Introducing our Expert Panel….
CANDACE ANG – JEWELERY DESIGNER
Candace Ang and her namesake line of punk couture jewelry have been making waves with It Girls since 2005. Her innovative collections are always fresh and take inspiration from her travels around the world. Candace enjoys using non-traditional materials such as acrylic, silk and heavy distressed chain with handmade details that are runway-inspired for her creations. Candace Ang jewelry can be found at fine retailers such as Neiman Marcus and Henri Bendel. Candice’s website is at www.candaceang.com. Read the tFS interview with Candace here.
KATE COLLINS – STYLIST & TV HOST
Kate Collins is a stylist working in New York City. Career Highlights include Zink Magazine, Flaunt Magazine, 7X7 Magazine, Cowboys &Angels Show, and One Eighty Magazine, among others. Always mixing high and low fashion, Kate’s styling incorporates eclectic Vintage looks inspired from fashion icons from the 60’s and 70’s, paired with modern lines and textures, so that every look tells a story of its own. Kate is currently working on a Syndicated Travel Style Show, a passion project merging travel and fashion with an urban aesthetic. The concept is to explore the most fashion forward cities, and then to encounter some way off the map. Read the tFS interview with Kate here.
MARY RAMBIN – NON-SOCIETY COLUMNIST
Mary Rambin is the Founder and Style Expert for NonSociety.com. While she blogs about current designer trends and how to translate them to everyday wear, Mary also offers a window into her life as she navigates through the exciting landscape of New York and Los Angeles. Her career in fashion began three years ago when she launched Moe Designs, a collection of fashionable and functional handbags. The CLICK bag, her signature design, is the ultimate evening accessory and has accented the ensembles of Jessica Alba, Jessica Biel, Rosario Dawson, and many others. Mary’s blog is at www.mary.nonsociety.com.
ALIE SUVELOR – EDITOR IN CHIEF OF DIRRTY GLAM
Dirrty Glam is a french online magazine getting 950,000 visitors/month. Alie Suvelor has attended New York Fashion week twice and produced pieces on the collections, as well as all the Paris shows. She also covers a
celebrity street style section with style commentaries during each
Paris fashion week. Alie’s website is at www.dirrtyglam.com.
COLLEEN NIKA – WRITER
Colleen Nika studied visual arts at Parsons before switching to Rutgers University to major in Media/Journalism and English. She currently writes several articles a week for Sassybella.com, an international fashion and beauty site which reaches 100,000+ readers per month and is syndicated to millions through glam.com and other aggregate sites. Her stories are also frequently picked up by NYMag, E! Online, Fashionista, Jezebel, TeenVogue.com, People.com and many other sites. She will be providing extensive coverage of Spring 2009 New York Fashion Week, attending and profiling many of the major shows, parties, and press events. Colleen also writes for various independent fashion and lifestyle NYC-based publications, while writing occasional music press (album and live reviews), and holds a prominent position within a major American fashion house. She aims to work in fashion editorial full-time in the near future, while pursuing freelance projects on the side. Her own personal lifestyle blog is www.panicindustry.blogspot.com.