Vintage Fashion store owner and fashion maven Jonathan Bodrick has been styling people since the age of five – when he first asked his mother if he could give his teacher a necklace from her jewelry box as “a little style inspiration.” Jonathan fondly reminisces about large closets filled with elaborate hats and impeccably tailored suits, as his father, grandfather and uncles were all sharp dressers, further driving Jonathan’s keen eye for fashion. As he recalls detailed stories told by his parents, as well as old pictures of The Savoy in Harlem, he says there has never been a lack of inspiration in his life. Fashion is in Jonathan’s DNA and he uses it everyday as a vehicle to influence and inspire.
Sari Beth Rosenberg:
Sari Beth Rosenberg has been writing about entertainment, fashion, fitness, and wellness for over a decade. She is currently the Mind+Body Editor for BELLA New York Magazine and a contributing writer for many media outlets including Celebrity Page Magazine, BellaNYC.com, BellaLAMag.com and Chase.com. She has covered some of the hottest celebrities (including Maria Menounos and Laura Prepon), performers (including The Lumineers, Debbie Harry of Blondie, and Charlie XCX), and top trainers (including Tony Horton) as well as many high profile brands and studios. Over the years, she has also worked on many projects as a freelance digital copywriter for Victoria’s Secret. Rosenberg has been Manhattan-based ever since receiving her B.A. and M.A. from Columbia University. When she’s not covering New York City's vast entertainment, fashion, fitness, and wellness scenes, she teaches U.S. History at a New York City public high school and also enjoys running in Central Park and attending cultural events. Follow her on Twitter & Instagram: @saribethrose
Tyrone has been listed by CISION(A leading NYC global media intelligence company), as a top social influencer on Twitter for 2016. He’s also a regular fashion contributor on HuffPost Live and PIX 11 news and the Co-Author of a children’s picture Ebook, Jonn’s Fabulous Fashion Day. He began as a fashion blogger and founded TrueFashionistaNow.com, a community with a focus on fashion.
Living in Harlem, NYC is his inspiration for fashion, with its’ historic architecture and Harlem Renaissance as the backdrop. His blog started as a platform for talking about fashionistas who has their own interpretation and sense of style. He‘s regularly called upon to offer opinions on giving tips on do’s and don’t for fashion, new fashion trends like ‘normcore’ or contribute on topics like ‘fashion and feminism on the runway.’ He’s also a digital marketing consultant and works with leading brands in the footwear, automotive, luxury spirits, tech and not-for-profit industries.
New York designer, Viktor Luna, was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and raised in Los Angeles. Viktor's mother, a talented seamstress in her own right, introduced him to fashion at the age of seven and taught him the foundations of tailoring and construction. Luna polished his skills at the Fashion Institute of Technology
following his move to New York. In 2003, he worked as a production assistant for Zero Maria Cornejo prior to launching his first collection.
Luna showed his Spring 2012 collection at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. Past collections have been featured in ELLE Mexico Magazine, ELLE.COM, French VOGUE Magazine, New York Times, Marie Claire Magazine, RollingStone, Harpes Bazaar Mexico and Nylon Mexico, OUT Magazine and Diva Magazine. His clothing has been worn by Laverne Cox, Ciara, Lil Kim, Carly Rae Jepsen, Iggy Azalea, Jackie Cruz, Ruby Rose, Big Boi, Victoria Justice.
Tasha Turner is a multi-talented beauty veteran who is dedicated to bringing the glamorous and scientific world of beauty to the lives of real women. In her new role as entrepreneur and President of her own company Beauty Beat NYC, Tasha helps beauty brands better connect with women of color through various platforms. Tasha is also the Beauty Editor for CocoaFab.com where she will broaden the brand’s beauty coverage and presence in the industry.
She most recently served as the Senior Beauty Editor at Essence Magazine (where she rose from Accessories Editor) helping to launch major franchises like the Best in Black Beauty Awards, Readers Choice Awards and the most popular—Hair Section. Prior to this Tasha has also served as Sr. Beauty Editor at InStyle for their special issue editions—including their seasonal Weddings, Hair, and Makeover issues—where she was responsible for recreating their beauty pages. Tasha also served as Beauty Director at Honey magazine; Beauty & Accessories Editor at Vibe; and Editorial Beauty & Accessories Assistant at Town & Country.
Yvonne Jewnell New York is an award winning women's wear company that creates clothing that promotes women empowerment and celebrates culture from across the globe. Owned by a mother-daughter team, YJNY create garments with an ethnically inspired message of overcoming obstacles and revitalizing strength.Yvonne Jewnell New York has been worn by Lisa Price owner of Carol’s Daughter, Dixie Nichols, owner of Dixie Bits Bath and Body Products and style contributor for Bella Magazine, Dorcas Meyers, owner of Roc-A-Natural. And Celebrity Stylist J. Bolin has pulled Yvonne Jewnell’s garments for his clients.Yvonne Jewnell New York has been featured in Fashion Avenue News Magazine, African Prints in Fashion, Zuvaa, Black to Business, Jamaica Gleaner, SHE Caribbean, Inside Outer Beauty, The Network Journal and Fashion Bomb Daily.
For Diane Bailey natural hair is more then a hairstyle, it is a way of being and a lifestyle. Known as a “Master Pioneer” in the natural hair industry and has been called the “God-Mother of Natural Hair”. Ms. Bailey has spent more then 25 years as a salon entrepreneur as the president and art director of Tendrils Hair Spa, one the first salons in New York City to feature chemically free services for textured hair. As an appointed advisor to the state of New York, she has advised the state on the development of the nation’s first natural hair styling license. In 1999, Ms. Bailey wrote the first textbook Natural Hair and Braiding by Milady. As a SheaMoisture brand ambassador, Ms. Bailey is a part of the Public Relations and Consumer Engagement departments of Sundial Brands. Diane Bailey is a celebrity hair stylist and has been honored to work with Beyoncé Knowles, Lauryn Hill, Terry McMillian, Iyanla Vanzant, including many other creative artists. Currently, Ms. Bailey is the Founder and CEO of Emerge: Natural Beauty Industry Alliance. As a writer and educator, Diane Bailey has contributed editorial content, interviews and pictorials for many national hair and fashion magazines off line and on line, including Refinery29, NaturallCurly.com, StyleBlazer.com Essence.com, Essence Magazine, Allure, Lucky, Heart and Soul, Modern Salon, Braids and Beauty, New York Times and several others.
Our mission is to reawaken and rebuild America's fashion industry, foster the next wave of businesses, and create a transparent, sustainable global supply chain. Manufacture NY is a fashion incubator/factory hybrid dedicated to providing independent designers with the resources & skills to streamline their production process & transform local manufacturing into the most affordable, innovative option for all.
Louis Johnson, Jr:
A colleague of 5001 flavors, Inc. Co Owner of Harlem Haberdashery Boutique and Co Creator of the League: A Distinguished Gentlemen Movement, Inc. is well known in the fashion circle and among hip-hop elite as the Accessory King; And is the go-to guy if you want to up your fashion quotient.
He is a former resident fashion guru of the N networks "Star Stylist Reality Show"; Fashion Editor of "XII magazine - Christian Publication"; XXL magazine and contributing fashion stylist to Uptown & Vibe magazines. Louis has been one of the wardrobe stylist for such brand and labels; Sean John Collection, Parish-Nation clothing Brand, Lady Enyce and Enyce Men runway and advertisement campaigns.
In addition, he has been very instrumental with the production of numerous commercials, videos, televised programs and (3) films:
The System Within; Stickup Kids and Asst. Wardrobe Stylist on Pandora's box. Additionally, Louis has created the look for Nu America Agency client(s): Luster Hair Product, Oster Hair Product, Captain Morgan Rum; Pepsi Corporation celebration:
"(5) generations of Hip Hop" advertisement campaigns / seminar and Tommy Hilfiger "2010 (Back 2 school)" commercials; with featured artist; Andre Harrell, Derrick "Farnsworth Bentley", Christina Milian, Robin Thicke, Fefe Dobson and Mr. Tommy Hilfiger. Louis, known throughout the music and entertainment industries for his keen fashion sensibility and reigns as the stylist of choice for such celebrities as (his own) Pastor / Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Jr; Sean "P- Diddy" Combs and the BadBoy Worldwide family; Kanye, Andre3000; Faith Evans, Usher, John Legend, Common, LilKim, Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, Fat Joe, Boyz II Men, Blu Cantrell, DMX, Foxy Brown and the list goes on.
"Looking gr8t means more to me than just sporting expensive labels or putting on a snappy outfit in the morning.
Its a way of life!
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