Emilia Petrarca

Freelance writer based in New York City.

Emilia Petrarca is a writer for hire with almost a decade of experience covering fashion and culture.

Before going freelance in 2023, she held the full-time position of senior fashion writer for the Cut at New York magazine, where she worked for five years contributing to both online and print. Her work has also been published by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Elle, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, and more. She has additional experience with copywriting, consulting, and social media management. Yes, she took that viral video of Larry David at New York Fashion Week.

Last fall, Emilia launched a weekly newsletter called Shop Rat , which has over 10,000 subscribers.

Past Experience

  • New York Magazine

    Senior Fashion Writer


    Wrote profiles, features, columns, reported news stories, shopping roundups, and humorous blogs for the Cut, mostly with a focus on fashion.

  • W Magazine

    Digital Associate Features Editor


    Wrote culture and fashion stories for the website and briefly managed its social media.

Selected Writing



Retail / Business

Trend Reporting




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