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Kelly Osbourne is a television personality, host, fashion designer, singer and actress. She first came to prominence while appearing on the reality series, “The Osbournes” with her family, for which they won a 2002 Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program.
Osbourne currently appears on E!’s hit show, “Fashion Police,” alongside Joan Rivers. The one-hour, weekly program takes a fun and irreverent look at the week in celebrity fashion do’s and don’ts.
She has also appeared on ABC’s smash hit, “Dancing with the Stars,” in which she and professional dance partner Louis van Amstel took third place.
The MTV reality show The Osbournes aired from 2002 to 2005 and chronicled the family’s day-to-day life. Kelly, the middle child, emerged (according to Rolling Stone) as "a wickedly funny, brutally honest, pint-size, potty-mouthed spitfire."
Osbourne made her debut as an actress with a starring role on the ABC high school teen drama “Life As We Know It,” where she played the supporting role of Deborah Beatrice Tynan. In 2006, Osbourne played the role of Wendy from Peter Pan in “The Queen's Handbag” as well as providing a voice for the animated film, “Live Freaky Die Freaky.”
She made her stage debut in the role of prison matron, “Mama Morton” in the musical drama “Chicago.” She did a seven-week run in the musical at the Cambridge Theatre in London.
Osbourne had a cameo role, playing herself in Mike Meyers’ “Austin Powers in Goldmember.” She recently starred in the comedy, "Should've Been Romeo," as "Nicole" a fun loving groupie. She will next be seen opposite Miley Cyrus in “So Undercover,” in which she plays the sorority sister to undercover private eye, Miley Cyrus.
In 2009, Osbourne released her autobiography: Fierce. The book contains autobiographical elements and advice, strength and guidance for tough periods.
Elle and Blair Fowler are the founders of ELLEANDBLAIR.com. What started in 2008 as two sisters posting makeup and fashion tutorials on YouTube turned them into international sensations. The superstar fashion and beauty vloggers have over 460 million YouTube video views combined. They have received Teen Choice Award nominations for the past two years in the “Choice Web Star” category. In addition to releasing their first novel BENEATH THE GLITTER they recently launched their makeup line “Skylark by Elle and Blair” and continue designing collections for “Cellaris by Elle and Blair.” Their second novel WHERE BEAUTY LIES will be released summer 2013.
Emily Schuman is creator of CupcakesandCashmere.com as well as a best-selling author (Cupcakes and Cashmere: A Guide for Defining Your Style, Reinventing Your Space, and Entertaining with Ease). Over the past five years, she has developed a loyal audience and has collaborated with several leading fashion brands including Coach, Juicy Couture, and StyleMint and is currently the exclusive guest blogger for Estee Lauder.
Cupcakes and Cashmere is leading lifestyle blog that offers a daily doses of inspiration about fashion, food, interior design, travel, and beauty and was named the Best Fashion Blog in 2010 and 2012 in the Bloggies awards. The brand will be extending into consumer products in 2013, having recently signed with a top brand licensing agency.
Tracy DiNunzio is the Founder and CEO of Tradesy, a website and mobile app that lets women buy and sell designer fashion more quickly, safely, and easily than ever before. She also founded RecycledBride.com, the world's largest wedding marketplace, now known as Tradesy Weddings. As an expert on fashion, weddings, finance, and marketing, Tracy writes for the Huffington Post, and has appeared on Good Morning America, NBC News, and ABC News.
Tradesy is a peer-to-peer marketplace where women buy and sell new and gently used apparel and accessories. Tradesy’s mission is help women get more of the fashion that makes them look and feel great, while spending less. The platform was created by a team with deep e-commerce, technology and fashion experience. Founder Tracy DiNunzio launched Recycled Bride, now the world’s largest wedding marketplace, in 2009.
Tina Craig, co-founder and chief editor of Snob Global Media, is a veteran of the entertainment and fashion industries. She and co-founder Kelly Cook have been collecting designer bags for over 20 years and share their passion and purchasing guidance for their readers on Bag Snob. Snob Media now covers everything from bags to babies on six separate channels. Recent collaborations include DKNY, Monika Chiang, Oscar de la Renta, and TJ Maxx.
Bag Snob is a daily blog about designer handbags and purses/Bag Snob – A Selective Editorial on Bags.
Working alongside Rachel Zoe and Rodger Berman to create and execute brand strategy across all platforms, Mandana plays a key role in both business and creative decisions. Mandana joined the company in 2010 to help launch the Rachel Zoe Collection, a contemporary womenswear collection comprised of apparel, shoes, handbags and jewelry, and to grow the company’s initiatives in digital media, publishing, television production, brand partnerships, product development and strategic investments.
Rachel Zoe Inc. is a dynamic, ever-expanding fashion and design house comprised of: Rachel Zoe Collection, a contemporary retail collection; Zoe Media Group, a digital media company reaching millions of consumers daily; Rachel Zoe Studio, Rachel Zoe and her team of stylists for celebrity clients, editorial and campaign shoots; Rachel Zoe Productions, a television and media production company; and strategic brand partnerships, including endorsements, alignments and special projects with leading brands.
Fashion influencer, Leora Kadisha is founder and CEO of StyledOn. Through her innate understanding of the psychology of how women want to shop online she’s created a new paradigm where content, meets community meets commerce - that actually works. At only 26, Leora brings a strong business background to StyledOn. In addition to CEO of StyledOn, she serves as Director of New Investments at Omninet Capital and is also on the Board of Advisors for samesurf, an emerging leader in the field of instant sharing of online content. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Boston University.
StyledOn is a platform of social discovery for style-minded individuals and brands alike. Members share and tag images to build their own personal portfolio and to inspire the discovery in others. StyledOn attracts a robust international community that can connect with one another based on individual style and preferences. StyledOn is self-funded from the principals and the founders of the company. Among the principals are some of the founders of Qualcomm, one of America's greatest tech companies, and Omninet Capital, a Los Angeles based venture capital firm leading in areas of technology and real estate. Leora has been featured in T Magazine, InStyle, Teen Vogue, and recently in Forbes.
Lalena Luba is Vice President of Public Relations for BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP. Previously she headed up the PR and Events for Club Monaco. Before working at Club Monaco, Lalena was Senior Vice President at LaForce + Stevens, one of the top fashion communications agencies in the US where she oversaw the fashion team, developing and directing innovative and strategic programs for the Target designer collaborations fashion and beauty divisions as well as executed high-profile fashion events and runway shows for designers such as 3.1 Phillip Lim, Rebecca Taylor, Tracy Reese, Cynthia Rowley and Banana Republic. Lalena also developed and implemented the LaForce & Stevens social media team, executing strategies across a range of platforms to engage each client’s unique audience. Prior to LaForce & Stevens, Lalena worked at fashion PR agencies where she represented international clients such as Camper and 7 for All Mankind as well as action sports companies like Burton and Airwalk.
Lalena began her career in PR and Marketing at AEG Live, followed by Live Nation where she was the PR and Marketing Director for national concert tours including such diverse acts as Jay-Z, Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer and Aerosmith. Lalena graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor in Journalism, Public Relations. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP designs, develops, produces and markets complete collections of women’s ready-to-wear and accessories, each known for being at the forefront of creativity, quality and style. The Group is one of the worldwide leaders in ready-to-wear, encompassing a portfolio of brands including BCBGMAXAZRIA, Max Azria Atelier, Hervé Légerby Max Azria and BCBGeneration, among others, and a retail and wholesale network that includes more than 13,500 points of sale throughout the world. For more information, please visit www.bcbgmaxazriagroup.com.
Cathy Choi helps Sephora define and propel its Social Media presence in the retail and beauty world as their US Director of Social Media. Cathy's experience includes over 12 years of marketing, stemming from a start-up background with an emphasis in online advertising and marketing. Before Sephora, Cathy was with Lycos, Inc. for 6 years, managing their Direct Marketing Business Development efforts. Cathy has a BA in Sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Cathy currently lives in Oakland with her husband and newborn son.
Kimberly Tobman brings more than 10 years of experience in strategic public relations and entertainment marketing to her role as Vice President of Public Relations and Corporate Communication for JustFab. In her current position, she oversees media and influencer outreach, the JustFab Style Panel, consumer and media events, social media initiatives and corporate communications. In the 3 years since the company launched, JustFab has reached over 1.3 million Facebook fans, has gained over 10 million members, has been seen on celebrities such as Emily Blunt and Hilary Duff and was most recently is featured in the show about the brand, “Kimora: House of Fab”, on the Style Network.
Since joining Intelligent Beauty in 2008, parent company to JustFab, Kim has also successfully led the PR campaigns for the company's other two divisions, SENSA and DermStore.
Prior to joining Intelligent Beauty, Kim worked in-house at Macy's handling local PR and events and as the head of Talent Relations at Davie-Brown Entertainment. Throughout her career, she has worked with major consumer brands such as Pepsi, Victoria's Secret PINK, Stolichnaya, Joico, Miller Brewing Company, Dermalogica, Guess Handbags and Timberland.
Kim received her Bachelor's degree from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC. She also frequently teaches the Brand Product Placement class at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles.
JustFab is the leading fashion-subscription ecommerce site and lifestyle fashion brand that offers members an engaging and personalized shopping experience led by President and Creative Director, Kimora Lee Simmons. Over 10 million members are given the celebrity treatment every month as they receive a new and customized selection of shoes, handbags, jewelry and denim. Members have exclusive access to fashion tips and content, clickable style boards to shop complete outfits and the team of JustFab fashion consultants for expert advice. At no more than $39.95 an item for VIP members, JustFab offers high-fashion looks at affordable prices and shipping is free for all items over $39.95.
Jessie Webster is an LA based photographer specializing in lifestyle and interiors. Her work has been featured in Lucky, Apartment Therapy, Los Angeles Magazine, Refinery29, Martha Stewart Weddings, The Huffington Post and The Glitter Guide, where she is a regular contributor. Jessie also pens the successful blog Sweet Thing, where she shares photos from her daily life, as well as exploring fashion and interior design.
Jessie has always drawn tremendous inspiration from her surroundings, whether it be the beautiful mountains in her hometown of Ojai, or the architectural gems scattered throughout her current city of Los Angeles. Her ongoing passion for aesthetics and storytelling, combined with years of studying portraiture and landscapes, have helped Jessie to create her distinct, romantic, style.
Jamie is the Senior Director of North America Marketing for Gap, an American retail icon with global revenue of $15.7 billion. With more than 15 years of marketing experience, Jamie currently leads the Gap North America Marketing team where she oversees regional marketing strategy, creative, media, consumer engagement, public relations, brand communications, creative services and CRM. Prior to her current role, Jamie was the Senior Director of Global Advertising for Gap where she developed integrated global marketing campaigns for all brand divisions – Gap, GapKids, babyGap and GapBody. During her more than 10 years at Gap, Jamie has helped create some of the brand’s most iconic campaigns and continues to be a driving force behind ensuring every marketing touch point reflects the brand’s true essence and resonates emotionally with consumers.
James has spent the last 5 years in marketing and advertising, in various leading roles at Product of the Year, Image Source, Flight 001 and LifeStage Media. After picking up a camera and creating a Tumblr, James has also gone on to work as a photographer with a number of brands, including Oscar de la Renta, Stella Artois, Puma and Rag & Bone.
Fohr Card is a directory of verified fashion blogs, ranked by social media follower counts and traffic. We saw a disconnect between bloggers who wanted to work with brands and the brands who needed to identify bloggers interested in collaborative opportunities.
Hillary Kerr is the co-founder and Editorial Director of the multi-media brand Clique Media, Inc. which includes WhoWhatWear.com (celebrity style and runway trends), DomaineHome.com (home décor, launching 2013), and an upcoming beauty website (launching 2013). Clique Media's flagship site—WhoWhatWear.com—debuted in October 2006 and now reaches millions of readers each month. Prior to the launch of WhoWhatWear.com, Kerr was a Los Angeles-based freelance writer for magazines such as ELLE, Teen Vogue, and Nylon, and before that she worked as a writer/editor for ELLE in New York. She is the co-author of two books: Who What Wear: Celebrity and Runway Style For Real Life (Abrams, September 2009) and What To Wear, Where (Abrams, March 2011). Kerr currently lives in West Hollywood.
Clique Media is the online publishing company behind the popular multi-media fashion brand Who What Wear, the definitive online authority for trendsetting fashion-lovers and their followers. In addition to WhoWhatWear.com, Clique Media will be launching two new websites catering to 18-to-40 year old women in 2013, including the home decor site, Domaine (www.domainehome.com). Through Who What Wear, as well as through exclusive representation of curated sites, Clique Media, Inc. delivers 360° integrated programs that drive brand lift as well as sales conversions. The company is based in Los Angeles.
Heather Lipner is the founder of Uncovet, a shopping service that offers unique design-centric fashion and home items that over time become tailored to a user’s personal tastes. To unearth the latest must-haves in fashion and home design, Heather and her engineering team digest over 30 million feeds every day, scouring Pinterest, Blogs, Svpply, and other social media sites to uncover the latest trending objects of desire. Uncovet then employs learning algorithms similar to recommendation engines of Netflix, Pandora and Amazon, and sends users email updates showcasing products that they may covet. Heather has been a guest on E! and Extra, featured in many top outlets including WWD and Racked, and is a design expert for The Nest.
UNCOVET.COM is a carefully curated and design-centric shop that unearths a daily pallet of fresh, rad, one-of-a-kind products for its members at a discounted rate. Uncovet’s staff of interior and fashion design experts hew the cutting edge, scraping the best bits from both just-discovered artists and well-known designers. Uncovet’s members enjoy all that is new, daring and unique.
Dubbed an "internet it girl," Geri Hirsch is the the creator of because im addicted and LEAF.tv. Her blog, because im addicted, which chronicles her life as a 20 something - fashion, music, food (including a culinary school stint!) and events - has been named a favorite by WWD, Vanity Fair, Lucky Magazine, Harper's Bazaar and Refinery29. Geri recently launched a capsule collection clothing line with Lovers + Friends, graced the cover of FOAM Magazine's blogger issue, has starred in national commercials and has worked with various brands such as Dior, Tumblr and H&M on blog related campaigns.
LEAF - living, eating & fashion - is a fresh, easy to consume, how-to shoppable video concept covering all things... living, eating and fashion.
Erin Wallace is the Director of Marketing for Crossroads Trading, a 31-store buy-sell-trade & consignment company with locations across the country. Responsible for the digital and in-store marketing strategy, social media programs and company communication, she is forever grateful to work in an industry where peplums and hem lengths are legitimate agenda items. Along with her talented team, Erin serves Crossroads’ fanatical customer community and builds brand awareness and loyalty using a combination of creativity, common sense, passion and humor. Especially humor.
When not at work, Erin can be found staring rapturously at her former spare-room, recently converted into her personal closet.
Crossroads Trading Company has been buying, selling, trading and consigning clothing since 1991. Its 31 store locations span San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Chicago and New York.
Dave has been responsible for community and traffic acquisition at TheFind since its public launch in October 2006, and has helped the site grow to over 20 million visitors per month. He oversees marketing activities for TheFind's web, social, and mobile applications.
An online marketing veteran, Dave has spent over a decade driving traffic and brand awareness for companies like Buy.com, Tradingmarkets.com, Makita Power Tools, GE Capital Financial, and various other consumer facing websites.
TheFind is a leading shopping search engine and a mobile, tablet and social commerce innovator. With patented search, browse and discovery technology, TheFind makes it easy to shop for anything you like, in every store, all at once. TheFind uniquely leverages Facebook’s Open Graph and consumer “Like” signals in shopping search, in shopping discovery and to personalize the company’s cross-platform shopping experiences. Shoppers at TheFind.com can comprehensively search over 500 million product offers from hundreds of thousands of stores, search visually by product shape and color, search for local stores that carry the items they are interested in and select stores by certifications, payment options, ratings, shipping and return policies. TheFind Mobile extends the powerful shopping search experience to iOS and Android smart phones allowing shoppers to also scan bar codes to instantly find local and online prices. A pioneer and market leader in the tablet commerce space, TheFind redefined catalog shopping with the launch mid-2011 of Catalogue by TheFind, a shopping app with more than 170 catalog titles, now available for the iPad, Kindle Fire and for Android tablets and large screen smart phones. Glimpse by TheFind, launched mid-2012, is a new social shopping experience that helps Facebook users discover the products, brands and stores that their friends, tastemakers and the community are “Liking” all over the Web. Ranked number 12 on the 2010 Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies, TheFind was founded in 2005 and is venture funded by Bain Capital Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners and Redpoint Ventures. TheFind is a San Francisco and Silicon Valley-based company.
Bruce Grayson is one of the rare few to be born and raised in Los Angeles. So it's no surprise that he was exposed to the entertainment business at a very early age.
Bruce's father, Dave Grayson, was one of the top make-up artists of his day with clients such as Lauren Bacall, Kim Novak and Shelley Winters. Bruce loved to tag along, for obvious reasons, but it also exposed him to the art of beauty make-up.
The real education started when his Dad became John Wayne and Kirk Douglas's personal make-up artist. Bruce literally grew up on the sets of the biggest Westerns ever made. Bruce thought of these celebrity icons not as stars but as family. His father approached his clients with professionalism and level headedness that was in turn passed on to Bruce.
Soon after graduating from Hollywood High School, Bruce was afforded the opportunity of working alongside some of Hollywood’s greatest artists. In this environment, Bruce was able to fine-tune his craft and thus launch his career in make-up. Bruce soon established himself as one of Hollywood's top Make-up Artists.
Since that time, the Emmy nominated Make-up Artist has traveled all over the United States and Europe as a spokesman for several cosmetic and skincare companies. His work with celebrities has been seen inmany magazines including Vanity Fair. Bruce is in charge of the makeup department on both the Emmy Awards and Academy Awards television broadcasts. He has also worked and overseen several make-up teams on such shows as “The Larry Sanders Show,” “News Radio,” “Just Shoot Me and is currently working on “Rules of Engagement” for CBS.
Bruce has also had the pleasure of working for President Clinton and Senator Hillary Clinton as their personal make-up artist. He worked on the 1992 and 1996 Presidential Campaigns, Presidential Inaugurations as well as other White House Events and editorials.
Next Management is a global modeling agency that connects top talent in fashion and entertainment with leading international brands. Established in New York in 1989, the agency quickly expanded into key markets, including London, Paris, Milan, Los Angeles and Miami. Publications and brands know to look to Next for the best new faces and the most established fashion models with global recognition. With top models such as Abbey Lee, Anja Rubik,Arizona Muse, Malgosia Bela, Meghan Collison, Suvi Koponen, and Zuzanna Bijoch as a part of its roster, Next oversees the successful careers of the most internationally recognizable faces. Our men’s division is proud to represent superstars including Andrés Velencoso, David Agbodji, Jon Kortajarena, Marlon Teixeira, and Larry Scott
The agency has become known as having an innate eye for finding talent and building dynamic and long lasting careers – models such a Molly Sims, Cody Horn, Joy Bryant and Jaime King have made the transition from fashion to film seamlessly while being guided by Next.
With a successful history in finding top models, the evolution of Next continues. The Next Branding team has agents that specialize in special bookings for top celebrities and talent on a global scale. Ensuring that a talent’s branding in the fashion and beauty world is strategic and has longevity, talent such as Alexa Chung, Pharrell, Edgar Ramirez, Ellie Goulding, Harley Viera-Newton, Jessica Alba, Lana del Rey, Lou Doillon, Rita Ora and many others, all partner with Next to connect them with the leading global brands that support their careers.
In 2011, Next acquired the leading agency representing chefs, TwoTwelve Management. Rounding out the dynamic roster of talent now are household names including Tom Colicchio, Geoffrey Zakarian, David Burke and Michael Symon.
Partners Faith Kates and Joel Wilkenfeld started their agency small and grew aggressively. They are now the owners of the leading fashion model agency in the world and continue to grow their business through their creative energies, ideas and relationships.
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