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Sarah Slutsky and Karen Weiss-Slutsky on Creativity, Transition, and the Power of Women Supporting Women

Sarah Slutsky and Karen Weiss-Slutsky on Creativity, Transition, and the Power of Women Supporting Women

by Shreya Chaganti photos by Katie Borrazzo   “Sometimes we imagine that when we get a job and a house, everything kind of falls into place and lif...

Shiffon Spotlight: Annie Major

Shiffon Spotlight: Annie Major

#shiffonstories is a series on women we love and the stories they have to tell. In the spirit of women supporting women, they share a moment in their lives, big or small, where another woman made an impact on them. 

Today's story comes from Annie Major, who leads VIP relations at Saint Laurent.

Birds of Prey Director Cathy Yan on Career, Challenges, and Advice

Birds of Prey Director Cathy Yan on Career, Challenges, and Advice

Photographed by Shoji Van Kuzumi   Introducing #shiffonstories, a series on women we love and the stories they have to tell. In the spirit of wom...

Sharon Hoffman: The New 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Executive Producer on Career, Mentors, and Zoom

Sharon Hoffman: The New 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' Executive Producer on Career, Mentors, and Zoom

Emmy-winning producer Sharon Hoffman is no stranger to chaos. Recently named the new executive producer of a little show you might have heard of called Jimmy Kimmel Live!, she is an industry veteran with deep experience in daily news production. With stints at Entertainment Tonight, CBS News, and Good Morning America, she knows how to work a busy control room, but has had to adapt quickly to a different kind of chaos — starting a dream job and managing a full staff in the midst of COVID-19. We got a chance to speak to her about what exactly an executive producer does, what it’s been like beginning her new job remotely, and her mentors. 

Nelli Tombor on Always Staying True: From Modeling to the Culinary Arts

Nelli Tombor on Always Staying True: From Modeling to the Culinary Arts

Nelli Tombor knows how to turn dreams into reality. Beyond a successful modeling career, she also performs stunning culinary feats as a professional chef. Sparked by her childhood love of cooking, her dishes always seek to evoke a taste of home. And after traveling across the world as a model, she also knows more than just a thing or two about connecting with others and sharing the love. We got the chance to speak with Nelli to hear about her journey, advice on following one’s passions, and hopes for the future.

Julie Deloca: Insights From a Fashion and Luxury Market Expert

Julie Deloca: Insights From a Fashion and Luxury Market Expert

In terms of fashion and luxury marketing, Julie DeLoca has done it all. After her start with advertising agencies, working across the country with a number of fashion and beauty brands, she went to work in-house for Rebecca Minkoff and later Elie Tahari. Julie now runs her own agency, Loca Marketing, and helps young women across all industries understand the importance of championing your own brand.

Model Alliance Founder Sara Ziff on Inspiration, Advice, and Making Change

Model Alliance Founder Sara Ziff on Inspiration, Advice, and Making Change

Sara Ziff has been an icon to many in the modeling realm. Scouted while still in high school, she used modeling to pay for college, and soon became a strong advocate for models’ rights. She started the organization Model Alliance as a platform for herself and her peers to come together to shed light on and take action against injustices in the modeling industry. Recently, she has been instrumental in passing landmark legislation that gives underage models protections including working hours, trust accounts, and chaperones. We had the chance to catch up with her to learn more about her journey, what inspires her, and her advice for younger girls. 

 

Ali Kaminetsky on Modern Picnic

Ali Kaminetsky on Modern Picnic

Ali Kaminetsky never imagined that at 24, she’d be celebrating the one-year birthday of her very own startup. But today, that’s exactly what she’s doing. Modern Picnic, whose mission is to provide working girls with a chic alternative to a lunch box, was founded out of Ali’s practical desire to carry her lunch to work in something other than a brown paper bag.

Rachel Janfaza: A Personal Narrative On Heirloom Jewelry

Rachel Janfaza: A Personal Narrative On Heirloom Jewelry

I remember the first time my great grandmother was really sick; I walked into her hospital room and tried as hard as I could not to cry. I was shocked by the breathing tubes the doctors had her hooked up to. Her vibrant glow, which had been a pillar of the first twelve years of my life, was clouded by exhaustion, and she was pale - as white as a ghost.

But, even then, my Grammy’s golden heart necklace sat below the nape of her neck. It caught a glimmer of light and illuminated her whole face.

Dee Poku On Navigating A Career Through Film, Fashion & Entrepreneurship

Dee Poku On Navigating A Career Through Film, Fashion & Entrepreneurship

Dee Poku seems like she’s done it all. She’s worked in fashion, film, and most recently founded her own venture, WIE (Women: Inspiration and Enterprise). Noticing a lack of space for professional women to connect, ask for advice, and be supported with a peer to peer network, she put together a conference designed to foster just that. When it succeeded beyond her expectations, she realized that there was a real opportunity there. Now, WIE hosts a variety of events from conferences to dinners, and has an offshoot in The Other Festival specifically for female founders. We got the chance to speak with Dee to learn about her journey, get career advice, and check out her jewelry!

VIP Publicist Chandni Modha On Career, Entrepreneurship, And Mentorship

VIP Publicist Chandni Modha On Career, Entrepreneurship, And Mentorship

Chandni Modha is a powerhouse in the world of VIP and PR. Starting her career at Dolce and Gabbana right after finishing university at Central Saint Martins, she has gone on to embrace entrepreneurship and start her own publicity company CJM Publicity. Over the years, she has worked with celebrities across the globe, from Beyonce and Helen Mirren to Naomi Campbell and Bollywood royalty Sonam Kapoor.

How This InStyle Fashion Writer Broke Into The Industry

How This InStyle Fashion Writer Broke Into The Industry

Alison Syrett didn’t plan on being a fashion writer. Drawn toward art as a child, she initially wanted to be a children’s book illustrator, and pursued that when she entered college at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. After working various jobs in fashion, including working at boutiques and for designers, she decided to pursue a career in the field. Now, she writes and edits fashion features for one of the top magazines in the country. We got a chance to chat with her about her journey, having an untraditional college experience, and her meaningful jewelry.