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New York, NY
New York, NY
I've spent a career of 20+ years developing & selling fashion accessories, beauty products & promotional gifts for many of the largest retailers such as JCPenney, TJMaxx, Burlington Stores & Charming Charlie. Being comfortable in the fashion world, I've also worked as a stylist, a buyer and a fashion photographer's assistant at Victoria magazine. Combined with my successful sales record, I've also created publicity for individuals as well as companies. In representing an inventor with a new trendy beauty tool, I was able to market and sell the item to teen specialty stores like Hot Topic, Delia's & Wet Seal. Editorially, I placed the beauty tool in publications such as Women's Wear Daily, Entertainment Weekly & Teen People as well as on Fox News. With a unique combination of creative & business skills, I've brought together individuals like a well known celebrity manicurist & partnered her with a new & exciting nail polish line for an event at Henri Bendel in NY. Currently, I'm writing freelance fashion trend articles for The Daily Mini website & am actively looking for additional creative projects. When I'm not working (sometimes there's crossover), I enjoy collecting flawless crafts and miniatures, cooking ( soups are my specialty), crocheting, reading & research, traveling & driving long distances, finding new music & artists, sailing and antiquing. Also, I must mention, I'd like to learn to play drums. Additionally, I've once served as a member of The Board of Directors for New York Fashion Cares-an organization that supports AIDS charities. I've also been a long-time volunteer for The Fresh Air Fund and Share our Strength NY, a yearly charitable event to fight hunger. Recently, I initiated and currently chair a Miniaturist group on MeetUp.
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my mini handbag trend article
A marketing, sales & promotions company specializing in the search for unique.
Representing new upscale handmade jewelry designer in sales & publicity.
Tripled sales in one year with Charming Charlie from $500,000 in 2010 to $1.7 million in 2011 by opening 4 more new departments.
Established at least 10 new major wholesale accounts such as Ross Stores, Charming Charlie & Delia's which expanded NY customer base 50% & doubled sales volume.
Implemented special sales program with Burlington Coat Factory & Dots that led to additional yearly sales of $1 million per account.
Independently handled & maintained Fifth Ave. NY showroom with 100% responsibility for all NY sales & marketing on low to mid-tier fashion jewelry.
Responsible for accessory sales to large US specialty chain stores.
Secure product in major consumer fashion publications.
Sell client products to large US retailers.
Promote client products to consumer fashion magazines.
Hunt for new & unique product to sell and search for emerging artists to represent.
Concentrations in literature, journalism & psychology courses.