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Strut. The Fashionable Mom Show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center


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Strut. The Fashionable Mom Show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center on September 10th at 7pm and featuring real moms. Every mom walking the runway is A Mom On A Mission. Today’s moms are change agents inspiring an evolution across America and around the glove. And we’re on a mission to succeed.

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Strut. The Fashionable Mom Show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center

  1. 1. Showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center Presented bySunday, September 9, 2012
  2. 2. Stephanie Winston Wolkoff SWW Creative Stephanie Winston Wolkoff is widely recognized for her contributions to the American fashion industry. Currently, Winston Wolkoff serves as the President and CEO of SWW Creative, an agency that provides innovative collaborations within the spheres of fashion, beauty, and entertainment. Clients include IMG Fashion Worldwide, Council of Fashion Designers for America (CFDA), Hermès, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Winston Wolkoff most recently executive produced the 2012 Style Awards at The Stage at Lincoln Center, which will be broadcast on NBCs Style Network. Prior to SWW Creative, in November 2009, Winston Wolkoff became the founding Fashion Director of Lincoln Center and oversaw the relocation of New York City’s biannual Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park. In addition, she supervised every aspect of Lincoln Center-based Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week events and coordinated an ambitious year-round initiative of fashion-related programming at Lincoln @SWWfashion Center. Previously, Winston Wolkoff served as director of special events at Vogue magazine, producing such storied events as the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit, The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund and 7th on Sale. She is a passionate supporter of the Food Allergy Initiative, Baby Buggy, New Yorkers for Children and the Central Park Conservancy. She lives with her husband and three children in New York City. Bloomingdale’s and FabKids.comSunday, September 9, 2012
  3. 3. Alexi, Zachary and Tyler Wolkoff Stephanie Winston Wolkoff ’s children Ralph LaurenSunday, September 9, 2012
  4. 4. Denise Albert The MOMs Denise Albert is an award-winning journalist and television producer and a guilt-free workaholic mom of two boys. !She is the co-founder of the mulit-platform brand, The Moms. !Denise is the Co-Creator of Strut, The Fashionable Mom Show and of The MOMS brand of Mamarazzi® events – a unique event that brings together celebrity moms with moms across the country for a !conversation about motherhood. !Denise currently contributes online to The Huffington Post Parents and The Huffington Post Divorce. !Prior to the Moms, Denise co-founded Moms and the City where she hosted and produced a television show within the NBC family, and wrote for the NY Daily News online, and created, hosted, and produced celebrity events. ! Denise also served as Executive Producer for David Blaine, Deputy Editorial Producer at ABC’s Good Morning America and a feature reporter for NBA-TV. !Denise and her partner Melissa also serve as “spokesmoms” for many national household brands. She attended Boston University, where she also co-hosted a sports talk show on WTBU @themoms Radio. !Albert is the fifth member of her family to enter the world of broadcasting, following father Marv, uncles Al and Steve, and brother Kenny. !Twin brother Brian is an entrepreneur, and sister Jackie wants nothing to do with the family business. !Denise is a better mom because she works and a better worker because she’s a mom (and able to do it all because of her mom, Benita!) ! She lives in NYC with her two boys, Jaron and Jaylan. Bloomingdale’s, Rent the Runway and Jay GodfreySunday, September 9, 2012
  5. 5. Jaylan and Jaron Fisch Denise Albert’s sons P.S. from AéropostaleSunday, September 9, 2012
  6. 6. Melissa Gerstein The MOMs Melissa Gerstein is co-founder of the multi-platform lifestyle brand The Moms.! Prior to The Moms, she was a founding partner in Moms & The City, where she hosted and produced a national television show within the NBC family.! She’s contributed to the NY Daily News online, Huffington Post, Metro US newspaper and! Melissa co-created with her partner Denise, celebrity town hall events called Mamarazzi, where social media moms get up close and personal with their favorite celebrities.! Melissa and her partner also serve as “spokesmoms” for many national household brands and they are ambassadors to Good Housekeeping Magazine. She appears on many national programs such as The Today Show, Good Morning America and Fox News.! Gerstein has spent the past 10 years working in broadcast television with top networks including, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, CNBC and CNN. Melissa is a former ballerina and choreographer.! She has performed in such productions as The Nutcracker!and The Macy’s Thanksgiving @themoms Day Parade. Gerstein is on the board of Concerts in Motion and she resides in New York City with her husband Anthony and her three children Elias, Lily and Sydney Rose. Bloomingdale’s, Rent the Runway and Jay GodfreySunday, September 9, 2012
  7. 7. Lily, Sydney and Elias Melissa Gerstein’s children P.S. from Aéropostale and FabKids.comSunday, September 9, 2012
  8. 8. Lisa Rinna Lisa Rinna is a driven and successful !mother, wife, actress and business woman. Her long time love of fashion resulted in the creation of her own line, Belle Gray by Lisa Rinna, which is brought to consumers through QVC. Lisa has skillfully mastered the balance between her personal life and her busy career. @lisarinna QVCSunday, September 9, 2012
  9. 9. Holly Pavlika MOMentum Holly Pavlika is an award-winning creative and advertising industry veteran. After serving as the Managing Director of Big Fuel, the nations largest pure-play social media agency, Holly applied her knowledge of moms and women-focused marketing to her current position as President of MOM-entum. In her spare time, Holly uses her social media expertise for social good, taking an active role with Every Mother Counts and has lived on $1.50 a day to support The Global Poverty Project. As a United Nations Foundations Shot@Life Champion, Holly has accompanied the UN and UNICEF on a trip to Tanzania, and will present on their behalf at Social Good in the fall. She also supports 10 X 10 Educate Girls, an organization with a @HollyPavlika mission of educating girls as a means to change the world. Rent the RunwaySunday, September 9, 2012
  10. 10. Jenny Fleiss Rent The Runway Jenny is President and co-founder of Rent the Runway and leads the company’s Business Development. She is a member of the New York Economic and Development Corporation and of the Young Entrepreneurs Council, and currently resides in New York City with her husband and daughter. @Jenny_RTR Rent the RunwaySunday, September 9, 2012
  11. 11. Latham Thomas Mama Glow Latham is a maternity lifestyle expert. She is Founder of Mama Glow, a holistic wellness practice for expectant and new moms. She is mom to 9 year-old DJ Fulano. @GlowMaven Bloomingdale’sSunday, September 9, 2012
  12. 12. Bernadette Catrabone Bernadette is a homemaker and mother of three. She is a recent “Aplastic Anemia” Bone Marrow Transplant Survivor who is committed to the AAMDS Foundation and the National “Be the Match” Bone Marrow Campaign. She also actively supports the “Neighborhood Art House” whose mission is to expose visual, performing and literary arts to at-risk children in Erie, Pennsylvania. Laundry by Shelli SegalSunday, September 9, 2012
  13. 13. Kerri Gristina SavvyMomNYC Kerri is a mom to three beautiful girls and writes about her journeys with them at Raising Three Savvy Ladies. In addition to being a social media mom, Kerri is a full time elementary school teacher in Westchester, NY. @SavvyMomNYC Rent the RunwaySunday, September 9, 2012
  14. 14. Lucy Sykes Rent The Runway Lucy is the Fashion Director for Rent the Runway. She is involved in the Bob Woodruff Foundation’s Stand Up For Heroes events. And she lived in the West Village with her husband and two sons. @lucy_sykes Rent the RunwaySunday, September 9, 2012
  15. 15. Amanda and Sydney Albert Margeaux Carey Denise Albert’s niece Rebecca Martin’s daughter P.S. from Aéropostale and FabKids.comSunday, September 9, 2012
  16. 16. Melissa Lanz The Fresh 20 Melissa is the Founder of the Fresh 20. She is a family health and happiness advocate for charity joinFTE. Melissa is helping families get back to the dinner table. @melissalanz Bloomingdale’sSunday, September 9, 2012
  17. 17. Karen Klopp What2WearWhere Karen is the Founder of digital retail boutique and blog What2WearWhere She is a writer, documentary film producer, life-long conservationist, traveler, board member for various organizations, chair of countless events and wife and mother of three. Karen has participated in almost every kind of event that a woman experiences in her life. @What2WearWhere Rent the RunwaySunday, September 9, 2012
  18. 18. Gigi Lee Chang Gigi is CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World. Gigi is also the Founder of the leading organic baby & kids food brand, Plum Organics. @gigileechang Rent the RunwaySunday, September 9, 2012
  19. 19. Chrysula Winegar When You Wake Up A Mother Chrysula is communications consultant and community manager for the United Nations Foundation’s Million Moms Challenge She is also a Shot@Life Champion for global vaccines. Chrysula blogs on changing the world at “When You Wake Up A Mother.” @chysula Bloomingdale’sSunday, September 9, 2012
  20. 20. Erika Katz Bonding Over Beauty Erika is author of Bonding Over Beauty and proud mother of two. She is also Creator of the Bffl Bag gifting program for breast cancer patients at the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. @bondoverbeauty BarbourSunday, September 9, 2012
  21. 21. Stone Abramson Erika Katz’s son P.S. from AéropostaleSunday, September 9, 2012
  22. 22. Divya Gugnani Send The Trend Divya started her business career in Investment Banking at Goldman!Sachs and then moved on to private equity and venture capital at!Investcorp International and FirstMark Capital. Currently, she runs!Send the Trend ( which offers!curated fashion accessories and beauty for women online. Send the Trend was acquired by QVC in February 2012. Divya advises several startups and established brands. She appears regularly on MSNBC: Your Business, NBC!Weekend Today and NBC Nonstop. She has also been a guest on FOX &!FRIENDS and has been featured in The New York Times, BusinessWeek,!TIME Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The Deal, Crains,!among several other publications. Divya contributes to The Huffington!Post,, Daily Beast, MSNs Glo, The Nest Magazine and!Womans World. She is the author of the book Sexy Women Eat: Secrets!to Eating What You Want and Still Looking Fabulous, published by!HarperCollins. Divya was honored as a 2010 Game Changer by The New York Enterprise!Report and will be receiving an award as one of the Top 50 Outstanding!Asian Americans in business. Additionally, @dugnani Divya is on the Board of!Directors for New York Entrepreneur Week, a non-profit movement formed!around a single belief: entrepreneurs change the world. She also!enjoys teaching entrepreneurs at The Founder Institute. In addition to a B.S. from!Cornell!University!and an M.B.A. from!Harvard!Business!School, Divya holds a degree from the French Culinary!Institute. Rent the RunwaySunday, September 9, 2012
  23. 23. Kathleen Tullie Boks Kids As founder and executive director of BOKS, Kathleen is passionate about providing opportunities for kids to learn healthy habits one of which is regular physical activity and knowing that MOMS can lead the change in brining opportunities to kids everywhere. @kathleentullie BarbourSunday, September 9, 2012
  24. 24. Tonia Sanders The Chatty Mom Tonia is the mom behind The Chatty Momma and mother to two daughters, Isabella and Gabriella, and a husband named Ryan. She volunteers at several non-profit organizations. @thechattymom Bloomingdale’sSunday, September 9, 2012
  25. 25. David Kirsch David Kirsch Wellness David Kirsch is the celebrated trainer, best-selling author, innovator of One of a Kind Supplements!®, founder of the Madison Square Club in New York City, and a single father to his 3-year-old twin daughters, Emilia and Francesca. His accomplishments over the last two decades have established him as one of the most respected fitness experts in the world. David has always believed that nutrition plays a major part in ones overall wellness and has used the same philosophy in raising his daughters. @DavidKirsch Bloomingdale’sSunday, September 9, 2012
  26. 26. Emilia and Francesa David Kirsch’s children FabKids.comSunday, September 9, 2012
  27. 27. Larysa Didio Larysa Fitness Concepts Larysa is a celebrity trainer and author of Sneaky Fitness. She believes that every child should have the opportunity to be empowered by the physical activity and the positive community that surrounds it. She launched the Most Awesome Race where 5% of every race profit is donated to a kids health charity. She is also partnered with Minor League Baseball to offer families fitness through baseball with “Fitness on the Field.” @LarisyaDidio New BalanceSunday, September 9, 2012
  28. 28. Shari Brooks My Judy the Foodie Shari has spent 15 years in the television industry as a marketing guru at E! Television Networks and MTV Networks before she decided to embrace motherhood full time. When her mother, Judy died of breast cancer, Shari, decided to “stumble through” her mother’s famed recipe collection, teach herself to cook, connect with her mother’s legacy while raising money for breast cancer research. She writes about food, cooking and family at @myjudythefoodie New BalanceSunday, September 9, 2012
  29. 29. Devi Thomas UN Foundation Shot@Life Devi is Director of the United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign that works to provide life-saving vaccines to children in developing countries through organizations such as UNICEF and the World Health Organization. She is a passionate believer in global health causes and works with her team to end preventable childhood deaths against diseases like polio, measles, diarrhea and pneumonia. She is gearing up to launch her new blog Cause Mom. @devithomas Rent the RunwaySunday, September 9, 2012
  30. 30. GYSargent Stephanie Borges The United States Marine Corp Stephanie is a full-time United States Marine, wife and mother of four. She is the Aviation Supply Chief, in charge of over 50 Marines and a warehouse with millions of dollars of aviation equipment. She loves teaching her kids that freedom is not handed to anyone and letting her girls see you can put on lip gloss and combat boots at the same time. Bloomingdale’sSunday, September 9, 2012
  31. 31. Stephanie McMahon WWE Moms Stephanie McMahon is the EVP of Creative at WWE, an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. She is responsible for overseeing the creative development of all WWE broadcast television (TV-PG), including WWE’s new Saturday morning kids show Saturday Morning Slam (TV-G), pay-per-view events, digital, social media and mobile content. Stephanie is also the corporate face of WWEs be a STAR anti-bullying program; a member of the Board of Directors for the USO Metropolitan Washington; and was recognized as one of the "Most Powerful Women in Cable" by CableFAX magazine in 2009 & 2011. She is the daughter of CT Senate hopeful Linda McMahon and the Chairman/CEO of WWE, Vince McMahon; wife of WWE Superstar Triple H; and proud mother of three little girls 6, 4, and 2. @wwemoms Rent the RunwaySunday, September 9, 2012
  32. 32. Casey Santiago Kangu Founder of, a crowdfunding website that expands life-saving health services to pregnant women around the world. A graduate of Wellesley College and Columbia Business School. Worked previously at and Deloitte, delivering microfinance and health services to women in Africa, Asia and the Middle Est. Casey’s husband and two kids inspire her daily. @kanguorg Rent the RunwaySunday, September 9, 2012
  33. 33. Jeanette Simon Pilates ProWorks Jeanette is the owner of Pilates ProWorks’ New York Studio and mother to eight month old Dylan Rose. Her studio helps women stay healthy with hardcore Pilates, Barre & TRX workouts, but the class closest to her heart is their exclusive Mommy & Me Pilates equipment class that allows new moms to get in shape with their babies. @ppwync Rent the RunwaySunday, September 9, 2012
  34. 34. Joyce Shulman Macaroni Kid Joyce is CEO of Macaroni Kid, a company devoted to enriching communities and empowering moms. She is a mom of two. @macaronihq Bloomingdale’sSunday, September 9, 2012
  35. 35. Melanie Fascitelli Clo-sette Melanie is President and Creative Director of Clos-ette and Clos-ette Too. She is also the author of the closet guide book entitled “ShopYour Closet: The Ultimate Guide to Organizing Your Closet with Style.” And a proud mother to son, Charlie. @Closette Rent the RunwaySunday, September 9, 2012
  36. 36. Jane Park Julep Jane is CEO and Founder of Julep and runs the Powered by Girlfriends program Jane is working to end human trafficking. @JulepMaven Bloomingdale’sSunday, September 9, 2012
  37. 37. Carley Roney XO Group Carley is co-founder of XO Group, Inc., a global media and technology leader devoted to weddings, pregnancy and everything in between. Carley frequently works with female empowerment groups such as Step Up Women’s Network and is an active supporter of the Sophia Academy, a private middle school for girls from low-income families, in her home state of Rhode Island. @carleyroney Rent the RunwaySunday, September 9, 2012
  38. 38. Melanie Berliner Ingrid and Isabel Melanie is Founder of Dresdale designer consignment, an online consignment. She actively supports Boston Children’s Hospital and the American Federation of Police and Concerned Citizens. She is currently 34 weeks pregnant with her first child. @ingridandisabel Ingrid and IsabelSunday, September 9, 2012
  39. 39. Amanda Poses and daughter Addison Fill-R-Up Amanda Poses, the top designer for creative and unique gifts, is the founder of fill-r- up, a NY boutique and website specializing in!personalized gifts!and!custom!gift ideas. !An avid supporter of nonprofits, Amanda previously teamed with Jessica Seinfeld on her Baby Buggy Crib Drive to help provide cribs to mothers in need. Amanda currently works with other organizations including the Family Advisory Council at Komansky Center for Childrens Health at New York Weil Cornell Hospital. Amanda, who grew up in New Jersey, currently lives on the Upper East Side with her husband and two children. @fillrupnyc Ramy Brook and FabKids.comSunday, September 9, 2012
  40. 40. Lisa Sharkey Harper Collins Lisa is Senior Vice President and Director of Creative Development for HarperCollins Publishers. She sits on the board of ThinkKids and the Flawless Foundation. Lisa is author of Dreaming Green: Eco-Fabulous Homes Designed to Inspire. @LisaSharkey Rent the RunwaySunday, September 9, 2012
  41. 41. Carey Socol Bloomingdale’s Carey is Director of College Guidance at Little Red Elisabeth Irwin High School. She is a 50 State Marathoner raising money for Christy Turlington’s “Every Mother Counts” organization. She has completed 23 marathons in 15 states with two more on the calendar for this year. @csocol Rent the RunwaySunday, September 9, 2012
  42. 42. Lisa Rinna Lisa Rinna is a driven and successful !mother, wife, actress and business woman. Her long time love of fashion resulted in the creation of her own line, Belle Gray by Lisa Rinna, which is brought to consumers through QVC. Lisa has skillfully mastered the balance between her personal life and her busy career. @lisarinna Jay GodfreySunday, September 9, 2012
  43. 43. Wendy Williams Mother, wife and best-selling author Wendy Williams burst onto the national talk show scene in July 2009 with the launch of the!nationally-syndicated weekday program, “The Wendy Williams Show.” Called a “breakthrough in daytime” by!The New York Times, “The Wendy Williams Show,” which airs in 52 countries, and is now in its third season, has just been renewed on Fox through 2014. “The Wendy Williams Show” is the!provocative, must-see daytime talk show. Taped live in New York, viewers delight over Williams’ distinctive and entertaining personality, as well as a diverse mix of interviews with celebrity guests from television, film, music and sports. Popular segments include “Ask Wendy,” during which she offers real advice to audience members looking for solutions to problems, and “Hot Topics,” in which she delivers her own!unpredictable, honest, authentic and opinionated take!on the juiciest headlines. @wendywilliams wendyshow.comSunday, September 9, 2012
  44. 44. Blaire Rabenhorst Style by Blaire Rabenhorst,Visual Merchandiser and Lead Stylist of Rent the RunwaySunday, September 9, 2012
  45. 45. DJ Fulano Working the turntables for the show is nine year old DJ FulanoSunday, September 9, 2012
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