November 13th Mainchance hosted an event called “Documenting Fashion from the Black Perspective”. This event was presented by Velvet Lattimore and Wilbur Pack, Jr Founders, BADA – Black Accessory Designers Alliance, Inc. There were 4 key note speakers at this event.
1-Julee Wilson is the Fashion & Beauty Director at ESSENCE magazine and ESSENCE.com. She oversees the brandâ€™s vision for style from daily posts on the website to its stunning monthly editorials and covers. Wilson was previously the Senior Fashion Editor at The Huffington Post â€” and before that spend several years as a fashion editor at Real Simple magazine. Her writing has appeared in InStyle, Conde Nast Traveler, Vibe and the Business of Fashion, and the International Journal of Fashion Studies â€” just to name a few. Wilson has also lent her voice on national television shows including The Today Show, CBS Early Show and Fox News. She received her B.A. in Leadership Studies from the University of Richmond and is an alum of Stanfordâ€™s former Professional Publishing Course. Wilson serves on the advisory board for Harlem’s Fashion Row.
2- An award-winning journalist, Constance C.R. White is renowned for her wealth of experience and signiï¬cant contributions across print, broadcast and digital. A content creator, editor and arbiter of culture and style, Constance has helped steer brand and editorial direction for some of the most exciting companies.
Her aim is to celebrate, inspire, entertain and empower women. Constance’s latest work is a highly original book “HOW TO SLAY,â€ available everywhere in stores now.
She is a proven risk-taker and leader with experience in conceptualizing and delivering engaging content across several platforms. Her editorial career has exempliï¬ed excellence at the highest levels as a steward for many of the worldâ€™s most trusted brands including The New York Times, Elle, Essence and eBay.
She was twice named one of the top 50 people in fashion by The New York Daily News.
She has been a frequent guest on news and entertainment programs including The Today Show, MSNBC and LXTV and she helped develop the ï¬rst daily fashion news show which she co-wrote and hosted for Cablevisionâ€™s Full Frontal Fashion. Constance has served as editor-in-chief of Essence magazine, and style director, brand consultant and spokesperson for the leading online company eBay, where she conceived the organizationâ€™s ï¬rst web-zine and developed content and strategies aimed at women.
Constance is a consulting editor for Silicon Valley start-up Ozy.com, where she has written stories such as “Memo to Michelle Obama” and her informative analysis on Nicolas Ghesquiere’s ascension at Louis Vuitton.
She conceived and is the editor of the best-selling book â€œFrom the Editors of Essence: Salute to Michelle Obama.â€ Constance was most recently the Fashion Features Editor at The Impression Magazine (partnered with the CFDA). She was also Editor in Chief of ZINK magazineâ€™s Spring/Summer relaunch issue; a fashion and lifestyle media brand serving luxury fashion-loving consumers
3-Channing Hargrove is an NYC-based fashion editor and writer. Sheâ€™s currently a fashion writer at Refinery29 where she reports on industry events and hunts down exclusives as well as hidden stories and breaking headlines. Her work has been featured on Coveter, Racked, Teen Vogue, Essence, and countless other media outlets. When she isnâ€™t writing about clothing (or shopping, for research, of course), Channing is writing about life in a tiny studio apartment in a big city â€” and what sheâ€™s wearing â€” on her blog, Channing in the City. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter!
4-Peoples Wagner â€” whose work is renowned for her fashion- and beauty-focused takes on culture, race and politics â€” comes to Teen Vogue from New York Magazine’s The Cut, where she’s served as fashion editor since 2015. In 2017, while at The Cut, she won the ASME Next award honoring outstanding achievement by magazine journalists under the age of 30.
“Lindsay is a gifted talent who can equally inspire and challenge her audiences,” said Anna Wintour, CondÃ© Nast artistic director and Vogue editor-in-chief, in a statement. “She brings a sophistication and fresh perspective to the cultural moments and social themes that activate our Teen Vogue readers and we are very excited to have her back at