About

Please check out BATF’s PRESS PAGE to see where the blog has been featured.

Welcome to Beauty and the Feast! As you can probably already tell, this is a blog with an unconventional mix of themes: beauty and food. This site was launched in 2009 and since then, BATF’s reader base has been growing every month. Vogue India featured Beauty and the Feast as one of the top blogs to know in 2015.  Cosmopolitan publishing named Beauty and the Feast as one of its most influential up-and-coming blogs in its September issue and again in its October issue, only two years after its launch. Previous to this, BATF was listed among the “Top 50 Blogs” by HybridMom.com. A year after its launch, BATF won Spa Week’s Best Beauty Blog award. I hope this site continues to be a place you can come to be inspired to try new experience and to also share your own tips and thoughts!

Thanks so much for checking the blog out. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it. -Shyema

About Shyema Azam – Founder/Editor-in-Chief

Shyema Azam is a writer/editor based in New York City. She’s currently works at Allure, a beauty and fashion magazine in the US. In 2015, she was named as one of the top influential beauty writers in Vogue India. Previous to that, she was an editor at Marie Claire for over three years, and went on to do editing work at Vogue, Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, and Harper’s Bazaar. Additionally, she has written for the launch of Tyra Banks’ beauty and fashion website, typeF.com, and Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Michael Roizen’s beauty and health website, YouBeauty.com. The other titles she’s worked at include RealBeauty.com, InStyle, V Man, V, New York magazine, Elle Decor, Essence, Spinner.com, and TruthInAging.com.

For tips, pitches, and general epiphanies on life and the universe, you can email Shyema at hello@beautyandthefeastblog.com.

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

BATF currently has three great contributors based in NY, LA, and IL:

Nicci Jordan Hubert – NY-Based Writer

A freelance editor for several NY publishing houses, Nicci Jordan Hubert spends her days editing novels and her nights finding as many excuses as she can to get a little glammed up, including attending BATF events. And when she’s not attending events—because, let’s be honest, she’s more often lounging at home—she’s experimenting with new recipes. Food and vanity are among her highest joys, which can be easily revealed by taking a very quick glance at her credit card statements. But let’s not talk about those.

Summar Ghias – Chicago-Based Writer

Summar Ghias is a writer who attributes her love for big cities to the diverse cultural, artistic and food-centric experiences that can be had in them. She’s worked at Budget Travel magazine as an assistant editor and freelanced at several other titles including Discover, People, In New York, TruthInAging.com and TruthInSlimming.com. Over the span of three years in New York City, she scoured every dessert and coffee/tea shop possible to satiate an unreasonable sweet tooth. Now, she’s headed back to the Midwest to do the same (oh yeah, and go back to school at the same time). Though New York will always be at the top of her list, she’s looking forward to re-acquainting herself with Chicago’s vibrant culinary scene.

CELEBRITY INTERVIEWS/FEATURES
Aasif Mandvi, actor/comedian/correspondent of The Daily Show
Adriana Lima, Victoria’s Secret model
Adrianne Palicki, actress (Friday Night Lights/G.I. Joe)
Aida Mollenkamp, celebrity chef
Alessandra Ambrosio, Victoria’s Secret model
Alicia Keys, singer
Allison Williams, actress
Angela Simmons, designer
Anil Kapoor, Bollywood actor
Audrina Patridge, actress (The Hills, Dancing with the Stars)
Avril Lavigne, musician
Bipasha Basu, Bollywood actress
Bobby Flay, chef (Thanksgiving Recipes)
Bobby Flay, chef (Easy Meals for Kids)
Chrissy Teigen, model
Chrissy Teigen, model (at her bridal shower)
Claire Robinson, chef
Curtis Stone, chef (Locals Know Best campaign)
Curtis Stone, chef (Summer and healthy eating)
Cynthia Nixon, actress
Denise Richards, actress
Deron Williams, NBA basketball player (Brooklyn Nets)
Doutzen Kroes, Victoria’s Secret model
Emma Roberts, actress
Emmy Rossum, actress and singer
Essie Weingarten, founder of Essie nailpolish
Gabby Douglas, Olympic gold medalist/gymnast
Gabrielle Union, actress
Giada De Laurentiis, chef (healthy holiday recipes)
Giada De Laurentiis, chef
Hannah Bronfman, DJ
Hilary Swank, actress
Huda Kattan, beauty expert (office tour)
Huda Kattan, beauty expert (makeup essentials)
Jackie Cruz, actress (Orange is the New Black)
Jacques Torres, pastry chef/chocolatier
Jake Bailey, COVERGIRL celebrity makeup artist (Makeup school)
Jake Bailey, COVERGIRL celebrity makeup artist (Makeup tips)
James Vincent, celebrity makeup artist
Jeannie Mai, co-host of The Real
Jeannie Mai, host of How Do I Look?, fashion expert
Jessica Alba, actress
Jordana Brewster, actress
Jordana Brewster, actress
Katharine McPhee, singer and actress
Keanu Reeves, actor
Kelly Rowland, singer
Kendra Spears, model
Kevin Costner, actor
Khloé Kardashian, reality TV star
Kid Sister, musician
Kim Kardashian, reality TV star
Kourtney Kardashian, reality TV star
Kristen Bell, actress
Kristen Stewart, actress
Kristin Cavallari, actress
La La Anthony, actress, TV personality
La La Anthony, actress, TV personality
La La Anthony, actress, TV personality (Nueva Latina event)
Lily Aldridge, Victoria’s Secret model (backstage/VS Fashion Show)
Lily Aldridge, Victoria’s Secret model (Michael Kors store opening)
Lindsay Ellingson, Victoria’s Secret model
Loren Ridinger, beauty entrepreneur
Lori Loughlin, actress (Easy meals for kids)
Lori Loughlin, actress (Thanksgiving Recipes)
Lykke Li, singer
Mally Roncal of Mally Beauty
Mario Lopez, Extra host/TV personality/actor
Mark Consuelos, actor
Maxwell, singer
Mickey Contractor, MAC’s Bollywood celebrity makeup artist (Link to Part II)
Mikaela Shiffrin, Olympic Alpine skier
Miss J. Alexander, TV personality/runway coach
Molly Sims, model
Molly Sims, model, (as Nexxus brand ambassador)
Natasha Bedingfield, singer
Nervo, DJs
Nicki Minaj, musician
Nigel Barker, photographer
Odette Annable, actress
Olivia Palermo, TV personality/model/fashion muse
Padma Lakshmi
Priyanka Chopra, Bollywood actress
Rachel Roy, fashion designer
Ricky Martin, musician
Robert Verdi, TV personality and style expert
The Rockettes
Roselyn Sanchez, actress
Samantha Bee, comedian/actress (The Daily Show)
Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola, reality TV star
Sean Avery, pro hockey athlete
Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood actor
Sofia Vergara, actress
Sri Devi, Bollywood actress
Steven “Cojo” Cojocaru, stylist
Steve Nash, NBA basketball player (Los Angeles Lakers)
Steve Nash, NBA basketball player (Interview 2)
Steve Novak, NBA basketball player (New York Knicks)
Theo James, actor
Tim Gunn, fashion expert/TV personality (Under the Gunn/Project Runway)
Tim Love, chef
Tom Welling, actor
Tracy Anderson, celebrity trainer
Trish Hosein, musician
Tyson Beckford, model/actor
Vanessa Williams, singer/actress
Victor Cruz, pro football player/New York Giants wide receiver
Von Miller, pro football player/Denver Broncos linebacker
Yuna, musician
Zendaya, actress/singer


CONTACT: beautyandthefeastblog@gmail.com

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About Shyema Azam – Founder/Editor-in-Chief

I’m a writer/editor based in NY. I freelance edit at Marie Claire, where I’ve previously worked on staff for over three years, Allure, Cosmopolitan, and Harper’s Bazaar. Additionally, I write for Tyra Banks’ beauty and fashion website, typeF.com, and Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Michael Roizen’s new beauty and health website, YouBeauty.com. In the past, I’ve worked at a number of other titles including RealBeauty.com, InStyle, Vogue, V Man, V, New York, Elle DecorEssence, Spinner.com, and TruthInAging.com. I absolutely love NYC, but nothing makes me happier than visiting home in Chicago!

For tips, pitches, and general epiphanies on life and the universe, you can email me at hello@beautyandthefeastblog.com.

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

BATF currently has three great contributors based in NY, LA, and IL:

Nicci Jordan Hubert – NY-Based Writer

A freelance editor for several NY publishing houses, Nicci Jordan Hubert spends her days editing novels and her nights finding as many excuses as she can to get a little glammed up, including attending BATF events. And when she’s not attending events—because, let’s be honest, she’s more often lounging at home—she’s experimenting with new recipes. Food and vanity are among her highest joys, which can be easily revealed by taking a very quick glance at her credit card statements. But let’s not talk about those.

Summar Ghias – Chicago-Based Writer

Summar Ghias is a writer who attributes her love for big cities to the diverse cultural, artistic and food-centric experiences that can be had in them. She’s worked at Budget Travel magazine as an assistant editor and freelanced at several other titles including Discover, People, In New York, TruthInAging.com and TruthInSlimming.com. Over the span of three years in New York City, she scoured every dessert and coffee/tea shop possible to satiate an unreasonable sweet tooth. Now, she’s headed back to the Midwest to do the same (oh yeah, and go back to school at the same time). Though New York will always be at the top of her list, she’s looking forward to re-acquainting herself with Chicago’s vibrant culinary scene.

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