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Nana is a Former Miss USA.

She attended Duke University where her father was the first African American to be admitted and graduate from the medical school. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in Political Science and went on to study post graduate premedical sciences at USC.

Nana was also a member of the UCLA Women’s Volleyball team. She broke 3 NCAA records, became a two time All American and helped lead UCLA to an NCAA Final Four. She went on to play professionally and was invited to train for the 2008 Olympic Games in Colorado Springs.

In 2007, Nana co-founded a 501 (c) (3) international non-profit called Meriwether Foundation that operates programs in health, education, nutrition and development in rural and impoverished communities in Southern Africa.

Nana is the editor of City Lately and has worked for and contributed to Vanity Fair, Vogue Australia, and Cosmopolitan magazines.

Entries by Nana Meriwether

The Most Talked-About Films for Tribeca Film Festival, 2015

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2015 | 3:41 PM

(Jessica Biel as May in BLEEDING HEART Photographer: Aaron Epstein)

The recent diaspora of A-list actors and actresses away from solely signing to big budget films is palpable at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. For the 14th year in a row, the...

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A Tuesday With Turlington and TOMS

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 1:11 PM

(Photo Courtesy of Harper's Bazaar, September 1993)

She was a famed face on the cover of fashion magazines in the 1990s and 2000s, but last Tuesday night it was apparent Christy Turlington-Burns has skillfully transitioned to become a vehement voice for millions of...

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Jean Dream: What's Trending This Spring in Denim

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2015 | 10:06 PM


(Photo Courtesy of City Lately)

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The idea of denim in Spring is not a trend, it's a staple. Every March, like the coming of warmer weather is certainly around the corner,...

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Welcome Home: The Opening of the Den at the WestHouse Hotel

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2015 | 12:04 AM

(Singer, Sasha Lazard at the opening of The Den. Photo Courtesy of Dean Neville/

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Within the myriad of Midtown Manhattan bar and lounge spots stands The Den; a unique new bar and lounge designed by acclaimed architect,...

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Night at the Museum: The Guggenheim Museum's Young Collectors Party

(1) Comments | Posted March 23, 2015 | 10:28 PM

(Photos Courtesy of Cindy Ord, Getty Images)

Excerpt from City Lately, New York Society Pages

On Thursday, The Guggenheim Museum hosted its annual Young Collector's Party. The evening supported The Guggenheim Museum in its pursuit to procure works by emerging...

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Travel Tips and Photo Diary: Curacao Edition

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 6:29 PM

(Photo Courtesy of Instagram: @NanaMeriwether)

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Curacao is an island of contrast; Abandoned, boarded up homes adjoin luxury hotels. Beaches with gorgeous unblemished water distantly neighbor oil refineries that spew colored clouds. Traditional Dutch style...

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What It's Like Being on Set for a Vogue Cover Shoot

(0) Comments | Posted March 16, 2015 | 6:04 PM

(Photo Courtesy of @VogueAustralia)

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I don't know why fashion editors are less revered as artists than their sister purveyors of creative expression; the painter, the sculptor or even the musician. Perhaps it is because fashion is often mixed...

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A Visit to Henri Matisse: The Cut Outs, On Closing Weekend

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 1:56 PM

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It was a heavy Sunday morning, the kind that anchors you in bed until the urgency of your to do list somehow overcomes your procrastination. The neverending winter cloud cover over New York City had begun to...
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New York Magazine + The Cut Say Goodbye to Fashion Week With a Rooftop Party in Gramercy

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 1:33 PM


New York Fashion Week parties came in with a bang and left just the same. On the night before the final day of shows, editor of New York Magazine, Adam Moss, hosted a party with The Cut at Gramercy Terrance located atop The...

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'Top' Fashion Insiders Attend Pamella Roland, Fall 2015

(0) Comments | Posted February 20, 2015 | 4:05 PM

(Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel and Miss Jay Alexander formerly of 'America's Next Top Model' attend Pamela Roland's Fall 2015 Collection)

French women have always seemed a breed distinct; exemplary models of how to live a life lead enlightened to perfect style,...

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Victor Cruz and Joe Jonas Attend Perry Ellis, Fall 2015

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2015 | 3:11 PM


On Thursday, Creative Director, Michael Maccari debuted his Fall 2015 collection for Perry Ellis at Metropolitan West to a crowd that included Victor Cruz, Joe Jonas, Frankie Alvarez, and Joshua Sasse. A part of this quintessential American brand for a little over a...

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A Festive Front Row At Desigual, Fall 2015

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2015 | 11:49 AM


On opening day at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, New York, Katie Holmes and Drake joined Nigel Barker, Catherine Giudici and Langley Fox Hemingway to view Desigual's Fall 2015 collection. Usual fixtures on the runway, Adriana Lima and Harley Viera Newton sat front row...

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The Fantasy of Flight: Tadashi Shoji, Fall 2015 Collection

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2015 | 9:58 AM


On the first day of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, New York, Tadashi Shoji premiered his Fall 2015 collection to a full house beneath the tents at Lincoln Center.

Themes of flight ran rampant through the collection which for most of us in...

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Inside The E! Fashion Police + Nylon Magazine New York Fashion Week Party

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2015 | 11:49 AM

Fifty Shades fever has hit Fashion Week!

On Wednesday night, Nylon Magazine and E!'s 'Fashion Police' rang in the start of New York Fashion Week with a 'Fifty Shades of Grey' themed bash at PH-D Lounge located on the rooftop of The Dream Downtown Hotel.

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Valentine's Day Date Idea: Dinner and a Movie at the Nighthawk Cinema in Williamsburg

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2015 | 4:43 PM

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Although I am beginning to assimilate more into the hipster lifestyle of Williamsburg by virtue of living here since early Fall, I was a bit intimidated to walk into a small local theater for fear that I would immediately be spotted as an intruder and...

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A 20-Minute Treadmill Workout Kate Hudson Would Approve Of

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2015 | 1:53 PM

In light of Kate Hudson's recent story with Sunday Times UK, Style Magazine, where The Academy Award-nominated actress and mother of two proclaimed it takes but 20 minutes a day to sculpt her gorgeous body, below is my go to 20-minute treadmill workout.

"I'm a big believer in...

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The Best Netflix Documentaries to Watch Right Now, 2015

(7) Comments | Posted February 5, 2015 | 10:50 AM

We've all done it. Judged a Netflix film by it's cover. I do it, I admit to pre-judging films based on their descriptions and Netflix rating. Most often however, my viewing experience does not correlate with how a film is starred or presented in those given one or two sentences....

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We Are Global Daughters

(7) Comments | Posted April 28, 2013 | 8:00 AM

This post is part of the Global Mom Relay. Every time you share this blog, $5 will go to women and girls around the world. Scroll to the bottom to find out more.

We are honored to be part of something that's encouraging moms to have a bigger...

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