Christina Grasso (@thepouf) is a writer, activist, and social media consultant. Over the past 5 years she has worked with Nylon, Huffington Post, Bullett, P.S. I made this, Oscar de la Renta, Nanette Lepore, and Beauty is Boring. She currently leads social media for StyleCaster and will appear on Season 18 of Law & Order: SVU. In addition to her work in fashion and beauty, she serves as a board member for Project HEAL, a non-profit dedicated to funding eating disorder treatment, and founded their New York City chapter in 2012. In 2016 she created Project HEAL’s #WhatMakesMeBeautiful campaign shot by photographer Arthur Belebeau, which can be seen on Refinery 29, Elle, People, and Shape, to name a few. She is a frequent speaker on eating disorder awareness and recovery, and volunteers her free time to doing arts and crafts in hospitals, shelters, and assisted living communities throughout the New York City area. She lives in Manhattan with her cat, Betty Littlepiddles.
James has a passion for connecting people and building brands from the ground up. After graduating Princeton, James worked as a Brand Strategist at Young and Rubicam in New York City. From there, he was hired to run the Content Department at We Heart It in San Francisco where he was in charge or all original and editorial content production. Recently, James started his own Influencer Marketing Agency called “H” which seeks to connect brands with talented, young photographers and models.
A born and raised New Yorker & global citizen, Nneya Richards is a fashion maven, starting at 15 years old as a founding contributing editor of TeenVOGUE magazine and is currently a fashion stylist & consultant and travel blogger at ‘N A Perfect World.
A frequent contributor to travel & fashion publications like Vogue Italia, Fathom Away, StyleCaster, her passion for cultural exploration –fluent in Spanish and Italian and having lived and travelled abroad extensively — and desire to see more faces and perspectives of people of colour in the travel industry led Nneya to launch ’N A Perfect World… a curated intersection of travel, food, fashion and geopolitics inspired by the global-citizen lifestyle of the millennial.
Nneya Richards matriculated at Amherst College with a Bachelor of Arts in Women & Gender Studies gaining a broad range of experience in the fashion world post college at top fashion houses including BCBG MaxAzria Group, Zac Posen and Topshop and as a fashion director at the New York Observer, as well as positions oversees with Milan-based media houses. Nneya balances her love of styling and editorial work with working with up-and-coming designers and brands from the ground up aiding in branding, public relations and tastemaker and VIP seeding. Through this work, Nneya Richards has worked with names including Avon, InStyle, Beyoncé, Ansel Elgort and Michelle Obama.
Blair Breitenstein, has breathed life into some of the must-know names in fashion and beauty right now, including Saks Fifth Avenue and Prada. Her talent has been recognized by Oscar de la Renta, Harper’s Bazaar and international magazines W Korea and Vogue Korea among many more. Blair’s illustrations exude an expressionist take on contemporary high fashion. Largely influenced by high fashion photography, Blair takes these fashion-forward photos into a whole new realm of layered watercolors and messy smudged lines. Featuring luxury designers in most of her illustrations like Mcqueen, Louis Vuitton and Gucci, Blair transforms their designs into a personalized expression of them, almost as a response piece. Blair describes her process as spontaneous. She doesn’t believe in eraser and actively works with her mistakes. Blair primarily uses watercolor and a small sketchbook. Her focus is to draw the viewer into this new quirky, abstract and chic world of fashion.
Rachel Dickinson is a millennial influencer and Founder of rachelsstylishlife.com. She seeks to inspire and empower women by sharing fashion and beauty tips that will make any woman feel beautiful. She believes that the most important relationship you have is with yourself.
Marcus John is a Creative Director, Fashion Producer and Wardrobe Stylist based in New York City. His very intelligent, yet unique style has quickly identified him as one of the city’s most stylish men & as a lifestyle influencer. Marcus has worked with A-list celebrities & has current editorial work featured in renowned fashion publications such as GQ.
In addition to his creative & artistic work, Marcus has collaborated with a slew of emerging, luxury menswear brands from a marketing & strategy standpoint. His core value & belief is (1) that quality should always come before quantity & (2) to give people more than they expect to get. With unparalleled professionalism, a keen understanding of client’s needs, a meticulous eye to detail, and a vast knowledge of international fashion, Marcus is able to effectively highlight the key features of what it is that distinguishes your company from its competitors.