11 Influencers of WWDMAGIC

11 Influencers of WWDMAGIC

Monday, August 11 2014

This year we’ve revamped our blogger program and partnered with WWD to create the WWD Social House in order to demonstrate the evolution of influence to attendees, brands, and retailers.

Aside from engaging panel discussions and trend highlights, you can learn about the shifting definition of influence from the fastest rising stars on Vine, YouTube, Instagram, as well as the leading costume designers of the top shows on TV, Hulu, and Netflix.   Below we’ve highlighted the people you must follow for August 2014.

1. LISA DENGLER | JUST ANOTHER ME
A recent Bachelors of Architecture graduate, now pursuing her dreams in New York, 23-year-old Lisa Dengler is now a full-time traveler, part-time photographer, stylist, designer, and model, and runs a personal style and fashion inspiration blog. Extremely passionate about anything fashion or design-related, Lisa created an interactive fashion magazine for the iPad called Just Another Fashion Magazine. Lisa loves blogging, working, meeting new people, and chocolate.

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2. STEPHANIE & MELISSA VALENZUELA | THE FASHION CITIZEN
Melissa and Stephanie are twin "frugal fashionistas" who reside in sunny Scottsdale, Arizona. Through their YouTube channel, The Fashion Citizen, they share their sense of style with viewers. By mixing thrifted, vintage, and fast-fashion pieces, they emphasize that you don't need to break the bank to create your own personal style.

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3. JENNY BERNHEIM | MARGO AND ME
What goes better than Givenchy sandals paired with a vintage Chanel purse? Well, in Jenny’s case, it’s an affinity for fashion design accessorized with years of fashion styling experience. The fashion blogger is an energizer bunny dressed in Proenza. Jenny is a fashion PR specialist turned blogger, stylist, and designer.

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4. PATRICK JANELLE | A GUY NAMED PATRICK
Recently nominated as CFDA’s Instagrammer of the Year, Patrick Janelle is a Colorado-native but dedicated New Yorker. Janelle made his way to Manhattan by way of Florida, California, and Germany. He earned his stripes in graphic design freelancing with clients in a range of industries including automotive, entertainment, and tech. On his free time, you can find Patrick riding his bicycle across the city or enjoying his daily cortado at a neighborhood coffee shop.

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5. RACHEL NGUYEN | THAT’S CHIC
Raised in Irvine, CA, 23-year-old Rachel Nguyen, who now lives in Los Angeles, started her fashion blog in 2007 in the hopes of one day becoming a magazine editor. After landing a gig designing menswear at Paige Denim, and being let go 8 months later, Ngyuen was #funemployed for the first time since sophomore year of high school. Nevertheless, Ngyuen finally had the opportunity to focus on blogging and tackling her personal ventures.

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6. MAI NGUYEN | MAI SASSY GIRL
Known as Tokyo's #1 party girl recently turned mommy, Mai was named one of the most influential fashion interactive bloggers by Vogue Japan in 2011. In 2013, Mai moved back to LA after living in Tokyo for 10 years, and changed her blog from "Just Another Typical Night in Tokyo" to "Just Another Typical Day in #motherhood." While staying globally connected to the fashion industry, she focuses on lifestyle discoveries and mini-style fashion as worn by her daughter #babyzooey.

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7. STEPHANIE LIU | HONEY & SILK
Stephanie Liu is a woman of two cities. She’s a fashion blogger by night and entrepreneur by day, as well as a budding vegan and a dress addict. She created Honey & Silk as a place for sharing and discovering her identity and how the evolution of her style can be perfectly summed into words that describe her way of life.

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8. WENDY BENDONI | FASHION AS IDENTITY
Professor Wendy Bendoni is the Chair of the AACSB-accredited Fashion Marketing program in the School of Business at Woodbury University. She has been an international trend forecaster for over 20 years. She’s developed over 280 trend/consumer reports for clients including Nordstrom, JCPenney, OP, BCBG, Levis, C&A, Target, Honda, Stila Cosmetics, Victoria's Secret and Guess. Her credentials as fashion and lifestyle forecaster requires assisting retailers and manufacturers on developing design concepts and consumer behavior insight. In 1998, she also founded the Los Angeles division of WGSN and ran it for over 8 years.

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9. MANDI LINE | PRETTY LITTLE LIARS
Mandi Line is one of today’s most influential and sought after costume designers with a wide variety of credits in features and TV shows to commercials and music videos. Her work on the top rated ABC TV show PRETTY LITTLE LIARS for the past 3 seasons has made her a force in fashion with today’s millennial generation. Line is currently working currently working on SHAMELESS and recently completed the first season of MTV's teen hit FAKING IT.

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10. Dan Lawson | THE GOOD WIFE
Primetime Emmy® nominated Daniel Lawson is the Costume Designer on CBS’s THE GOOD WIFE starring Julianna Margulies and Christine Baranski. Lawson is also known for his television work on HBO’s BORED TO DEATH with Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson, and Zach Galifianakis, NBC’s LIPSTICK JUNGLE with Brooke Shields, Kim Raver, and Lindsay Price and NBC’s KINGS with Ian McShane, Susanna Thompson, and Chris Eagan.

Follow: Blog | Instagram | Twitter | VINE | YouTube




11. JILL OHANNESON | REVENGE
Jill Ohanneson is currently the Costume Designer on ABC’s breakout hit REVENGE (now in its 4th season). Jill's feature credits include PREMONITION with Sandra Bullock, 40 DAYS AND 40 NIGHTS featuring Josh Hartnett, and INSTINCT with Anthony Hopkins. Her television credits include the last 3 seasons of SIX FEET UNDER for which she was nominated for an Emmy for “Outstanding Costumes for a Series” (2003, 2005) and won a CDG Award for “Outstanding Costumes in a Contemporary Series” (2006). She also was the costume designer for the pilot and first episode of FIREFLY and the first seasons of DEXTER, LIE TO ME, SWINGTOWN, and THE EVENT.

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The Influencer Project is curated by Macala Wright and Chelsea Matthews of Matte Black

Photos by EJK, Just Another Me, CBS Television - Good Wife, ABC Studio - Revenge.