Contributors to Fashion News Live bring the best fashion and celebrity news. Their combined skills provide current runway, red carpet, and fashion news. We are a team that is focused on fashion from the runway to street.
Rocco Leo Gaglioti – Creator, Producer, & Host
Rocco Leo Gaglioti is a self-made triple threat — creator, producer and host. He founded the televised on-line fashion magazine,FashionNewsLive.com, which almost overnight has become ranked as one of the top ten out of the 150 million fashion and celebrity sites around the world.
He hit the ground running in 2004 with his very first interview on the red carpet with Anna Nicole Smith. Not bad for a rookie. And the fact that she tried to make out with him didn’t even scare him away from pursuing his lifelong dream of working in the fashion industry. But making dreams come true takes more than good looks and charm. It takes hard work and determination as well.
Even though he makes it look easy, Rocco came from humble, though very loving beginnings. He learned to communicate with his hands through sign language before he could even speak because of his mother, who was born deaf. This naturally gave him a lifelong appreciation for the underdog, along with the advantage of a much more enhanced “sixth sense”.
Being in the right place at the right time doesn’t hurt either. And so it was a Miami model scout with an obvious eye for spotting talent who advised Rocco in 1994 to try his hand at modeling. Miami quickly turned into Milan and Paris, which turned into New York and the rest is history as they say.
Within a short time, he was signed with Boss and Zoli. Rocco wanted more though, and it was when he picked up a camera in Germany that he discovered his own eye for photography. He was a natural behind the camera, impressed several major publishers and soon after secured gigs from Maxim Magazine and Ocean Drive. But the model-turned-photographer still wasn’t satisfied. In 2000 he founded his own production company, RLG Productions, and set up shop at the back lot at Universal Studios.
His vision for a unique televised fashion magazine format was soon picked up by the now defunct UPN and maintained a strong presence on the network until its demise. He quickly transitioned his vision into an online media empire, which continues to grow and thrive today as he provides a steady stream of compelling entertainment and fashion content for millions of fashionistas around the world.
The 6’3” former model may dress from head to toe in Marc Jacobs and Gucci, but that is not what makes him fashion’s latest “It Guy”. It’s more than likely the combination of his soulfulness, his uncanny ability for discerning the next big thing and his beguiling quintessence that landed him on the pop culture radar and will undoubtedly make him a household name.
The rising star is certainly not going to slow down anytime soon. Rocco currently resides in New York City and Los Angeles, California.
Ian Jardiolin – Executive Producer
Ian Jardiolin is a triple threat, having studied mathematics, computer science, and economics at the University of California – Los Angeles. The business-savvy executive producer has worked as a top executive at both the Creative Artists Agency and Fox Network. With nearly two decades of impressive experience in business intelligence, Jardiolin also helps oversee FNL’s business strategies, finances, international travel itineraries, and more.
Myra Postolache – Milano Ambassador
Myra Postolache is Founder of The Secret Code of Fashion Agency, an international public relations and brand strategy agency based in Milan for fashion, art and, design industry leaders and emerging talents. The agency has various partnerships with fashion platforms all around the world including FTLModa and Art Hearts Fashion at New York Fashion Week and Feeric Fashion Week, the most creative fashion week from Eastern Europe. Myra shapes and communicates the unique visions of her designers’ clients and has a deep understanding of the dynamic cultural landscape, combined with an intuition that anticipates industry innovation. She creates a dialogue between brands and their target audiences that is integrated across print, broadcast, and digital media.
She is the Senior Fashion Editor of Trend Privè Magazine and Managing Editor of The Backstage Collections Magazine where she is in charge of the writers who report on current fashion trends and the latest news from the fashion industry. She worked over 9 years as a human resources manager for a multinational company in Italy where she developed creative instructional planning in PNL, Leadership, and Communication Skills for her team-works from Sales Department.
Her mission is to support emerging fashion designers and thanks to her powerful relationships with style leaders amplify the scouting concept for emerging talents to international catwalks and important trade shows in the world.
Kandee Johnson-On Camera Host
Kandee Johnson is a Youtube beauty and style phenomenon, with over 130 million views on her videos. She shares her tips, tricks, and inspiration with millions of viewers worldwide. Her bubbly and fun personality combined with her unique style and genuine spirit make her loveable and addictive to watch.
She began her career in Hollywood as a make-up artist for tv, movies and print, even dabbling in wardrobe styling for several commercials, TV shows, and a movie.
Kandee has been featured in magazines like ELLE, Glamour, and NYLON and industry specials like Make-Up Artist magazine. She also won the very first ELLE and Cover Girl video star award for the year and was featured in a special Cover Girl ad. Online her work has shown up everywhere from InStyle to the Huffington Post. Her work has been shown on Good Morning America and she has been a guest make-up artist, performing all the make-up transformations and guest hosting/judging on the Style Channel’s “How Do I Look” for their big 2 hour special.
As well as being a guest Judge on Oxygen’s Hair Battle Spectacular, she has shared her tips on Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers show on the CW.
She causes websites to crash with a mere mention of a product she likes, and after having her hair cut at a salon in LA, they had girls calling from all over the world to schedule appointments and tell of how they scheduled their vacations to include a hair cut at the same salon.
She has worked with cosmetic companies to create colors and was asked to design a handbag that will be out this December. Kandee grew up designing clothes, drawing, taking photographs and her love of all things fashion, style and make-up have become a lifestyle and trusted source for all things beauty and style for millions of viewers a month.
Follow Kandee @kandeejohnson
Angela Simmons-On Camera Host
Angela Simmons is the star of two Hit MTV Shows: “Run’s House”, in which America gets an insider’s look at the lives of the first family of hip-hop, as well as her own MTV Show, “Daddy’s Girls”, chronicling Angela and her sister’s jet-setting bi-coastal lives as they navigate Hollywood and step out as role models for their millions of young fans. At 23, Angela is the second eldest sibling in the Simmons family and has already accomplished a great deal both personally and professionally. She graduated from the High School of Fashion Industries and has continued to pursue fashion by attending the world-renowned Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.
That same year Angela and her sister Vanessa founded the ultra-popular clothing, sneaker and handbag/accessory line PASTRY, which has catapulted into a million dollar brand and has become a hit with girls across the country. The success of Pastry has established Angela into a fashion powerhouse and entrepreneur in her own right.With international appeal, Angela alongside her sister Vanessa have graced the pages of PEOPLE, ESSENCE, TEEN VOGUE, SEVENTEEN, VIBE, OK! Weekly, Star Magazine, US Weekly, InTouch Weekly, and Life & Style. They’ve appeared on THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, ACCESS HOLLYWOOD, EXTRA, GOOD DAY NY, FOX BUSINESS and many more media outlets. They turn heads on A-list red carpets such as The EMMY Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, NAACP Awards and New York Fashion Week.In addition, Angela is committed to empowering and uplifting young people and has become an ambassador for the Children’s Miracle Network – visiting children in hospitals and providing them with hope and inspiration.
Follow Angela @AngelaSimmons