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297310_10150366809700380_895839021_nLinda Hughes, Editor-in-Chief, Co-Founder, Photographer
As a photographer and owner of Fuzebox Photography  her love of music and film shine through. She creates beautiful portraits of Austin’s finest musicians and artists, capturing the artist in a natural pose and giving the fans a snapshot of the artist’s personality is what she does best. Her images can be seen throughout the magazine. She has had the chance to work with some of Austin’s hottest filmmakers, photographers and musicians. She says, “There is so much talent Austin has to offer, the possibilities are endless.”


Chonie BradleyChonie Bradley, Co-Founder, Business Development
An entrepreneur and fashionista, she is owner of online clothing boutiue Electric Frenchie. As head of Business Development she will be helping us implement new revenue streams as the magazine evolves. She will maintain our business obligations and work with our team to expand readership.



David Bradley, Web Editor, puts the ‘dot com’ on the end of Austin Fusion Magazine. His passion for emerging talent ranges from tech to new music. In his day-to-day he designs, implements and manages eCommerce systems and web stores for independent retailers. Willfully consuming new ideas and whitepapers, he uses the web to marry business with entrepreneurial vision.





Bobbi Douglas, Fashion Editor, a fashion enthusiast, makeup artist and wardrobe stylist  located in Austin, TX. Her work has been featured in local and national magazines, adorned countless runways, walked red carpets and has graced television screens on many occasions. Her ambition and passion comes through in every aspect of her work. Bobbi will be accepting submissions to be featured in the Fashion section via email or on our Facebook page.  ( 

frankyFrankie Olivares is a hair guru and enjoys building confidence within his clients and students both on the inside and out. His love and passion for the fashion industry has opened many opportunities for him to work with celebrity and top hairstylists, make-up artists, fashion shows, photo-shoots, hair competitions, as well as being an educator in salons. These days you will find Frankie at Salon Intuitions specializing in custom hairstyles and guiding the next generation of hair stylists into greatness. During his time at the salon, he has developed a relationship with this magazine to explore his passion for fashion, music, and fun. Among his interest in fashion and food his appreciation for beauty is best witnessed behind his chair and in the grateful eyes of his clients. While he’s working, Frankie enjoys chatting about current events, new restaurants, clubs, and of course other than writing about himself, he talks about himself too!

10647728_982369285122319_498450870_n Dawn Younger Smith, Fashion & Beauty Contributor ,Her history is rich and colorful, working as a model/muse and make~up artist to the stars. Dawn modeled for the famous Steven Arnold, who in the summer of 1976, helped Salvador Dalí with the creation and opening of Teatro Museo Dali in Figueras, Spain. Her celebrity client list extends the generations from Karen Elson to Patty Griffin her designs have been featured in many magazines such as Vogue Italia’s Couture Supplement, American Vogue September 2011, Elle Magazine, PEOPLE, Details Magazine and Rolling Stone just to name a few. In addition she has graced the pages of  our beloved  Austin based magazines: Austin Monthly, Austin Woman, Tribeza and Austin Chronicle.

unnamedKelli Wilson Ponce,  Photo shoot Coordinator :  a local hairstylist/ fashionista who has been part of the Austin fashion industry since 2007 where she attended the Paul Mitchell Academy for cosmetology.  Her work has been featured on national television, graced album covers and promotional media for local and national artists, walked the runway for fashion shows and has been published in nationally recognized magazines. She continues to expand her talents within the industry by taking on new roles as a wardrobe stylist, designer, location/ talent scout and photoshoot coordinator. Her creative insight and colorful background in the fashion industry provide a unique perspective to the magazine’s creative process.



Lisa M. MejiaLisa Marie Mejia, Film Editor, Writer, has lived in Austin since 1990, having spent the first part of her life as an Air Force brat, but comes from a long line of Texans. She graduated with a film degree from UT Austin, and has dabbled in both the local music and film industries. She expresses her passion for film and its art through her writing and conversation. Lisa finds enjoyment out of a variety of mediums including books, films, music, pop culture, writing, design and comedy.





  Photo on 2015-02-10 at 10Zack Garhart, Writer, is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he got his start writing about sports, music, and food. The latter being his favorite, he also has a knack for cool hats and underground hip-hop. He’s passionate about football and in his spare time you’ll probably see him out on the river or exploring unseen parts of Austin. (




Freelance/Featured Guests 

Jessica HudsonJessica Hudson, Writer, a native Texan and long-time Austin resident, is a fan of all things Austin. She enjoys local music, film festivals, popular eateries and breweries. She loves meeting new people and bringing a focus to Austin’s undiscovered and emerging talent.



 Lizabeth and Dustin, Food  Writers,  Having lived in Austin since 2005, Dustin and Lizabeth are avid food enthusiasts. When they are not moonlighting as food bloggers, Lizabeth is a general dentist and Dustin is an orthodontist in the Austin area, but not of the “Marathon Man” variety. When they are not drilling and filling, or researching (eating and drinking), or writing for the Austin Fusion Magazine, they can be found spending their time hanging out with their two boys, Gavin and Cash, or at  gym trying really hard not to let all that researching show on their waistlines. Lizabeth also enjoys reading, photography, and posting food and kid pictures. Dustin’s hobbies include cycling and cross fit. They both, of course, love to eat and travel.  (




Phillip Leach
Phillip LeachPhotographer,Writer  says, “I was excited that my first assignment for Austin Fusion was shooting women’s apparel designer Dina Chavez.” Growing up around Austin provided him the artistic surroundings needed to pursue photography and develop his craft. He has been featured in other local and national magazines, enjoys spending time with family and says that photography makes him feel “all warm and fuzzy inside.”


AF photoJade Shedd, Photographer, is an aspiring artist of photography, dreaming to blend the world of fashion and the surrealism of experimental ideas into their own intricate universe. She is currently attending Texas State University’s photography program where she continues to delve deeper into the complexities of the art. Known for creating her own sets from scratch, as well as her own costumes, she is a tenacious artist with limitless ability and endless creations. Email: Blog:


photoMarina Cohen, photographer is a Florida native who began doing photography at the age of 15. She took her first photography course at the local college at age 17 and went on to attend Savannah College of Art and Design majoring in photography and darkroom processes. She has since been published a handful of times in independent fashion magazines and doing freelance work throughout Austin. (
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_DSC0013Micael Marie Monroe, Photographer,  is an award winning portrait photographer specializing in headshots, beauty and boudoir. She’s known best for her cinematic and photojournalistic style as well as her ability to connect with her subjects. Her passion for photography is undoubtedly fueled by her gypsy upbringing and her quest for finding beauty in every instance. Her work can be seen at or


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Chelsea Wilmot, photographer hails from Corpus Christi, Texas. A photographer since the age of 22, since her  move to the “Music Capital of the World”, a love for music, photography and visual art has blossomed ; she plans to continue to grow as a photo journalist while pursuing and building her craft as a concert photographer.


IMG_7285 Michale Sturdevant is a local freelance photographer and videographer native to Midwest Texas. His work includes documentary, promotional, events, studio, fashion, travel, and concept. He currently works as the senior media advisor for Capitol City Records and is involved with various Austin Fusion Magazine projects. You can see his work at