Phyllis Keitlen, Founder
The first women’s shirt and shirtdress collection by SavvyChic, Inc. features innovative shirts and dresses that just may be the newest alternative to the little black dress. The collection, which was designed and is being manufactured in the USA (NYC) by SavvyChic, Inc – Phyllis Keitlen, creative director and founder, formerly of Tric -Trac, Ltd.
Phyllis Keitlen, has been an innovative knitwear designer for the last 25 years. Her cool t-shirts and separates often featured in the windows of Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue. She was acclaimed by Vogue as having made “The Italian Truck Driver’s t-Shirt” into fashion chic. Now Keitlen, has created a collection that with clean lines and unique styling updates the “must-haves” for women on the go—items that are head-turners while being comfortable and easy to combine while moving smoothly from the informal to the formal, morning to night.
SavvyChic is sold to private clients —and exclusively on the multi-cultural market place www.SoChicNYC.com
Keitlen, famous for her Caftan t-shirt and Caftan Dress Collection will be expanding SavvyChic and adding a few updated renditons of the Caftan-t to her new collection. Also, she is adding an updated Accessory Jewelry collection.
Tammy Kollinger, Marketing & eCommerce Director
Tammy has an extensive background in marketing and sales, with a focus on web marketing and eCommerce over the last few years. As co-founder of her own miami-based marketing firm, RM2 Project, Tammy has worked on the production and creation of many websites and web-based marketing campaigns for a variety of businesses in various industries across South Florida and New York. Tammy’s good eye for design and creative ideas are taking SoChicNYC.com to the next level.
Jacqueline Malloy, Social Media Strategist, Online Marketer, Blogger
Jacqueline is originally from Seattle, WA. Spent the last 20 years in NYC. She is Social Media Strategist, Online Marketer, Branding Consultant, Community Manager, Content Creator and Blogger. Received her certificate in Advanced Online Marketing through the University of Washington, Michael G. Foster School of Business. Jacqueline is proficient in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube, and Google+. Furthermore, for over the last 5 years she has been taking online courses with the top social media specialists in their respective fields. She openly admits she’s a ‘Device Junkie’. When not strategizing her next social media campaign for her clients, or blogging about the latest trends or cutting edge innovation, she so passionately enjoys doing. You can find Jacqueline enjoying the beauties of the Pacific Northwest, and of course, with her iPhone in hand capturing each moment as she fervently shares her experiences on all her social channels!
Debbie Kollinger, Director of Web Operations
Marilyn & Josephine, Foreign Correspondents
Marilyn was born in Antwerp, Belgium. In college, she earned a Masters Degree in Philosophy and then worked as a concert promoter for Live Nation Belgium. In 2007 she moved to sunny Tel Aviv, Israel to work as a freelance event planner, producer and concert organizer under “Live on Mars”. She promoted many international shows including Leonard Cohen, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan and Elton John. She also toured the world with Leonard Cohen so don’t be surprised if she mentions Camp Cohen a lot. Coming from an artistic and passionate musical family, Marilyn also plays piano and sometimes she even dares to perform on a stage. More recently she saw her passion and talent grow in creating collages, crafting, DIY, knitting and sewing for the “Life on Mars” collections. Marilyn fell in love with Tel Aviv and has been sharing that love ever since.
Sien Josephine was born some 28 years ago in Lier (Belgium). She actually graduated from law school a few years ago. She started her internship at a firm and decided not to become a lawyer! Instead, she made mingling a profession till she bumped into her current boss and continued her career as a production assistant at Dagcasting. Being freed from the grown also did wonders for her creativity. Sien bought a camera and started the blog with dearest friend Marilyn about their lives between Antwerp and Tel Aviv. Being a huge food-fan, Josephine is very passionate about cooking and baking. Her big loves are writing (Mister Moleskine), Brian Ferry and her camera (with thanks to Merrymaker Ruth van Soom).
Tobias, Public Relations Co-ordinator
Tobias is certified in public relations with a special niche in brand development. He has committed over four years to fashion and entertainment. Tobias has been very fortunate to work with many emerging and already established brands and has every intention on continuing to elevate with as many people living the journey and loving life.
“Every moment is an experience. In those cherished pieces of life, I grow in the rise of all I connect with, as we link in adding or own pieces to the building of heaven on earth – a bigger world outside ourselves”
Gwenveria Sargeant, Director of Community
Her design endeavors have taken her to various parts of the Far East and Europe for both design development/research as well as production purposes.
Her entrepreneurial efforts (in association with her partners) resulted in a licensing agreement with “Sears, Roebuck and Co ” in association with G-lll Apparel Co., Cathy’s of California & Berkshire Hosiery, which resulted in nationwide distribution in over 100 stores. These unique garments and accessories were manufactured under their F.A.I.T.H. (Fashion Art In The House) label and featured original urban/ethnic textile designs & graphics for Women’s Coats, Ladies Accessories& Children’s Sportswear. Gwen is the founding member (1994) and Chairman of the Board of the Fashion &Arts Xchange Group Inc., a not-for-profit service organization that provides opportunities for networking and interchange among the diverse community of African-American professionals in the fashion and arts industry.
Through her not-for-profit service organization Fashion & Arts Xchange Group Inc., Gwen is able to provide opportunities for networking and interchange among the diverse community of African-American professionals in the fashion and arts industry and is able to foster an environment where individuals can seek information, develop careers, reevaluate their progress and can be proactive in asserting a valued presence in these highly competitive industries.
Judy Goss, TV Personality
Judy Goss is a TV personality and radio show host who interviews A-list celebrities, hosts her own shows and works as a TV correspondent and contributor all across the country. She is currently the radio show host of “What Women Want” with over 500,000 downloads, a regular contributor on FOX NY and NBC CT, a published author of St. Martin’s Press, along with writing for NY Lifestyles Magazine. Judy is also an entrepreneur who founded the nationally acclaimed networking organization What Women Want (formerly Over 40 Females®) with its 20 chapters from NY to CA. Her background is in the fashion and publishing industries as an international high fashion model who then became an editor of Cosmopolitan and MORE Magazines before she segued into the world of TV and radio. Passionate about children, Judy is on the board for StopCAIDNow, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and volunteers for the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Metro NY. She is the proud Mom of twin girls currently residing with her husband in NY.
Lee Sable, Fashion and Travel Blogger
Style blogger Lee Sable contributes to 3 Score & More, a travel and style blog for curious women 60+. Her unimpeachable eye, flair, and whimsy are informed by a lifelong carrer in international fashion. Lee began her career designing belts and accessories that quickly established her reputation for unique style. She went on to found Zoom, a women’s boutique in Southampton and Manhattan. Her shops specialized in luxury clothing, particularly sportswear (including amazing cashmere sweaters), and accessories sourced from her bi-annual trips to Italy and other far away destinations. Unique, sometimes one-of-a-kind pieces made the selection at Zoom even more special and fun. Today Lee is a sought-after personal style and wardrobe consultant based in NYC. She also shares her expertise as a volunteer at Bottomless Closet, a non-profit that helps disadvantaged, unemployed women seeking to acquire appropriately styled interview clothes and assistance with their resumes, boosting their self confidence by knowing that they are looking great and feeling good about themselves.