful.

Boy Meets Girl: Menswear-Inspired Style

We're taking a cue from effortlessly cool, yet undeniably polished, menswear-just in time for New York Men's Fashion Week, which kicks off today. Menswear-inspired style doesn't always have to mean oversized; think sharp proportions, crisp tailoring, and well-crafted designs. From oxfords to trousers and blazers, it's only getting easier this season to borrow from the boys and shop their closets.

Trend Edit: Pantone's 2016 Colors of the Year

By now, you've probably noticed that delicate, pastel hues have been dominating the runways recently. This year for the first time, Pantone picked not one but two colors to be the "color of the year"-Pantone 15-3919 Serenity and Pantone 13-1520 Rose Quartz, both an immense contrast to last year's wine-hued Marsala.

Who to Follow: The #NYFW Social Media A-List

Our favorite time of the season has arrived--New York Fashion Week! A-listers and A-lists go hand in hand this time of year, and we're always looking forward to the hustling and bustling of the industry. Plenty has changed this time around, especially with the recent direct-to-consumer fashion shows, creating the "see now, by now" experience.

Trend Edit: NYFW Fall ' 16 Edition

Now that New York Fashion Week has officially wrapped up, we're here to recap the fashion highlights of the upcoming season. The OTTE team is always keeping an eye out for emerging trends spotted on the NYC runways, and this week was certainly no different.

#DesignedToMove with Helena Oun

Continuing our ‪#‎designedtomove‬ series, this week we spoke to 'Healthy and Nourished' creator, Helena Oun, about life as a model, her transition towards a healthy lifestyle, and her journey to becoming a certified Holistic Nutritionist and starting her own healthy lifestyle journal. Where is home?Home is where I feel most complete with myself.

#DesignedToMove with Alexis Novak

Continuing our ‪#‎designedtomove‬ series, this week we spoke to Alexis Novak, a yoga sculpt instructor about the key to obtaining a balanced lifestyle, upcoming fitness challenges, and what keeps her inspired and focused on a daily basis. Where is home?I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado.

Inspiration from our studio: Frank Gehry

Although controversial, and derided by some, Frank Gehry is undeniably one of the most recognizable and influential architects of his time. Always thinking big, with large-scale and eye catching endeavors, Gehry encourages change, movement, and the spirit of innovation.

National Nutrition Month: 3 Habits for a Healthier Lifestyle

At Eightyone 20, individuals who are always in the move, and ready for the next adventure inspire our collection. Whether it's running faster, jumping higher, or a new personal best, we are committed to helping athletes go the extra distance with garments designed to perform.

Inspiration from our Studio: Nikola Olic

With surreal and dizzying photography, Nikola Olic has undoubtedly reached milestones as a photographer. Known for his groundbreaking contributions to photographic composition, he is certainly the epitome of what it means to be spirited, imaginative, experimental, and conceptual.