We scarcely know where to begin in introducing Seagull Client of the Week Emily Gould, as her impossibly prolific output encompasses so many of our hot-button issues: Feminism. Boundaries. Writing. Finance. Literary criticism. The ups and downs of living in NYC. Entrepreneurship. Storytelling. Twitter. Tumblr. Fleetwood Mac.
Waaaay back in the late aughts, Emily transitioned from working at a publishing house to becoming a standout voice in a ballooning blogosphere that had recently, seemingly instantaneously supplanted print media as everyone's preferred mode of reading. Her writing on her own blog Emily Magazine, and subsequent stint editing and majorly enlivening Gawker, led to her forever influencing how we think and write, on and about, The Internet. Under crushing scrutiny, she publicly negotiated privacy and boundary issues as a writer before most had ever debated whether or not to use real names on Twitter.
She went on to write a must-read book and to create an original business model with Emily Books, an online independent bookstore specializing in e-book selections, curated with literary insider's taste and boundless enthusiasm by Emily and her equally book-obsessed BFF/business partner. To browse the Emily Books website or Tumblr is to stumble into a million fractals containing not only books a person can feel tempted to buy, but countless essays and excerpts and new authors to check out and other mysterious literary Tumblrs to get sucked into. Likewise Emily's own Tumblr, full of hilariously astute observations about writing, food, smashing the patriarchy, cats, and braving the totebag capital of the world.
Earlier in the year we realized Emily and Seagull shared an undeniable connection via the far-reaching, veil-thinning filaments of Twitter, when three out of five of her Five Random People I Follow On Twitter post on The Awl were two Seagull friends and one Seagull owner.
So we were psyched when she finally visited the salon IRL this week, and even more psyched on this major color she got with our creative color expert Carly, who gave her a gorgeous barely blush-pink allover platinum blonde. It definitely looks every bit as good in real life as it does on the internet.