ep. 16: Libby Callaway

 
 

Libby Callaway talks about her time working in New York City as a fashion journalist and editor, how The Callaway came to be, her tips for maintaining her signature mane and how getting sober changed her perception of beauty.

 
 
  Heidi Ross

Heidi Ross

 
  Caroline Allison

Caroline Allison

 
 

Our guest this week is Libby Callaway, the founder and principal of The Callaway, a marketing and PR firm in Nashville, and the editor of The Callaway Report.

A native of Cleveland, Tennessee, Libby lived in New York City for several years working as a fashion editor and journalist at some of the country's most widely regarded magazines and newspapers, including the New York Post, where she was employed as a writer and editor from 1997 to 2004. As a freelance fashion and style writer, she has penned stories for Elle, the New York Times' T magazine, Style.com, Travel + Leisure and Glamour. After moving to Nashville in 2004, Libby worked as the marketing director for Billy Reid and the media director for imogene + willie. A former wardrobe stylist and vintage clothing dealer, Libby's personal style has appeared in InStyle, Elle, Lucky, Us Weekly, Nylon, Vogue, Style.com, NBC's The Today Show and The Selby, among other notable titles.

We talked to Libby about her experience in New York City working in fashion journalism, including the one time she went to Cannes Film Festival with 40 Victoria's Secret models and witnessed firsthand Tyra Banks eating a sandwich moments before walking the runway. We also discussed why she chose to move to Nashville. Libby shared how quitting drinking and smoking changed her perception of beauty and self-care, and how exercise keeps her young. Libby also shared her tips for keeping her signature strawberry-blonde mane in top form and discussed her favorite beauty products.

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You can find Libby online at TheCallaway.com and on Instagram @libbycallaway1970 and @The_Callaway.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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  Ashtin Paige

Ashtin Paige

 
 

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 Libby with her mother and sisters.

Libby with her mother and sisters.

 
 
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  Todd Selby

Todd Selby

 

thank you, libby!