Team Nation: Season Two
Every season is a highlight at Nation. However, Fall is extra special: back-to-school excitement, football season, family gatherings and Fall Fashion. We are excited to announce Fall 2015's Team Nation: Season Two. Real Moms | Real Style. These women are not only super-moms at home, but they are also leaders in their career fields. Team Nation follows two top LA based editors, a global PR guru, a singer songwriter, and an accessories designer.
Get a Behind The Scenes look into these incredible women's lives as they juggle their daily lives just like you... of course wearing some Nation along the way! @nationltd #TEAMNATION #NationLTD #ilovemynation
MOTHER, ENTREPRENEUR + FOUNDER OF ICA
Adee Drexler is the Co-Founder and Principal of Los Angeles based Marketing and Full Service Public Relations Agency, Infinity Creative Agency (ICA). As an industry veteran, Adee delivers brands over 10+ years of experience mastering roles spanning business development, branding, marketing, sales, e-commerce, event planning and social media.
Adee has been instrumental to brands from not only their consumer facing content with press, blogger, and celebrity relations, but her expansive industry contacts make her invaluable as she has taken brands to the next level ingraining herself into their internal sales and marketing divisions. Prior to ICA, she served as Director Public Relations and Marketing at LiveLife Fashions, where she oversaw media relations strategies for a range of globally renowned clients, Adee also brings expertise in the area of in-house public relations, serving as the Director of Public Relations & Marketing at Chan Luu, where she independently handled all press, sales, and marketing efforts for the renowned jewelry designer.
This Fall marks the opening of ICA West Hollywood, following the anticipated opening of ICA New York, Spring 2016.
MOTHER + SENIOR EDITOR OF RACKED LA
Natalie Alcala is a true jack-of-all-trades. In addition to being a new mom to an adorable baby boy (check out #dressingdiego on Instagram), she runs Racked LA as the popular fashion and retail blog's senior editor. And just last year, she founded Fashion Mamas LA: a members-only network for stylish LA mothers who work in the fashion industry.
Natalie also boasts an impressive freelance writing career and has reported for the likes of Vogue, Elle, Blackbook, and Bullett.
MOTHER, SONGWRITER + ENTREPRENEUR
Stefanie’s career began as a professional child actor, singer, and dancer, preforming on numerous national TV advertising campaigns. Stefanie emerged onto the music scene as a member of the 3-part harmony girl-group ‘Wild Orchid’ with fellow members Stacey Ferguson (Fergie) and Renee Sands. The group scored a major-label deal with RCA Records in 1993 and released three albums during their ten-year career.
Stefanie remained deeply involved in the music world after the group split up by continually writing and producing new material and ultimately breaking out as a songwriter-producer. Stefanie has collaborted numerous influential artists and her material has been sung by the likes of John Legend, Fergie, the Pussycat Dolls, and Miley Cyrus, among countless others artists.
Today, Stefanie is the mother of four children and still manages to balance her busy family life while remaining an in-demand songwriter who continues to brings clever, catchy, and unique ideas to her clients.
MOTHER, JOURNALIST, AUTHOR + CO-FOUNDER OF THE HIVE MAG
Melissa Magsaysay is a fashion journalist and author contributing to numerous publications as well as the co-founder of the lifestyle website, The Hive. She was most recently a style writer and editor at the Los Angeles Times, a position she held for 5 years.
Prior to the Los Angeles Times, she was the west coast fashion market editor at Women's Wear Daily for 3 years, producing and styling fashion stories for one of the industry's most informative and influential publications. Melissa's work is currently featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Hollywood Reporter, Yahoo! Beauty and HarpersBazaar.com.
Her best-selling book “City of Style: Exploring Los Angeles Fashion from Bohemian to Rock” was released in May 2012.
MOTHER + DESIGNER OF GELAREH MIZRAHI
Gelareh is the Principal and Creative Director at Gelareh Mizrahi, LLC. Gelareh launched her line of playful, bold, and edgy python handbags in 2011 and the collection has been making waves in the fashion world ever since. Gelareh used the world of street style and fashion bloggers/ editors in order to introduce and gain notoriety for the collection. The initial supports such as Lucky’s Eva Chen and Style.com’s Rachael Wang led to a growth of momentum for the collection that took on a life of its own. Recently her bags were worn by bloggers such as Rumi Neely of Fashion Toast and the Canadian sisters behind the Beckerman Blog. Before her success in the fashion world, Gelareh received her education at Parsons School of Design. As a graduate she worked at Chanel and Intermix where she learned about both the consumer-facing and the design sides of the business. Today, Gelareh balances her successful career with being a wife and mother.