Brita Belli is the editor of E / The Environmental Magazine, the largest independent magazine dedicated to green issues. Prior to joining E, Brita was the arts editor at the Fairfield County Weekly where she won numerous awards for her writing from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, New England Press Association, and Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists.
Her stories have been featured in the books "Notes from the Underground: The Most Outrageous Stories from the Alternative Press" and "Best AltWeekly Writing and Design 2006," and she edited "EarthTalk: Expert Answers to Everyday Questions About the Environment." She writes a green column for Connecticut Home & Garden and her articles have appeared in Plenty Magazine, MSN.com, Treehugger.com, Fairfield Magazine, Colorado Springs Independent, Black & White City Paper, Illinois Times and Monterey County Weekly.
Brita has appeared on numerous TV programs as an eco-expert, including the Comcast Network, the Regional News Network and Connecticut's News Channel 8, and maintains a blog on sports and the environment at www.PlayItGreen.com.
A model, actor, producer and animal activist, Katie Cleary has starred in shows such as "America's Next Top Model" and for four years appeared on Deal or No Deal.
She has worked on such movies as "The Break Up," "Lake House" and her last film project, "Iron Man 2." She also has appeared in various other TV shows, including "CSI NY," "Las Vegas," "Entourage," "Rules of Engagement," "Chuck" and "Working Class."
Katie also is the founder of Peace 4 Animals, a nonprofit organization that aims to protect and give a voice to animals in need. A native of Chicago, she was drawn to rescuing animals at an early age.
Daniel James Cole
Daniel James Cole's work as a costume designer has been seen off-Broadway, in independent films, and with the Seattle Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, New York Chamber Opera and Manhattan School of Music.
He has spoken on fashion history topics at conferences throughout the world, including the International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes' annual conferences in 2007 (Toronto), 2008 (Melbourne), 2010 (Taipei) and 2011 (Paris). He has been quoted as a fashion historian in the Wall Street Journal, In Style Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Houston Chronicle, China Daily News and New York Post, among other publications.
Daniel also is a professor at New York University and Fashion Institute of Technology, and has also taught at Queens College CUNY and Pratt Institute. In early 2013, he was co-authoring the book "Fashion Since 1850," to be published by Laurence King Ltd.
With a master's degree in fashion from the Royal College of Art in London and an unprecedented reaction to her college showing, Elizabeth Emanuel seemed destined to become an international design and couture legend.
In 1981, world interest focused on the marriage of Diana Spencer to Prince Charles. It was the Elizabeth's now famous black evening dress that was to change overnight the image of a shy teenager into that of a future princess. It was to Elizabeth whom Lady Diana Spencer turned to create the wedding dress of the century. Seven hundred million television viewers around the world watched as the Emanuel name became a symbol overnight.
During the next few years Elizabeth developed her unique blend of fantasy and natural flair, building an extensive client list. She was commissioned by Elizabeth Taylor to design her wardrobe for the promotion of her "White Diamond" perfume and by Joan Collins to design her wardrobe for the much-publicized launch of her book "Prime Time."
Elizabeth has dressed many celebrities, including Bianca Jagger, Jane Seymour, Shakira Caine, Faye Dunaway, Twiggy, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Tilly, Daryl Hannah, Charlize Theron, Sigourney Weaver, Elizabeth Hurley, Janice Dickinson, Sharon Osbourne, Paula Abdul and Helena Bonham-Carter.
To learn more, visit her site at www.elizabethemanuel.co.uk/.
Born in Warsaw, Poland, and raised in Chicago, Joanna Krupa is the personification of a true, self-made sensation who knew early on in her life that she was destined to work in the world of fashion and show business.
She has been seen on the big screen in "Ripple Effect" and appeared on hit TV shows "Las Vegas," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and "Dancing with the Stars," in addition to gracing the covers of Maxim and Playboy. She has been the host of "Poland's Next Top Model" and is now starring in "The Real Housewives of Miami."
Joanna is an animal activist and often speaks out publicly about animal cruelty.
A renowned star on stage and screen, and a founding patron of the Born Free Foundation, Joanna Lumley started her modeling career in the 1960s in London, as a house model for Jean Muir, and then as a photographic model for three very happy years.
Although she went on to become an actress she has never forgotten this hugely enjoyable and instructive episode in her life: as Patsy in "Absolutely Fabulous" she still keeps a sharpish eye on fashion, and is always seen at the best shows with the most influential and celebrated designers (in her dreams).
She is thrilled and honoured to be a judge of the fffashion project.
Dalia MacPhee is a designer of stunning evening gowns and dresses that frequently appear on the red carpet, including on the stars of "Glee" and "The Vampire Diaries."
Dalia is passionate about the protection of animals and the environment. In keeping with her company's motto, "Changing the world one gown at a time," for every gown purchased a tree is planted in the Tahoe National Forest and a portion of all proceeds is donated to Women for Women International, which provides support to women impacted by war and civil conflict. Further, 95 percent of Dalia MacPhee's line is 100 percent vegan, identifiable by the "V" at the end of the style numbers on the company site.
Of course Dalia MacPhee designs are fur free and are recognized by the International Fur Free Retailer Program (www.furfreeretailer.com), which recognizes retailers who have committed to a no-fur policy.
Summer Rayne Oakes
Summer Rayne Oakes is a model-activist, author of best-selling style guide "Style, Naturally," and co-founder of Source4Style, a business-to-business, trends-driven online marketplace connecting designers directly with sustainable materials from a network of global suppliers.Return to Homepage »