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A Professional Development Panel
6:00 p.m. - networking reception
7:00 p.m. - panel discussion and Q&A
City National Bank
Alison Deyette (moderator) - host, stylist, lifestyle expert
Jane Cha Cutler - executive vice president, Full Picture
Kellie Martin - actress and owner, Romp Store
Gwen Miller - EVP, Los Angeles regional manager,
City National Bank
Nony Tochterman - designer/owner, Petro Zillia
Jane Cha Cutler
The evening will include:
pre-panel networking with dynamic women
complimentary sips and snacks
valuable insight from industry leaders
the opportunity to learn more about how Step Up helps women & girls reach their potential
special incentives if you join, renew or upgrade your Step Up membership at the event
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About the Panelists
Alison Deyette is an accomplished television host, seasoned stylist and lifestyle expert who has worked extensively for national news and entertainment programs, magazines and online media outlets. She has covered the latest in style trends and travel destinations and has interviewed celebrities, entertainers and top experts. Over the course of her career, Alison has performed hundreds of makeovers for people and their spaces and has produced and styled editorial shoots around the world. She's as comfortable in the role of style maven - where she can help real women fix their fashion conundrums - as she is riding high on a zip-line over the valleys of Costa Rica.
Alison appears regularly on The View, NBC's Today, CBS' Early Show, Style Network's How Do I Look, KTLA's Morning Show and has made frequent appearances on TBS' Movie and a Makeover, Tyra, Life & Style and The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet. She is the Style Expert on Bravo's Millionaire Matchmaker, TLC's Ten Years Younger, Dr. Drew's LifeChangers and the new Marie Osmond show. She has been the host of several web series including AOL's StyleList "In the Know" and Playtex's Bra Makeover, which features contest winners who win the chance to have Alison help them reshape their style and in just season two has had nearly 21 million impressions. She is the host and writer of "A Secret Worth Sharing" which appears on MSN, Glo, Wonderwall and MSNBC where Alison shares her styling expertise and know how and has had over seven million views. Alison knows how to translate all of the latest fashion, beauty and lifestyle trends, and has covered topics that range from shopping smart to best beauty buys and girlfriend getaways to gift giving advice. Alison's energetic, sassy personality and her dynamic, approachable sense of style give her segments a unique flair that relates to the everyday viewer.
Prior to establishing her successful television career, Alison worked as a stylist, fashion director, runway producer and print journalist. She has worked with such acclaimed designers as Michael Kors, Cynthia Rowley, Betsey Johnson, Ralph Lauren and Kate Spade. Often interviewed in print and news publications, she has also lent her expertise to O Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Real Simple, Woman's Day, In Touch, People StyleWatch, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, USA Today and more.
In just the last two years, Alison has been interviewed for, featured by or contributed to over 75 magazines, newspapers and online publications. Plus, her You Tube channel has been escalating at a fast pace with over 20 million views.
Alison's website, AlisonDeyette.com, is a destination for all things lifestyle including style, beauty, gifts, shopping, travel & fashion advice. For five years, she wrote a popular column, "Ask Alison," that was regularly featured on Glam.com, the #1 style & lifestyle site in the U.S.
When she's not catching a flight to various cities across America or another country, Alison is known among friends as the consummate entertainer, throwing frequent game nights and cooking up both a killer carrot soufflé and a to-die-for butternut crunch cake. She spends time outdoors playing golf and tennis, biking, surfing, hiking and doing Pilates. She and her husband have two dogs, Penny and Lucy and volunteer regularly with the animal rescue organization, The Rescue Train, in Los Angeles.
Alison is a Step Up Luminary Circle member.
Jane Cha Cutler
Cha Cutler, executive vice president of Full Picture, has been with the company since the
its founding in 1999 and heads the entertainment division. As executive
producer of hit series Project Runway, she has received 6 Emmy and 5 PGA
nominations and won the prestigious Peabody Award. She also executive produced Runway’s spinoff series Models of the Runway; Seriously Funny Kids series
for Lifetime; Stylista for the CW network, about aspiring young editors vying
for a position at ELLE magazine; and Modelinia Fashion Week TV for New York’s
She is currently developing projects with fashion/beauty, culinary,
fitness/nutrition and luxury lifestyle clients for television and digital
including an innovative fashion-beauty game format in conjunction with Procter
& Gamble Productions. She is developing feature film Fit Model for Full
Picture Entertainment in association with Overnight Films. Cutler has helped
spearhead the extension of many of Full Picture’s properties into New Media.
Recent projects include the “Heidi Klum on AOL” site for women’s lifestyle with
verticals in fashion, beauty, fitness and relationships, and a unique viral
series through Full Picture’s production deal with Microsoft’s MSN called
“Style Studio,” “Mind, Body, Balance,” “Focus on Feeling Better” and “The
Victory Project.” These innovative web series create multi-platform
opportunities for users to learn about fashion, beauty and health through video
segments, community content, virtual look books and social networking.
Prior to the founding of Full Picture, Cutler was an executive at the
entertainment division of Rogers & Cowan. Prior to R&C, she was at Entertainment Tonight and at ABC. While studying government at Harvard
University, she worked on various political campaigns and produced the
university’s annual sports fundraiser for PBS. She has also completed the
creative writing program at Columbia University.
Kellie is an Emmy-nominated actress who
appears on Lifetime’s Army Wives and is best known for her
work on ER and Life Goes On. She is also known
for her other roles in television such as Crisis Center and the series Christy. She has recently
added a new title to her resume–internet entrepreneur–with her takeover of
ROMP, an online modern children’s boutique. Kellie is mom to 5-year-old daughter
Maggie and hopes that ROMP will "inspire conscious, thoughtful parenting
practice and will, in turn, help moms feel confident and fulfilled.”
was originally founded in 2005 and quickly became the online destination for
parents seeking style-savvy toys, and gifts that inspire kids to be creative,
curious and conscious. Martin, a longtime fan of ROMP, learned the original owner
Jenn LaBelle was closing the e-commerce site after six years in business. “After
being a loyal customer of ROMP for years, I was devastated to learn my favorite
one-stop-shop for my daughter was closing. My husband and I decided we couldn’t
bare to see it go, so we purchased it!”
While Martin has maintained
the site’s original charm, she has made a few additions to the vast inventory
and the overall look. ROMP boasts just the right mix of style and
sophistication with playful substance. The newly re-launched online shop takes
Martin’s keen eye and her panache for style and applies it to the pint-sized
crowd. All products found on the site are handpicked to inspire kids to play,
pretend, think and celebrate.
ROMP is the first modern
boutique for kids where consumers can find everything from a toadstool
nightlight to treasured toy trucks, back-to-school essentials, inspiring art
sets and wondrous room décor.
While Kellie has shifted her
focus to pursue a venture that allows her to celebrate parenting and learning,
she has found a way to balance ROMP and her acting career. Along with starring
in Army Wives,
she can be seen in Hallmark’s made for TV movie, Always A Bride.
Gwen Miller is executive vice president and manager of City National Bank's Private Client Services offices in the greater Los Angeles area. She is a member of the company's Executive Committee and serves as regional executive for Los Angeles. In that capacity, she is responsible for coordinating the delivery of City National's banking and wealth management services in the greater Los Angeles area, including Downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena, Long Beach and the Westside.
Since 2005, Ms. Miller has led a team of wealth management, banking and credit professionals in the coordinated delivery of the bank's broad array of financial products and services to high-net-worth individuals and families, professional firms and nonprofit organizations. Based at City National's corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, she manages the regional Private Client Services offices in Beverly Hills, Century City and downtown Los Angeles.She also serves as executive sponsor of the bank's Legal Council and Multicultural Initiative, both of which are focused on expanding City National's market share among those respective segments.
Ms. Miller joined City National in 1999 at its Beverly Hills-based Entertainment Division. Before that, she was a senior vice president and led the private banking and entertainment units at California United Bank. She also worked for five years as a vice president and commercial and private banking relationship manager in the entertainment division at Bank of California.
She began her 26-year career in banking as a management trainee and commercial lender with First Interstate Bank and later served as a commercial lender with Union Bank.
A graduate of Scripps College in Claremont, Calif., Ms. Miller is a member of the boards of directors of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles and the Silverlake Children's Theatre Group.
She lives in the Mt. Washington section of Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters.
blouses, crochet minis, tiered-lace prairies, polka-dots sleeves, oh my! … Step
inside the head of Nony Tochterman, and escape into a fantasy “Fashion Island.”
Bold colors, vivid detail, retro trends with modern twists ... this is PETRO ZILLIA. Born in 1996, PETRO ZILLIA takes a whimsical look at
high fashion, using luxurious fabrics and innovative ideas.
PETRO ZILLIA’s carefree, fearless
attitude toward clothes is obvious in the structure and path it has chosen to
take. It is inspiration for the woman that is fashion savvy and isn’t afraid
to wear clothes that reflect her … she is confident, ageless and fun.
It observes and honors vintage fashion with its bright colors, one-of-a-kind
patchwork, respect to detail and, above all, fashion integrity.
PETRO ZILLIA is given life inside of
Nony’s imaginative fashion playground; her Santa Monica-based studio is surrounded
by walls and walls of lush fabric and trims in the workroom, deep ballistic
colors, plush oversize sofas and an archive closet any women would die to have.
"It’s hard for me to separate my life from
fashion." And how could she? Nony learned to knit, sew and
cut fabric by the time she was seven. She grew up watching her hip, fashion-designing
mother run a trendy boutique in her native home of Tel Aviv, Israel. As a
little girl, Nony would frequent her mother’s factory and create clothes for
her dolls; at 11 she launched into selling feathered earrings to the girls in
the neighborhood; and by the age of 17, she sold her first hand-loomed sweater
in her mother’s boutique under a pseudo label … the rest is fashion addict
Relocating to Los Angeles, Nony hit the hip, LA
boutiques and worked the retail end of the business, attending what she called "the
school of life." She headed to New York on a whim to
expand her fashion horizons. Her whim turned into ten years of big city life
and undeniably her most important discovery to date: her business partner, Yosi
Drori, who soon became her husband and the father of her two beautiful
At the first-ever LA Fashion Awards, Designer Nony
Tochterman of Petro Zillia was awarded the night's top honor for fashion
design, the Moss Adams Fashion Innovator
(MAFI) Award. The award was created by Moss Adams, one of the leading
accounting firms in the fashion arena, to honor a company that has had a
significant impact on the national marketplace by exemplifying California
fashion innovation through unique and compelling design, production and
PETRO ZILLIA’s simple
vision of courageous accessories has turned into a largely successful,
ready-to-wear collection that is a hit amongst fashion stars such as Paris Hilton, Fergie and Nicki Minaj to name a few.
It has been splashed across the pages of fashion magazines such as Vogue,
W, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle
is short. You have to have fun, be surrounded by people you love, and you have
to be inspired."
Welcome to PETRO ZILLIA.