2015 Workshops and speakers todate:

Fashion My Future Career Conference  Workshops 2015

Keynote Speaker: Jared Lang, CEO and founder of FASHION HOUSTON


Kelly Amen: Kelly Gale Amen Design

Sally Templeton Navarrete: Houston Custom D├ęcor

Claremarie Verheyen: Costume Design, Associate professor at U of H

Davina Tweedy: Langford Market

Jackie Adams: CEO, Owner of Melodrama Boutique

2014 panels

A)  Hear Say: How social media has impacted the consumer, Host: Helen Perry, Corporate and Personal  Image Consultant and Humorist,  Panelists: Heather Petrey of LAFashionsnob; Lindley Arnoldy of The Flip Side blog, owns her own jewelry company, and writes for Culture Map; Rocquelle Porch, Digital Branding manager for Medley, Inc. and her blog, Consider Me Lovely, owns a handbag accessory company called Clutched and Covered. 

  Helen Perry    Rocquelle Porch

B) Go Figure: The future of fit in the global market place, hosted by Jane Carlton Hall, Owner/Designer Carlton-Hall, Inc., My Design Studio and AII fashion instructor. Chloe Dao, owner/designer DAO Chloe DAO, winner Project Runway Season 2, Judge Project Runway Viet-Nam 2013, Jessica McMahon, owner/designer Lila Gabriel, Esther Friedman, Cuteheads (childrenswear) owner/designer.

     Jane Hall                                            Jessica McMahon

C) The Eyes Have It: Enticing customers through visual presentation, Hosted by Andrea Bonner, Professor HCCS, Stylist, Panelists: Davina Tweedy, AA Concepts (Langford Market); Alison Martin, Brand Ambassador for BCBGMaxazine, formerly BCBG Region Visual Manager; Luis Lopez, Regional Visual Manager for BCBGMAXAZRIA Group, Southwest Texas Market.

                         Andrea Bonner          Alison Martin


                         Davina Tweedy                          Luis Lopez

D) Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Business etiquette in the modern workplace, hosted by Suzette    Brimmer, Division Chair, Lifestyle Arts and Design Careers, HCCS, Charlene White and Deedee Pierson from the GAP Stores, Sana Effende, HCC Adj. Professor of Fashion History, and Alfredo Freddie Saucedo, Fashion Assistant.

  Suzette Brimmer    DeeDee Pierson   Freddie Saucedo

  Sanna  Effende             Charlene White

E) Hand It Over: Be prepared--Learn how to write a professional resume and put together a professional portfolio. Panel hosted by Martha Mtegha, with Josephine Firat and Marina Saba

F) Body of Work: How to produce a professional fashion show hosted by Len Matuszewski and Tamara Klosz Bonar

      Lenny Matuszewski                    Tamara Klosz Bonar

G) About Face: Darcy Teasley, make-up artist who has transformed people in horror movies, modeling agencies, commercials, the Houston Grand Opera, and the Houston Ballet

  Darcy Teasley

H) Teacher Workshop: Required session for educators: Networking with exhibitors and peers during the first workshop session  CE credits offered