Meet the Panel: Francoise Blanchette + Sadia Seymour
When it comes to crossing the T’s and dotting the I’s on endorsement deals for some of music brightest stars, Franciose Blanchette not only has them allocated, they’ve been signed, sealed and delivered. The University of Boston Massachusetts alum partnered up with Swizz Beatz and Reebok, and she also put him in the driver’s seat for Lotus as well as Aston Martin. Formerly a Marketing and Business Development Coordinator at Sony, Francoise is the Principal at MCM-PR where she specializes in Branding, Integrated Campaigns, and Media Relations. Some of her past clients includes Clive Davis, Pharrell Williams, Jay-Z, Bono, Diddy, and Gayle King. Blanchette’s work has been in noteworthy magazines such as Vogue, Dazed and Confused, Complex, Vibe and People. If your favorite artist inks a partnership with reputable brand, odds are Francoise is handing them the pen.
Sadia Seymour’s passion for fashion began at a ripe age watching her mother’s extraordinary talent of sewing, episodes of “Style with Elsa Klench” and “I Love Lucy.” A graduate of the highly regarded Fashion Institute of Technology, she started her career doing retail manufacturing and, in 1998, she transitioned into fashion styling. Sadia has styled for editorial, catalog, and independent film clients including: Lincoln, Orangina, Playtex, The Knot, People and Essence, to name a few.
Sadia has returned to her alma mater as a leading instructor, teaching the Fashion Styling Certificate and Saturday Live programs, bestowing her years of experience and industry insight.
Get the chance to meet her + our other panelists at our ‘Passion for Fashion’ event tonight, May 21, 6:30-9pm.
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