Greetings from the Editor of La Dolce Jersey

Indulge in a dose of fashion and fun.

Dawn Del Russo

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with fashion. Growing up in Mendham, I cut up all of my Barbies’ clothing to make new outfits. At private school, I despised my uniform and tried every way to reinvent it.

I began my professional life in fashion after completing my business management degree at Wagner College in Staten Island. At 24, I opened Bella Dawn, a boutique in Verona. It was everything I had dreamed of. My knowledge of fashion grew as I worked with different well-known brands, was featured in Vogue Italia and even landed on national TV talking about the looks I love.

One thing has been consistent throughout my career: I love sharing my fashion, beauty, wellness and lifestyle discoveries. I’m obsessed with telling my friends when I find the best mascara ever or killer boots that don’t hurt. In doing so, I’ve come to realize that New Jersey is exploding with must-know brands and talented tastemakers. We’ve also got one of the country’s most luxurious malls, and lots of hidden boutiques worth shouting about.

I’ve been an avid reader of New Jersey Monthly for years; they even featured my darling boutique some years back. (I no longer have the business.) Naturally, I was thrilled when the editors asked me to partner on a fashion and wellness newsletter—something unique in my native state.

The opportunity to share tips on health and beauty, to showcase the secret shops and introduce you to the people you need to know simply warms my heart. We’ll chat like new best friends. We’ll talk about trends that delight, people that inspire, and beauty ideas that will get you glowing.

Grab a cup of tea. Indulge in your favorite little sweet. Then dive in with me for some fashion and fun. That’s La Dolce Jersey!

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About Dawn Del Russo

Editor of La Dolce Jersey

Dawn Del Russo is an author, event host and on-air TV style expert. Dawn has been seen on NBC NY Live, Access Hollywood Live, Meredith Vieira, Extra TV, E News!, and Glamour magazine’s Dress to Kill. She has been featured in Vogue Italia, InStyle, Cosmo, Real Simple, Life & Style and US Weekly . Dawn is also a social media sweetheart and can be found chatting about fashion, beauty, food and lifestyle on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. She attributes her designer taste to travel abroad while seeking unique pieces for her clients and lifestyle site As a reiki master, she has increased her success by combining her passion for business with a mindful lifestyle.