This month, some of our favorite spring styles are modeled by women in the entertainment industry who have a way with words. They’re screenwriters, scene setters, playwrights, and authors — and most importantly, they’re women with stories to tell, and style that’s beyond words.
Meet Joanna Calo, Writer & Producer
Pictured: Best and Brightest Tank Top in Ladybugs
Can you tell us a little about your writing process?
I love writing in the morning. Sometimes I play music loudly, and other times I need total silence. I try to get to the place where it feels like a story is going on inside of me, and all I have to do is write it down. If I have to get a lot of pages out in a short amount of time, I can drink too much caffeine and write maniacally.
What’s in like in the writers’ room?
The writers’ room is awesome. Eight to ten opinionated people get in a room and make up a story. It can be stressful, hilarious, infuriating, and feel like family. There’s always a showrunner that gets to make the final decisions, but we all pitch. Once the basic plot is decided on, we go through and figure out each scene, and make sure our characters are being challenged in interesting ways. Then, we try and make it funny! I’ve never been in a drama writers’ room… I hear it involves more tears.
What do you like to do besides writing?
My main hobby is watching television. I also like to hoard vintage clothes that I’ll never wear.
Describe your personal style.
I guess I’d describe my personal style as tomboy-ish, wannabe french, lots of vintage or just old things, and too many pairs of shoes.
How has your style evolved over time?
My style has evolved over time in that I finally know what fits me, and I’ve stopped wasting money on poorly made crap! I’ve been inspired by my more feminine friends, and it’s pushed me a little more towards not wearing pants all the time.
+Follow Joanna on Instagram: @joannacalo