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.
Nicolas Gregorieff – Editor in Chief for Asia, Africa, Middle East
Nicolas Gregorieff is a 25 years veteran of management, finances, development, lobbying, strategy and executing business in television, marketing and fashion industries to name a few.
In 1985, Mr. Gregorieff joined PBCIC in Paris, a leading French Bank part of CIC. Then, he was recruited by Dimension, a financial and real estate group as business developer and became sales director of the Domus bank in 1994 (Credit Foncier de France group) In 1996, he joined Palassimo, a financial holding owning the Palace, a legendary theatre in Paris. As deputy general manager, he created a new attractive concept to increase the profitability of the Palace. Offering movies and TV studios on site, he was dealing with movies’ producers, major TV companies and famous designers eager to book this iconic venue for their fashion shows.
Two years later, he became General Manager for Expand (currently known as Canal Plus prod), the 1st TV producer company in France. Taking care of all the productions (100h+ of content produced per month) and the content strategy he signed strong partnership with US and British TVs and productions houses. He successfully increased by 45% the profitability of the company. Nicolas improved the awareness of the group among TV channels, producers and operators.
In 2000, Nicolas became CFO and Head of Strategy for New York group, a creative agency specialized in merchandising, design and new branding concepts. He acquired strategic small companies. The goal was to leverage marketing campaigns. Nicolas hired, train and retain a seasoned merchandising team, creating new concept stores and the special nights during Cannes film festival.
Also in charge of the marketing and PR, he supervised the opening of new stores. By reorganizing the distribution and dealing with key stakeholders (bankers, distributors and retailers), sales grew by 180 %. In 2005, he founded IW5 in Paris, a creative agency dedicated to luxury and premium brands from the retail industry such as Bulgari, L’Oreal luxury products, Chanel, Clarins, Champagne Nicolas Feuillate, Orange, Armani, Van Cleef & Arpels, Swarovski, Petit Bateau…to name a few. The idea was to offer a memorable experience and engage the 5 senses of the consumer, the best way to create a emotional bound with the brand and improve the sales performance. Nicolas also collaborated with famous museums to organize retrospectives and exhibitions for some luxury brands. He was delivering strategic action plans to reinforce the brand experience and tactical recommendations to increase the footfall. In 2007, he opened the Dubai office and advised department stores and major brands in Middle East, Asia from the luxury world (fashion, spirits, leather goods, fragrances, cosmetics, airlines…). The Dubai office specialized in branding and innovative visual merchandising (from creation to implementation) including new media.
Ian Jardiolin – Executive Producer
Tammy Forchion – Social Media Director
Tammy Forchion brings decades of marketing knowledge and experience with strategic social media marketing and public relations. This passion developed while attending Washington State University professional writing program.
She realized that marketing, content, and writing was her passion. She completed her Master’s at Full Sail in business marketing with a focus on strategic online marketing. This training developed her unique successful approach to marketing that increases sales, branding, and online presence for her clients. Her sales positions with online marketing, SEO, and content companies developed a strong understanding an online presence brings high value and return for brands.
Her online fashion marketing passion developed with a client that sold designer fashion. Her insight to fashion, clothing, and design provided this client with an increase in sales and a road to Fashion News Live.
Connect with Tammy @4ChionMarketing
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
Vicky Good – Videographer
Vicky is a sassy, charismatic, photographer and fitness addict. She was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Florida at the age of eight. As an adolescent, she had an affinity for art and began to develop a passion for photography. At the age of 23, she was blessed with the opportunity to be mentored by a very talented photographer. It was with him that she developed an eye for shooting and began to learn the intricacies of photography as an art form. During her career in Orlando and now New York City, she has been fortunate to work with a variety of clients, from corporate marketing assignments, to fitness and fashion shoots, and even food stylists. Vicky has covered Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NYC for Fashion News Live multiple seasons and thrives off working in the fast-paced environment. Whenever she’s not behind the lense or building her portfolio at www.VickyGood.com, you can find her helping people to sculpt their bodies and reach their fitness goals.