I’m Tiffany Rose Smith, the “rose” behind rosewithwords.com. I was born in the backwoods of Florida and grew up in the kinds of towns they make slow, indie, high school football movies about. After spending my college years creating fashion shows with friends, I bounced around the country a bit before landing in New York, where I affectionately say I earned my stripes. I worked everywhere from Vera Wang to Cole Haan, and spent years hopping around Conde Nast as an assistant and coordinator at various magazines. My last big stint was at Details magazine as the exec assistant to the Editor-in-Chief.