Mallory Whitfield is a proud resident of New Orleans. She grew up in nearby Gulfport, Mississippi, and witnessed the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina and the federal levee failures firsthand. Mallory is dedicated to helping New Orleans and the Gulf Coast rebuild and become better than ever. She created her blog Miss Malaprop in August 2006 as a place to showcase unique, hand crafted and independently made products and small businesses, document her personal mission to live a more environmentally sustainable and socially responsible lifestyle, to talk about what’s going on in New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast and to showcase NOLA and Gulf South-based artists and businesses. In March 2010, she launched the Miss Malaprop online store to offer even more unique handmade & eco-friendly goods.
Mallory designs recycled clothing and accessories, including everything from reconstructed denim skirts and cozy neckwarmers to outfits made from recycled FEMA blue tarp. One of her blue tarp creations won 3rd place in Etsy’s Upcycling Contest in 2007 and was featured on Boing Boing. She also won honorable mentions in the Worn Again Recycled Fashion Shows in 2008 and 2009 and was asked to be a judge for the 2010 event.
In addition to writing for her own blog, Mallory has also written for a variety of publications and websites, including Antigravity Magazine, Etsy Momentum, StyleList.com, Blogging New Orleans, and Southern Flourish Magazine. She is a proud founding member of the New Orleans Craft Mafia.