At the Content LAB “Sushi & Style” on January 21 at 7:00pm, guests are invited to meet and mingle with Bay Area-based, custom, couture designer Angelina Haole and fashion bloggers and stylists Grace Jeramie of My Style and Grace and Monica Cruz-Hernandez of Living in Vogue.
Angelina Haole will share her experience of owning her own line, how to start with a style concept and end with a finished product, and tips for maximizing your own personal style, including five “must-have” wardrobe pieces to help you stay current as styles change (without breaking the bank). Following the presentation, Angelina, Grace, and Monica will be available for a “Style Speed Date” during cocktail hour. Designers for Kit and Ace, the event host, will also be available to share how they develop their own line for the store. Learn how each designer, stylist, and blogger took their style interest and talent and turned it into a successful career path.
Angelina Haole began her journey as a design student working behind the scenes in Santana Row’s prestigious fashion shows. Her eye for design and passion for helping others look their best quickly propelled her into the luxury retail and design world. Since then, she has been dressing Silicon Valley’s elite, with an endless list of notable clients—including executives and founders at Facebook, Google, Apple, and LinkedIn. She has also dressed a wide variety of professional athletes, including members of the 49ers, Warriors, and Earthquakes, and has had her work appear on numerous television shows and red carpets. Now at the helm of her own couture studio, she and her team are focusing their time, talent, and years of experience on creating couture clothing for women of all backgrounds. Angelina and her team are best known for their work in bridal and evening gowns, but her studio serves its clients in all areas of custom wardrobe development and maintenance.
Bay Area-based, fashion blogger and stylist Grace Jeramie launched her blog, My Style and Grace, in January 2015 as her creative outlet in hopes of sharing her fashion tips and creativity with other fashionistas-at-heart. Cultivating an effortlessly chic aesthetic, Grace has mastered the art of styling with accessible, everyday fashions. This past year, Grace has curated looks for models in photo shoots, worked with numerous brands as a digital/style influencer, and hosted events such as one for the designer brand Coach. Now, she has decided to channel her fashion experience toward a new venture: personal styling. Her business is designed to help individuals define their own distinctive image and style and refresh their look by streamlining, supplementing, and styling their wardrobe. When asked what the next step will be, she says that her ultimate goal is “to create images through styling that will have a lasting significance.”
A Silicon Valley native, Monica Cruz-Hernandez is the creative voice behind the Bay Area lifestyle blog Living In Vogue and is a #teamred blogger contributor to Redbook Magazine. Mixing trendy details with classic silhouettes, she loves to create current, stylish looks with a vintage flair. Monica also has a passion for craft cocktails, exploring and recreating recipes she loves, as well as sharing must-try drink spots, on her site. Currently, Monica works with a variety of creative publications and leading companies as a stylist, writer, event planner, community developer, and digital influencer. Brand collaborations include: West Elm, Whole Foods, Four Seasons Resorts, Glenfiddich, Sur La Table, Kate Spade, Hendrick’s Gin, Scotch & Soda, Kit & Ace, Calypso St. Barth, and Ted Baker.
Kit and Ace
Kit and Ace is a luxury fashion retailer with a local design team in-store. They intend to disrupt the market by showing what is possible by designing products that benefit people in ways that are seamless, luxurious, and save people time. Kit and Ace is future-focused and in constant pursuit of the newest systems, fabrics, tools, construction, and care to continually improve their products. As they continue to expand, the company looks for ways to stay local. In addition to their local design team, Kit and Ace also works with local artists and businesses near each store location for in-store fixtures, furnishings, and lighting, as well as hosting quarterly dinners that support community growth in their area.
For the sushi portion of the evening, Chef Michi Shin of Michi Catering will be presenting an interactive sushi demonstration. Guests will be invited to learn how to roll their own sushi. Learn how and where to find the freshest, ethically sourced sushi and glean wisdom from his over 25 years of experience.
The Content LAB series inspires, creates, and connects our creative community. We believe that communities grow stronger as the people are connected with a common purpose and mission.
$75 – General Admission
$50 – Content Subscribers (with email code)
$25 – Student
Thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible: Knight Foundation, Kit and Ace, Michi Catering, Thomas Aguilar with Universal Grammar, Angelina Haole, Monica Cruz-Hernandez of Living in Vogue, Grace Jeramie of My Style and Grace, Isharya, and Liquid Bread.