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The KRNL Lifestyle + Fashion team is a group of motivated students who are passionate about journalism, photography, public relations, design, fashion and travel.

Allie King

Editor in Chief

Hi friends! My name is Allie King and I am the EIC here at KRNL Lifestyle + Fashion. I am a senior at the University of Kentucky studying print and multimedia journalism and business. KRNL allows me to act on my love for storytelling while also showcasing the varied talents that our staff has, creating an informative work of art that we are all proud of. I am not sure what is in store for me after this year, but I can only hope to work in an environment as celebratory and inspiring as I currently do. For now, I am enjoying my last year at UK and KRNL with all of my best friends!

Creative Director

Brittany Lyden

Hey! My name is Brittany and I am a second semester KRNL Creative Director! As a Integrated Strategic Communication major, I love the design and creative side of everything business oriented! Travel is my passion as well as cute pups and baby tigers. I hope to own both some day. My goal is to be a Creative Director of an advertising agency and work with clients from all over the globe!

Rachel Porter

Fashion Editor

Hey I’m Rachel! I am a sophomore majoring in Integrated Strategic Communication. I hope to one day to work in the fashion and communications industry in a big city. I take inspiration from Carrie Bradshaw when it comes to writing and Tammy Hembrow, Kylie Jenner, Hailey Bieber, etc. for fashion. I was a stylist last year but am so excited to continue with the KRNL by being the fashion editor. I have always had a passion for fashion and writing. Keeping up with trends or starting/ discovering new ones is a hobby for me that I am not ashamed of. Wearing clothes that represent who you are as a person is a form of creativity. I hope that and am so excited that we can show you how much fashion can have an impact this year!

Managing Editor

Rachael Courtney

Hi! I am a second year Merchandising, Apparel, and Textile major from Nashville, Tennessee. I always have been passionate about the fashion industry and hope to work as a fashion buyer one day. I am so excited to be a part of the KRNL fashion team this year as fashion editor assistant!

Content Editor

Ashlynne Arnett

Hi Guys! My name is Ashlynne Arnett and I’m a Senior studying Fashion Merchandising with a focus in Journalism! With my love for fashion and pop culture, I hope to one day write for a fashion-focused magazine. When I’m not busy with school you can find me at concerts, traveling, or singing at the top of my lungs in my car!

Chief Copy Editor

Bailey Vandiver

I am very excited to return this fall as the chief copy editor for KRNL! I have been at the Kentucky Kernel, UK's student newspaper, for all three years of my college career, and I served as Kernel editor-in-chief last year. I will graduate in May 2020 with a double major in journalism and English. I own nine antique typewriters, am almost always wearing yellow and consider any week without Blaze Pizza a week wasted.

Content Editor

Lauryn Haas

Hi, everyone! I’m Lauryn Haas, and I’m the Blog Editor for KRNL Lifestyle + Fashion. I’m a senior print journalism major with a minor in creative writing, and I was an editor for the Kentucky Kernel last year, but this is my first year on staff for KRNL. I love airports, brunch, a well-curated skincare routine, Natasha Denona makeup, concerts, Jen Atkin’s YouTube channel, the brand Weekday, thrifting, coffee, seafood, the weekly fiction in The New Yorker, London and Vogue (of course). I’m trying to visit as many cities as possible before I graduate and settle into my adult job, which I’m hoping will be in magazine production, as I love to write, edit, read, organize and design.

Content Editor

Arizzona Albright

Hey! My name is Arizzona and I am a junior Merchandising, Apparel, and Textiles major. This is my first year as a key player for KRNL and I cannot wait to become more involved! Like many gals my age, I love traveling. Indy Blue is one of my greatest inspirations for blog-writing, fashion, and travel. I am very interested in luxury brands, especially Coach and Versace. As a merchandising major, I hope to work around these types of brands one day, but for now, I’m tackling any opportunity that comes my way!

Abbey Templeman

Social Media Coordinator

Hey there! I’m Abbey Templeman and I am the Lead Social Media Editor for KRNL Lifestyle and Fashion. I’m studying Merchandising, Apparel, and Textiles with a business minor here at the University of Kentucky! I love shopping, coffee, E! News, pop culture and all things fashion. After college, I plan to go back home to Chicago and work with fashion and/or social media!

Social Media Coordinator

LeAnna Williams

Hi loves! My name is LeAnna Chase Williams and I am a sophomore studying Merchandising and Digital Media & Design. I love making new friends, thrifting clothes, finding new music, and spreading positivity anywhere I can. This is my second semester with KRNL and I can’t wait to continue in this amazing community!

Grayson Dampier

Marketing Director

Hi guys!  My name is Grayson Dampier and I'm a junior majoring in Integrated Strategic Communication and minoring in English here at the University of Kentucky.  This is my first year at KRNL Lifestyle + Fashion and I'm SUPER excited to get involved!  I'm interested in advertising and all things creative in the business and marketing world.  I love fashion, ice cream, and binge watching Mad Men.  After college, I hope to stay in the Lexington area and work with advertising/social media!  

Lead Graphic Designer

Mya LaClair

Hey! I’m Mya and I’m a freshman studying Integrated Strategic Communications and Digital Media and Design. I am a lover of art in all forms. I’ve lived in four states excluding Kentucky and I’ve also lived in Germany!

Keaira Burns


Hey Hey Yall, my name is Keaira Burns and I'm a senior at U.K. majoring in Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles with a Visual Studies minor. I am perusing a career as a visual merchandiser and or a personal stylist as I love all things Fashion. I am a very outgoing person, who loves to cook anything under the sun. I also love to read in my free time from school and work, and love riding a bike around Lexington so give me a honk if you see me. This will be my first year on the KRNL Magazine committee and I'm excited to share and collaborate my ideas so stick around to see whats in store!

Nicolas Torres


Hello! My name is Nicolas Torres and I am currently studying the major of Merchandising, Apparel, and Textiles with a minor in business. This will be my first year working with KRNL Lifestyle & Fashion and will be working as a stylist. I was born and raised in Texas but have come to enjoy the Kentucky lifestyle and look forward to finishing my remaining school years here at the University of Kentucky. After college I would like to work for Mr Porter which is an online retailing company that is associated with over 450 international brands!

Photoshoot Coordinator

Ledjen Haase

Through my experience of photography and collaborating with creative agencies, I am serving as a 'Photo Shoot Coordinator' for this years KRNL Lifestyle + Fashion team. Majoring in Merchandise, Apparel, and Textiles with a minor in Visual Studies, I'm an aspiring creative director and fashion entrepreneur. I always seek to explore various avenues in the fashion industry and emerge myself in creative elements on a day-to-day basis, which can include: facilitating photo shoots, writing, capturing and editing images, and thinking of creative concepts. I aim for diverse representation and inclusion for minority individuals in the media and fashion industries.

Tory Stephenson

Photoshoot Coordinator

Hello! My name is Tory and this is my first year with KRNL Fashion!! I am studying physical anthropology and art studio, and look to hone my skills as an artist. I love watching (and rewatching) BONES on Netflix, and I have multiple paintings on display at a local coffee shop in Lex! I believe art comes in many forms, whether it be illustration or fashion. I look forward to working with the KRNL team!