The style412 counsel
An independent consultant in arts & culture marketing and apparel development and styling, Caroline initially established a corporate career in retail product and apparel development. She worked for major national and international retailers, overseeing product development and specialty raw materials research and development. Since leaving the corporate world, Caroline has established herself as a marketing consultant and apparel stylist, pursuing a variety of projects that promote and build local businesses.
Brittney is a freelance wardrobe stylist and the owner of the Thieroff Agency, a Pittsburgh-based talent agency representing models, photographers, hair and makeup artists and stylists. Her goal for the Thieroff Agency is a straightforward one: to elevate and support local talent, all while creating jobs, boosting local business and gaining national exposure for the Pittsburgh fashion industry. Thieroff’s extensive experience in fashion began when she studied fashion design in Milan, Florence and New York City, fostering an understanding of not only fashion itself, but the ins and outs of the complex fashion industry as a whole.
Pittsburgh born publicist and events consultant, Tye Clarke, is a creative powerhouse with the belief that the artistry of storytelling can change lives. After attending world renowned Parsons School for Design and graduating from Kent State University, she packed her bags and moved to Brooklyn, New York. While living in NYC, she managed social media, PR, events and communications for companies including the American Cancer Society, Kaufmann Mercantile and BCBGMAXAZRIA. In 2016, she launched her own PR and events consultancy which she continues to cultivate while working for arts and activism non-profit, 1Hood Media.
A knitwear designer and design consultant, Kelly recently returned to her hometown of Pittsburgh after spending 15 years in New York City. She worked as a senior knitwear designer at Armani Exchange, Gap Inc., Express and Loft, as well as numerous other brands and designed all women's knitwear sold online, in-store domestically and globally in over 50 countries. Kelly’s sweater designs have received accolades from Vogue, Nylon, Elle and various editorials from around the globe. She is currently working with a socially conscious fashion company while launching her fashion consulting business, Ataera.
Demeatria, global arts and philanthropy professional, instigates, commissions, convenes and otherwise seeks to build communities at the intersection of arts conceptualization, funding, management, performance and education. As co-founder of Utopia Model Agency and founder of FashionAFRICANA, she is focused on broadening the standard of beauty and cultivating a more life-giving and globally aware approach to African-inspired fashion and culture. Demeatria also created The Utopia Project, a fashion program designed to empower youth with knowledge of how art and commerce function together in the field of fashion.
eileen French jordan
A founding partner of Revive Marketing Group, Eileen designs creative campaigns that combine her multi-disciplined approach with a personality and style that is unique to each client. Revive's roster includes a diverse clientele including hospitality, luxury goods, fashion, arts, commercial real estate, food & beverage, entertainment, and retail. Eileen’s passion for serving and connecting good people while working to make Pittsburgh a better place to live, work, and play are values she shares with Revive’s other founding partner, Jack Bellas.
Aire Plichta Reese
An energetic and enthusiastic Fashion Marketing professional with a passion for trend forecasting, product placement, media relations, partnerships and entertainment outreach, Aire started her career at Chanel and is now part of the ModCloth dedicated in-house PR team. Outside of her normal 9-5, Aire is an experienced personal stylist working with clients like the Pittsburgh Steelers, for their Steelers Style Fashion Show. She can also be found blogging at sparkleeveryday.tumblr.com & athletichic.com and as a board member at the Carnegie Library of Homestead.
Sara is a strategist and enthusiastic relationship builder at the intersection of innovation, program development, and technology. She got her start in fashion as the Co-Founder of Share Closet, which taught her about technology startups, psychological decisions behind choosing clothing, and about the development of strong friendships through respect of personal items. Sara is now the Operations Manager for Airviz, a Carnegie Mellon University CREATE Lab spinoff. Outside of work, Sara volunteers her time as Co-Organizer of the International Free Expression Project and as a Regional Program Director for ACEing Autism.
Elysia is a connector of dots, fanatic of partnership and resource for all things brand-driven. Over the past 8 years, Elysia has worked in the fashion, design and entertainment industries, coordinating international events, building her own brand as a small business owner, and assisting in the strategy of other brands. As an entrepreneur, she has spearheaded numerous projects within in the Pittsburgh community (Style412, Identity Crisis Legwear), serves as an ongoing mentor (Strong Women, Strong Girls) and brand consultant to startups / non-profits (Auratek Textiles, The Door Campaign, Chatham Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship).