Shaunna grew up in a purple Victorian house in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts. She discovered and ditched her fabled Boston accent during her freshman year of college at Fordham University in the Bronx, New York. As a journalism major, she landed internships with Jane magazine and W, where the cubicles were aflutter with trite but riveting fashion speak. She has kept an ankle in the door of the fashion and styling worlds since, though her work is notably divorced from the stuffy and elitist. She began her editorial career writing music reviews for Vice while it was still a coveted free zine scattered across downtown New York City.
After college, Shaunna packed her bags to journey to the Hawaiian Islands where she joined the team at Pacific Weddings magazine. She spent nearly ten years at the destination wedding publication working in a range of storytelling, editing, styling, social media and digital strategy roles as Editor in Chief. She has headed blogs and contributed travel pieces for Kinfolk, Tiny Atlas Quarterly and Design*Sponge, to name a few.
Shaunna's work is refreshing and real, drenched in a signature blend of Southwest, Hawaiian, and metropolitan influences. She splits her time between Maui, California, and New Mexico with her husband, two daughters Lorea Darling and Paloma Darling, and their American bulldog Kingsley.