The world of fashion is intriguing and often out of reach, even for people who long to be in it. The good news is that there are people in the know who are willing to share their wisdom.
At this DREAMLEAPERS Salon, Harriette Cole will bring together leaders in the fashion world to reveal how they navigated their journey and what you can do to successfully manifest yours. Buy your ticket today. Space is limited.
6PM-7PM Networking, mini-bazaar, light bites and wine
7PM-9PM Panel discussion
Harriette Cole is the founder of DREAMLEAPERS(R), an educational initiative designed to help people access and activate their dreams. Cole is the former creative director and Editor in Chief of Ebony magazine, editorial director of Uptown, fashion director of Essence, creative director of Savoy, editor of American Legacy Woman. Cole has had her own coaching company, Harriette Cole Media, for more than 20 years where she trains everyone from entertainers to executives on the art of effective communication.
PHOTOGRAPHER: WWD veteran George Chinsee has photographed models as they launched their careers from Iman to Kate Moss to Naomi Campbell, legendary designers from Oscar de la Renta, Donna Karan and Ralph Lauren to Marc Jacobs and Tracy Reese, Creatures of the Wind and Public School. He has worked for clients such as Estee Lauder, Romona Keveza Bridal, Fratelli Rosssetti, and David Chu. Chinsee apprenticed with legendary photographers Irving Penn, Iren Stern, Carl Fischer and Frances McLaughlin Gill.
STYLIST/DESIGNER: Carlton Jones started his career as a fashion stylist having styled covers and fashion features for a range of publications including Essence, Harper’s Bazaar, Rolling Stone, The Source, Vibe and Vogue Italia. He has dressed countless celebrities such as Alicia Keys, Anita Baker, Lenny Kravitz, Michelle Obama, Natalie Portman, Nikki Minaj and Samuel L. Jackson. He is the designer of a resort womenswear collection, Carlton Jones Collection
DESIGNER/RETAILER: Guy Wood, co-founder of 5001 Flavors, grew up with the explosion of hip hop culture and expanded into the fashion industry with 5001 Flavors, a custom clothing company designing looks for some of the biggest pop culture stars including Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, Lebron James, Kim Kardashian and more. As creative director of Harlem Haberdashery, the retail expression of 5001 Flavors, Wood oversees all creative aspects of the brand and retail location. Haberdashery has become a fashion destination in the heart of Harlem.
EDITOR/JOURNALIST: Teri Agins is a reporter for the Wall Street Journal. For more than 25 years she has covered the fashion industry as a business, examining designers and how they have built their brands in America and internationally. Agins has written two insightful and incisive books about the fashion industry,The End of Fashion and Hijacking the Runway.
RETAILER/ MAKEUP ARTIST: Princess Jenkins is the owner of The Brownstone, a high-end lifestyle boutique in Harlem. In her 20’s, Princess opened Jazz It Up, a fashion and beauty consulting company for women of color. Later, she became a motivational speaker, entrepreneurial consultant and a popular makeup artist. Princess has used her makeup magic to enhance a number of recording artists. In 1998, Princess founded The Brownstone to fill a void, the absence of quality stores in Harlem.