Daniel P Dykes – Editor-in-Chief and Chairman @ Fashionising.com
Job Role: Editor-in-Chief and Chairman of Fashionising.com, an online publication reaching 1.6 million people. My job is to work with our editorial team to pick and curate the best fashion trends and style inspiration that's out there in the wider world, and package it up in a format that inspires our readers to further themselves.
Favourite possession: Life
Guy Hipwell – Founding Editor and Creative Director @ Fashion156.com
Job Role: Creative Consultant working on external projects. Day-to-day editing of content for Fashion156. Conceptualising all themes of issues and creative directing of photo shoots and shorts. Most of my time is spent sourcing new designer pieces for our editorials. Externally I work as Creative Consultant advising strategies and producing campaigns for brands.
Favourite possession: iPhone - with me all the time when I travel - all my family/friends/work related images are stored on there.
Karl-Edwin Guerre – Photographer/Blogger @ guerreisms.com
Job Role: I don't consider what I do a to be a job; it's a lifestyle. I am considered and have been called a writer, photographer, blogger and director. I like to consider myself a man working on becoming a Renaissance man.
Favourite possession: I collect different items. Right now my focus is on photography, so I'll say my camera (today).
Ana Borges – Footwear Designer @ Jaeger London
Job Role: Seasoned footwear designer responsible for creating mood boards, trend forecasts and product design using both hand drawing and CAD skills. Background in both luxury and mid-market branded products.
Favourite possession: My pencil
Jelena Djukic – Designer @ Nine West
Job Role: I am responsible for the design and development of Nine West footwear collections. I work within a team of 3 other designers and product managers.
Favourite possession: I have a little red pouch with a couple of lucky charms in it that I keep with me at all times.
Jessica Good – Freelance Footwear Designer @ Shoedesign.co.uk
Job Role: Versatile freelance footwear designer with varied experience and proven results in many different categories of footwear. Thorough understanding of the shoe trade. Happy to work on any project - both genders - from high end edgy fashion footwear, to sports specific, to kids shoes.
Favourite possession: My life
Jili Allen – Creative Designer @ Jiliallen.com
Job Role: I am responsible for Creative Marketing, including packaging, instore POS (creative content), design of web content, catalogue page layouts, brochure layouts, flyers, the Ultimo blog, all design relating to forthcoming product launches, assisting with Ultimo Couture with all layout, design packs, etc., and adverts (as and when they arise).
Favourite possession: My extensive collection of books
Jonathan Morss – Owner/Footwear Designer @ Mors Footwear
Job Role: Responsible for design, production, sales and marketing of casual men’s footwear brand ‘Morrs’. Previous experience includes design positions at Nike, Levi's and adidas.
Favourite possession: My shoes (can I say that?)
Jristian Limsico – Art Director @ Tommy Hilfiger
Job Role: I’m Art Director for Tommy Hilfiger and I am Acting Creative Director for our denim brand – Hilfiger Denim. On a day to day basis this means conceptualising seasonal campaigns including global ad campaigns, showrooms, retail windows and online.
Favourite possession: My iPhone 4
Louise Shill – Freelance Footwear Designer and Consultant @ Shoegeek.co.uk
Job Role: In my current assignments, I provide footwear design and development services including: range planning, trend research, specification packs, footwear design and sample development.
Favourite possession: At the moment my super stylish Clarks originals desert boot wedges, I love the masculine/famine styling.
Magnus Gjoen – Designer / Product Developer @ Vivienne Westwood
Job Role: Development of logo's & graphics for brands tags & swing tags as well as development and design of Graphics for T-shirt Collection & denim.
Favourite possession: My MacBook Pro
Maxence Dinant – Head of Menswear @ Ferragamo
Job Role: Head Designer to overview the design process and product development of all mens wear product categories.
Favourite possession: Any piece I designed for Jil Sander I managed to get a hold of.
Nicole Le Grange – Footwear Designer @ LoveArtWearArt.com
Job Role: Freelance footwear designer and the creative director of new bespoke footwear label ‘Love Art Wear Art’. Love Art Wear Art is my own creation and is crazy hard work.
Favourite possession: My 'Mexico Jesus', a bright colored, fab wooden figurine I bought at a market in Mexico. It could be a religious piece / antique / art piece, either way I loved it since the first time I laid eyes on it.
Pascal Nuzzo – Head of Design (Leather goods and Accessories) @ Temperley London
Job Role: I like to give refined products a modern twist and therefore I have numerous sources of inspiration; fashion, art, street culture, architecture, product design and more. I also benefited from many collaborations with renowned designers such as Ozwald Boateng (Givenchy), Miharayasuhiro (Puma), Hussein Chalayan (Puma), John Richmond and Alice Temperley.
Favourite possession: My black ink pen is my every day companion for sketching, it is cheap and there is nothing special about it, it is simply an essential in my designer’s life. I also always have a book and my ipod with me, especially when travelling.
Saloni Sethi – Independent Fashion Professional
Job Role: Currently I'm an Independent fashion professional who in the past has been a designer and design director at major high-end luxury brands, doing both primary and secondary lines.
Favourite possession: This lurex Marc Jacobs jacket
Jennifer Roebuck – Director of Ecommerce & Digital Marketing @ French Connection
Job Role: Responsible for the French Connection Group Ecommerce businesses which includes Ecommerce product buying, digital marketing, web design, operations and catalogue development.
Favourite possession: My MacBook
Ruth Cozens – Art Director @ My-wardrobe.com
Job Role: : I’m the Art Director at my-wardrobe.com, a luxury fashion etailer. I run a team of around 20 people comprising designers, stylists, photographers, retouchers and models. Together we’re responsible for all the visual content you see on my-wardrobe.com from editorial shoots to email newsletters.
Favourite possession: A pair of antique silver earrings that were my grandmother's.
Shannon Edwards – Director @ ShopStyle Europe
Job Role: I run the ShopStyle business for our European countries, which currently include the UK, France and Germany. Oversee marketing, business development and market expansion. ShopStyle is a social shopping website for anyone who loves fashion, giving style-conscious consumers a place to shop all the online stores they trust, all in one place.
Favourite possession: My daughters and husband.
Laura Weir – Fashion Editor @ Drapers & founder of The Fashion Daily blog
Job Role: Laura Weir started at Drapers as an intern five years ago and has worked her way up to become the magazine’s fashion editor. Laura is responsible for the magazine’s fashion content and writes, edits and builds copy for Drapers online and the magazine. Laura has interviewed the biggest names in fashion retail and regularly shares her extensive industry knowledge at Drapers’ sister event Pure London, where she speaks on the main catwalk about product and trend. Laura manages the fashion team and overseas the production of Drapers bi-annual look book series which showcases the best of branded product and buying advice for the season ahead.
Favourite possession: My new Prada Shoes to replace my original 1970s Prada raffia sandals that are past it.
Miranda Almond – Fashion Editor & Stylist @ Vogue UK
Job Role: Miranda Almond is a fashion editor for Vogue Uk and stylist. She has worked on several covers and editorials for fashion magazines including Vogue British, Vogue and Gotham. Miranda has styled for an elite celebrity crowd including Drew Barrymore and many others.
Courtney Blackman – Managing Director @ Forwardpr.com
Job Role: Courtney Blackman has held international roles in fashion and marketing before setting up Forward PR in 2004. She also sits on the Board of the Ethical Fashion Forum, the panel for Fashion Press Week, and is a steady fixture on fashion competition juries. In 2006 she co-founded and launched Fashion Business Club, where she served as Co-chairman and Managing Director for 5 years. She has recently launched The Industry, where she sits as Managing Director. She was hailed as a style icon on ACCESS FASHION in 2010, listed on the 2010 Online Fashion 100 and frequently speaks about fashion and social media at universities and industry events including the Fashion Summit and the Ecommerce Summit. She regularly contributes to NBC’s Today Show as a fashion commentator.
Favourite possession: A long brass necklace with a sliding box pendant that has brass insects in relief crawling across it. It is meant to serve as an ashtray, but I don’t smoke, so I keep a passport photo of my husband inside.
Crosby Noricks – Founder & Editor @ PR Couture
Job Role: Crosby Noricks has more than seven years experience in fashion and consumer marketing. In 2010, Crosby was named “Blogger of the Year” at the inaugural ‘InfluenceSD’ Awards. Tired of the stereotype that fashion publicists are more concerned with air-kisses than credibility, Crosby Noricks launched PR Couture, an online resource that explores the ever-evolving role of public relations, marketing and social media in the fashion industry. PR Couture was named one of 25 Essential PR Blogs by PR Web (2010) and a Top 50 Niche Blog by Evan Carmichael (2009).
Favourite possession: A tunic that my mom bought for herself during a summer spent in Italy when she was a teenager. She wore it as a dress. I do not.
Dr. Bob Deutsch – Cognitive Anthropologist @ Brain Sells
Job Role: Cognitive Anthropologist who consults with corporations and agencies on how leading ideas take hold in a culture, on understanding the mind and mood of various publics, and on how to design compelling offerings to those audiences.
Favourite possession: Whatever I own that puts me in mid-air (such as my extra-wide brimmed Fedora).
Domenica di Lieto – Commercial Director and owner @ Shine Marketing
Job Role: Domenica is the commercial Director for Shine Marketing, an eCommerce web agency specialising in upmarket brands. Domenica also has a wealth of knowledge with all things PR related.
Favourite possession: My Blackberry!
Russell Hammond – Retail Expert @ Scaphan Network
Job Role: We help independent fashion brands work smarter, increase their sales and improve their margin. We are a network of management consultants with over 15 years experience in the fashion industry and cover all aspects of the fashion business from suppliers to PR and sales to investment.
Favourite possession: Work: my iphone (so many apps to make me more efficient!) pleasure: My house in France. No phone, no internet, no TV, just my Wife and I! Bliss!
James Lightbown – Photographer @ James Lightbown
Job Role: I've been a freelance fashion photographer for the past ten years and genuinely think I have the best job in the world. I've met some wonderful people, gained some great friends, fantastic clients and the most amazing partner from this industry.
Julia Reynolds – CEO @ Figleaves.com
Job Role: 27 years of retail experience, covering fashion and other products. Bricks and mortar, online ecommerce and international. A broad experience across all areas of retail, including sourcing, product design, building brands, marketing both online & above the line, IT and finance. Have worked in large corporates and VC backed business. Have run business units and an entire business at CEO level.
Katie Wade – Buyer (Womenswear Designer Brands) @ House of Fraser
Job Role: Buyer of womenswear designer brands - I select pieces from seasonal collections for sale in store and monitor product throughout the season.
Favourite possession: A silver ring my mother designed and made for me.
Alana Kelen: – Senior Fashion Stylist @ VH1
Job Role: Alana has over 10 years experience within the entertainment industry and is responsible for styling at VH1. She also works as a style consultant for many of the top entertainment channels, publications and designers including MTV, NBC, Nickelodeon, Bravo, InStyle Magazine and Michael Kors to name a few.
Favourite possession: My grandmother's necklace
Rachel Anthony – Art Direction @ Emma Griffiths London
Job Role: Art Direction, Fashion Styling, Branding and Identity for individuals and corporate clients. A holistic approach to business, taking into consideration the goals and aspirations of the individual, or corporate client to create an image/ brand.
Favourite possession: My vintage mohair teddy with threadbare velvet paws that my great grandfather gave to me when I was born.
Tara Sugar – Freelance Fashion Stylist and Business consultant Komodo International
Job Role: Freelance Fashion Stylist and Business consultant with a wide range of Fashion Brands and publications.
Focused on luxury and eco/sustainable products as much and where ever possible. Strive to advance both the market and the industry's perception of waste, and worth. Firm commitment to craftsmanship and ethical manufacturing.
Favourite possession: Freedom
Teneille Sorgiovanni – Makeup Artist @ Teneillesor Giovanni
Job Role: Makeup Artist working in Australia and London – freelance and assisting
Favourite possession: My Handmade Kabuki Brush!!!