About me

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HELLO. MY NAME ISJanice W.

Editor-in-Chief/Creative Director

Janice developed her love for fashion as a little girl. Despite her tomboy ways, she was obsessed with the Hollywood starlets in her favorite movies from the 40’s and 50’s. She jumped at any opportunity or occasion to get all “dolled up.”

As a teenager, she worked as a cashier in a local vintage thrift store where she learned about the historic European fashion houses and American fashion labels. The money she earned as a cashier afforded her the opportunity to be quite the fashionable teen. When Wallace entered college, she was pulled away from fashion and into the tech world. She worked for many years as a database manager/developer on contract with NASA. She later worked in communications at Citibank and as a senior staffer on Capitol Hill.

It became very apparent while working on Capitol Hill that her fashion life was calling her. She started working in the fashion industry as the style authority behind two very successful blogs, The Capitol Fashionista and The Bridal Wishlist. She eventually left the Hill and took a job with the DC Fashion Foundation (DCFF) as a branding/strategic development consultant.  In her position with the DCFF, she met countless local designers. While working at DCFF, she launched Facon Magazine. The magazine focused initially on emerging talent. In 2015, after watching the documentary The True Cost, Janice changed the magazine’s directive to focus on sustainability and ethics in fashion. In February 2019, the magazine was folded into cultivon.co.

Janice is also the Creative Director at The Fashion Parade, a branding and design agency that helps small businesses (primarily fashion businesses) to create smart, successful brands through engaging content, digital design, and social media engagement. She is a native of Washington D.C. and a graduate of Howard University with a B.A. in Journalism. She is also one of the co-founders of the D.C. Sustainable Fashion Collective.

EDITORIAL WORK

Creative and Editorial Staff

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HELLO. MY NAME ISGabrielle C.

Editorial Assistant

Gabrielle Clary is a budding fashion sustainability entrepreneur. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Global Business from Trinity Washington University. She is currently seeking a Master’s Degree in Sustainability Management from the Kogod School of Business from American University. Gabrielle discovered her interests in sustainability during a research trip to Denmark where she studied the development of the 100% renewable energy Island Samsø. Since that trip, Gabrielle has focused her interest towards the fashion industry’s growing awareness for sustainability.

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HELLO. MY NAME ISEugene S.

Chief Stylist

Eugene Simms, a Washingtonian, is a freelance style architect whose skilled eye and well-rounded work experience has lead him to create ESA Style LLC – a full service styling agency specializing in personal, commercial, and editorial styling for men, women, and established and emerging brands. Eugene seeks to elevate, empower, and teach every individual how to curate a distinct, authentic, and tailored personal style.

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