Contributors - Neiman Marcus

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Ana Maria Pimentel

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Catherine Bloom

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Chuck Steelman

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Courtney Maldonado

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Hillary Stonger

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Ken Downing

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Megan O'Sullivan

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Meghan Jahr

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Michelle Padgett

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Morgan O’Hare

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Natalie Bowman

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Nicole Jordan

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Rachel Anise

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Susan Miller

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Tracy Hayes

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Regina Campbell

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Ana Maria Pimentel

As fashion director for women’s accessories of Neiman Marcus Group, AnaMaria provides trend direction to the company’s Designer Handbags, Fashion Accessories, Women’s Shoes, Designer and Precious Jewelry divisions. Previously she was the accessories director of Harper's Bazaar for six years. She is based in New York.

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Catherine Bloom

Recognized by The New York Times T Magazine as a "personal shopper extraordinaire," Catherine Bloom is renowned for her innate ability to interpret runway fashion into everyday wardrobe options for her clients. Though not technically a Neiman Marcus buyer, Bloom has her own open-to-buy budget, and each season joins the contingent of NM merchants and executives at the runway shows in Milan, Paris, and New York. "I'm just looking for things that spark my interest," she explains, "things that could work for the lifestyles of my clients. I'm usually thinking of people I know and what they would like, but then I'll see an amazing clutch or extraordinary lace dress that is so special I know it will find a home with someone." Educated at The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, Bloom began her career as a sales associate in the Couture Salon at NM Beverly Hills while attending college. She quickly moved into personal shopping and over the years has gathered an impressive list of clientele, many of whom have sported Bloom's finds on the red carpet. She and her well-choreographed team work out of the personal shopping suite on the second floor of NM Beverly Hills where notebooks and iPads® coexist happily with rolling racks, handbags, shoes, jewelry, and couture-decked dress forms. From her office, Bloom has access to the most luxurious pieces the world has to offer. "Everyone is bombarded with choices," she says. "When you don't have time to dig through it all yourself, it's wonderful to have my eyes looking out for you. Locating that special piece. Finding the right size. Helping you put it together."

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Chuck Steelman

Chuck Steelman is the Special Events Manager for Neiman Marcus Corporate Public Relations. He travels to many of the NM stores throughout the year executing special events and large scale parties inside and outside of the store. He founded Project Beauty events that happen in many stores each season promoting Cosmetics. In 2014, he was presented the NMG Innovators Award based on the success of Project Beauty. He was been with NM since 2005 and before he moved into the NMG Corporate Offices, he was the Public Relations Manager for NM Willow Bend in North Dallas. He is the Regional Director for Fashion Group International of Dallas and received the 2014 President's Service Award from FGI NY President, Margaret Hayes, for his volunteer service. He also serves on the board of directors for the Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS Dallas. He enjoys traveling, music, theatre, contemporary art, and spending time with his partner, Scott, and their dog Baron. Follow him on Instagram, Twitter and Periscope at @chucksteelman

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Courtney Maldonado

Courtney Maldonado is the Social Media Manager for Neiman Marcus, overseeing Fine Apparel, Designer & Precious Jewelry, Men's and Home. A half-Puerto Rican and native Texan, who earned her B.S. in Fashion Merchandising and Photography from Texas Christian University, she started her NM career as a Sales Associate at the NM Fort Worth location at the age of 18. Courtney thrived at NM and pursued her career with the company post graduation. She then left the buying offices after six years, to pursue her true calling, "Social Media". As a self proclaimed Snapchat expert, she enjoys nail art, hip-hop music and anything pertaining to Victoria Beckham - her idol. You will never see her without a stack of bracelets on her wrist (5 is her minimum) or a Starbucks coffee in her hand.

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Hillary Stonger

Hillary Stonger is a Corporate PR Manager at Neiman Marcus. A native Texan and graduate of Texas A&M University's Mays Business School, she ventured to Manhattan following graduation and worked for fashion PR firm BPCM, where she handled accounts such as Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, SUNO, Jenni Kayne, and CH Carolina Herrera. Upon her return to the Lone Star State in spring of 2015, Hillary joined Neiman Marcus, where she focuses on the Women's Apparel, Women's Accessories, and Cosmetics product categories. She typically can be found undertaking a new DIY project or reading a memoir.

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Ken Downing

Ken Downing is fashion director and senior vice president of Neiman Marcus stores. He oversees women’s and men’s trends, managing a team of fashion editors in the company’s New York office, and directing 200 merchants in Dallas on what is fashionable and what to buy for each season. He represents Neiman Marcus in the media and at major fashion events, and is the definitive tastemaker, stylist, and arbiter of fashion for Neiman Marcus. He resides in Dallas and is a connoisseur of 20th century contemporary furniture and art.

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Megan O'Sullivan

Megan O’Sullivan is a Contemporary Assistant Buyer for Neiman Marcus. A Dallas native, she received her B.S. from Wake Forest University in Business and Enterprise Management with a concentration in Arts Marketing. At Wake Forest, she founded the university’s fashion blog and club, WFU Style. After graduating in May 2015, Megan completed the Neiman Marcus Executive Development Program and began her role in the buying offices. Since starting at Neiman Marcus, she joined the Digital Innovation team and participates on various Social Media projects. A self-proclaimed Instagram addict and digital media expert, Megan is passionate about the digital fashion movement. When not multi-tasking in the office, you can find Megan in the yoga studio, museum hopping, or exploring a new city.

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Meghan Jahr

Meghan Jahr is the Social Media Manager for Neiman Marcus. She received her B.S from Santa Clara University in Business Marketing, and minored in Communications and Retail Studies. She joined Neiman Marcus as an Assistant Buyer for Fashion Accessories in 2010. From there, she became the Marketing Analyst for the Fragrance & Cosmetic Division. She joined the Social Media & Co Op Advertising team in December with a focus on the following areas: Contemporary, Beauty, Ladies Shoes & Handbags, DII, Dresses, Kids, Intimates, & Sale. Meghan resides in her hometown of Dallas with her two Siamese cats, Prada & Milly. She loves to travel and is an avid volunteer in the community, which includes her involvement with The Junior league of Dallas.

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Michelle Padgett

Michelle Padgett is an editorial copywriter at Neiman Marcus. A Dallas native, she started in 2007 after graduating from the University of Dallas where she studied classical literature and journalism. She has written for print, online, and social media projects. And while the topics she’s covered have ranged from T.S. Eliot to the Tokyo cocktail scene, fashion has always been her favorite.

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Morgan O’Hare

Morgan O’Hare is the social media coordinator at Neiman Marcus. Hailing from Jacksonville, Florida, she ventured to Dallas to attend Southern Methodist University. Upon graduating with a degree in creative advertising and fashion media, she continued to pursue her career in the luxury retail marketplace. When not shooting street style during NYFW, you can find Morgan hopping on the next flight out to explore a new city for a weekend getaway. With a keen eye for style and a unique perspective on social media, Morgan thrives on fusing her loves of fashion and writing within the digital realm.

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Natalie Bowman

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Nicole Jordan

Nicole Jordan is an editorial writer for Neiman Marcus. A Dallasite, born and raised, she earned her journalism degree from the University of North Texas and has a background in magazines. Her portfolio contains everything from award-winning investigative features to celebrity Q&As and restaurant reviews, but it's fashion she counts as her greatest love.

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Rachel Anise

The Beauty Professor, otherwise known as Rachel Anise Wegter, is a communication professor with a penchant for beauty products from both high-end and independent niche lines. When not teaching, coaching, consulting or writing academically (she recently co-authored a college-level public speaking textbook), she spends an inordinate amount of time thoroughly swatching and reviewing her favorite products, which slightly skew towards her endless pursuit of the perfect foundation and pinky nude lip color. Her blog, Beauty Professor (www.beautyprofessor.net), features honest assessments, true-to-life images and creative video tutorials that work together to create an authentic and interactive community for its loyal readers.

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Susan Miller

Susan Miller is the founder of Astrology Zone, a favorite of fashion insiders for astrological forecasts.

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Tracy Hayes

With grandparents on both sides in the apparel industry, native Dallasite Tracy Achor Hayes was a clotheshorse from an early age. Prior to joining joining Neiman Marcus as Editorial Director in December 2012, she was founder and editor in chief of FD Luxe, a monthly fashion and design magazine published by The Dallas Morning News.

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Regina Campbell

Regina Campbell is Director of Social Media & Coop Advertising for Neiman Marcus. She received her B.S. from University of Illinois in Media Studies and her M.S. from Boston University in Television Production. Regina led major marketing and digital strategy initiatives at Kohl’s, SC Johnson & Son, and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group before joining Neiman Marcus in February 2015. In her first year, Regina launched the Pinterest Buy Button and oversaw strategic and creative innovations on the NM Instagram handle, which resulted in a 40% growth in followers to date. Her focus for 2016 remains on driving new customer acquisition, enhancing engagement, and devising new social commerce opportunities. Regina resides in Dallas with her husband Ross, their 2-year-old son Laith, and an English bulldog puppy named Osi. She loves pilates and sharing her life on Instagram, @reginajoy_