Mary Alice Stephenson is a renowned fashion and beauty expert, style commentator, humanitarian and the founder and force behind GLAM4GOOD. Her resume includes the world’s most prestigious fashion magazines as well as Hollywood’s elite. In addition, she is consultant and spokesperson for a number of pop culture’s influential brands.
As a style and beauty expert, Stephenson has been featured on The Doctor Oz Show, Rachael Ray, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Wendy Williams, Steve Harvey, Oprah, CNN, MTV, and Bloomberg TV. Stephenson is frequently quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, International Herald Tribune, Oprah Magazine and WWD and Associated Press. Her publishing credits include Fashion Director, editor and stylist for Vogue, Allure, Marie Claire, Esquire, O The Oprah Magazine and Harper’s Bazaar and she has worked with numerous celebrities including Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker, Halle Berry, Beyonce, Renee Zellweger, Drew Barrymore, Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett and Scarlett Johansson.
Stephenson has performed a variety of creative services including fashion consulting, styling, creative direction, and commentary for global brands and media outlets. Stephenson has served as a style advisor, consultant or spokesperson for a number of brands including American Express, Intel, Sally Hansen, Amazon, Rembrandt, Maidenform, Estee Lauder, Unilever, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria’s Secret, Ann Taylor, MAC Cosmetics, Coty, NBC’s USA Network, Kohls, Carolina Herrera, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, HSN, DKNY and PVH Corporation.
For over fifteen years, Stephenson has volunteered as the National Fashion Ambassador for Make A Wish where she managed, produced and granted countless fashion-related wishes for children struggling with life-threatening illnesses. Seeing the power and impact of these fashion experiences, Stephenson launched the empowerment platform GLAM4GOOD and the GLAM4GOOD Foundation to use style to make a social impact. GLAM4GOOD harnesses the healing power, joy, and attention that fashion and beauty can bring to honor courage, ignite self-esteem, raise awareness and inspire social conscience. The GLAM4GOOD foundation has empowered 23,000 women, girls and families served, donated over millions of fashion and beauty products and used style to raise awareness for numerous causes and partner nonprofits.
Stephenson has been the recipient of many awards and honors including Life Camp’s Deepak Chopra Visionary Award, Birch Family Services Voice Of Hope Honor, Make A Wish’s Chris Greicius Celebrity Award and the 2013 Most Innovative People Award by The United Nation’s World Summit Of Innovation for GLAM4GOOD. In 2014, Stephenson was honored to participate in the First Lady Michelle Obama’s Fashion Education Workshop at the White House as part of Mrs. Obama’s Reach Higher initiative. Stephenson co-hosted GLAM4GOOD’s first international initiative, a Joining Forces, GLAM4GOOD event with the former First Lady Michelle Obama. Stephenson currently serves on the Board of Advisors for Mayor Bill de Blasio on The New York City Mayor’s Fund as well as the Board of Advisors for High School of Fashion Industries also in New York city.