(Photo by Kaveh Rezaei)

(Photo by Kaveh Rezaei)

Welcome to THIS IS ARIENNE, a chronicle of my life, work, interests and musings!

I’m ARIENNE THOMPSON, a southern girl (Memphis) with a midwest education (Notre Dame) and an east coast life (DC).

I’m a PR girl, working as Director of Public Relations at Georgetown-based boutique agency MoKi Media. We rep Anheuser-Busch, Shinola, Ann Taylor, Bucketfeet , Columbia Room and many more fashion, hospitality and lifestyle brands.

Pre-MoKi, I was an entertainment journalist at USA Today, covering Hollywood, fashion and race & pop culture for a decade. I also regularly appeared on the Today show as a celeb news expert and have been seen on Good Morning AmericaEntertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, Fox News, CNN, HLN and more. My work has also been published in Jet, Notre Dame and Uptown magazines.

I love scary movies, bad movies, bad scary movies, spicy food, Marc Jacobs, Real Housewives Of Atlanta and Fighting Irish football. And in my spare time, I loathe celebutantes, growing out bangs, artichokes, tragic weaves and bad grammar.