Nine amazing panelists will take the stage at the Gossip & Glamour Style Summit on Saturday, March 25th at Thompson Seattle to share their insight on the state of fashion blogging and discuss how influencers can strategically navigate the opportunities that lie ahead. Guests will get to mix and mingle with our featured panelists at the event and have the opportunity to ask questions during Q&A segments.
The Style Summit is officially sold-out, so follow the fashion conversation on social media using the hashtag #SEAStyleSummit. Guests can also tweet questions for panelists to @GossipGlamour using the event hashtag.
// Panelist Bios //
Tiffany Ishiguro is the co-founder and designer of T&J Designs, a clothing line and e-commerce site that she proudly owns with her sister, Jen. She started her style blog, I am Style-ish, a few years prior to launching her business and did $1M in sales within the second year of business by using a mix of social media, networking, and non-traditional marketing.
Stephanie Chacharon is the Director of Marketing at Fitcode. She's responsible for all of Fitcode's marketing and PR initiatives, including collaborations with more than 70+ influencers across the major US markets. Stephanie has 10+ years of digital and content marketing experience, ranging from marketing strategy and execution to brand development and content creation.
Moorea Seal is the founder of mooreaseal.com and the storefront in Seattle, highlighting over 160 handmade designers from across the US. Her company donates 7% of all proceeds to a rotating list of non-profits. She's the best-selling author of The 52 Lists Project and 52 Lists for Happiness, both titles reached the "Top 30" list of books on Amazon and received praise from numerous media outlets including O, The Oprah magazine, Refinery 29, Elle, The Huffington Post, and more. Her third book, Make Yourself at Home, will make its debut this fall.
Sammy Scharg manages PR and top-tier influencer relations for Julep. She is a proud alum of Michigan State University and holds a BA in Communications with a specialization in Public Relations. During college, Sammy held internship positions with numerous brands and publications including Rent The Runway and Marie Claire magazine. Upon graduating, Sammy worked as the head publicist for New York & Company and managed celebrity partnerships with actress Eva Mendes and singer/actress Jennifer Hudson. She is well-versed on industry trends and enjoys traveling in her free time.
Jessica Branning is the Public Relations Manager at Neiman Marcus in Bellevue. In her 12-year career with the company, she has produced numerous fashion events and runway shows for top designers. Jessica moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2013 from the Las Vegas Neiman Marcus store and enjoys working with media outlets and fashion influencers on luxury fashion stories. She regularly produces fashion events at her store in Bellevue including the Neiman Marcus CUSP events and seasonal designer trend runway shows.
Jenny Keller, also known as "The Baker to the Stars", is a coveted entertaining expert, baker, and crafting stylist. She is internationally known as a creative baking mastermind in the art of dessert tables. Jenny's work has appeared in numerous publications including People, US Weekly, Brides, OK!, Life & Style, InTouch, and more. Jenny's blog, Jenny Cookies, shares styling tips, recipes, DIY crafts, and behind-the-scenes secrets of her work. She is the author of the popular cookbook Eat More Dessert and owner/operator of the Jenny Cookies Bakeshop in Lake Stevens, WA.
Jess Estrada of FreshJess.com is a sought-after writer, strategist, and public speaker, focused on personal branding, social media, networking, and blogging. She created her site back in 2008 to offer a unique perspective on life, health, and style in the Pacific Northwest. By day she works as the digital media manager for the Bezos Family Foundation. Her work and likeness has been featured in SELF magazine, the Independent Fashion Bloggers (IFB) Community, Fitness Magazine, Teen Vogue, Seattle Met magazine, and more. She has been featured as a contributing influencer in Simply Measured's Brand Guide To Working With Influencers and has worked with a variety of fashion and lifestyle brands including Starbucks, Airbnb, Filson, Pendleton, Blue Nile, The Seattle Art Museum, MoPop, and more.
Brandy Brown is the Founder and Creative Director of Marabou Design, an innovative design studio located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Specializing in creative styling, editorial, and graphic design, Brandy describes her aesthetic as both playful and smart. Brandy has been a blog contributor to numerous life and style sites, and has been featured by Martha Stewart Living, Essence, InStyle, Domino, and more. Brandy enjoys sharing tips and tutorials for the modern family and their extraordinary friends.
Danielle Pepperl is the Global PR Manager for Brooks Running, where she is responsible for developing strategy and overseeing execution of all external communications including event management, corporate storytelling, executive speaking opportunities, and media relations. As part of her role, Danielle has oversight over the company's Blog Ambassador and Influencer programs for both Brooks Running and Brooks Heritage. Prior to her role at Brooks, Danielle spent time honing her PR skills at Amazon and Waggener Edstrom. She graduated from The University of Washington with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications.
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