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On Style with Jill Siefert

Jill Siefert | Style expert| Fashion Educator and Style Coach

If you are looking to learn about the world of fashion or just tune in to find out more about personal style then On Style with Jill Siefert is the podcast for you! Each week I will interview a person with a style story that is intelligent, informational and inspiring. My lineup includes new fashion designers, fashion entrepreneurs, fashion executives , fashion bloggers and other key experts in other fields that relate to style. Go to www.jillsiefert.com and sign up for a free 20 min phone style consult and receive weekly style tips.

Episodes

Sharmila Singh- Co-Founder of Project 5- An Entrepreneurial Agency Based in San Francisco
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Sharmila Singh- Co-Founder of Project 5- An Entrepreneurial Agency Based in San Francisco

In this week's conversation with Sharmila Singh, Co-Founder of Project 5 which is an entreprenurial agency based in San Francisco. Sharmila shares more about Project 5's team, clients and upcoming seminars.

 

In this episode you will learn:

- More about Project5's exciting new clients and indigogo campaigns.

- The curated team at Project 5. 

-Sharmila's passion with sustainablility.

- Upcoming speaker series at The Tech Shop.

 

Enoy!

xo

Jill

Project 5- Bianca Kramer Chief Entrepreneurial Officer
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2017-09-21 18:36:37 UTC 36:45
Project 5- Bianca Kramer Chief Entrepreneurial Officer

Chief Entreprenurial Officer, Bianca Kramer shares with us the start of the entreprenurial support agency, Project 5 based in San Francisco.

In this episode you will learn:

 

- How Project 5 can validate and bring your idea to life!

- The Project 5 Methodology , their unique three step process.

- Free 45 minute consult.

- Current client case studies, including : Tamborine and Urban Homesteader.

- Financial models and why it is important.

- Partnership with Indigogo.

 

"Smaller bites bigger results!"

 

Hope you enjoy the episode and for more information go to www.project5sf.com

 

x

Jill

 

CMO Lily Xu from Dotfully.com, A New Online Beauty Peer to Peer Platform
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2017-09-21 18:36:37 UTC 22:13
CMO Lily Xu from Dotfully.com, A New Online Beauty Peer to Peer Platform

Lily Xu, CMO of Dotfully.com shares with us her background in startups and the successful launch of the new online peer to peer beauty platform Dotfully.com

 

In this episode you will learn:

- Lily's background and what brought her to California.

- Advice on tech start ups.

-  Launch of Dotfully.com

-  Marketing inititatives for Dotfully.com

 

For more information check out wwww.dotfully.com

 

Enjoy the episode!

xx

Jill

 

London Fashion Creative Director- Chloe Beeney
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2017-09-21 18:36:37 UTC 45:37
London Fashion Creative Director- Chloe Beeney

In this week's episode, I interview Chloe Beeney from London. Chloe is a Fashion Creative Director with over 18 years experience in the fashion industry. From working with legendary Isabella Blow to being InStyle's London Fashion director she now has her own company and shares with us her style journey, from CA to London.

In this episode you will learn:

- Her career journey as a stylist in London.

- Working with Isabella Blow for over 4 years.

- Commercial styling work vs. editorial work

- Insights to the recent London fashion week.

- The importance of the support of the London College of Fashion and the British Fashion Council for emerging designers.

- The opening of the Alexander Mc Queen exhibit at the Victoria and Albert museum last week in London.

- Advice to aspiring stylists.

 

Enjoy the episode and check out Chloe's website at: www.chloebeeney.com

 

xx

Jill

In Conversation with CEO and Creative Director, Nishika De Rosairo of the fashion brand dE ROSAIRO
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2017-09-21 18:36:37 UTC 39:33
In Conversation with CEO and Creative Director, Nishika De Rosairo of the fashion brand dE ROSAIRO

In conversation with CEO and Creative Director of the new brand, dE ROSAIRO, Nishika De Rosairo where she shares with us her journey in bringing her brand de Rosairo to life. Nishika's story will inspire those that long to leave their corporate job and also will inspire fashion entrepreneurs to keep their focus and make their dreams come true!

 

In this episode you will learn:

- The birth of a women's contemporary fashion brand, dE ROSAIRO.

- Challenges in starting your own fashion line and how to overcome them.

- The importance of attention to detail in every part of your garment.

- Focusing on a niche and a clear target customer.

-Creating new and innovative, disruptive promotional events.

- And more.............check our the website at www.derosairo.com

Enjoy the episode!

x

Jill

OC Designer of the Year Coral Castillo
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2017-09-21 18:36:37 UTC 23:51
OC Designer of the Year Coral Castillo

In this episode I am in conversation with Coral Castillo, Orange County Designer of the year! She discusses her path to success and the building of her brand.

 

In this episode you will learn:

- About Coral Castillo fashion designer.

- The challenges of juggling motherhood, a fulltime job and creating a line.

- RAW style competition.

- Fashion career advice.

 

Enjoy the episode!

 

Jill

037: In Conversation with Marvin on Menswear
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037: In Conversation with Marvin on Menswear

Today, I'm in conversation with Marvin Brooks, Fashion Educatior, Fashion expert, on the topic of Menswear and the latest shows that occured in Europe. This is a fun filled infomative conversation on the latest in menswear.

 

In this episode you will learn:

- All about the latest menswear collections.

- Marvin's and mine point of view on menswear today and what is relevant.

- The topic of androgony and youthfullness.

- In depth about Gucci, Vivienne Westwood, Yves St Laurent , Prada and more.....

 

Enjoy! Pls take a moment to leave a review!

036: In Conversation About the Role of Couture with Marvin Brooks
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036: In Conversation About the Role of Couture with Marvin Brooks

In this episode, I am in conversation with fashion educator Marvin Brooks. Marvin is currently teaching at FIDM and always has a fun and educational way of talking about fashion. Today, we discuss the role of Haute Couture and how it is utilized. Is it just a marketing tool and who buys it?

 

In this episode you will learn:

- The role Haute Couture plays in today's fashion world.

- The consumer of Haute Couture.

-Some insight to the recent couture collections.

 

034: GLANSE: The New Tinder for Fashion Shoppers- A Must hear Interview!
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034: GLANSE: The New Tinder for Fashion Shoppers- A Must hear Interview!

In this interview, Evelyn Zobe, the CEO and Founder of the new fashion app, Glanse , shares with us her entrepreunurial journey and how she is a fashion tech fiend.

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In this episode you will learn:

- How Evelyn came from Jordan to the USA.

- About the fashion tech industry.

- How her entrepreunrial journey has been in fashion and tech.

- The birth of Glanse, the new tinder for fashion sale shoppers!

033: Everything You Need to Know about Fashion Law with the Firm Lord Bertram with Greggory Lemons and Brad Carrick
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033: Everything You Need to Know about Fashion Law with the Firm Lord Bertram with Greggory Lemons and Brad Carrick

In this exciting interview, you will hear from partners Greggory Lemons and Brad Carrick about the emerging field of fashion law and what you need to know to protect yourself and your fashion businesss.

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In this episode you will learn:

- The emerging field of fashion law.

- As a fashion entrepreneur what you need to know now!

- Why hiring a fashion lawyer is important from day one.

- Social Media, Trademark, Counterfeit and other issues affecting fashion and the law.

- Legally Vogue a great new resource from the firm Lord Bertram.

Enjoy the episode!

Jill

032: Designer in Residence Lia Larrea at the San Francisco Fashion Incubator
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032: Designer in Residence Lia Larrea at the San Francisco Fashion Incubator

Designer in residence at the San Francisco Fashion Incuabator, Lia Larrea shares with me her design journey from the hills of Ecuador to San Francisco.

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In this episode you will learn:

- Lia's journey from Ecuador to America.

- Her love for design, fashion and inspiration.

- Her inspiration for her line, Lia Larrea.

-  Designer in Residence at the San Francisco Fashion Incubator.

- Key learnings on building her fashion business.

- Inspiration for her new Spring 2015 collection.

Enjoy

xx

Jill

Fashion Tech Tuesday: The New " Uber" App for Beauty- By StyleBee | Anna Santeramo CEO and Founder | Disrupting On Demand
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Fashion Tech Tuesday: The New " Uber" App for Beauty- By StyleBee | Anna Santeramo CEO and Founder | Disrupting On Demand

Anna Santeramo, CEO and founder of the new brand new on demand app, StyleBee. Which delivers makeup application and hair styles on demand.

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In this episode you will learn:

-  The idea and birth of the new brand new beauty app, StyleBee.

- The process.

- Services include: Makeup Application and Hairstyling.

- Trustworthy practices.

- Currently in the LA market and San Francisco market.

- Growth and expansion plans.

- Android on line and IOS users via mobile.

Enjoy the episode

xx

Jill

031: Anna Min: Engineer Turned Petite Designer in San Francisco
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031: Anna Min: Engineer Turned Petite Designer in San Francisco

Anna Min Designer of the petite fashion line, of Min- Edition shares her story with me about the founding of Min-Edition, the petite market and how the San Francisco Fashion Incubator has helped her to grow her business.

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In this episode you will learn:

- Anna's transition from engineering to the design world.

- All about the petite market.

- Apparel Arts learnings.

- Min-Edition Spring 2015 line

- SF Fashion Incubator and how it has helped her grow her business.

Enjoy xx

Jill

Fashion Tech Tuesday with Founder and CEO Karen Song from the new app STYLEMATIC| Your own pocket stylist
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Fashion Tech Tuesday with Founder and CEO Karen Song from the new app STYLEMATIC| Your own pocket stylist

CEO and Founder of the new fashion app- Stylematic, Karen Song shares with us on this new platform that allows you to have your own personal stylist with you at all times!

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In this episode you will learn:

- CEO and Founder Karen Songs background and what led her to start the new fashion app Stylematic.

- Starting your own fashion app.

- How this pocket stylist works.

- Marketing tips and tricks.

Enjoy

xx

Jill

030: Amanda Scarlett Smith
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2017-09-21 18:36:37 UTC 41:57
030: Amanda Scarlett Smith

Amanda Scarlett Smith is an english designer living in San Francisco, she describes her journey to San Francisco and how the Fashion Incubator has helped her build her fashion business.

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In this episode you will learn:

- The influence of Central St Martins fashion design program.

- Designing for the London Opera, Lion King and movies such as the Duchess.

- The San Francisco Fashion Incubator and how it has helped her to define and grow her business.

- The Spring 2015 collection of Scarlet Smith debut this September 2014.

- Her inspirations for her collection.

- Her creative process.

Enjoy

xx

Jill

029: Part Two with Lingerie Designer Stephanie Bodner | Fashion Incubator San Francisco
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029: Part Two with Lingerie Designer Stephanie Bodner | Fashion Incubator San Francisco

In part 2 with Stephanie Bodner, we discuss the benefits of buying high-end lingerie, special techniques, lingerie trends and more!

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In this episode you will learn:

- Stephanie discusses her marketing tactics and strategies that have worked.

- Upcoming events.

- Tips and advice for buying high end lingerie

- The tango knicker, ' the step in'

- Lingerie trends for Spring 2015

- SF bay area style

Enjoy

x

Jill

028: Stephanie Bodner: Lingerie Designer| Evgenia| at the Fashion Incubator San Francisco| Part One
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028: Stephanie Bodner: Lingerie Designer| Evgenia| at the Fashion Incubator San Francisco| Part One

Lingerie designer , Stephanie Bodner discusses the birth of a brand, formally known as Honey Cooler Handmade, now re-branded as Evgenia. She is a designer in residence at the Fashion Incubator in San Francisco, this is part one.

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In this episode you will learn:

- Stephanie tell us all about being a designer in lingerie, her background and journey.

- Designer in Residence at the Fashion Incubator in San Francisco.

- The re-branding process she is going through.

-How Evgenia is inspired by the 1920's and 1930's .

- All about lace!

- Her journey at the Fashion Incubator and what she has learned.

Enjoy!

Jill

www.jillsiefert.com

Fashion Tech Tuesday: CORTEXICA with CEO Iain McCready on Find Similar Technology Disrupting The Way We Will Shop
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Fashion Tech Tuesday: CORTEXICA with CEO Iain McCready on Find Similar Technology Disrupting The Way We Will Shop

In this Fashion Tech Tuesday episode, I interview, CEO, Iain McCready of Cortexica where he shares his insights about this new find similar fashion technolgy is evolving and will disrupt the way in which we shop!

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In this episode you will learn:

- The name , Cortexica- where it derives from.

- Cortexica this business to business technology platform.

- The new style app Style Thief from Kates Bosworth

- 95% accuracy rate

- How this new technology will help clients with onboarding of inventory.

-How this technolgy has deep learning to make searches more relevant.

- FashTech London and San Francisco soon to be in NYC and Austin.

- What Find Similar technology can do.

- And the future - breaking down proper street style fashions!

Enjoy the episode!

Jill

027: Part Two with Jeanne Allen | San Francisco Fashion Incubator Now in it's 3rd Year
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027: Part Two with Jeanne Allen | San Francisco Fashion Incubator Now in it's 3rd Year

In Part two, Jeanne Allen, Executive Director of the Fashion Incubator San Francisco, talks about the new chapter in her life and the birth of the incubator which houses 6 emerging designers each year. Now going on it's 3rd successful year here in San Francisco, CA.

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In this episode you will learn:

- In Part 2 with Jeanne Allen, she discusses the birth of the fashion incubator in San Francisco.

- Fashion Incubator of San Francisco is a 5013c non - profit business supported by Macy's and the City of SF Mayors office.

- 6 Designers in Residence each year.

- Goal is to create jobs and growth in the fashion sector!

-The process- open call in October and designers start in March.

- Located in Macy's Men's building, recycled office.

- The program consists of 25 master classes covering all business aspects of fashion.

- The board consists of an amazing roster of people.

- Mentors and experts like John Casado, Roger Case, Linda Ellerd and Jake Wall.

- Oct 9th Union Square Event.

- They conduct pop up shops, NYC trip to Macy's headquarters, Designer showroom visits, participate in the Junior League Annual Fashion Show.

- $400 month rent per designer not including cost of creating collection.

- Resources such as SBA and Renissance Entrepreneur Center.

Enjoy!

Jill

026: Jeanne Allen | Executive Director Fashion Incubator of San Francisco | Part One on Designing in England, SF and Japan
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026: Jeanne Allen | Executive Director Fashion Incubator of San Francisco | Part One on Designing in England, SF and Japan

Jeanne Allen is the Executive Director of the Fashion Incubator San Francisco, and talks about her fashion career with her successful line, Jeanne Marc and talks in depth in part one about building the brand and her time in Brighton, England, San Francisco and Japan.

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In this episode you will learn:

- Part One interview with Jeanne Allen, she discusses the building of the fashion brand Jeanne Marc.

- Her journeys from Brighton, England to San Francisco to Japan and Seattle.

- A great perspective and insight to the manufacturing in San Francisco during the 70's , 80's and 90's.

- The growth of the brand Jeanne Marc.

- Tips and advice for fashion entrepreneurs.

- Jeanne gives us insight as to what was going on in fashion in Japan in the 1980's.

-  The closing of the Jeanne Marc brand.

 Enjoy this chock filled part one interview with Jeanne Allen!

Jill

025: CEO and Founder of Style Lend.com, Lona Alia Duncan | Join the Sharing Economy and How to Monetize Your Wardrobe
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025: CEO and Founder of Style Lend.com, Lona Alia Duncan | Join the Sharing Economy and How to Monetize Your Wardrobe

Lona Alia Duncan, CEO and Founder of the online fashion platform, Style Lend, talks about the new sharing economy and how you can monetize your existing wardrobe hassle free!

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In this episode you will learn:

-Lona's background the inspiration to start Style Lend.

- The "Sharing Economy", how you can monetize your closet.

- Style Lend is the " Airbnb" model for your wardrobe.

- How they are disrupting the fashion space.

- The process.

-The financial process for a start up.

- Y Combinator incubator program that they took part in.

- 2014 - fashion on line is a 1.3 trillion dollar industry and forecasted to 2 Trillion in 2015.

Enjoy the episode!

Jill

024: Olya Ishchukova | Fashion Tech Entrepreneur | Models In Tech.com and FashTechSF
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024: Olya Ishchukova | Fashion Tech Entrepreneur | Models In Tech.com and FashTechSF

Olya Ishchukova is a fashion tech entrepreneur and is the CEO and founder of an online modeling boutique agency called Models in Tech, as well as , the Director of Community Relations for FashTech SF. She shares her journey from Russia to SF and the opportunities in the fashion and tech world here.

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In this episode you will learn:

- Olya's dream of being a successful entrepreneur in the fashion and tech sector.

- The online modeling agency that caters to businesses that need strategic marketing and hire models that will help with their business objectives.

- Models in Tech Platform started in March 2014.

- FashTech SF, an intitative from Cortexica to help bring together the world of fashion and tech with educational forums and conferences.

Enjoy the episode!

Jill

023: J'Amy Tarr | Mill Valley, CA, Edgy Outwear Designer| On Local Production and Bay Area Style
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023: J'Amy Tarr | Mill Valley, CA, Edgy Outwear Designer| On Local Production and Bay Area Style

J'Amy Tarr is a designer with a love for making edgy outwear that compliments every woman's wardrobe year round. Based out of Mill Valley, CA, she talks about the importance of local production and designing for a niche market.

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In this episode you will learn:

- J'Amy's background and the birth of her brand.

- Designing and focusing in on a niche market- outerwear.

- The new collection!

- The classic moto jacket , voted best by 7x7 magazine.

- Her online and trunk show strategy.

- Local production in the bay area.

- Inspiration for the collections and favorite designers.

Enjoy

x

Jill

022: Sara Shepherd | A British Designer in San Francisco
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022: Sara Shepherd | A British Designer in San Francisco

Sara Shepherd shares with us the insights to the creative process and how a fashion designer finds their voice.

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In this episode you will learn:

- Sara's journey from a small town in England and coming to America.

- Her studies at Central Saint Martin school of design in London.

- British style influences in design.

- Key learnings on how to create and constantly move forward.

- Thoughts on fast fashion and it's place in today's marketplace.

- Sara's creative process on designing a collection.

- Tangential Thinking.

- Thoughts on hiring a sales team as a designer.

Enjoy the episode!!!

xo

Jill

021: Founder and CEO Layne Gray of MODAVIVE.COM | Giving Back is the New Black
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021: Founder and CEO Layne Gray of MODAVIVE.COM | Giving Back is the New Black

Founder and CEO Layne Gray discusses the building and vision for MODAVIVE.COM. And how she is creating a movement by refashioned giving with this brand new online platform for charities and individuals.

Please subscribe and leave a review to win a MODAVIVE Tee!

In this episode you will learn:

- The inception of MODAVIVE.com

- The process for charities and how MODAVIVE gives you all the tools you need        to create a successful charity drive.

- Consignment for individuals.

- Grass Roots Volunteer Groups.

- How MODAVIVE is creating a real movement.

- Advice from Layne to entrepreneurs!

- Partners that MODAVIVE loves!

- Upcoming events with MODAVIVE.

- How Giving Back is the New Black.

**RECIEVE an ADDITIONAL 20% off when shopping on line at www.modavive.com with special code: JS20 till end of July 2014 ! **

ENJOY the episode!!!

Jill

020: MANSOOR SCOTT |Co- Founder Bethany Scott Meuleners |Birth of a Brand
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020: MANSOOR SCOTT |Co- Founder Bethany Scott Meuleners |Birth of a Brand

Bethany Scott Meuleners, Co-Founder of the fashion line, MANSOOR SCOTT, shares insights with me as to how the line was born, both designers love for textiles and much more!

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In this episode you will learn:

- About Bethany's Full Bright scholarship to Nepal for a year to learn about textiles.

- The birth of a brand.

- Being part of Macy's Fashion Incubator.

- The partnership of MANSOOR SCOTT.

- Building a strong contemporary women's brand today.

- Advice on running a fashion business, from sourcing to production to marketing.

Enjoy the episode!

Jill

019: Ray Galizene | Physicist to Fashion Photographer Direct from London
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019: Ray Galizene | Physicist to Fashion Photographer Direct from London

Ray Galizene was an english physicist and now a known fashion photograher, Ray talks about his career path in the world of fashion and how the profession has evolved in this interesting and fun filled interview.

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In this episode you will learn:

- How Ray transitioned from being a physicist to a known fashion photographer.

- Working at Kenzo and Hermes as their in house photographer.

- Scarf styling.

- Photo shoot management today.

- The changing role of the photographer today.

- Trends in fashion photography.

- Video photography.

- Guerilla photography.

-How to stand out in a crowded marketplace as a photographer.

-Print vs. Digital photography.

- The future of fashion photography.

Enjoy

Jill

018: Tuan Tran | Designing Outside of the Box | Innovative Techniques
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018: Tuan Tran | Designing Outside of the Box | Innovative Techniques

Tuan Tran is an inspirational designer, using real haute couture techniques with today's innovative and recycled textiles such as telephone wire, underwear bands and more...

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In this episode you will learn:

- All about how Tuan Tran uses recycled telephone wire and transforms it into haute couture fashion.

- The ancient Saki Ori technique of weaving.

- Diva dumpster diving!

- Handpainting.

- Recycled knit scarves.

- Recycled old curtains into art.

- Vietnam as a style inspiration and traditional weaving and dying techniques.

-San Francisco Style!

Hope you enjoy the episode!

xo

Jill

017: Cindy Yun | CEO of Atria International on Fast Fashion and Emerging Designers in Seoul, Korea
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017: Cindy Yun | CEO of Atria International on Fast Fashion and Emerging Designers in Seoul, Korea

Cindy Yun is a serial enterpreneur. She is the CEO and Creative Director of Rue de Jeans and CEO of Atria Interational. She shares with us her style journey as an entrerpreneur and the building of the fashion brand Atria out of Seoul.

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In this episode you will learn:

-Cindy Yun's incredible background and all about the companies she has started. As  Atria is her 5th startup.

- All about Atria International and how they support over 100 emerging Seoul    designers.

- The importance of limited editions and designer collaborations.

- The grand opening of Atria store in Seoul on July 4th!

- Production capability in Seoul, as they can produce over 3000 styles in less than 30    days.

- Atria becoming a leader in the field of fashion and tech.

Enjoy the episode, for more information on Atria pls go to: www.atriastyle.com

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016: Elizabeth Goodwin Welborn | Part 2 Peru and Argentina Style Inspiration
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016: Elizabeth Goodwin Welborn | Part 2 Peru and Argentina Style Inspiration

Elizabeth just came back from an exciting trip visiting Peru and Argentina and shares with us her style journey filled with design inspiration from the Incas and Polo.

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In this episode you will learn:

- All about the Inca inspiration from Peru.

- Peruvian style.

- The sport of polo in Argentina.

- Argentina polo as a source of style inspiration for Stick and Ball.

- The Oyster Polo Cup, August 16th- supporting breast cancer.

Enjoy the episode!!

015: Elizabeth Goodwin Welbourn | Chief Designer Stick and Ball | Polo Style Part One
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015: Elizabeth Goodwin Welbourn | Chief Designer Stick and Ball | Polo Style Part One

Elizabeth shares with us the building of the brand Stick and Ball a polo influenced lifestyle fashion brand. In part one you will hear all about the polo style inspiration and the brand she has built.

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In this episode you will learn:

- The birth of the fashion brand Stick and Ball.

- Polo as an inspiration to the style of the line.

- The Argentine polo lifestyle.

- Marin , Bay area style.

Enjoy Part One !

014: Elijah Mc Kinnon | Co-Founder of Invitation Annual Magazine and Mudente Creative Agency
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014: Elijah Mc Kinnon | Co-Founder of Invitation Annual Magazine and Mudente Creative Agency

Elijah Mc Kinnon shares wisdom on owning your own creative agency and magazine. All of this at the age of 22! 

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In this episode you will learn:

- Challenges and wins of millenial entrepreneurship.

- Invitation Annual magazine.

- The importance of networking.

- How to build a brand.

- The intense creative process.

013: Lesley Evers: Being a Successful Fashion Designer in Oakland, CA
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013: Lesley Evers: Being a Successful Fashion Designer in Oakland, CA

Lesley Evers shares with us insightful wisdom on the growth of the brand Lesley Evers in the Bay Area and how local production is flourshing here.

Please hit subscribe and leave a review to win the weekly raffle, this week a pair of sterling silver hoop earrings!

In this episode you will learn:

- Being a successful fashion designer in the Bay Area.

- Insights about wholesale business, tradeshows and more!

- Print design and the importance of standing out in today's market.

- All about the Lesley Evers brand!

- The Bay Area style philosophy of Lesley Evers.

010: Cari Borja | An Anthropologists View on the Creative Process in Art, Fashion , Food and Film.
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010: Cari Borja | An Anthropologists View on the Creative Process in Art, Fashion , Food and Film.

 Cari Borja PhD, is an anthropologist and a fashion designer. She will discuss her fashion journey to becoming the designer she is today. 

In this episode you will learn:

- Cari's incredible academic journey.

- Working at the Guggenheim, Moma, Telluride Film Festival, Chez Panisse and more!

- Discusses the idea of " What makes an art object come to exist? What factors play a role?"

- The concept of Transformation and the fluidity of transition in certain places.

- The pros of being an independent designer.

- Her new blog , Fashion, Film, Food

- Balancing being a mom and a designer.

- Her unique style philosophy.

011: Jake Wall and Nate Johnson | Co-Founders of The Artful Gentleman Discuss Building a Brand
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011: Jake Wall and Nate Johnson | Co-Founders of The Artful Gentleman Discuss Building a Brand

 Jake Wall and Nate Johnson discuss in depth the building of the bespoke fashion brand The Artful Gentleman.

Please subscribe and leave a review of this episode in order to enter to win a stylish gift!

In this episode you will learn:

-How Jake explains that custom clothing is a relationship with your wardrobe.

- How they started The Artful Gentleman brand.

- Inspiration on building a new business and being an entrepreneur today.

- Entrepreneur challenges and wins!

- How the custom process works.

- Nate's style philosophy.

012: Vanessa Grannis Fashion Blogger from Shop Save Sequins | On how to be a successful fashion blogger
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012: Vanessa Grannis Fashion Blogger from Shop Save Sequins | On how to be a successful fashion blogger

Vanessa the blogger in chief will share with you her interesting style journey on becoming a fashion blogger.

Please subscribe and leave a review to enter to win in the weekly raffle.

In this episdode you will learn:

- How to cultivate your brand as a fashion blogger.

- All about Silicon Valley style.

- How to dress to look like a million without spending a million.

- How to shop chic on the cheap.

- Networking

- Vanessa's personal style philosophy.

009: Jaime Lim | CEO and Chief Designer of Kayu Design
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009: Jaime Lim | CEO and Chief Designer of Kayu Design

 Jaime Lim shares her style influences of growing up in Asia and the building of a brand, Kayu design.

Be sure to leave a review and enter in the weekly raffle to win a stylish gift!

In this episode you will learn:

- Jaime's Far East style influences.

- Being a successful fashion entrepreneur in today's market.

- Insights to the wholesale business in accessories.

- Job creation in the Phillipines, Thailand and Malaysia.

- The re-branding process.

- Showroom strategy advice.

- Jaime's personal style philosophy.

008: Nadine Curtis | Chief Curator and CEO of 7 On Locust and Be Sweet
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008: Nadine Curtis | Chief Curator and CEO of 7 On Locust and Be Sweet

 Nadine Curtis will share with you in this episode all about her two businesses :Be Sweet and 7 On Locust. She will give you insight to owning your own retail store and wholesale business.

Be sure to subscribe and leave a review for this episode in order to win a gorgeous hand carved wood heart from South Africa.

In this episode you will learn:

-The vision from Chief Curator and owner, Nadine Curtis of 7 On Locust in Mill Valley.

- All about her hand knitting yarn brand Be Sweet.

- South Africa style and how Capetown is the design town of 2014.

- Supporting job creation programs in South Africa.

-The unique design of 7 On Locust.

- Nadine's unique sense of style and her journey from NYC to South Africa to Mill Valley.

007: Joy Ajlouny | Fashion E Commerce Expert
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007: Joy Ajlouny | Fashion E Commerce Expert

Joy Ajlouny shares with us her insight to style in the Middle East and all about fashion in the online world today.

Please be sure to write a review of this episode and enter to win a weekly raffle!

In this episode you will learn:

- Joy's fashion career spanning the globe, starting in Dubai on to New York and now in Silicon Valley.

- Fashion in the online space today.

- The funding process for an online venture.

- What venture capitalists look for in a new fashion startup.

- How to pitch to a VC.

- The building of Bonfaire a luxury online accessory retail platform.

Enjoy!

Jill

005: Mousumi Shaw | Building a Fashion Brand | Sikara Jewelry
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005: Mousumi Shaw | Building a Fashion Brand | Sikara Jewelry

Founder and CEO of Sikara Jewelry, Mousumi Shaw discusses with Jill Siefert about how to build a global fashion brand.

Mousumi Shaw is an entrepreneur that will share key insights on how to grow your fashion business.

In this episode you will learn:

- The importance of a good education.

- How Sikara was founded while she was at Harvard Business School.

- How the brand has evolved over the past years.

- Insights on how retail works.

- Tips on having a wholesale business including : Trade shows and showrooms.

Sikara is a brand celebrating women!

Go to www.sikara.com for more information.

Subscribe on iTunes and leave a review to enter in the weekly raffle, this week you are eligible to win a pair of sterling silver Sikara earrings!

006: Sonya Molodetskaya | Style Journey from Moscow to San Francisco
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006: Sonya Molodetskaya | Style Journey from Moscow to San Francisco

Entrepreneur Sonya Molodetskaya talks with Jill Siefert about her style evolution and how to navigate owning your own fashion business.

In this episode you will learn:

- Sonya's style beginnings.

- Sonya will discuss how fashion was in Moscow during the 1980s and her journey to San Francisco.

- Her personal style philosophy of mixing high and low price points.

- How to run a retail business.

- Tips on owning a brick and mortar store.

- Inside info on owning a re-sale shop.

- The launch of her latest venture, Sonya and The City Tees!

For more information on Sonya and the City : www.Sonyaandthecity.com

Also pls be sure to SUBSCRIBE and leave a review in order to be entered to win the weekly raffle. This week you can win a pair of stunning Sikara earrings!

004: Gelerah Designs| A Journey in Design
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004: Gelerah Designs| A Journey in Design

Gelerah will share with listeners about her journey from Iran to America and how her childhood influenced her designs and her focus on success in fashion here in the United States.

In this episode you will learn:

- About Gelerah's journey and design influences from Iran to the USA.

- Gelerah's personal style philosophy.

- How to overcome any obstacle in design.

To learn more check out : www.jillsiefert.com for more on this episode and enter into our weekly raffle.

003: Rachel Richardson | Fashion for Globe a New Online Platform for Designers
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003: Rachel Richardson | Fashion for Globe a New Online Platform for Designers

Rachel Richardson will share with you her time in San Francisco as a designer, and now the VP of Marketing and Design of Fashion for Globe. A new online platform where designers meet retailers.

In this episode you will learn:

- Rachel Richardson's style philosophy here in San Francisco, California.

- The brand new online platform "Fashion for Globe"

- How aspiring designers can make it in today's world.

 Check out www.jillsiefert.com for more on this episode , style tips and more!

002: Colleen Quen | Journey of a clothing designer
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002: Colleen Quen | Journey of a clothing designer

Colleen Quen will share with you her journey on her path as a designer, from corporate to owning her own atelier and now budding as an artist.

In this episdoe you will learn:

- The journey of Collen Quen being a designer.

- Tips on how to be successful in fashion today.

- Collen's personal style philosophy.

Check out: www.jillsiefert.com to learn more about this episode and also sign up for style tips!

001 Karin Wilzig | Jewelry Design and Being a Mom Entrepreneur
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001 Karin Wilzig | Jewelry Design and Being a Mom Entrepreneur

Karin Wilzig shares with you her journey on being a jewelry designer and the challenges of being an entrepreneur while being a mom.

Karin Wilzig on jewlery design and more!

What's in this episode:

- How she started her entreprenurial venture in design.

- How she balances being a mom and an entrepreneur.

- Karin's personal style philosophy and more!

Check out : www.jillsiefert to learn more about Karin and to sign up for a free 20 min style consult with Jill!

Sharmila Singh- Co-Founder of Project 5- An Entrepreneurial Agency Based in San Francisco
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Sharmila Singh- Co-Founder of Project 5- An Entrepreneurial Agency Based in San Francisco

In this week's conversation with Sharmila Singh, Co-Founder of Project 5 which is an entreprenurial agency based in San Francisco. Sharmila shares more about Project 5's team, clients and upcoming seminars.

 

In this episode you will learn:

- More about Project5's exciting new clients and indigogo campaigns.

- The curated team at Project 5. 

-Sharmila's passion with sustainablility.

- Upcoming speaker series at The Tech Shop.

 

Enoy!

xo

Jill

Project 5- Bianca Kramer Chief Entrepreneurial Officer
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Project 5- Bianca Kramer Chief Entrepreneurial Officer

Chief Entreprenurial Officer, Bianca Kramer shares with us the start of the entreprenurial support agency, Project 5 based in San Francisco.

In this episode you will learn:

 

- How Project 5 can validate and bring your idea to life!

- The Project 5 Methodology , their unique three step process.

- Free 45 minute consult.

- Current client case studies, including : Tamborine and Urban Homesteader.

- Financial models and why it is important.

- Partnership with Indigogo.

 

"Smaller bites bigger results!"

 

Hope you enjoy the episode and for more information go to www.project5sf.com

 

x

Jill

 

CMO Lily Xu from Dotfully.com, A New Online Beauty Peer to Peer Platform
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CMO Lily Xu from Dotfully.com, A New Online Beauty Peer to Peer Platform

Lily Xu, CMO of Dotfully.com shares with us her background in startups and the successful launch of the new online peer to peer beauty platform Dotfully.com

 

In this episode you will learn:

- Lily's background and what brought her to California.

- Advice on tech start ups.

-  Launch of Dotfully.com

-  Marketing inititatives for Dotfully.com

 

For more information check out wwww.dotfully.com

 

Enjoy the episode!

xx

Jill

 

London Fashion Creative Director- Chloe Beeney
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London Fashion Creative Director- Chloe Beeney

In this week's episode, I interview Chloe Beeney from London. Chloe is a Fashion Creative Director with over 18 years experience in the fashion industry. From working with legendary Isabella Blow to being InStyle's London Fashion director she now has her own company and shares with us her style journey, from CA to London.

In this episode you will learn:

- Her career journey as a stylist in London.

- Working with Isabella Blow for over 4 years.

- Commercial styling work vs. editorial work

- Insights to the recent London fashion week.

- The importance of the support of the London College of Fashion and the British Fashion Council for emerging designers.

- The opening of the Alexander Mc Queen exhibit at the Victoria and Albert museum last week in London.

- Advice to aspiring stylists.

 

Enjoy the episode and check out Chloe's website at: www.chloebeeney.com

 

xx

Jill

In Conversation with CEO and Creative Director, Nishika De Rosairo of the fashion brand dE ROSAIRO
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In Conversation with CEO and Creative Director, Nishika De Rosairo of the fashion brand dE ROSAIRO

In conversation with CEO and Creative Director of the new brand, dE ROSAIRO, Nishika De Rosairo where she shares with us her journey in bringing her brand de Rosairo to life. Nishika's story will inspire those that long to leave their corporate job and also will inspire fashion entrepreneurs to keep their focus and make their dreams come true!

 

In this episode you will learn:

- The birth of a women's contemporary fashion brand, dE ROSAIRO.

- Challenges in starting your own fashion line and how to overcome them.

- The importance of attention to detail in every part of your garment.

- Focusing on a niche and a clear target customer.

-Creating new and innovative, disruptive promotional events.

- And more.............check our the website at www.derosairo.com

Enjoy the episode!

x

Jill

OC Designer of the Year Coral Castillo
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OC Designer of the Year Coral Castillo

In this episode I am in conversation with Coral Castillo, Orange County Designer of the year! She discusses her path to success and the building of her brand.

 

In this episode you will learn:

- About Coral Castillo fashion designer.

- The challenges of juggling motherhood, a fulltime job and creating a line.

- RAW style competition.

- Fashion career advice.

 

Enjoy the episode!

 

Jill

037: In Conversation with Marvin on Menswear
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037: In Conversation with Marvin on Menswear

Today, I'm in conversation with Marvin Brooks, Fashion Educatior, Fashion expert, on the topic of Menswear and the latest shows that occured in Europe. This is a fun filled infomative conversation on the latest in menswear.

 

In this episode you will learn:

- All about the latest menswear collections.

- Marvin's and mine point of view on menswear today and what is relevant.

- The topic of androgony and youthfullness.

- In depth about Gucci, Vivienne Westwood, Yves St Laurent , Prada and more.....

 

Enjoy! Pls take a moment to leave a review!

036: In Conversation About the Role of Couture with Marvin Brooks
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036: In Conversation About the Role of Couture with Marvin Brooks

In this episode, I am in conversation with fashion educator Marvin Brooks. Marvin is currently teaching at FIDM and always has a fun and educational way of talking about fashion. Today, we discuss the role of Haute Couture and how it is utilized. Is it just a marketing tool and who buys it?

 

In this episode you will learn:

- The role Haute Couture plays in today's fashion world.

- The consumer of Haute Couture.

-Some insight to the recent couture collections.

 

034: GLANSE: The New Tinder for Fashion Shoppers- A Must hear Interview!
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034: GLANSE: The New Tinder for Fashion Shoppers- A Must hear Interview!

In this interview, Evelyn Zobe, the CEO and Founder of the new fashion app, Glanse , shares with us her entrepreunurial journey and how she is a fashion tech fiend.

Please subscribe and review on iTunes.

In this episode you will learn:

- How Evelyn came from Jordan to the USA.

- About the fashion tech industry.

- How her entrepreunrial journey has been in fashion and tech.

- The birth of Glanse, the new tinder for fashion sale shoppers!

033: Everything You Need to Know about Fashion Law with the Firm Lord Bertram with Greggory Lemons and Brad Carrick
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033: Everything You Need to Know about Fashion Law with the Firm Lord Bertram with Greggory Lemons and Brad Carrick

In this exciting interview, you will hear from partners Greggory Lemons and Brad Carrick about the emerging field of fashion law and what you need to know to protect yourself and your fashion businesss.

Please subscribe and leave a review!

In this episode you will learn:

- The emerging field of fashion law.

- As a fashion entrepreneur what you need to know now!

- Why hiring a fashion lawyer is important from day one.

- Social Media, Trademark, Counterfeit and other issues affecting fashion and the law.

- Legally Vogue a great new resource from the firm Lord Bertram.

Enjoy the episode!

Jill

032: Designer in Residence Lia Larrea at the San Francisco Fashion Incubator
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032: Designer in Residence Lia Larrea at the San Francisco Fashion Incubator

Designer in residence at the San Francisco Fashion Incuabator, Lia Larrea shares with me her design journey from the hills of Ecuador to San Francisco.

Please subscribe, share with a friend and leave a review!

In this episode you will learn:

- Lia's journey from Ecuador to America.

- Her love for design, fashion and inspiration.

- Her inspiration for her line, Lia Larrea.

-  Designer in Residence at the San Francisco Fashion Incubator.

- Key learnings on building her fashion business.

- Inspiration for her new Spring 2015 collection.

Enjoy

xx

Jill

Fashion Tech Tuesday: The New " Uber" App for Beauty- By StyleBee | Anna Santeramo CEO and Founder | Disrupting On Demand
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Fashion Tech Tuesday: The New " Uber" App for Beauty- By StyleBee | Anna Santeramo CEO and Founder | Disrupting On Demand

Anna Santeramo, CEO and founder of the new brand new on demand app, StyleBee. Which delivers makeup application and hair styles on demand.

Please subscribe and leave a review.

In this episode you will learn:

-  The idea and birth of the new brand new beauty app, StyleBee.

- The process.

- Services include: Makeup Application and Hairstyling.

- Trustworthy practices.

- Currently in the LA market and San Francisco market.

- Growth and expansion plans.

- Android on line and IOS users via mobile.

Enjoy the episode

xx

Jill

031: Anna Min: Engineer Turned Petite Designer in San Francisco
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031: Anna Min: Engineer Turned Petite Designer in San Francisco

Anna Min Designer of the petite fashion line, of Min- Edition shares her story with me about the founding of Min-Edition, the petite market and how the San Francisco Fashion Incubator has helped her to grow her business.

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In this episode you will learn:

- Anna's transition from engineering to the design world.

- All about the petite market.

- Apparel Arts learnings.

- Min-Edition Spring 2015 line

- SF Fashion Incubator and how it has helped her grow her business.

Enjoy xx

Jill

Fashion Tech Tuesday with Founder and CEO Karen Song from the new app STYLEMATIC| Your own pocket stylist
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Fashion Tech Tuesday with Founder and CEO Karen Song from the new app STYLEMATIC| Your own pocket stylist

CEO and Founder of the new fashion app- Stylematic, Karen Song shares with us on this new platform that allows you to have your own personal stylist with you at all times!

Please subscribe, review and share with friends!

In this episode you will learn:

- CEO and Founder Karen Songs background and what led her to start the new fashion app Stylematic.

- Starting your own fashion app.

- How this pocket stylist works.

- Marketing tips and tricks.

Enjoy

xx

Jill

030: Amanda Scarlett Smith
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030: Amanda Scarlett Smith

Amanda Scarlett Smith is an english designer living in San Francisco, she describes her journey to San Francisco and how the Fashion Incubator has helped her build her fashion business.

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In this episode you will learn:

- The influence of Central St Martins fashion design program.

- Designing for the London Opera, Lion King and movies such as the Duchess.

- The San Francisco Fashion Incubator and how it has helped her to define and grow her business.

- The Spring 2015 collection of Scarlet Smith debut this September 2014.

- Her inspirations for her collection.

- Her creative process.

Enjoy

xx

Jill

029: Part Two with Lingerie Designer Stephanie Bodner | Fashion Incubator San Francisco
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029: Part Two with Lingerie Designer Stephanie Bodner | Fashion Incubator San Francisco

In part 2 with Stephanie Bodner, we discuss the benefits of buying high-end lingerie, special techniques, lingerie trends and more!

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In this episode you will learn:

- Stephanie discusses her marketing tactics and strategies that have worked.

- Upcoming events.

- Tips and advice for buying high end lingerie

- The tango knicker, ' the step in'

- Lingerie trends for Spring 2015

- SF bay area style

Enjoy

x

Jill

028: Stephanie Bodner: Lingerie Designer| Evgenia| at the Fashion Incubator San Francisco| Part One
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028: Stephanie Bodner: Lingerie Designer| Evgenia| at the Fashion Incubator San Francisco| Part One

Lingerie designer , Stephanie Bodner discusses the birth of a brand, formally known as Honey Cooler Handmade, now re-branded as Evgenia. She is a designer in residence at the Fashion Incubator in San Francisco, this is part one.

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In this episode you will learn:

- Stephanie tell us all about being a designer in lingerie, her background and journey.

- Designer in Residence at the Fashion Incubator in San Francisco.

- The re-branding process she is going through.

-How Evgenia is inspired by the 1920's and 1930's .

- All about lace!

- Her journey at the Fashion Incubator and what she has learned.

Enjoy!

Jill

www.jillsiefert.com

Fashion Tech Tuesday: CORTEXICA with CEO Iain McCready on Find Similar Technology Disrupting The Way We Will Shop
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Fashion Tech Tuesday: CORTEXICA with CEO Iain McCready on Find Similar Technology Disrupting The Way We Will Shop

In this Fashion Tech Tuesday episode, I interview, CEO, Iain McCready of Cortexica where he shares his insights about this new find similar fashion technolgy is evolving and will disrupt the way in which we shop!

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In this episode you will learn:

- The name , Cortexica- where it derives from.

- Cortexica this business to business technology platform.

- The new style app Style Thief from Kates Bosworth

- 95% accuracy rate

- How this new technology will help clients with onboarding of inventory.

-How this technolgy has deep learning to make searches more relevant.

- FashTech London and San Francisco soon to be in NYC and Austin.

- What Find Similar technology can do.

- And the future - breaking down proper street style fashions!

Enjoy the episode!

Jill

027: Part Two with Jeanne Allen | San Francisco Fashion Incubator Now in it's 3rd Year
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027: Part Two with Jeanne Allen | San Francisco Fashion Incubator Now in it's 3rd Year

In Part two, Jeanne Allen, Executive Director of the Fashion Incubator San Francisco, talks about the new chapter in her life and the birth of the incubator which houses 6 emerging designers each year. Now going on it's 3rd successful year here in San Francisco, CA.

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In this episode you will learn:

- In Part 2 with Jeanne Allen, she discusses the birth of the fashion incubator in San Francisco.

- Fashion Incubator of San Francisco is a 5013c non - profit business supported by Macy's and the City of SF Mayors office.

- 6 Designers in Residence each year.

- Goal is to create jobs and growth in the fashion sector!

-The process- open call in October and designers start in March.

- Located in Macy's Men's building, recycled office.

- The program consists of 25 master classes covering all business aspects of fashion.

- The board consists of an amazing roster of people.

- Mentors and experts like John Casado, Roger Case, Linda Ellerd and Jake Wall.

- Oct 9th Union Square Event.

- They conduct pop up shops, NYC trip to Macy's headquarters, Designer showroom visits, participate in the Junior League Annual Fashion Show.

- $400 month rent per designer not including cost of creating collection.

- Resources such as SBA and Renissance Entrepreneur Center.

Enjoy!

Jill

026: Jeanne Allen | Executive Director Fashion Incubator of San Francisco | Part One on Designing in England, SF and Japan
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026: Jeanne Allen | Executive Director Fashion Incubator of San Francisco | Part One on Designing in England, SF and Japan

Jeanne Allen is the Executive Director of the Fashion Incubator San Francisco, and talks about her fashion career with her successful line, Jeanne Marc and talks in depth in part one about building the brand and her time in Brighton, England, San Francisco and Japan.

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In this episode you will learn:

- Part One interview with Jeanne Allen, she discusses the building of the fashion brand Jeanne Marc.

- Her journeys from Brighton, England to San Francisco to Japan and Seattle.

- A great perspective and insight to the manufacturing in San Francisco during the 70's , 80's and 90's.

- The growth of the brand Jeanne Marc.

- Tips and advice for fashion entrepreneurs.

- Jeanne gives us insight as to what was going on in fashion in Japan in the 1980's.

-  The closing of the Jeanne Marc brand.

 Enjoy this chock filled part one interview with Jeanne Allen!

Jill

025: CEO and Founder of Style Lend.com, Lona Alia Duncan | Join the Sharing Economy and How to Monetize Your Wardrobe
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025: CEO and Founder of Style Lend.com, Lona Alia Duncan | Join the Sharing Economy and How to Monetize Your Wardrobe

Lona Alia Duncan, CEO and Founder of the online fashion platform, Style Lend, talks about the new sharing economy and how you can monetize your existing wardrobe hassle free!

Please subscribe and leave a review to enter into the weekly raffle!

In this episode you will learn:

-Lona's background the inspiration to start Style Lend.

- The "Sharing Economy", how you can monetize your closet.

- Style Lend is the " Airbnb" model for your wardrobe.

- How they are disrupting the fashion space.

- The process.

-The financial process for a start up.

- Y Combinator incubator program that they took part in.

- 2014 - fashion on line is a 1.3 trillion dollar industry and forecasted to 2 Trillion in 2015.

Enjoy the episode!

Jill

024: Olya Ishchukova | Fashion Tech Entrepreneur | Models In Tech.com and FashTechSF
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024: Olya Ishchukova | Fashion Tech Entrepreneur | Models In Tech.com and FashTechSF

Olya Ishchukova is a fashion tech entrepreneur and is the CEO and founder of an online modeling boutique agency called Models in Tech, as well as , the Director of Community Relations for FashTech SF. She shares her journey from Russia to SF and the opportunities in the fashion and tech world here.

Please subscribe and leave a review to enter into the weekly raffle!

In this episode you will learn:

- Olya's dream of being a successful entrepreneur in the fashion and tech sector.

- The online modeling agency that caters to businesses that need strategic marketing and hire models that will help with their business objectives.

- Models in Tech Platform started in March 2014.

- FashTech SF, an intitative from Cortexica to help bring together the world of fashion and tech with educational forums and conferences.

Enjoy the episode!

Jill

023: J'Amy Tarr | Mill Valley, CA, Edgy Outwear Designer| On Local Production and Bay Area Style
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023: J'Amy Tarr | Mill Valley, CA, Edgy Outwear Designer| On Local Production and Bay Area Style

J'Amy Tarr is a designer with a love for making edgy outwear that compliments every woman's wardrobe year round. Based out of Mill Valley, CA, she talks about the importance of local production and designing for a niche market.

Please subscribe and leave a review to be entered in the weekly raffle.

In this episode you will learn:

- J'Amy's background and the birth of her brand.

- Designing and focusing in on a niche market- outerwear.

- The new collection!

- The classic moto jacket , voted best by 7x7 magazine.

- Her online and trunk show strategy.

- Local production in the bay area.

- Inspiration for the collections and favorite designers.

Enjoy

x

Jill

022: Sara Shepherd | A British Designer in San Francisco
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022: Sara Shepherd | A British Designer in San Francisco

Sara Shepherd shares with us the insights to the creative process and how a fashion designer finds their voice.

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In this episode you will learn:

- Sara's journey from a small town in England and coming to America.

- Her studies at Central Saint Martin school of design in London.

- British style influences in design.

- Key learnings on how to create and constantly move forward.

- Thoughts on fast fashion and it's place in today's marketplace.

- Sara's creative process on designing a collection.

- Tangential Thinking.

- Thoughts on hiring a sales team as a designer.

Enjoy the episode!!!

xo

Jill

021: Founder and CEO Layne Gray of MODAVIVE.COM | Giving Back is the New Black
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021: Founder and CEO Layne Gray of MODAVIVE.COM | Giving Back is the New Black

Founder and CEO Layne Gray discusses the building and vision for MODAVIVE.COM. And how she is creating a movement by refashioned giving with this brand new online platform for charities and individuals.

Please subscribe and leave a review to win a MODAVIVE Tee!

In this episode you will learn:

- The inception of MODAVIVE.com

- The process for charities and how MODAVIVE gives you all the tools you need        to create a successful charity drive.

- Consignment for individuals.

- Grass Roots Volunteer Groups.

- How MODAVIVE is creating a real movement.

- Advice from Layne to entrepreneurs!

- Partners that MODAVIVE loves!

- Upcoming events with MODAVIVE.

- How Giving Back is the New Black.

**RECIEVE an ADDITIONAL 20% off when shopping on line at www.modavive.com with special code: JS20 till end of July 2014 ! **

ENJOY the episode!!!

Jill

020: MANSOOR SCOTT |Co- Founder Bethany Scott Meuleners |Birth of a Brand
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020: MANSOOR SCOTT |Co- Founder Bethany Scott Meuleners |Birth of a Brand

Bethany Scott Meuleners, Co-Founder of the fashion line, MANSOOR SCOTT, shares insights with me as to how the line was born, both designers love for textiles and much more!

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In this episode you will learn:

- About Bethany's Full Bright scholarship to Nepal for a year to learn about textiles.

- The birth of a brand.

- Being part of Macy's Fashion Incubator.

- The partnership of MANSOOR SCOTT.

- Building a strong contemporary women's brand today.

- Advice on running a fashion business, from sourcing to production to marketing.

Enjoy the episode!

Jill

019: Ray Galizene | Physicist to Fashion Photographer Direct from London
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019: Ray Galizene | Physicist to Fashion Photographer Direct from London

Ray Galizene was an english physicist and now a known fashion photograher, Ray talks about his career path in the world of fashion and how the profession has evolved in this interesting and fun filled interview.

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In this episode you will learn:

- How Ray transitioned from being a physicist to a known fashion photographer.

- Working at Kenzo and Hermes as their in house photographer.

- Scarf styling.

- Photo shoot management today.

- The changing role of the photographer today.

- Trends in fashion photography.

- Video photography.

- Guerilla photography.

-How to stand out in a crowded marketplace as a photographer.

-Print vs. Digital photography.

- The future of fashion photography.

Enjoy

Jill

018: Tuan Tran | Designing Outside of the Box | Innovative Techniques
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018: Tuan Tran | Designing Outside of the Box | Innovative Techniques

Tuan Tran is an inspirational designer, using real haute couture techniques with today's innovative and recycled textiles such as telephone wire, underwear bands and more...

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In this episode you will learn:

- All about how Tuan Tran uses recycled telephone wire and transforms it into haute couture fashion.

- The ancient Saki Ori technique of weaving.

- Diva dumpster diving!

- Handpainting.

- Recycled knit scarves.

- Recycled old curtains into art.

- Vietnam as a style inspiration and traditional weaving and dying techniques.

-San Francisco Style!

Hope you enjoy the episode!

xo

Jill

017: Cindy Yun | CEO of Atria International on Fast Fashion and Emerging Designers in Seoul, Korea
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017: Cindy Yun | CEO of Atria International on Fast Fashion and Emerging Designers in Seoul, Korea

Cindy Yun is a serial enterpreneur. She is the CEO and Creative Director of Rue de Jeans and CEO of Atria Interational. She shares with us her style journey as an entrerpreneur and the building of the fashion brand Atria out of Seoul.

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In this episode you will learn:

-Cindy Yun's incredible background and all about the companies she has started. As  Atria is her 5th startup.

- All about Atria International and how they support over 100 emerging Seoul    designers.

- The importance of limited editions and designer collaborations.

- The grand opening of Atria store in Seoul on July 4th!

- Production capability in Seoul, as they can produce over 3000 styles in less than 30    days.

- Atria becoming a leader in the field of fashion and tech.

Enjoy the episode, for more information on Atria pls go to: www.atriastyle.com

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016: Elizabeth Goodwin Welborn | Part 2 Peru and Argentina Style Inspiration
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016: Elizabeth Goodwin Welborn | Part 2 Peru and Argentina Style Inspiration

Elizabeth just came back from an exciting trip visiting Peru and Argentina and shares with us her style journey filled with design inspiration from the Incas and Polo.

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In this episode you will learn:

- All about the Inca inspiration from Peru.

- Peruvian style.

- The sport of polo in Argentina.

- Argentina polo as a source of style inspiration for Stick and Ball.

- The Oyster Polo Cup, August 16th- supporting breast cancer.

Enjoy the episode!!

015: Elizabeth Goodwin Welbourn | Chief Designer Stick and Ball | Polo Style Part One
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015: Elizabeth Goodwin Welbourn | Chief Designer Stick and Ball | Polo Style Part One

Elizabeth shares with us the building of the brand Stick and Ball a polo influenced lifestyle fashion brand. In part one you will hear all about the polo style inspiration and the brand she has built.

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In this episode you will learn:

- The birth of the fashion brand Stick and Ball.

- Polo as an inspiration to the style of the line.

- The Argentine polo lifestyle.

- Marin , Bay area style.

Enjoy Part One !

014: Elijah Mc Kinnon | Co-Founder of Invitation Annual Magazine and Mudente Creative Agency
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014: Elijah Mc Kinnon | Co-Founder of Invitation Annual Magazine and Mudente Creative Agency

Elijah Mc Kinnon shares wisdom on owning your own creative agency and magazine. All of this at the age of 22! 

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In this episode you will learn:

- Challenges and wins of millenial entrepreneurship.

- Invitation Annual magazine.

- The importance of networking.

- How to build a brand.

- The intense creative process.

013: Lesley Evers: Being a Successful Fashion Designer in Oakland, CA
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013: Lesley Evers: Being a Successful Fashion Designer in Oakland, CA

Lesley Evers shares with us insightful wisdom on the growth of the brand Lesley Evers in the Bay Area and how local production is flourshing here.

Please hit subscribe and leave a review to win the weekly raffle, this week a pair of sterling silver hoop earrings!

In this episode you will learn:

- Being a successful fashion designer in the Bay Area.

- Insights about wholesale business, tradeshows and more!

- Print design and the importance of standing out in today's market.

- All about the Lesley Evers brand!

- The Bay Area style philosophy of Lesley Evers.

010: Cari Borja | An Anthropologists View on the Creative Process in Art, Fashion , Food and Film.
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010: Cari Borja | An Anthropologists View on the Creative Process in Art, Fashion , Food and Film.

 Cari Borja PhD, is an anthropologist and a fashion designer. She will discuss her fashion journey to becoming the designer she is today. 

In this episode you will learn:

- Cari's incredible academic journey.

- Working at the Guggenheim, Moma, Telluride Film Festival, Chez Panisse and more!

- Discusses the idea of " What makes an art object come to exist? What factors play a role?"

- The concept of Transformation and the fluidity of transition in certain places.

- The pros of being an independent designer.

- Her new blog , Fashion, Film, Food

- Balancing being a mom and a designer.

- Her unique style philosophy.

011: Jake Wall and Nate Johnson | Co-Founders of The Artful Gentleman Discuss Building a Brand
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011: Jake Wall and Nate Johnson | Co-Founders of The Artful Gentleman Discuss Building a Brand

 Jake Wall and Nate Johnson discuss in depth the building of the bespoke fashion brand The Artful Gentleman.

Please subscribe and leave a review of this episode in order to enter to win a stylish gift!

In this episode you will learn:

-How Jake explains that custom clothing is a relationship with your wardrobe.

- How they started The Artful Gentleman brand.

- Inspiration on building a new business and being an entrepreneur today.

- Entrepreneur challenges and wins!

- How the custom process works.

- Nate's style philosophy.

012: Vanessa Grannis Fashion Blogger from Shop Save Sequins | On how to be a successful fashion blogger
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012: Vanessa Grannis Fashion Blogger from Shop Save Sequins | On how to be a successful fashion blogger

Vanessa the blogger in chief will share with you her interesting style journey on becoming a fashion blogger.

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In this episdode you will learn:

- How to cultivate your brand as a fashion blogger.

- All about Silicon Valley style.

- How to dress to look like a million without spending a million.

- How to shop chic on the cheap.

- Networking

- Vanessa's personal style philosophy.

009: Jaime Lim | CEO and Chief Designer of Kayu Design
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009: Jaime Lim | CEO and Chief Designer of Kayu Design

 Jaime Lim shares her style influences of growing up in Asia and the building of a brand, Kayu design.

Be sure to leave a review and enter in the weekly raffle to win a stylish gift!

In this episode you will learn:

- Jaime's Far East style influences.

- Being a successful fashion entrepreneur in today's market.

- Insights to the wholesale business in accessories.

- Job creation in the Phillipines, Thailand and Malaysia.

- The re-branding process.

- Showroom strategy advice.

- Jaime's personal style philosophy.

008: Nadine Curtis | Chief Curator and CEO of 7 On Locust and Be Sweet
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008: Nadine Curtis | Chief Curator and CEO of 7 On Locust and Be Sweet

 Nadine Curtis will share with you in this episode all about her two businesses :Be Sweet and 7 On Locust. She will give you insight to owning your own retail store and wholesale business.

Be sure to subscribe and leave a review for this episode in order to win a gorgeous hand carved wood heart from South Africa.

In this episode you will learn:

-The vision from Chief Curator and owner, Nadine Curtis of 7 On Locust in Mill Valley.

- All about her hand knitting yarn brand Be Sweet.

- South Africa style and how Capetown is the design town of 2014.

- Supporting job creation programs in South Africa.

-The unique design of 7 On Locust.

- Nadine's unique sense of style and her journey from NYC to South Africa to Mill Valley.

007: Joy Ajlouny | Fashion E Commerce Expert
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007: Joy Ajlouny | Fashion E Commerce Expert

Joy Ajlouny shares with us her insight to style in the Middle East and all about fashion in the online world today.

Please be sure to write a review of this episode and enter to win a weekly raffle!

In this episode you will learn:

- Joy's fashion career spanning the globe, starting in Dubai on to New York and now in Silicon Valley.

- Fashion in the online space today.

- The funding process for an online venture.

- What venture capitalists look for in a new fashion startup.

- How to pitch to a VC.

- The building of Bonfaire a luxury online accessory retail platform.

Enjoy!

Jill

005: Mousumi Shaw | Building a Fashion Brand | Sikara Jewelry
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005: Mousumi Shaw | Building a Fashion Brand | Sikara Jewelry

Founder and CEO of Sikara Jewelry, Mousumi Shaw discusses with Jill Siefert about how to build a global fashion brand.

Mousumi Shaw is an entrepreneur that will share key insights on how to grow your fashion business.

In this episode you will learn:

- The importance of a good education.

- How Sikara was founded while she was at Harvard Business School.

- How the brand has evolved over the past years.

- Insights on how retail works.

- Tips on having a wholesale business including : Trade shows and showrooms.

Sikara is a brand celebrating women!

Go to www.sikara.com for more information.

Subscribe on iTunes and leave a review to enter in the weekly raffle, this week you are eligible to win a pair of sterling silver Sikara earrings!

006: Sonya Molodetskaya | Style Journey from Moscow to San Francisco
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006: Sonya Molodetskaya | Style Journey from Moscow to San Francisco

Entrepreneur Sonya Molodetskaya talks with Jill Siefert about her style evolution and how to navigate owning your own fashion business.

In this episode you will learn:

- Sonya's style beginnings.

- Sonya will discuss how fashion was in Moscow during the 1980s and her journey to San Francisco.

- Her personal style philosophy of mixing high and low price points.

- How to run a retail business.

- Tips on owning a brick and mortar store.

- Inside info on owning a re-sale shop.

- The launch of her latest venture, Sonya and The City Tees!

For more information on Sonya and the City : www.Sonyaandthecity.com

Also pls be sure to SUBSCRIBE and leave a review in order to be entered to win the weekly raffle. This week you can win a pair of stunning Sikara earrings!

004: Gelerah Designs| A Journey in Design
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004: Gelerah Designs| A Journey in Design

Gelerah will share with listeners about her journey from Iran to America and how her childhood influenced her designs and her focus on success in fashion here in the United States.

In this episode you will learn:

- About Gelerah's journey and design influences from Iran to the USA.

- Gelerah's personal style philosophy.

- How to overcome any obstacle in design.

To learn more check out : www.jillsiefert.com for more on this episode and enter into our weekly raffle.

003: Rachel Richardson | Fashion for Globe a New Online Platform for Designers
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003: Rachel Richardson | Fashion for Globe a New Online Platform for Designers

Rachel Richardson will share with you her time in San Francisco as a designer, and now the VP of Marketing and Design of Fashion for Globe. A new online platform where designers meet retailers.

In this episode you will learn:

- Rachel Richardson's style philosophy here in San Francisco, California.

- The brand new online platform "Fashion for Globe"

- How aspiring designers can make it in today's world.

 Check out www.jillsiefert.com for more on this episode , style tips and more!

002: Colleen Quen | Journey of a clothing designer
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002: Colleen Quen | Journey of a clothing designer

Colleen Quen will share with you her journey on her path as a designer, from corporate to owning her own atelier and now budding as an artist.

In this episdoe you will learn:

- The journey of Collen Quen being a designer.

- Tips on how to be successful in fashion today.

- Collen's personal style philosophy.

Check out: www.jillsiefert.com to learn more about this episode and also sign up for style tips!

001 Karin Wilzig | Jewelry Design and Being a Mom Entrepreneur
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001 Karin Wilzig | Jewelry Design and Being a Mom Entrepreneur

Karin Wilzig shares with you her journey on being a jewelry designer and the challenges of being an entrepreneur while being a mom.

Karin Wilzig on jewlery design and more!

What's in this episode:

- How she started her entreprenurial venture in design.

- How she balances being a mom and an entrepreneur.

- Karin's personal style philosophy and more!

Check out : www.jillsiefert to learn more about Karin and to sign up for a free 20 min style consult with Jill!