Tamu McPherson: Your Fashionable Best Friend
Tamu McPherson is lovely inside and out. In the world of fashion, she is known as much for her joyful, friendly and outgoing nature as she is for her exquisite taste in clothing and her talent as a photographer.
The Jamaica born, digital talent, is the woman behind the website All the Pretty Birds, and first got noticed back in 2006 when she was a budding street style photographer, who had left her job as a lawyer for a Hedge fund in New York and moved to Milan. While she was photographing all of the stylish guests attending the fashion shows her fellow photographers turned the camera on Tamu because, well she just naturally oozes from every pore of her body a modern chic style that most women would kill for.
Over the years Tamu has come out from behind the camera more and more. Staring in photos shoots for a number of fashion magazines, acting as a host for industry events, collaborating with brands and contributing to publications and websites like Glamour, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and Refinery 29 all the while charming her over 200 thousand Instagram followers with her IG stories and images. Tamu is an open book to her fans, she invites everyone to watch her take a dance class, prepare a healthy breakfast for her son and travel vicariously with her to some of fashion’s most glamorous events.
All of which is to say, trying to pin Tamu down for an interview is a tall order. For this podcast we ended up setting up the mic in the back seat of her town car and chatted while we waited for our next fashion show to start. And, fair warning, Tamu was a bit under the weather, but she was such a good sport and soldiered on, giving me a wonderful interview between her bouts of coughing.
But that’s Tamu for you. She will do anything for a friend. And in the world of fashion everyone is her bestie.
Jessica Michault is the Senior Vice President of industry relations at GPS Radar by Launchmetrics. She is also the editor-at-large for ODDA magazine and contributes to publications like the New York Times, the Business of Fashion, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and Mixte magazine.
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