Meet our Breakout Speakers: Jon Reyman, Jenny Bernheim, Calli Cholodenko & Pitch Fest w/ Trend Tribe
There's more to the Simply Stylist 'Do What Your Love' Fashion & Beauty Conference than pampering, shopping and cocktails. I mean, sure, those are some amazing features (can't WAIT to get a halo braid by The Glam App!), but our main goal is to help each and every one of you take pivotal steps toward making it in your chosen industry. That's why we've recruited Jon Reyman of Spoke and Weal, Jenny Bernheim of Margo & Me and Calli Cholodenko (social media expert) as our breakout speakers! Our final breakout session is our Pitch Fest (sign up if you haven't yet)! Each one of them will speak for about 30 minutes about their experiences in fashion, beauty or digital, and share the key advice you'll need to secure your spot amongst the next wave of industry leaders. Have a look at their impressive bios and get excited about hearing what they have to say on March 28th at The Grove in Los Angeles! Get your tickets here if you haven't yet.
[blockquote_sty ver="1 or 2"]Formerly the ArtisticDirector of the Aveda Advanced Academy in NewYork, Jon Reyman has since worked as a master stylist, educator and business owner, developing curriculum for salons and institutions across the world, via Jon Reyman Pro and opening Spoke & Weal in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
As the lead stylist of up to 30 shows every New York Fashion Week, Jon is a seasoned hair director and collaborative partner to some of the most relevant and influential designers in the industry. His work has been featured in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ, Vanity Fair, WWD, Cosmopolitan, and Ellé. He has appeared on Project Runway, The Apprentice, and Good Morning America.
Using his technical and creative skills to empower people on an individual level is what drives Jon further into his craft. He is known for custom, progressive cutting and styling techniques. He easily abandons old philosophy, finding better results through innovation. Jon instinctively challenges any rules & systems he finds claustrophobic. Jon deeply values utility and simplicity in his work, he sees meaning and beauty in what’s natural and useful.
Find Jon in NYC, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.[/blockquote_sty]
[blockquote_sty ver="1 or 2"]What goes better than a pair of Givenchy sandals and 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 in stilettos. A retired fashion PR specialist turned blogger, stylist and designer.
Jenny finds herself on a daily adventure to discover new fashion trends and visually translates her findings into the pages of Margo and Me which she launched in 2012. Jenny’s style philosophy is simple “It’s not about being held hostage to trends, it’s about exploring your stylistic cravings, overcoming your sartorial doubts and becoming alluringly elusive through your look. It’s about severe femininity, chic with an unexpected jolt. Intellectual, without being unapproachable.”
She believes in a careful balance between feminine prints, bold colors, unique trendier pieces and timeless classics. She aims to inspire the every day woman with elevated yet approachable style through mixing high and low pieces, providing high quality imagery and working with brands that inspire her and her readers.
Better yet, you will find her pup is equally fashion obsessed. Margo (who happens to be the inspiration behind the blog) loves to ham it up for impromptu photoshoots. Since day one, Margo has been camera ready, fashion savvy and isn’t afraid to “voice” her fashionable opinion. There’s a scale. One head tilt is good, two head tilts is very good. There’s only been one actual smile on record and that was for Celine in 2011. If She doesn’t like it, she shakes her head. Then of course, there’s the snort…[/blockquote_sty]
[blockquote_sty ver="1 or 2"]Born and bred in LA, staying in-the-know and on top of the latest trends was practically part of Calli’s internal makeup. After graduating from USC, Calli didn’t believe in a “one size fits all” career path, yet couldn’t quite put her finger on a position that would foster her varying interests and skills. Thinking up that perfect role where Calli could put her passion, talent, and innate abilities to work wasn’t a daydream, it was a mission. And when it suddenly hit her that she couldn’t simply stumble upon the place where her knack for branding, creative strategies, photography and business development all collided, she created it. Amidst the rapidly expanding world of social media and the hustle and bustle of LA, Calli found her niche: bringing brands to life through social media. Thus, Something Social was born, which Calli co-founded with her partner Dani Kurtzman. Since founding the company in early 2014, Something Social has grown to work with top lifestyle brands, both on a local and national level, along with industry leaders and community influencers.[/blockquote_sty]