Style Board

New York City based stylist Leslie Fremar is one of the fashion industry’s most coveted celebrity stylists. Known for her sophisticated, discerning and impeccable eye, Leslie began her fashion career at Vogue prior to becoming the in-house Director of Celebrity Relations at Prada. Her superior sense of style and innate understanding of celebrity dressing has produced some of fashion’s most iconic red carpet moments.

Leslie has worked with a broad range of influential image-makers including Alec Soth, Annie Leibovitz, David Bailey, Mario Testino, Mary Ellen Mark, Matthew Rolston, Norman Jean Roy, Patrick Demarchelier and Peter Lindbergh.

Her editorial clients include BlackBook, ELLE, InStyle UK, Marie Claire and Vanity Fair, and she has worked on advertising campaigns for Avon, Chopard, Dior, Givenchy, HUGO BOSS and Revlon.

Her celebrity clients include Charlize Theron, Julianne Moore, Jennifer Connelly, Reese Witherspoon and Nicola Peltz.

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Micaela Erlanger is a fashion stylist based out of New York City and Los Angeles, where she works with such international talent as Lupita Nyong’o, Jared Leto, Meryl Streep, Common, Jennifer Hudson, Hillary Swank, and Michelle Dockery. Her work has been seen on red carpets from Tokyo, to Paris, to Hollywood, and in the pages of top fashion publications worldwide.

Micaela’s passion for design and styling started at a young age, exploring the streets of New York City, where she was born and raised. It was at Parsons, The New School for Design where she received her formal fashion education. She graduated with a degree in Design and Management and began working immediately with a top fashion stylist in New York City.

In 2013 Micaela Erlanger opened her own studio and began styling clients under her own name. In two short years, she was named the third most powerful stylist in Hollywood by The Hollywood Reporter – and has since remained at the top of the list year after year. In 2016 she was awarded the inaugural Marie Claire Image Maker award for her work with Lupita Nyong’o. Publications from Vanity Fair, to Vogue, to Harper’s Bazaar have profiled her unprecedented ascent to power stylist, many referencing her unique ability to transform her clients from actors and musicians into fashion icons. She is a contributing writer for WhoWhatWear.com and has written for such publications as Vogue.com, TMagazine.com and Time Magazine.

A self-described glamour-girl, Micaela’s inspirations vary from modern art to classic Hollywood film. But the hallmark of her work derives not from specific reference points, but instead from her meticulous attention to detail, in-depth collaboration with her clients, and her unfailing dedication to creating fashion moments that will stand the test of time.

Micaela resides in the West Village of New York City.

Ty Hunter is celebrated as one of the world’s most influential fashion gurus. He has styled or contributed to the cover of almost every major international magazine. He has also consulted for more than fifty national and international ad campaigns. Ty has recently launched his new company Passion Projects, with the help of his first product…an amazing, protective, cell phone case fully equipped with an awesome 3-light setting, simply called, “The Ty-Lite.” Ty Hunter was afforded the opportunity to work with an up and coming pop group named Destiny’s Child by their Lead Stylist, Tina Knowles, in 2000. He is now a personal stylist for Beyoncé along with his counterpart, Raquel Smith. Since working with the iconic, Beyoncé, Ty has risen to the top of the fashion charts as being a key talent in the field.

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Fashion stylist and consultant Ann Caruso is known for her refined classic sensibilities and the iconic images she has created in collaboration with some of the world’s most esteemed artists. Her innate sense of style and industry knowledge along with her illustrious career is now taking her to the next level as a style innovator and fashion influencer.

Ann’s career began as a design assistant at Ralph Lauren. Following her tenure at the iconic American fashion house, she embarked on a life changing career path when she went to work at Vogue Magazine and developed her reputation as a well-known fashion and accessories editor under the leadership of Anna Wintour.

Since then, Ann has built her brand as a high-profile freelance stylist with her work appearing in editorial publications such as Instyle, Vanity Fair, Tatler, Town & Country, O The Oprah Magazine, and Harper’s Bazaar, where Ann continues to be a Contributing Fashion Editor. In this role, she conceptualizes ideas, styles and oversees the production of her shoots.

As an international celebrity stylist and fashion expert, she has worked with clients such as Elizabeth Hurley, Ashley Greene, Oprah Winfrey, Katherine Heigl, and Taraji P. Henson and was involved with one of the most talked about Hollywood weddings when she styled George Clooney’s family.

Consulting with designers and fashion brands is one of her passions as she enjoys helping both emerging and established designers with their runway shows and presentations. Whether the brand is online or brick-and-mortar, she helps solidify their image in the marketplace. As a style influencer Ann is featured in various publications, on blogs and company websites, and collaborates with other top fashion leaders. With a loyal and engaged social media following and a reputation as an influential voice within industry, Ann is able to partner with select brands that she believes in to successfully increase their sales and exposure.

A recipient of the Womenswear Stylist of the Year 2015 Award for The Daily’s first annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards, Ann Caruso is also a member of Vogue Magazine’s 120 style influencers.

An influencer, public speaker, media personality and entrepreneur, Tai Beauchamp engages women around the world with her genuine approach celebrating inner and outer beauty. A publishing industry veteran, Tai’s expertise in media, fashion and beauty was solidified through her experience as a beauty and fashion editor at Harper’s Bazaar, Good Housekeeping, O, The Oprah Magazine, Seventeen and at Vibe Vixen Magazines. Followed by years of consulting with her mentor, international philanthropist Ray Chambers, Tai launched her media company, Tai Life Media, LLC to more holistically connect style and empowered.

Since 2006, Tai’s creative talents and style authority has become the go-to for national and international consumer brands. She has partnered with and served as an ambassador, expert, content producer, and event host for companies including Procter & Gamble ,InStyle, MSL Group, Pikolinos, The Sundance Channel, Target, Universal Records, the United Nations, and Wal-Mart among others.

A motivational speaker, Tai engages audiences on topics ranging from Entrepreneurship to Girl Power to Stylish Living and 21st Philanthropy. She’s delivered inspiring messages at The Clinton Foundation, Harvard Business School, Spelman College, Columbia and Howard University and as far as Lagos, Nigeria.

A style guru and red carpet host for major TV networks and print media, Tai has appeared on NBC, E!, BET, The View, The Chew, The Wendy Williams Show, and TV One. She is the former host of The View’s “Must Have Monday” segment and TLC’s Dare to Wear. She serves as the Style Ambassador of InStyle Magazine.  She has been featured in O, the Oprah Magazine, Life & Style, and Essence and was most recently named to WWD’s Top 50 Most Influential in the Multicultural Market List. She is currently working on a book, a film project, a lifestyle app, and recently launched TheTaiLife.com (@TheTaiLife), a website created to inspire women everywhere to live and empowered life of style. Ms. Beauchamp is a proud alumna of pelman College. Tai was born and raised in New Jersey and divides her time between NewYork City and Los Angeles.

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Claudia Mason was born and raised in New York City. Claudia, who started studying ballet at the age of five and trained at the prestigious School of American Ballet.

Claudia was a dance student at New York City’s High School for the Performing Arts when she was discovered at a music store by a scout from Elite Modeling Agency. She went on to become one of the world’s top models, working with designers including Yves Saint Laurent, Karl Lagerfeld, Versace, Armani, Oscar de la Renta, Valentino, Marc Jacobs and Calvin Klein. She was also featured on the covers of such magazines as Vogue, W, Mademoiselle, Elle, Cosmopolitan, and numerous foreign publications. She starred in prestigious fashion campaigns for Versace, Anne Klein, Fendi, amongst others. She worked with all the world’s greatest fashion photographers from the late Avedon to Bruce Weber, Patrick DeMarchelier, Steven Meisel, Steven Klein, Peter Lindbergh, Mario Testino, to name a few.

MTV hired her to host their fashion special, “Fashionably Loud”. She was also featured in Woody Allen’s film “Celebrity”. However, it was her appearance in Enrique Iglesias’ music video for the song “Rhythm Divine” that caught Hollywood’s attention. She subsequently landed roles in the independent films SCHMOOZER, DISCOVERING DAISY, LAX, LIME SALTED LOVE, and a leading role in the independent feature film OUTPATIENT.

Her theatre credits include THE YEARS and BEYOND THERAPY (HB Foundation Theatre), NYC; TWO SHIPS PASSING (Pan Andreas Theatre), LA, for which she was named Outstanding Female Actor In A Lead Role. A highly successful, critically acclaimed run of Tennessee Williams’ ORPHEUS DESCENDING in LA, for which she produced as well as starred in. This production was nominated for Best Revival of a Play by the LADCC for LA Theatre in 2010. She also received Outstanding Performance by a Featured Actress for her portrayal of Carol Cutrere in ORPHEUS DESCENDING.
She has appeared on Television as a guest star on CBS’s CSI:NY, and How I met Your Mother; on Fox’s Kitchen Confidential, as well as on ABC’s October Road amongst others

She continues to work as a high fashion model, most recently for Italian Vogue, Russian Vogue and Love Magazine.

Claudia’s first book, FINDING THE SUPERMODEL IN YOU, The Insider’s Guide to Teen Modeling (Skyhorse Publishing) came out March 15th, 2016.

She has a TV series under development with EUE Sokolow Entertainment for 2017.

She is a spokesperson for the American Stroke Association (ASA). She herself is a stroke survivor, having suffered a minor stroke from a freak accident. She has fully recovered but remains devoted to spreading the word about stroke prevention, early signs, and treatment.

Celebrity Stylist Raquel Smith is also a motivational speaker and an entrepreneur who brings her true passion to life every day. The Georgia native studied fashion and styling at New York’s renowned Fashion Institute of Technology where she cultivated her innate sense of style.

As fate would have it, Raquel, an avid student, read in Women’s Wear Daily one day that Beyoncé was starting a fashion company with her mother, Tina Knowles. This ignited Raquel’s entrepreneurial spirit because she knew that a start-up company would need energetic, hard-working staff people. So she decided to “go out on a limb,” and call the House of Dereon, the unique mother-daughter-operated fashion company that soon would become world famous.

Raquel felt that if she could convince them to give her an internship, she could further develop her talent in a real-world environment while being a multi-purpose resource for the House of Dereon. But they declined, stating that they didn’t need any interns. Raquel, however, persisted and continued to call them multiple times to express how she would be an asset to a young company.

Her perseverance paid off, and it led to Heather Thomson, House of Dereon’s creative director, becoming Raquel’s mentor. Impressed by Raquel’s determination and astuteness, Heather hired Raquel on a part-time basis. And thus began her stellar career in the fashion industry.

She moved up the ladder quickly, as those around her took notice of her strong work ethic and commItment to excellence. It wasn’t long until Raquel was promoted to Beyoncé’s assistant stylist. This, in turn, led to her becoming the entertainer’s Stylist within a few years.

Raquel became a valued member of the style team and was intricately involved in each of Beyoncé’s world tours. She also styled Beyoncé’s red carpet appearances, video shoots, personal wardrobe and other performances. Her determination yielded the results she had envisioned years earlier when she made that very first call to House of Dereon.

But what Raquel had not anticipated was the powerful relationship that she developed with Ty Hunter, Beyoncé’s stylist of 16 years. They’re not simply “like family,” as people say. Ty and Raquel are family, sharing a rich and unbreakable bond that most teams only aspire to. As trusted inspiration for one another, they have become known as the “dynamic duo” of the styling world.

The blessings have continued abundantly in Raquel’s life. And in recent years she has begun to grow her own personal brand, which started with going back to school to study jewelry design. Raquel says that her bold captivating signature pieces reflect the influence that her father had on her life. The Raquel Smith Collection is well on its way to becoming one of the world’s most respected and sought-after brands.

Now living in New York, Raquel leads a fulfilling and expansive life today that touches, moves and inspires people around the world.

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Stylist Kate Young has one of the most varied and respected resumes in fashion today. She is sought after by Hollywood celebrities, top publications, and mega brands. What makes Kate unique is her ability to seamlessly cross the worlds of celebrity and fashion, and keep the highest levels of creativity and integrity intact.

Kate began her career at Vogue magazine, assisting Anna Wintour and Tonne Goodman. She was quickly promoted in the fashion department where she became the sittings editor for the “People Are Talking About…” section. As her career at Vogue began to flourish, she was given the opportunity to style the first-ever cover of Teen Vogue.

On the commercial side, she has consulted for Armani Exchange, Tod’s, Halston, and Ann Taylor and styled campaigns for Dior, Joie, Guerlain, Carolina Herrera, Theory, CoverGirl, Victoria’s Secret, Pantene, and Olay.

Formerly she served as the Fashion Editor at Large for Interview. She’s also styled cover and inside pages for publications including i-DNuméro JapanPorterGlamour, and InStyle. She also collaborates with photographers Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Cass Bird, Tim Walker, Steven Meisel, David Sims, and Annie Leibovitz.

She works closely with designers on their shows and collections. Jason Wu, Nina Ricci, Derek Lam, Rosetta Getty, and Cushnie et Ochs have all benefited from Young’s eye and collaborative spirit.

Kate is also one of the most sought after red carpet stylists, having twice been named “The Most Powerful Stylist” by Hollywood Reporter and “Stylist of the Year” by InStyle. She is also the recipient of the prestigious ACE Award for her contributions to the accessories industry.

Natalie Portman, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Margot Robbie, Dakota Johnson, Sienna Miller, Felicity Jones, and Selena Gomez call upon her to style them for events and advertising campaigns.

Rachel Roy is the founder of her eponymous brand and a tireless activist for using your voice to encourage change and design the life you want to live. The Rachel Roy brand debuted in 2004 and for over a decade has been inspiring women to lead individual and limitless lives through courage, conviction and change. Rachel has built her ready-to-wear and accessories business into a globally recognized brand with product categories including contemporary, curvy, dresses, outerwear, jewelry and swim.

In addition to running her successful brand, Rachel is a sought-after speaker on entrepreneurship and philanthropy and has shared her story and experiences at forums ranging from the White House to the Fortune Most Powerful Women conference serious to other various women’s empowerment summits. Rachel nurtures young design talent globally through her work with the Woolmark Prize, Who’s Next/Vogue Mexico and CFDA incubator programs.

Rachel has been recognized by the Accessories Council with an ACE AWARD for best brand launch as well as Mattel’s 10 Women to Watch and numerous best-dressed honors including Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed List. Rachel has also been recognized for her innovative brand and film work by AdWeek Media and the LaJolla Fashion Film Festival. She has been a contributing columnist to Huffington Post and InStyle magazine.

Rachel founded Kindness Is Always Fashionable as an entrepreneurial philanthropic platform to help women artisans around the world create sustainable income for their families and communities through design projects. Rachel is a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

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CFDA member Lisa Salzer is the proud founder and designer of Lulu Frost jewelry, which she established in 2004 while a senior at Dartmouth College. Named for Lisa’s long-standing AKA, “Lulu” coupled with the last name of her grandmother Elizabeth, Lulu Frost represents an intersection of the past and the future. Lisa spent hours learning from her grandmother in the estate jewelry shop she managed, thus shaping the foundation of the Lulu Frost aesthetic.

The DNA of Lulu Frost rests in Lisa’s love for the thrill of the hunt for antique and vintage treasures, which she reworks into one-of-a-kind pieces. In addition, the brand is celebrated for its Plaza Collection featuring bronze numerals and letters cast from the original room doors of the famed Plaza Hotel, as well as CODE, a line of meaningful and symbolic fine jewelry. Lisa lives in NYC, where she pursues her dreams with driven passion.

April is the Chief Brand Officer at Spring with over twenty-five years of experience in the fashion industry, working with both global and emerging brands. As an integral member of Spring’s founding team since its launch in 2014, April has led brand acquisition and engagement efforts, bringing Spring’s total brand partners to more than 1,500. Prior to Spring, April was the EVP of Global Sales and Strategy at DVF, where for nine years she ran global sales, merchandising and strategic planning, and played an integral role in developing DVF into the iconic brand that it is today.

April has long been considered a thought leader in the fashion world, speaking at key industry events including Fast Company’s Innovation Festival, FIT’s Global Conference, Social Media Week, NYU’s Disruption in Luxury Retail Conference, and Master Card’s Women in Wireless Event, among others. April is passionate about supporting and developing emerging talent has been a mentor in the prestigious CFDA Incubator program for the past 4 years. In 2015, The New York Business Journal honored April as part of their inaugural Women of Influence Awards.

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