“Who are you?”
Like I said, I’m the Coquette.
People wearing ties have called me “one of the internet’s most irreverent personalities with a reputation for scathingly intelligent pop culture commentary,” which is nice of them, but really, I’m just an anonymous party girl who managed to turn being a smart ass into a regular gig.
“No, really. Who are you?”
No, really. I’m not telling. It doesn’t matter who I am anyway.
I have a whole other buttoned-up professional life where nobody knows about all this crazy shit I do on the side. Hell, for a while I even designed collections of handbags and jewelry. Still, first and foremost, I am a writer.
“Wait, so you’re an anonymous internet personality? What the fuck’s that about?”
I have no idea. I’ve been doing this shit for half a damn decade, and I honestly couldn’t tell you how any of it happened. None of it was planned. It was a joke that turned into a hobby that turned into a second career.
I started out blogging about my drug fueled Hollywood escapades, and I eventually found myself writing professionally. I love this shit. I really do.
If you wanna talk business, feel free to hit me up. Writers gotta write.
Pop culture critique and shady advice. Let’s not take any of this seriously, shall we?
The Coquette is my personal blog, the original shit show I started on a blurry-eyed whim back 2009, and known for a time simply as “Coke Talk.”
I post pop-culture ephemera, damn good music, and the occasional rant about my roller-coaster of a love life. Sometimes I try and elevate the discourse on important social and political issues. Sometimes I just feel like bitching about the latest celebrity trainwreck. I pay attention to whatever bubbles up out of the zeitgeist, and no topic is too high or too low.
Readers of my personal blog started asking me questions, so I started answering them. It didn’t take long for me to spin off a separate blog just for advice, and pretty soon I was fielding thousands of letters every month on everything from wardrobe malfunctions to existential crisis management.
Over the years, I’ve earned a reputation as one of the internet’s most subversive advice columnists with a brutally honest and unfiltered voice.
I started my style blog to coincide with the limited release of my handbag and jewelry collections, and it was all quite a bit of fun. Unfortunately, there are only so many hours in the day, so I don’t post as much as I used to.
Still, when it had my full attention, Fashionista listed Coquette Style as one of the “10 Best Tumblrs By Fashion Industry Insiders,” and I was one of the original bloggers flown out by Tumblr to cover New York Fashion Week.
Selected Writings and Press
I still can’t believe people pay me for this.
Selections from my “Unsolicited Advice” column:
Selections from my “Dear Coquette” advice column:
Adult Mag: Ugly-Sexy: Cool?
Autostraddle: Idol Worship: Ten(ish) Questions with the Coquette
Time Magazine: 30 Must-See Tumblr Blogs
Fashionista: The 10 Best Tumblrs By Fashion Industry Insiders
The Huffington Post: The 23 Funniest Tumblr Blogs That Will Make You LOL
The Guardian: The 10 Funniest Tumblrs
Glamour Magazine: Hilarious Must-Follow Blog: To My Husband
Village Voice: 15 People You Should Follow on Twitter
Guest of a Guest: Rare Interview with Anonymous Blogger, “Coke Talk”
It’s not a traditional press mention, but one of my readers wrote a 134 page Honors Thesis about me, and I consider it the highest of compliments:
Finding The Coquette and Exploring Pseudonyms and Intimacy on Tumblr
I wrote a silly little paperback, a blog-to-book amuse-bouche. Enjoy!
Call ‘em vows. Call ‘em expectations. Call ‘em whatever you’d like, but when it comes to her future husband, what single lady couldn’t fill a whole book?
Based on the wildly popular blog, Notes To My Future Husband is a smirking nod to all the tid-bits and minutia about the men in our lives that make us swoon and then roll our eyes.
Classy-as-fuck handbags. Cooler-than-fuck jewelry.
* My handbag and jewelry collections were limited runs and are no longer available in stores. Sorry, kids.
Good tunes for good times.
* If you’d like to make an anonymous submission to my advice column, the best place for that is still over at Dear Coquette. Thanks!