Rock the Runway 2014 Judges
Suede is a New York-based fashion designer, crafter, and personality.
For more than 5 years Anne Siegel has been the Special Events Manager for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, where she oversees more than 300 events annually. Anne graduated from Mercyhurst College – where she produced her first ever Runway Fashion Show – with a degree focused on event management and a background in fashion merchandising.
After graduation, Anne worked as a talent buyer, agent and event producer in the entertainment industry. Over the course of her career, Anne has managed events with such media entities as NBC, The Food Network and Disney, and coordinated celebrity appearances with Martha Stewart, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Rev Run of Run-DMC and Betty White. When not planning events, Anne can be found teaching Latin, hip hop and belly dancing classes at Fairport Dance Academy.
Emma Day is a native to London, UK and the owner of Carnaby Street Style, a European inspired fashion boutique in Kent, OH. Born in England, Emma has always had a love for everything English – especially British fashion.
When she was ten, Emma and her family moved to Hudson, Ohio. She graduated from Hudson City Schools and attended Bowling Green State University, studying business. During college, Emma gained an array of experiences working in various retail stores.
In 2010, Emma graduated from BGSU with a B.S. in Business Administration, specializing in Marketing. Upon graduation, she returned to the northeast Ohio area and began managing a local retail store. This further fueled her passion and dream to open her own boutique.
The business plan for Carnaby Street Style was developed while Emma was in college during an entrepreneurship course. The plan combined her passion for British fashion, retail experience and Emma’s desire to start her own business. All that was left was a location. This was solidified when she took note of the Kent redevelopment project while visiting her brother who was attending Kent State University. Carnaby Street Style opened in 2012 aspiring to create the atmosphere of a European-style boutique at an affordable price.
Emma currently resides in Stow with her fiancé, cat and dog.
“I am lucky enough to get to travel back to England to see the latest fashion, styles and inspirations and, during my most recent trip I got engaged- giving me just another reason to love the City of London.”
“I truly believe that the way we present ourselves correlates to our confidence level. If I can help someone find an outfit or accessory that makes them look their best, then I feel that, in return, they will feel their best. Fashion is a way that each person can express their own unique personality. The way I wear an outfit might be completely different to the way someone else would wear it. I enjoy seeing each person’s unique take on the season fashions and making it their own style.”