The co-founders of fashion rental site Rent the Runway, Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss, were recently in Cleveland as presenters at the 10th Annual Small Business Convention in partnership with the Female Entrepreneur Summit. Hyman and Fleiss founded Rent the Runway in 2009 and have grown the company into a nationwide venture with millions of customers.
On Sept. 30, Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, co-founder of the fashion flash sale website Gilt Group, visited Cleveland as part of the FUEL leadership conference. She shared how a love for Filene's Basement combined with an MBA from Harvard Business School helped her turn Gilt into a successful global enterprise.
Cleveland-based TaShawna Jackson is a third-generation crocheter, following a tradition set by her mother and grandmother. Today, she uses crochet as a medium not only for scarves and accessories, but also ready-to-wear pieces. She first showed her work at last fall's Great Lakes Fashion Week accessories event and will be showing her work again at Great Lakes Fashion Week's Spring 2014 Couture Show.
Technically, spring might be right around the corner, but we Clevelanders know that the cold, wind and snow can last well into March, even April! Here are a few tips from local bloggers for looking stylish while staying warm.