San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
In collaboration with Cayetano Legacy Collection.
Venue sponsored by Maker City LA.
Have you always wanted a career in fashion but not sure which direction to go? Learn how author & trendsetter, Allie Kingsley, turned her love for fashion into a lifestyle that supports her creative endeavors, as well as her income!
Allie most recently co-authored the book '365 Style' with style icon Nicky Hilton and and is currently penning her next book, a stylish lifestyle guide with world renowned designer Rachel Roy. In 2012 Allie's popular fashion fiction novel was published by Penguin Books entitled 'The Liar, the Bitch and the Wardrobe'. The featured wardrobes were personally selected by celebrity stylist Robert Verdi.
Join us for an intimate Q&A session with the writer & trendsetter herself, as she shares her findings on individual style, how to pitch what you love, and her personal story of how she has navigated the fashion world in a manner that suited her taste and lifestyle. Kendra Gratteri, Director of Merchandising & Design for Beachmint brands, will be interviewing Allie.
Refreshments & snacks will be provided.
Date: Wednesday, October 29
Time: 7-9 PM
Venue: Maker City LA
Address: 1933 S. Broadway, 11th Floor. Los Angeles, CA 90007
Parking: The building has a lot on site for a $5 fee. Metered street parking is also available.
About Allie Kingsley: Allie Kingsley is a novelist with over a decade of experience working side by side with legends in the fashion and entertainment industries. Her self-titled novels, co-authored celebrity books, and online musings address hot topics in pop culture, fashion, beauty, art and lifestyle. Never at a loss for words or lacking frequent flyer miles, Allie dashes between NYC and LA with her darling dog, Bella.
About Kendra: Kendra Gratteri is an e-commerce entrepreneur, cross-category fashion designer and business development junkie. Her foray into fashion happened when launching a handbag line in her living room, and the rest was history.
She was soon recruited by Urban Outfitters to join their Buying Group, and then moved to Los Angeles a few years later to launch her own RTW label called Lynn/Linh that became a darling of retailers like Bloomingdales, Nordstrom and Lane Crawford. Looking to expend her retail knowledge at a global level, she took the position of Creative Director at Forever 21, and for the next several years, launched the TwelvexTwelve shop-in-shop concept and Designer Collaborations for the fast-fashion retailer.
Kendra’s most recent entrepreneurial adventure began with her involvement in the launch of Beachmint four years ago. The Santa Monica-based social commerce company that houses the Jewelmint, Stylemint, Shoemint and Intimint brands is where she currently resides as the Director of Merchandising and Design.