Fashion My Future Career Conference
Fashion My Future Career Conference

Keynote Speaker - Sarah Shah: Image & TV Expert, Author, Blogger, Speaker, and TV coach.

Sarah helps both men and women navigate the world of image, judgement, and the media. While working in corporate boardrooms, chemical plants, resaturants, research labratories, and fashion shows, Sarah noticed how differently people were perceived and treated depending on how they presented themselves. Instead of resisting that reality, Sarah has learned to "speak" the language of image and successully decode and translate it for others. Sarah uses this knowledge and experience to help women and men all over the country reveal the images that communicate their authentic message and manage the reality of perception and judgement.

Chloe Dao: Designer/CEO DaoChloeDao, Moderator

Panel A

David Peck: Designer/CEO of Miles David 

Panel A

Jane Hall, Professor at the Art Institute of Houston, Carlton-Hall Lingerie

Panel A

Sameera Faridi: Designer/CEO at Poshak

Panel A

Onyii: Designer/CEO for Onyii & Co 

Panel A

Rob Shimco: Director of Theater and Dance at U of H, Moderator

Panel B  

Laura Lynch: Head of Costumes for the Houston Ballet

Panel B

Nancy Julian; The Alley Theater, Costume Shop Manager

Panel B

Tiffani Fuller: Professional theatrical costume designer of over 60 shows with a BFA from the University of Houston and has been the Costume Shop Manager at Stages Repertory Theatre for 11 years.

Panel B

Alex Chapman: Professor at Houston Community College, Moderator

Alex Chapman has been a fashion design professor at Houston Community College since 2004.  He specializes in American sports, knit, and swimwear. After having studied in Paris Alex graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology, or F.I.T, in New York, Alex has won several awards including the Air France Design competition, The Museum of Fine Arts “Silver Slipper Award”, and the Brother Cup Design competition in Beijing, China. 

Panel C

Patricia Dunn: Business Owner, Digital Stitches

Digital Stitches is a new branch of Sew Nice and Easy, where sewing patterns, grading and plotting are being made for local fashion designers in Houston.

Panel C

Jessica McMahon: Jewlery designer, Owner of Brass Threads, Professor at Glassel Junior School

Brass Thread by Lilah Gabriel is a design house specializing in jewelry. Lilah Gabriel has been featured in WWD, Accessories Magazine, ZINK Magazine, and many others.

Panel C

Barbara Kile: Adjunct professor at Houston Community College, Fashion department..Barbara Kile's Distinctive Designs

Panel C

Marina Saba, Fashion Design Professor at the Art Institute of Houston, former head fashion designer for Simone Carvalli at Impression Bridal

Panel C

Josephine Firat: CEO of UZO Umbrellas, Firat Education, Moderator

Panel D

​Fashion designer Kisa Williams developed her unique, one-of-a-kind handbags while studying Fashion Design then Fashion Merchandising, KISAKISA

Panel D

Karissa Lindsay: CEO & lead designer of A Leap of Style

Panel D

Jay Steinfeld: Founder and CEO of Blinds.com, one of the earliest websites which launched in 1993 & sold to Home Depot in 2014. 

Panel D

Esther Freedman: Founder & childrens' wear designer, Cuteheads

Panel D

Barbara Stewart, Ed D: Cordinator Retailing & Consumer Science, U of H, Moderator

Panel E

Michael and Jared Wiesenthal, father-son team: M. Wiesenthal Collection

Panel E

Kaygan Tissue & Kailey McCullum Tissue: Founders & Partners Kissue,Kissue,on-trend & unique clothing and accessories for the modern woman

Panel E

Jackie Adams: Owner, CEO Melodrama Boutique

Panel E

Keona Woodson: Corporate Fashion Coordinator for Stage Stores

Panel E

Jamie Rugama: Visual Merchandise Presentation Coordinator - Feminine Apparel.

Panel E

Charlene White: Director of Human Resources at Gap Inc.

Panel E

Julie Weinstein: Writer, Wordsmith, Creator,Blogger, Moderator  

Julie Wienstein runs the popular inspiration and lifestyle blog julielauren.com

Panel F   

Roz Pactor: Currently CEO of My Red Glasses

Roz Pactor is a fashion and marketing conslutant and fashion/lifestyle blogger with many years of experience, in both retail and blogging.

Panel F

 

 

KayElle: YouTube Lifestlye Vlogger

KayElle is a YouTube Lifestyle Vlogger who dables in a bit of everything, from makeup and fashion tips to DIY videos. You can find her at iamKayElle

Panel F

Felice Sloan and Shanna Jones: CEOs of Urban Swank

Urban Swank is a lifestyle blog dedicated to bringing a wealth of information and a different persepctive on all things related to food, beauty, and travel.

Panel F

Alyssa Evans: Account Manager

Alyssa Evans is an alum of the University of Houston Retail and Consumer Science program, and works as an Account Manager at the boutique PR firm Mad Meg Creative Services.

Panel F

Candace Thomas: Editor in chief of Luxe...With Kids

Candace Thomas is a proud mom of two boys and the editor in chief of luxury lifestyle blog, Luxe...With Kids

Panel F

Nicole Kestenbaum: Founder and Content Creator for Lipstick and Brunch

Nicole Kestbaum is the founder and a content creator for the lifestyle, beauty, and fashion blog Lipstick and Brunch. Lipstick and Brunch inspires you to live a glamorous and indulgent life without breaking the bank.

Panel F

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