Meet the fashion monger

Menervia Akers. (Spenser R. Hasak)

Menervia Akers, a self-taught artistic designer born and raised in Lynn, developed a flair for fashion at a young age and started a fashion club for Lynn Vocational Technical Institute students, serving as club adviser. Starting in tomorrow’s Item, Akers’ whimsical biweekly column, The Fashion Monger, will feature strong opinions, tips, advice and insights on style, beauty and decor from industry professionals. The first column will offer back-to-school advice and tips. Check it out tomorrow in the Item and on


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