T I F F   P O R T E R

178 N. 8th St. Brooklyn, NY 11211 | C: 502.489.1313 | tiffporterstyle@gmail.com

 

S U M M A R Y

Creative and original stylist with a strong background in vintage, jewelry design, sets, props, displays & merchandising.  Detail oriented and dedicated to meeting and surpassing clients’ expectations.  Excellent at managing teams of people and tight deadlines. 

 

H I G H L I G H T S

·      Trend Forecasting

·      Visual Merchandising & Displays

·      Brand Awareness & Vendor Relations

·      Apparel Styling Techniques on & off figure

·      Event Styling

·      Buying

 

Portfolio: www.tiffporterstyle.com

Store: www.oldhollywoodmoxie.com

 

E X P E R I E N C E

10/2014 to Current        Visual Merchandiser

                                        Pendleton Woolen Mills

 I do all the visual merchandising for Pendleton   at various events in NYC throughout the year.         

 

05/2015 to Current          Stylist    

  Tom James

Stylist for well known catalog for brand Tom James. I do a variety of   styling for them.  On Figure, flats, laydowns, and stills.  I also do

Props for stills and display work for them.  On-line and printed catalog.

 

8/2008-03/2015               Owner/Creative Director/Buyer & Designer

 Old Hollywood

Old Hollywood was a very well known shop located in Brooklyn and the LES in New York.  As owner, sole buyer, creative director---everything, I managed A LOT.  Here are some of the things I did for my business:

 

Managed projects according to timeline & Seasonal changes. Styled Garments and Jewelry for magazine print, tv, & film.  Drove sales by developing business strategies, Marketing plans and merchandiseAssortments. Photographed all products for web.  Developed in house brand of home goods and jewelry that is still in production and in many stores nationwide.  Tracked current & emerging fashion and consumer

trends. Executed product pricing strategies. Managed store budgets & financial plans.  Calculated purchase orders and entered data in worksheets to maintain budget and projected deliveries. Collaborated with various photographers to produce look books & ad campaigns.  Built a reputation of credibility and responsiveness with vendors.  Updated jewelry and samples with buyers on a seasonal basis. I decided to close the shop in March of 2015 due to rent increases.

 

09/2015 to 10/2015           Stylist

  Airbnb: RunAirbnb for New York Marathon

Event Styling for a big 5 day event.  Décor over 5 consecutive days in 5 different venues in each of the 5 boroughs.  Executed to make each venue space look like a runner in the marathon’s apartment. 

 

10/2015                            Stylist

  Carnegie Hall 125th Anniversary Gala

Curtain draping, florals, tabletops, & décor planning & execution for Carnegie Hall’s 125th Anniversary Gala.

 

03/2015-05/2015              Project Manager

 Raul Avila / MET GALA

Oversaw team of 20+ people in trouble shooting and build of 2015 MET Gala’s Bamboo Great Hall, Whisperia Ceiling, & Giant Rose Vase for China: Through the Looking Glass.  Motivated Team to work efficiently to meet timeline goals. Executed visuals and solved problems as they arose.  Managed Schedules.

 

05/2005-9/2008                Buyer & Visual Merchandiser

  Catbird

Managed projects according to timeline & seasonal changes. Monitored stock to maintain sufficient quantity of featured product.  Shopped all competition stores regularly to identify opportunities, labels and trends.  Drove sales by developing business strategies, marketing plans and merchandise assortments.  Found new designers and studied emerging trends.  Full store display work.

 

05/2006-7/2008                Buyer

  Gomi

Buyer for small independent ECO boutique in the LES.  Tracked current and emerging eco-friendly fashion brands.  Developed merchandising strategies each season as well as photoshoots.

 

2005-2006                        Buyer

  The Family Jewels

Vintage buyer specializing in 1900’s-1950’s.

 

E D U C A T I O N

University of Louisville

Bachelor of Arts: Communications 2005

Communications Major with a PR focus.  Double Minor: Sociology & Pan African Studies.