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Ali Basye is an editorial director, writer, teacher and the author of The Long (and Short) of It: The Madcap History of the Skirt (Harper Books).

She was the arts and entertainment editor at Seattle magazine and editor of Seattle Bride magazine, and her articles and stories have been published in dozens of lifestyle publications, including Real Simple, Sunset, Los Angeles and Textile View magazines.

In 2005, she turned to brand consulting, and now creates content marketing and internal and external communication programs for companies as varied as Starbucks, Nordstrom, Eddie Bauer, The Bellevue Collection, Microsoft, The Pacific Northwest Ballet and many more.

From 2011 to 2016 she was an instructor and program director of the fashion department at The Art Institute of Seattle, where she earned an MEd. in Leadership in Higher Education.

Ali is a popular public speaker and frequently talks about writing, fashion and film at conferences and colleges and on TV and radio, including “The Why Factor” on the BBC and NPR.

A native of Delaware and a graduate of the textile design program at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, Ali lives in Seattle.