Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Lindsay Viker, and I am the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Couture in the Suburbs, an online publication that features emerging fashion, beauty and culture in different cities around the United States.
How did you get your start?
I started Couture in the Suburbs when I was at Arizona State University. At the time, there weren’t very many opportunities in fashion at the school, so I started my website determined to expose the local fashion scene.
What inspires you?
I am so inspired by small business owners! They work countless hours to bring their vision to life, and to make lives better and easier for their community. I am especially inspired by those who embrace a mission of conscious capitalism and work to lessen their environmental impact on the world as they run their business.
What do you like about AZ?
I love the people here. Phoenix especially is full of so many people who have landed here from all over the country, all over the world even, and it’s cool to see everyone come together in one community.
Where can we see you(r) work?
What would you like to accomplish before you die?
I would like to inspire people to really take time to discover their local city. Whether you’re in a big place like LA or NYC, or a small city in South Dakota, go out and meet people, check out the local businesses, the local artists, and support them!
What is your mantra?
“Real glamour & beauty is not just mascara and Chanel No.5 perfume. It’s being a role model, being beautiful on the inside, and caring about others more than you do yourself.”