About the Author

Hi! I’m Erin McKean. I write A Dress A Day. You can find out more about me here and here.

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Tess Frost March 27, 2013 at 12:06 am

I just wanted to say thank you for your statement about “You don’t have to be pretty. You don’t owe prettiness to anyone” It is one the the most liberating statements I have heard in years. I have stopped expecting it of myself or of others, and it enables me to let go of judgement by looks so much more easily.

Thank you thank you thank you. Many times.

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lara January 11, 2014 at 7:26 am

i agree -such amazing words-you wrote it- someone had it as written by diana vreeland-

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Peggy April 18, 2013 at 1:57 pm

http://media.coletterie.com/2013/04/brooklyn-party-05.jpg

When I saw this dress, I thought of you immediately. You may have seen it, but here it is anyway.

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Tae Watson April 20, 2013 at 5:59 am

I just finished reading the secret lives of dresses
And I would just like to say Thank you for this wonderful story
And I am also a little sad that it is over and can’t wait for your next novel I love this book yay
Ps and also this blog

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carolkinch June 16, 2013 at 3:17 pm

love this site! Inspirational and enjoyed the secret life of dresses

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Shae June 26, 2013 at 7:02 pm

I recently came across your post “You Don’t Have to be Pretty.” And I have to say: Thank you Thank you Thank you! That was really inspiring and made me think a lot about my own ideas of womanhood. Great Article! I was so inspired, I wrote a post about it on own my blog about the pressure to be pretty.
Thanks again :)

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Susan July 15, 2013 at 9:40 pm

I have just finished reading your book The Secret Lives of Dresses; absolutely loved it and didn’t want to turn the final page. Thank you

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Jeanne July 17, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Hi Erin!
I read your book, “The Secret Lives of Dresses” at the beginning of June, and I just loved it! The interesting thing is that I was focused on the whole “vintage” theme the first time I read it. When my dear mother passed away from a stroke just one week after I finished the book, I realized that I was meant to read this book so I could grieve right alongside Dora! Thank you for putting your pen to paper, and for the encouragement and inspiration you have given so many of us through this fun and endearing tale.
My most recent blog is about your book and what it has meant to me. I hope that you will take a moment to wander over there and read it!
Blessings to you,
Jeanne

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Sam Zalutsky August 4, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Hi Erin,

I thought you might get a kick out of this episode of our webseries, The Go-Getters. It’s about two 40-something harebrained friends who are always looking for new activities to screw up. Here’s the episode about making the “perfect dress.” Maybe it’s something your readers might enjoy.

Starring Clea Lewis (Ellen) and Joey Slotnick (Nip/Tuck).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36-czP94pXc

Thanks for taking a look.

Best,
Sam Zalutsky
on twitter @zalutsky

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Linda S August 5, 2013 at 10:27 pm

Hi Erin, I am seeking help on altering a homecoming dress for my daughter. I am a grandmother of 4 and have been sewing for some time but not doing many alterations. I am not even sure this is the correct way to communicate, but hoping to get some help of ideas here on how to do it correctly. People seem excited about your book. Now I’m curious!

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Amanda September 15, 2013 at 4:23 am

I checked out wordnik and like it. The site has a simple, easy look. I often used dictionary to find word ideas while writing. You get inundated with ads. I will be switching to wordnik.

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Lektor November 7, 2013 at 3:39 am

Hello, I log on to your blogs regularly. Your story-telling
style is witty, keep it up!

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Laura March 15, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Hi, Erin-
Thank you so much for the “pretty” piece. Deeply inspiring. I teach dance at a private school in Los Angeles and in one of my classes (all teenage girls) we are choreographing a dance about the impact of societal pressures to be “pretty,” and how it actually makes girls feel “unpretty.” This amazing group of young women is hoping to inspire our community to see past appearances and to appreciate women for who they truly are. I’m going to share your writing with them for further inspiration.

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Tina March 30, 2014 at 11:47 am

Hi Erin,
Your book ‘The Secret Lives of Dresses’ is beautiful. Thank you.
I hugged it when I finished it. I felt shivery and happy and I felt like you were writing for me.

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