EXPERTS

We are honored to feature some of the most astoundingly creative and lifestyle-savvy ladies we've ever met...

Each one has a strong passion for helping people look and feel like the best possible version of themselves, and we know that nothing is more inspiring than a room full of radiant women who are excited about the opportunity to connect and learn together.

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October 26, 2013 // Phoenix, AZ 

Alexandra Evjen is a fashion stylist and founder of AVE Styles. She seeks to make the sometimes complicated world of fashion simple for men and women. Alexandra is also a Pinterest influencer with almost one million followers. She has worked with brands such as Madewell, Glamour, Nordstrom, Juicy Couture and Saks Fifth Avenue. She has a one year old daughter named Elle, and has been married to her husband Ryan for six years. They live in the Phoenix area, and love taking their golden doodle Wendy on walks as a family. 
Follow Alex: Twitter // Pinterest // Facebook // Instagram 

Jenny Strebe is an esteemed hair dresser in one of the most couture corners of Scottsdale, AZ. A 13 year hair veteran, Jenny always knew her calling in life was to make other people look amazing. "I used to put pigtails on my barbies and brush my friends locks in middle school." Jenny is now sharing her passion for hair through her blog Confessions of a Hairstylist, and she loves sharing a multitude of tips and tricks there that viewers can try at home. You can also visit Jenny in her salon, Stylush, and she'd love to meet you and let her amazing hands work their magic on your mane.
Follow Jenny: YouTube // Twitter // Pinterest // Facebook // Instagram

Summer Bellessa is a mom, former model, and a multi-media entrepreneur who loves bringing creative and talented people together to do great things.  She produces and co-hosts The Girls With Glasses show, an online webisode series about fashion, entertainment and living with heart. Summer continues to nurture creative minds as the editor of women’s fashion and lifestyle publication, ELIZA Magaizine, and can be seen in the feature film, Amber Alert.
Follow Summer: Blog // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // YouTube // Pinterest

Lauren McBride is a personal trainer, holistic nutrition specialist, life coach, fitness/lifestyle model and blogger at Holistically Fit.  With over a decade of personal training experience and with certifications from both the American Council on Exercise as well as a diploma as a Mind-Body Wellness practitioner from Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, and her mission is to empower her audience and clients with the knowledge, guidance and support they need to transform their lives.  She strives to bring awareness to the holistic approach of health and believes that true fitness and vibrant health can only be found when the mind, body, spirit and heart are all being exercised.

Follow Lauren: Blog // Twitter // Instagram // Facebook // Pinterest

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May 11, 2013 // New York City, NY

Rebecca Gallop is a gifted stylist with an artistic eye and a knack for designing events that will make the guests feel right at home.  Her attention to the details and creative do-it-yourself touches, have graced the pages of numerous blogs, print publications and events, but perhaps the most notable work by this budding stylist is featured within her own personal life and home, on her site: A Daily Something.

Amie Valpone has struggled with dietary restrictions from a very young age, and her fresh approach to healthy eating caters to both the Dairy-free and Gluten-free lifestyles, without sacrificing even the tiniest bit of flavor.  She blogs about her journey at her site The Healthy Apple, and provides amazing recipes, resources and tips for anyone looking to "healthify" their life. Her passion for Clean food is truly contagious, and she loves showing others that fresh food can keep your taste buds satisfied and always yearning for more.  She is a Culinary Nutritionist and Health Food Coach with certifications from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and SUNY Purchase, and is certified by the Drugless Practitioners of America.
  
Hilary Rushford is a personal stylist & brand mentor at Dean Street Society who believes in creating providence for your life - A notion that is based upon finding the balance between embracing your "hustle gene" & choosing rest.  In her session called Leading a Graceful Life, we'll be musing about the kind of women we want to be, and we'll have a chance to shake up the way we think about setting goals in order to make the most of our precious time.  "If you have big crazy dreams, wildly long to-do lists & relationships with people spread round the world - Is it possible to ever find rest & embody joy?  Discovering the power of seasons, and how we go about organizing our lives can have a big impact on the answer to the question:  Who do you want to be three years from now?

Anna Cottrell is a stylist and blogger (at Tulip Louise) with a profoundly stunning sense of style and what is possibly the warmest heart you've ever met.  Her vast amount of personal and editorial styling experience, combined with a keen eye for all different body types and aesthetics, make her a great fit for helping women embrace how they'd like to present themselves to the rest of the world.  “Having worked in the fashion industry for years, I have seen how much effort goes into a perfectly executed look. The process can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! Style is about taking risks, experimenting, and (most importantly) expressing oneself.”

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December 1, 2012 // New York City, NY

Grace Atwood is the voice behind Stripes & Sequins, a fashion + DIY blog for the sparkle obsessed.  She's almost always wearing stripes, loves nothing better than big statement jewelry, and considers herself a shopaholic with a penchant for the crafty side of life.  By day, she serves as the Director of Social Media for BaubleBar.com, and on the weekends she loves nothing more than getting her hands dirty by recreating her favorite trends and blogging all about the process to share the fun with others.

Donna Kim is a makeup artist, lifestyle journalist, on-air beauty expert, and founder of DonnaDaily.com where she provides a wide array of creative services for her clients.  Her work has been featured on major media outlets such as NBC’s Today Show, QVC, The Village Voice, Stylecaster’s Beauty High, and Huffington Post, to name a few. With over 8 years of experience, Donna’s main passion in life is to inspire style creativity and to help people feel beautiful both inside and out. 

Roxy Owens is an ex-corporate-rat-racer turned self-proclaimed-dream-chaser and the founder of the chic home design line, Society Social. She honed her love of design at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City then sharpened her business sense in the world of fashion buying. Despite the priceless experience gained, she quickly tired of the endless number crunching and set out to design a life worthy of her dreams.  Society Social and Roxy's designs have been featured in countless publications including House Beautiful, Real Simple, Southern Living, Daily Candy, HGTV and many more.  Roxy finds inspiration in chic entertaining, shared celebrations and most often at the bottom of her highball glass.

Jessie Artigue is a seasoned Style Expert, the creator of the fashion blog Style & Pepper, and your Pepperologie hostess.  She tries her best to be funny and kind, but knows it's okay to look cute at the same time.  Never leaving a thrift store without a treasure in hand, her personal style contains a healthy dose of vintage mixed with her own playful take on modern trends.  She lives for creative collaborations, loves embracing her entrepreneurial spirit, and feels most at home when she's on-camera or blogging about personal style, healthy living and creating a happy & flavorful life.  Jessie would not be complete without: her favorite husband, spicy food, good stand-up comedy, and frequent runs along the Hudson River with her pup.