Social Scrivener and Chick-lit Queen Tatiana Boncompagni Joins KiptonART's Online Masthead

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Kipton Cronkite lands worldly journalist and society darling Boncompagni for company blog and magazine

Over the next few months, KiptonART will invite a string of distinguished writers and cultural czars to contribute discourse on fine art, music, film, and style for its aggregated blog and online magazine. Author and fashion raconteur Tatiana Boncompagni will be the pilot fish in an ongoing series of popular figures to write for the company website. "It's an exceptional opportunity to be able to help bring greater attention to talented designers, artists, and musicians via such an esteemed outlet as KiptonART," says Boncompagni. "Nothing gives me more pleasure as a writer and journalist than to assist promising talent, and in that regard, I support KiptonART's mission, enthusiastically."

Last Wednesday, Boncompagni submitted her first beat, a tribute to flavor-of-the-month fashion designers Misha Nonoo and Deborah Lyons. Nonoo and Lyons' clothing line, Nonoo Lyons, focuses solely on outerwear--signature coats and anoraks that are practical, yet coquettish, and named after storied heroines like Holly Golightly, Jane Marple, and Madame Bovary. "I met Misha at a dinner party thrown by a mutual friend and was immediately amazed by her focus," says Boncompagni. "She's so young, and yet, she already has a clear point of view that is not only unique, but practical. I definitely think she's one to watch." The design doublet is already creating a stir on the young fashion circuit with its colorful confections and an ephemeral store soon to open in New York City.

Having graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University; freelanced for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Vogue; penned two critically acclaimed novels; and taken on the role of wife and mother, Boncompagni continues to don many different hats in her livelihood and homelife. Prior to becoming a freelance journalist, she had the privilege of interning with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, CNN, and The Wall Street Journal, followed by stints at The Legal Times in Washington D.C. and the European chapter of The Wall Street Journal in Brussels. As a follow-up to her first book Gilding Lily (a frothy fable about a carpetbagger-cum-Upper-East-Side-socialite), this past May, she turned out her most compelling enterprise to date: Hedge Fund Wives. An eerily prophetic potboiler, Hedge Fund Wives offers up a seductive, albeit sobering look at the comeuppance of "hedgies" and their material wives in a downtrending economic climate. Since its release, this ultimate page-turner continues to grace many a glamour-pusses' nightstand. Next up for Boncompagni: Gilding Lily is being adapted into a screenplay and primed for the big screen.

Cronkite, founder and CEO of KiptonART, is delighted to call Boncompagni an ambassador of KiptonART and will rely on talents like her to elevate the site's editorial content. "Tatiana is one of the most seasoned and insightful young writers I know--and a extremely kind person, to boot," says Cronkite. "She has a knack for revealing the underside of society and classism in an intelligent, fun, and refreshingly unaffected way, and we're excited for her to bring that flair to KiptonART."

KiptonART (launched in 2002) is a private establishment that culls fledgling artists and introduces them to the foremost ambassadors of the Manhattan art world. On a continual basis, KiptonART selects a varied group of up-and-coming artists and provides an outlet for them to display their work in exhibition spaces and online. The organization is quietly becoming a conduit collectors and gallery owners turn to in search of emerging talent. Previous events have been organized under the auspices of Asprey, Van Cleef & Arpels, LVMH, Montblanc, Bond No. 9 Fragrances, Milk Studios, SoHo House, Christie's, Sotheby's, Phillips de Pury, CNN.com, NYU Tisch, New York Social Diary, Diesel, Maurice Villency, the Chelsea Art Museum, Condé Nast Publications, Longchamp, Elle, Norwood Club, and Carnegie Hall.

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