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Emily Holt

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Previously Fashion News Editor, Vogue. Previously Eye Editor, W Magazine. NYU grad. University of California, Los Angeles grad.

Previously Fashion News Editor, Vogue. Previously Eye Editor, W Magazine. NYU grad. University of California, Los Angeles grad.

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Creative Director in Residence October 2015 - March 2016
Fashion News Editor Vogue 2010 - June 2014
Eye Editor W Magazine 2005 - 2010
Eye Editor Women's Wear Daily 2004 - 2010


New York University Journalism 2002 - 2003
University of California, Los Angeles Communications 1996 - 2000

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Markets of Interest
  • • Fashion
  • • Media
  • • Events
  • • Dating
  • • Content
  • • News

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Key Strengths

Profiles • Fashion • Retail • Editing • Writing

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Sophia Chabbott
We worked together  •  Senior Online Fashion Editor, Glamour magazine. Previously Editorial Director, Saks Fifth Avenue.
Emily looks at business from both a personal and professional perspective. Her innovations are born out of needs that she herself experience ... s, as well the needs of the culturally rich group of colleagues spanning nearly every category of the fashion industry: from fellow editors and writers to designers, marketers and entrepreneurs. She is fearless in impelenting her ideas and experimenting with the next big thing. She understands fashion, but moreover, the market and the manner in which it functions- enabling her to identify the holes. Emily, will not only fill the voids, she'll create new opportunities the likes of which we have yet to imagine. And she'll do all of this with strategic, smart fearlessness.
Mariah Chase
We worked together  •  CEO, ELOQUII. Previously Co-Founder, Send the Trend. Harvard grad.
Super smart, perceptive, able to size up the big picture quickly and draw sharp insights about ppl, markets and industry. Fast, efficient, ... used to a zillion simultaneous deadlines
Mackenzie Dawson
They're my friends  •  Contributing Editor/"Motherland" Columnist, New York Post. Previously Daily Features Editor, New York Post. NYU grad.
She has a clear vision of what she wants to accomplish and knows how to get there. Emily is that rare person who combines extreme creativity ... with follow-through and focus. She's also so charming and in the know that people generally want to be associated with anything she's involved in.
Matthew Lynch
We worked together  •  Deputy Editor,, Vanity Fair. Previously Senior Editor, Capital New York.
Emily is a great editor with a sharp eye, soft touch, and an encyclopedic knowledge of fashion.
Marissa Goodman Thieriot
They're my friends  •  Founder/Creative Director, Tempest + Bentley sustainable luxury knitwear. Designed in San Francisco and made responsibly in the U.S.A.
As a fashion writer, Emily is extremely disciplined in tracking her projects and her schedule. Emily has to stay two steps ahead of current ... events and trends in fashion, to compete with other writers. Emily's excelled as a writer in her industry, as she continues to consistently write for many of the top media outlets in the world. For some time Emily has been building the idea for a unique retail experience. I see her passion, industry experience, creative ideas and most importantly, her drive to educate herself in the areas that she has less experience in, as the key components necessary to become a well balanced and successful entrepreneur. Emily's also detail oriented, calm and thoughtful in her demeanor and a pleasure to interact with. She has a thoughtful and smart personality that attracts people to her. People want to work with her and support her.
Taren Sterry
They're my mentor  •  Vice President, BNI and BOSS, Taren Sterry Coaching. NYU grad. University of California, Santa Cruz grad.
Do not be fooled by Emily's impeccably alluring fashion statement when you first meet her. Under that polish and style is a storyteller and ... brand maker who will be shape what you think know about business long after you shake her hand.
Kate Gaeir
They're my friends  •  Owner/Principal, Akimbo Communications. Previously PR Account Manager, Hayter Communications.
I've always admired Emily's passion to create the experiences she wanted for herself in life and work. Since college, I've known her to take ... opportunities in her education and career that maximized her interests, pushed the edges of her comfort zone, and created amazing connections along the way. She's not afraid to take chances, often putting herself out in front or embarking on an unknown adventure to see what may lay ahead. Through Emily's experiences, she's earned her stripes as a smart, insightful and creative voice to the forward and on-mark trends in style and design. As she embarks beyond the pages of journalism, I believe Emily has the fresh perspective, sound vision, realistic growth strategy and unwavering drive to create a marketplace that attracts consumers and followers to her unique tone of voice. Emily has incredible interest in finding and sharing hidden gems - whether by local artists, new designers, or tried-and-true classics - and through leveraging her long-standing network of colleagues, associates, and friends in the fashion industry, I have no doubt she'll succeed in bringing a fresh point of view to the retail industry.
Kelsey O'Keefe
They're my school  •  Member, JMO Firm PLLC. Previously Attorney, Cowan Miller & Lederman.
Emily is incredibly knowledgeable, insightful and concise. I highly recommend her valuable input and rely on her advice often.
Kimry Blackwelder
We worked together  •  Global Communications and Events Manager, Cole Haan. Previously Developer Services Division, Cottingham Chalk and Associates.
Emily is one of the most intelligent, driven and well spoken professional I know. She is not only a someone I worked with on a professional ... level but also personally through our work together. Her thoughts and communications skills along with determined sense of creative vision are impressive to say the least. She is a guaranteed success in whatever she embarks in professionally. Determination, vision and intelligece will take her very far in all her endeavors.

Marissa Goodman Thieriot
They're my friends  •  Founder/Creative Director, Tempest + Bentley sustainable luxury knitwear. Designed in San Francisco and made responsibly in the U.S.A.
Marissa has done the impossible: She's created a sweater I've never seen before. Her designs are elegant, playful, luxe and responsibly made ... , and I'm desperate to get my hands on them. She is a calm, patient and deliberate entrepreneur and I constantly am in awe of her ability and determination to get every part of her business right.