fashion industry

Elaine DimopoulosCombine modern society's tendency to be obsessed with youth, fashion and fame with the rule of the oligarchy and take it all to the extreme.  You might end up with a world like the one that Elaine Dimopoulus describes with trendy detail in her first novel, "Material Girls." 

In this world, teens are the gatekeepers of culture, or at least theyMaterial Girls think they are.  But who really pulls the strings?  Can a few eco-conscious designers change the world and prove that revolution never goes out of style?  

Elaine studied writing at Simmons College's Center for the Study of Children's Literature, where she was admitted to the MFA program on the basis of a short sotry that became chapter one of this novel.  She also teaches children's literature and writing at Boston University and Grub Street.

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Dadou 27 is a wardrobe stylist/image consultant based in NYC. He defines his work style as "simply FAB" with many years in luxury retailing; Dadou gained his inspiration through the traits of classical Hollywood and the Golden era of African high fashion.

As the son of an African Diplomat he was exposed to elegance from both the west and Africa from childhood. With this he built a strong taste and style which blended the two.

Dadou has worked in the men’s and personal clientele divisions at: Barney's New York, Saks fifth Avenue and now PAUL SMITH Inc. He has also worked personally styling women of the African elite circle in New York. 

Host Africa Engo discusses the latest in fall fashion trends with model and fashion trend forecaster/designer Gemma Gambee this week on THE SKINNY

Genna Gambee

Gambee is concept director for jcpenney where she translates the current forecasted fall fashion trends. Born and raised in Chicago, Gambee attended the prestigous School of the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as Loyola University in Chicago. In other words, she knows what she's talking about.

Gambee currently works as Womenswear Trend/Concept Design Manager at jcpenney. Gambee has worked as a Fashion Stylist/Trend Consultant for Kenneth Cole, Walmart, Olsen Europe,, and more. If you want to catch the skinny on what to wear this fall, tune in to THE SKINNY Thursday at 7pm, or catch the rebroadcast Monday, Sept 2nd at 7am.

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Model Ali Stephens on Speaking Freely w/ Dennis Raimondi

Ali Stephens Ali Stephens has taken the fashion industry by storm appearing in campaigns for Prada, CK Calvin Klein, Chloe, Gap, Uniqlo , Lacoste, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, George Rech, Karen Millen and shooting for publications such as Vogue, V, Numero, Dazed & Confused, Another & POP.