Meet Taylor Boozan, Forbes’ Art Cartographer

Published on December 4, 2019

One of the biggest topics buzzing around this year’s Art Basel is the blending of technology, art, and fashion. And who better to sit on the Grit Daily Live! Miami Art Summit panel than Forbes’ primary art and fashion journalist, Taylor Boozan.

Adding to a very thought-provoking and intuitive panel discussion, the New York City based writer will be speaking on how technology and art converge, alongside fellow panelists Kosha Dillz, Gareb Shamus, Univision’s Jessica Rodriguez, and Marco from Adopt the Arts.

Boozan’s experiences in fashion and art media promise to offer some unique insights into the bridge that gets art into the hands of the masses and into the homes of millions.

A Portfolio That Will Make You Salivate

But this isn’t Boozan’s first rodeo, having covered some pretty new, exciting and technologically innovative moves throughout the fashion world.

Take for example Boozan’s November piece which covered a jacket (all pun intended) that temporarily blocks all incoming signals to your mobile device, while protecting you from the elements. Yes, that means while you are spending your time outdoors, you will temporarily be disconnected from all incoming signals, including the cellular network, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, RFID, NFC, EMR, EMF, and any other radiation signals that may try to find its way to your device.

It’s all about mixing fashion with tech, and bringing people on a journey by which they learn to completely immerse themselves in the world around them, not the tiny black screen in their hand.

With an Instagram account that will make any arts and culture correspondent salivate and a writing portfolio covering some of the biggest names in the industry, Boozan’s qualifications are beyond any words on paper.

@taylorstoddard | Instagram

Her finger is directly on the pulse of what’s hot, so much so that the prescient journalist is always looking forward to the next trend that will capture the focus of the zeitgeist.

She prides herself on not only covering mainstays of the industry, but providing newcomers with exposure and helping them solidify themselves as pillars of the new generation.

Boozan’s interview earlier this summer with fashion millennial icon, Danielle Guizio celebrates not only how a self-made millennial entrepreneur took $400 and turned it into a fashion empire, but also provides great insights for the next generation designer.

Disconnecting With the World So You Can Reconnect With Yourself

Taking into consideration the importance of Boozan’s ‘bread and butter’ online with her portfolio, it also becomes increasingly apparent that she is championing a fashionable, wearable gadget that promotes mental health and inner peace, encouraging individuals to disconnect with the digital world in their hand, and reconnect with the one creation they should always be focused on — themselves and the outdoors.

Her acts of philanthropy are not limited to giving nods to brands that are working towards addressing mental health issues, but include direct acts of charity. Boozan makes sure to engage in an act of kindness on a weekly basis.

Recently, she donated to a local high school basketball team that was gathering funds for their program. And who knows, after meeting “some really passionate, young athletes…[she] could’ve helped a future LeBron.”

Taylor Boozan, Forbes’ art and travel journalist and panelist at Miami Art Summit
Interviewing Down the Red Carpet…In Style

When she is not introducing the Forbes reader base to new fashion trends or budding cultural icons, she definitely paints a great picture up and down the red carpet and ensures she keeps all the industry’s biggest events “trending.”

From walking down the red carpet with Paris Jackson and Paris Hilton, to conducting one-on-one interviews with Usain Bolt, attending G-Shock events, dinner with A$AP Ferg, and even covering events such as Michael Kors Fashion Show, the Fashion Media Awards, and the Emmy’s, Boozan definitely keeps busy.

It’s evident she has enjoyed the best life the fashion and art world has to offer, so it’s very humbling and of course, safe, trusting the recommendations she gives for places to go in various cities around the world, most importantly, her recent Art Basel Miami guide she put together for next week’s event.

The guide is a collection of essentials that you can basically treat as your handbook and her article covering places to go and things to do in Brickell, serving as the perfect fill to any downtime you might have in the Art Basel festivities.

Now Go Visit Her At Art Basel At Miami Art Summit!

Now that you have a taste of Boozan’s in-depth and first-hand knowledge of how trends are born, catch on, and continue to spread, be sure you catch her at the “How Media and Art Converge” panel on Day 2 of the Grit Daily Live! Miami Art Summit, Saturday December 7 at 4:20 pm.

Justin Shamlou is a Senior Staff Writer at Grit Daily. Based in Miami, he covers international news, consumer brands, tech, art/entertainment, and events. Justin started his career covering the electronic music industry, working as the Miami correspondent for Magnetic Mag and US Editor for Data Transmission.

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