Tucson freelance writer and former Associated Press reporter Tara Kirkpatrick writes about fashion, business, and the arts for BizTucson and Tucson Lifestyle magazines. A University of Arizona journalism graduate, Tara has spent more than 20 years writing features about the Southwest. Her true love, though, has always been fashion. She launched Zona Girl to share her favorite places and finds around Tucson and has recently added fashion illustration, DIY, styling and marketing to her credits.

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