Fashion My Future Career Conference postponed until 2019
Fashion My Future Career Conference postponed until 2019


A.  Panel of Designers  


Chloe Dao: Designer/CEO DaoChloeDao, Moderator

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

David Peck: Designer/CEO of Miles David 

Sameera Faridi: Designer/CEO at Poshak

Onyii: Designer/CEO for Onyii & Co 

B. Panel of Costumers: Storytelling through costume  


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

Laura Lynch: Head of Costumes for the Houston Ballet

Nancy Julian: The Alley Theater, Costume Shop Manager

Melissa Greggs: Ensemble Theater

Tiffani Fuller: Stages Theater

Andrew Drayton: TUTS

C. Panel of Technicians


Alex Chapman: Professor HCC-Moderator

Patricia Dunn: Business Owner, Digital Stitches

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

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

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

D.  Panel of Entrepreneurs


Josephine Firat: UZO Umbrellas, Firat Education-Moderator

Kisa Williams: Founder, Designer KisaKisa fashion handbags

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

Esther Freedman: Founder & childrens' wear designer, Cuteheads

Jay Steinfeld: Founder and CEO of, one of the earliest websites

   which launched in 1993 & sold to Home Depot in 2014.  

E.  Panel of Retailers


Barbara Stewart, Ed D: Cordinator Retailing & Consumer Science, U of H - Moderator     Michael and  Jared Wiesenthal, father-son team: M. Wiesenthal Collection       

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

Jackie Adams: Owner, CEO Melodrama Boutique

Keona Woodson: Corporate Fashion Coordinator for Stage Stores

Jamie Rugama: Visual Merchandise Presentation Coordinator - Feminine Apparel.

Charlene White: Director of Human Resources at Gap Inc

F. Panel of Bloggers


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

Roz Pactor: Currently CEO

KayElle: YouTube Lifestlye Vlogger (  

Felice Sloan and Shanna Jones: CEOs of Urban Swank

Alyssa Evans: Account Manager at the boutique PR firm Mad Meg Creative Services. 

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

Nicole Kestenbaum: Founder and Content Creator for Lipstick and Brunch

G. Teacher workshop: time to browse the exhibitor booths

and gather materials for students!!

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