Work History

Work History
Oct 2006 - Present

Fashion Editor

The Purse Page

Created a network of designer contacts, cultivated relationships with top public relations firms and media assets

Contributed articles and content in the form of handbag reviews, fashion industry news, sales events

Secured television and print media opportunities to promote the blog and writers

Explored multiple blog promotion outlets across social media, networking with relevant blogs and media contacts

Succeeded in bringing readership of the blog to over 650 000 views a month

Achieved inclusion in being ranked one of the Top 99 Most Influential Style Blogs on the Internet according to Signature 9 rankings

Created an exclusive interview series of top designers of the industry

Coverage of major fashion industry events.

1999 - Present

Owner

Weng Meng Design

Create artwork and textile designs for Couture-level collections (Monique Lhuillier, Vera Wang, Balmain, Giorgio Armani, Searle, Romeo Gigli)Custom fashion design for brides, special-occasion. Also creative services for events.Fashion illustration for publications, advertising, collection presentation.

Maintained several niche fashion blogs for artists, brides and designers.

2004 - Present

Technical Design Manager

Vanity Fair/Nautica Enterprises

Supervise technical designers and associates in conducting fittings, initiating specs, and maintaining grades for the Sportswear and Denim collection in WebPDM.Responsible for establishing and maintaining fit blocks for the brand.Maintain daily communication with overseas vendors for fit comments, pattern corrections and workmanship.Categories: Wovens, knits, outerwear, sweaters

Jan 2010 - Present

Creator/Editor In Chief

Ms. Fabulous (The Original)

Established a network of designers , publicists, retailers and event organizers to provide relevant content.

Created a defined voice for the website to promote design, culture, philanthropy and style.

Secured television and print media opportunities to promote the blog and writers

Explored multiple blog promotion outlets across social media, networking with relevant blogs and media contacts

Coverage of major fashion industry events.

2005 - 2006

Content Generator

Yelp.com

Created content for a social networking start-up.  Wrote restaurant, retail and business reviews

Engaged in discussions, talk threads and member recruitment to new social networking site.

2002 - 2004

Senior Development Designer

May Merchandising Company

Responsible for creating initial development packages and specs for all of Lord & Taylor’s proprietary brands with the design teams.(Context, Kate Hill, Identity, Grant Thomas and Metropolitan)

Performed model searches for new fit candidates, created archived digital photo library standard silhouettes

Worked in collaboration with design teams and technical teams to interpret designs into special sized collections, (Plus size and petite).

Scheduled and conducted fittings for all collections to determine fit and construction of garments, including fit comments for the St. Louis Technical department, patternmakers and overseas officesExecuted sketches and pattern corrections to overseas vendorsConducted comparison brand fittings to maintain a competitive industry standard

Education

Education
Jan 1993 - Apr 1996

BFA

Parsons School of Design

Skills

Skills

Visual Design

A design degree and developing product for large and small brands has made a veteran of creating the right visual look for any company

Social Media

Very comfortable using Twitter, Facebook, Myspace and Blog software to promote and build a brand

Press