BillyBoy*: Designer of the iconic jewelry brand Surreal Couture, world renowned collector of couture and accessories. Billy’s first hand experience with some of the industries icons makes his knowledge of jewelry and fashion invaluable. His designs have been displayed in museums worldwide and featured in magazines from Elle, Vogue, and beyond.
Sara Brandon: Creator of Sarara Couture. Collector, stylist, procurer, and wearer of fantastic accessories. As seen in W, Glamour, CR Fashion book, the Daily Front Row, and Racked among others. Providing the point of view of a researcher and jewelry historian with experience designing, and a focus on cultural diversity. Sara has a doctorate degree in visual anthropology and a focus on cultures, specifically the indigenous people of Brazil and the United States.
Deanna Dewey: is a freelance stylists for magazines such as Better Homes & Gardens, Allrecipes Magazine, The Mine and Eddie Ross’s most recent design book, Modern Mix. Deanna’s eye for design and talent for sourcing editorial pieces allows her to hunt down the best in accessories and the newest pieces on the market.
As a young child Hannan Saleh would find herself in a library flipping through magazines admiring women in fashion. Seeing Naomi Campbell on the cover inspired Mrs. Saleh to want to see more women of color grace the front pages of more magazine. This motivated her to focus on fashion photography in college. Hannan Saleh created fashion editorials, content for six years for Essence.com, was awarded Emerging Artist from the National Coalition of 100 Black Women in 2000, Beauty In The Eye of the Beholder Award in 2001, and the Turning Silver Award in 2003. Shooting during fashion week for Essence.com allowed her to address what street style should represent in regards to women of color. For the past three years she worked to create a tribute to individuality. Her Street Culture Book is a recognition to those who live “A Lifestyle of Authenticity”.
Rachel Guillaume is a photographer & art director. To take a successful photo requires anticipation, commitment, and thoughtful perspective. Whether she’s shooting for fashion week, a music festival, a social media campaign, or personal portraits, Rachel’s images strive to capture great composition and character. She currently works in New York City.
Stuart Mesires: worked in New York City as a clothing designer for several leading apparel companies. Her designs graced the pages of *Vogue*, *Bazaar*, *Elle* and *Mademoiselle*. She owns Ladybug vintage which has been named one of the best sources of high end vintage in Chicago by Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand, Goop.
Harrice Miller: is an internationally recognized jewelry historian, consultant, and author of five jewelry books, including three price guides, Kenneth Jay Lane Faking It, and Fashion Jewelry: The Collection of Barbara Berger. She has been featured on television shows, in The Times, Town and Country among other publications. Seen here in Japanese Vogue.
Habibi Winter: is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute, with a BFA in film. He also studied fashion merchandising at the Academy of Art. He hails from San Francisco and when not chasing down the well dressed to shoot street style, he can be found painting in the park or photographing the city’s Victorian architecture.