Tanya McAnear is also a fashion instructor at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in San Diego. She was also an instructor at Fashion Careers College (FCC) for 20 years, where she was awarded “Instructor of the Year” for 2002, 2003 & 2005. She teaches a wide range of classes but specializes in fashion related subjects. She was with FCC from 1993 to 2012 and had been in such positions as Director of Student Activities, Placement Director, Admissions Director, Evening Program Dean, High School Program Coordinator, Advertising & Promotions Director and Student Services Director.
Additionally, Ms. McAnear coordinated the annual Golden Hanger Fashion Awards Gala for 16 years. She produced fashion shows and provided consulting services for major organizations such as Nordstrom, Westfield, Simon Malls, and large charities including the National Charity League.
Contributors & pickers
Jennafer Grace | Designer, Stylist & picker
Jennafer Grace is a San Diego native designer. She has been involved with and inspired by fashion since a young age, and graduated from the Fashion Design Program at Fashion Careers College. Jennafer Grace loves to create form-conscious garments that reflect the wearer’s confidence and personal style. Her custom garments are seen in many Southern CA fashion shows, charity events, and print. Jennafer Grace adores the personal touch and endless possibilities of custom creation, and has clients worldwide. The option of case by case tailoring and one-of-a-kind garments has made this designer notably unique in San Diego. Locally, Jennafer Grace collaborates regularly with artisans and entrepreneurs to promote an appreciation of fashion and creativity in San Diego. Find her at jennafergracecollection.com
eliza tolley | artist & picker
Studied Art at San Diego State University, and has been painting in San Diego ever since. Previously a featured artist at Adorn Gallery, Patrick Moore Gallery, and has done numerous commissioned pieces for interior designers and long time customers. She uses lush rich colors to create interest. Her work has depth with an askew perspective. Once a figural painter she made the switch to abstraction and found her calling. When asked about her work, she replies that she loves color, and that each person sees something different in her pieces. The more you look at them, the more you will see, and enjoy. Her work is more than just "non-confrontational art", it is full of interest and intrigue and a dark beauty with depth and rhythm.
NOAH Feldman | furniture contributor
Noah Feldman grew up in a home filled with unique furnishings. Saarinen tulip tables stood on each side of the brass-footed Mccobb sectional in the living room. Brass suspension chandeliers by Paavo Tynell dangled above them. A pair of early Knoll womb chairs created a cozy nook by the fireplace. The kitchen boasted a Danish dining table surrounded with Saarinen wire chairs. All of this stuff was set against an eclectic backdrop of oriental carpets, early African tribal sculpture, colorful folk art, art deco pottery, and french impressionist reproductions painted by Noah's grandfather. The house was a constantly evolving amalgamation of eccentric design, and it was in this home where Noah's love for design was born.
Noah sells vintage curated furniture for Bad Madge & Co and runs his own business, Wormhole Vintage.