brand ambassadors

Get insider tips from The Farfetch Style Ambassadors, the well-dressed and well-connected group of men and women handpicked from around the globe to give us their local lowdown.

  • Angelique Soave

    Investor and Philanthropist
    Los Angeles, USA

    Former financial analyst, Angelique Soave is now an angel investor and advisor to fashion, luxury and lifestyle brands. She retains a place on the board of Soave Enterprises, a Detroit holding company with subsidiaries encompassing a wide array of industries and one of Forbes’ America’s Largest Private Companies. Her influence in the fashion industry and her ongoing support for emerging designers around the world has earned her a place in Vogue US’s 100 It Girls. Angelique holds an MBA from Loyola University College.

    Favourite haunt in your home city:

    Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles.

    Best book:

    I love F. Scott Fitzgerald, anything by him.

    Top vacation spot:

    Tangiers, Morocco

    Essential fashion tip:

    Dress for yourself and dress for your mood. Being comfortable and confident is always stylish. Always be sure to wear things that suit you regardless of trends.

  • Corri McFadden

    Founder, eDrop-Off
    Chicago, USA

    It's difficult to give Corri McFadden an exacting job title, but multi–media entrepreneur probably comes close. Having launched pioneering luxury consignor business eDrop-Off over ten years ago, Corri now also advises women on how to stay fashionable in their closet, home and nursery via her popular self titled website CorriMcFadden.com, while continuing to host her weekly fashion segment on US channel WCIU’s 'You and Me This Morning'. Corri also advises a number of US fashion brands on strategy.

    Favourite haunt in your home city:

    Sofia’s in Chicago

    Best book:

    Bringing Home The Birkin by Michael Tonello.

    Top vacation spot:

    Capri

    Essential fashion tip:

    Leather is always better!

    Life motto:

    Competition keeps me in condition

  • Divia Harilela

    Founder The D’Vine
    Hong Kong, China

    Divia Harilela is considered a fashion authority in Asia and has worked in fashion and lifestyle media for over 13 years, most recently as Fashion Editor for Hong Kong's leading English language newspaper The South China Morning Post, where she remains a contributing editor. She also contributes to several international titles including the Business of Fashion, Vogue China, Howtospendit.com and Departures. In 2011 Divia founded The D’Vine, which has emerged as Asia’s leading online information source for the fashion and luxury industries.

    Favourite haunt in your home city:

    I love the flower market in Prince Edward

    Best book:

    Wuthering Heights - I am a sucker for any sort of tortured romance.

    Top vacation spot:

    Capri to escape; Istanbul or Marrakech for an exotic city adventure.

    Essential fashion tip:

    If you don't feel comfortable in it, don't wear it. You'll never look good.

    Life motto:

    You can't change others, only yourself.

  • DJ Kiss

    DJ and Founder, XOXO,Kiss
    New York City, USA

    A fixture behind the decks at countless fashion parties in New York and beyond, JaKissa Taylor-­Semple (as she is known to her family and friends) has created a career that spans both music and fashion. As well as DJing on the club scene across the US and internationally, in her spare time DJ Kiss posts about all things fashion, beauty and music on her blog, XOXO,Kiss, which has been recognised by People Style Watch as a top site for those seeking style inspiration.

    Favourite haunt in NYC: 

    SoHo ­ For the incredible luxury shopping, great people watching, and amazing restaurants!

    Best book:

    Rick Warren ­ The Purpose Driven Life

    Top vacation spot:

    Barbados

    Essential fashion tip:

    Don't be a slave to fashion trends, wear what works for your body!

    Life motto:

    You and you alone are responsible for your own happiness!

  • Nausheen Shah

    Fashion Writer
    New York City, USA

    Originally training as a fashion designer in New York and then Florence, before taking up roles at Catherine Malandrino and Zac Posen, New York City based Nausheen Shah is now a contributing journalist & stylist for publications such as Marie Claire US, the New York Post and L'Officiel. Nausheen spends her life jetting between fashion weeks and the world's most exotic travel destinations in her role reporting on the cuisine, art and design of far flung shores.

    Favourite haunt:

    La Esquina, Nolita

    Best book:

    Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig.

    Top vacation spot:

    Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman

    Essential fashion tip:

    Confidence is your best accessory

    Life motto:

    If you believe in it, it will happen. That’s how miracles become reality. Stay far away from fear.

  • ERICA PELOSINI

    Creative Consultant

    Florence, Italy

    Erica Pelosini is a regular in the street-style images that grace a thousand blogs around the world after each fashion week season, known best for her unique take on the luxe rock 'n' roll aesthetic, with trademark mussed up hair. But behind the flash-bulb-friendly outer appearance is a hard-working creative whose career has seen her work with some of fashion's key figures such as Anna dello Russo, Roberto Cavalli, Patrick Demarchelier and Tim Walker. She has also contributed to magazine titles such as Harpers Bazaar in the UK and the States, Spanish and Japanese Vogue and Italy's Flair magazine. Erica is currently Style Reporter for Style.com. In 2014 she married Dutch shoe designer Louis Leeman with whom she works closely, not only on his eponymous men's shoe label but on footwear for Italian brand Casadei. Erica lives between Florence, Paris, Los Angeles and New York.

    Favourite haunt:

    My favourite place in Florence has always been my grandfather's atelier. He studied at Florence's Academy of Fine Arts and had this amazing studio overlooking the Arno river. It was a creative meeting point, where artists and literates would meet.

    Best book:

    Without a doubt, The Picture Of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. I found this book in my mother's library and it has always fascinated me. The novel is about the image of a man, rather than about the man himself.

    Top vacation spot:

    Capri is one of my favourite holiday meccas, it is also the place where my husband and I gathered with all our friends and family for our wedding this last summer!

    Essential fashion tip:

    You can never be overdressed or overeducated.

    Life motto:

    I’m very much down to earth, just not this earth.

  • Jessica Nowitski

    Associate Director, The Goss Michael Foundation
    Dallas, USA

    Dallas based Jessica Nowitski is both a patron of the arts and of charity, with her most notable arts role being Associate Director of The Goss Michael Foundation, created by George Michael and Kenny Goss, that focuses on bringing aspiring British artists to a wider audience. Her charity work has included a major role in launching Dallas Rocks, which supports educational initiatives in African nations where diamonds are a natural resource, plus work supporting UNICEF, North Texas Food Bank and The Staying Alive Foundation to name but a few. Jessica is married to German basketball star Dirk Nowitzki.

    Favourite haunt in your home city:

    T-­Room at Forty Five Ten, for their yummy tuna melt and amazing shopping.

    Best book:

    My Astrid Lindgren books that I’ve kept for my daughter.

    Top vacation spot:

    St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

    Essential fashion tip:

    Always have a great tailor on speed dial, invest in getting your favourite pieces well tailored for a more custom look.

    Life motto:

    Where there is a will, there is a way.

  • Kamal Hotchandani

    CEO/Founder, Haute Living Magazine
    Miami, USA

    Kamal Hotchandani is the co-­founder and CEO of Haute Media Group, a global diversified media company thats print, online and social properties target the high-luxury market. Haute Media group’s properties are currently located in the USA, Russia, the UAE, and Brazil. Kamal is actively involved in many philanthropic initiatives and serves on the board of Sailing Heals. ORG and the Lennox Lewis Foundation amongst others.

    Favourite haunt in your home city:

    Miami's design district. Amazing urban revitalisation in the heart of Miami.

    Best book:

    Catcher In The Rye by J. D. Salinger.

    Top vacation spot:

    St Tropez

    Essential fashion tip:

    Never leave home without a watch.

    Life motto:

    Go hard or go home.

  • Natalya Kanj

    Co­-founder, Five Five Fabulous
    Dubai, UAE

    Natalya Kanj is co-­founder of Five Five Fabulous, a fashion and lifestyle blog run by her and sister Reem, based between London and Dubai. Together they have created an online destination that boasts a global readership, countless brand collaborations and a major campaign with Louis Vuitton for the Middle East. The sisters pride themselves on their high quality, unique content focusing on all things fashion, food and travel.

    Favourite haunt in your home city:

    The beach, no matter what time of day, it will always be my favourite place.

    Best book:

    I am currently reading Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg, a great book for ambitious business women!

    Top vacation spot:

    Anywhere on an island. I'd love to go to Bali.

    Essential fashion tip:

    Less is more.

    Life motto:

    You are what you do, not what you say you do.

  • Sharmadean Reid

    Founder, WAH Nails
    London, UK

    Sharmadean Reid has become quite a fixture on the hip east London fashion scene, part in thanks to her role as stylist contributing to various fashion magazines like iD and Qvest while also consulting for brands, but in the main due to WAH Nails, the cult Dalston salon she founded in 2009, now also present in London's flagship Topshop store. WAH, which pops up regularly around the world, has become the go to nail drop in for cool girls like Azealia Banks and M.I.A. With an innate entrepreneurial attitude that has seen her also venture into book publishing, Sharmadean has featured in Vogue UK's ‘New Generation' list and the ‘15 people who will define the future of arts in Britain’ in the country’s respected daily The Independent.

    Favourite haunt in your home city:

    The basement at the London Edition hotel.

    Best book:

    Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys.

    Top vacation spot:

    Port Antonio, Jamaica

    Essential fashion tip:

    Always mix it up

    Life motto:

    Have an expensive state of mind

  • Chris Chambers

    Founder and CEO, The Chambers Group
    New York City, USA

    Chris Chambers is best known for creating The Chambers Group, the New York based music public relations firm that he founded in 2006, but his influence in the music industry and beyond goes way further than that of a regular PR. Chris sits at the centre of a network that spans not only music, but sport, entertainment and fashion, and his clients have been some of the biggest hitters in those industries. This network was built not only at his own agency but at record companies like Mercury, EMI and Arista where he honed his skills before going it alone. Chris also acts as a mentor for aspiring entrepreneurs and young artists that join his agency's roster.

    Favourite haunt in your home city:

    Tribeca, you always get a feel of the old and current NYC.

    Best book:

    Conversations With God by Neale Donald Walsch.

    Top vacation spot:

    Italy and Brazil, both sexy, lots of culture and so much fun.

    Essential fashion tip:

    Must have a crisp button down white shirt in the wardrobe, it's a MUST!

    Life motto:

    Try to live in positivity, the world is hard enough.

  • Nick Wooster

    Menswear Consultant
    New York, USA

    Kansas born, New York based Nick Wooster has a CV that reads like a roll call of America's top fashion brands, littered with names as illustrious as Calvin Klein, Barney's New York, Ralph Lauren, Bergdorf Goodman and of course Neimen Marcus, where he held the position of Men’s Fashion Director until 2012. Most recently Nick has been consulting for a handful of global fashion brands including US giant J C Penny, whilst developing a digital presence that allows him to pass on his impeccable sartorial understanding to his fans and followers via Instagram and Tumblr, where he is considered a true menswear authority.

    Favourite haunt in your home city:

    Strip House. Best steak in New York.

    Best book:

    Metropolitan Life by Fran Lebowitz

    Top vacation spot:

    I just returned from a wedding in Kauai, Hawaii. It is truly one of the most beautiful places on the planet. It's shocking how many movies have been filmed there.I just returned from a wedding in Kauai, Hawaii. It is truly one of the most beautiful places on the planet. It's shocking how many movies have been filmed there.

    Essential fashion tip:

    Buy the best you can afford.

    Life motto:

    Don't quit before the miracle.

  • Fiona Byrne

    Founder, The Byrne Notice
    New York City, USA

    New York based girl about town Fiona Byrne is the brains behind The Byrne Notice, an online destination that looks at fashion, culture, food, art and nightlife through the eyes of a stylish downtown New Yorker. Fiona’s career has included contributions to some of New York’s finest fashion and news titles such as New York Magazine, The New York Times and Nylon, plus respected UK based music paper the NME. And in her role as an emergent multi media mogul, Fiona also designs and hosts Teen Vogue’s My Room makeover series.

    Favourite haunt in your home city:

    I find myself at Whitehall a lot in the West Village because my friends own it and they have Wolffer rosé which is my summer drink!

    Best book:

    Any Douglas Coupland book works for me, but I love Girlfriend In A Coma the best.

    Top vacation spot:

    I love St John in the United States Virgin Islands. It's tiny and has insane beaches. There's zero nightlife which I like.

    Essential fashion tip:

    Know what works on your body and always wear what you feel good in. Or thin in.

    Life motto:

    Why not?

  • Tanja Gacic

    Founder, My Empirical Life
    Sydney, Australia

    Croatian born Tanja Gacic is a Sydney based blogger, writer, stylist, photographer, creative director and online contributor at Vogue.com.au. Tanja’s blog My Empirical Life was created in her spare time as an outlet for her passion for writing and photography, but in 2012 she was approached by Australian Vogue to become a regular online contributor and has since collaborated with fashion brands as illustrious as Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen and Gucci. Tanja works with several charities close to her heart, appearing in and supporting the Witchery Ovarian Cancer Campaign and endorsing the WWF.

    Favourite haunt in your home city:

    I cannot go past Icebergs, the gorgeous restaurant with uninterrupted Bondi Beach vistas, for a delicious cocktail and Italian food. I also love the newcomer Nomad for its eclectic but utterly delicious seasonal menu.

    Best book:

    Anything by Henry Miller, Charles Bukowski, Gabriel Garcia Marquez or Haruki Murakami.

    Top vacation spot:

    Croatia, because I hail from there and the islands are gorgeous!

    Essential fashion tip:

    Fashion rules are meant to be broken!

    Life motto:

    Everything in moderation, including moderation ­ Oscar Wilde.

  • Reem Kanj

    Founder, Five Five Fabulous Blog
    London, UK

    Reem Kanj founded Five Five Fabulous in 2009. After two successful years running the daily updated fashion and news blog, she welcomed her sister Natalya to the team in 2012. Together they turned it into a highly respected personal fashion and lifestyle source by posting unique content that highlights their journeys between London and Dubai. Reem works on Five Five Fabulous full time but also consults for high end brands both in London and the Middle East.

    Favourite haunt in your home city:

    I love Columbia Road Flower Market on a Sunday afternoon.

    Best book:

    Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg, my sister and I have both read it!

    Top vacation spot:

    Maldives or Fiji.

    Essential fashion tip:

    Wear your confidence.

    Life motto:

    Great things never came from comfort zones.

  • Yukari Ota

    Stylist & Fashion Consultant
    Tokyo, Japan

    Yukari Ota is an art director, fashion stylist and entrepreneur based in Japan. A true multi tasker, she styles and consults for various Japanese brands whilst running her own enterprise Lapaz, a hip café with gift shop in Tokyo’s Shibuya district. Yukari’s working week encompasses not only editorial shoots for some of Japan’s biggest fashion titles, but also helping to ensure a fair few Japanese celebrities maintain perfect sartorial form by advising and styling them for public appearances. Yukari lives in Tokyo.

    Favourite haunt in your home city:

    Lapaz and Omotesando

    Best book:

    The Selby Is in Your Place by Todd Selby

    Top vacation spot:

    The Masai in Kenya

    Essential fashion tip:

    Denim & T-­shirts, always look good together.

    Life motto:

    Don’t get obsessed!