Meet The Team
Meet Emily, Account Executive for the Young Contemporary division born in Middletown, NY and raised in Goshen, NY. She is a generational fashion expert, who's family has a long history in the retail and wholesale industries. According to Emily, she was "born to do this" and truly loves the interpersonal relationships with buyers and learning their own personal history. She has become quite the cook in her spare time, getting inspiration from exploring the best local eateries with her beloved family and friends. Her guilty pleasure is watching crime documentaries with her husband and hitting the occasional tennis ball which has stayed with her from the days of playing varsity at school.
Meet Judy, Account Executive for the Tween division. A true born and bred New Yorker, raised in the Bronx. Getting her start assisting in fashion showrooms and studying mathematics at the College of Mount Saint Michael, Judy's experience led her to knowing her way around the office and becoming a whiz at administration too. Judy brings the urban flair to the IOC team, infusing her experience of hiphop culture into her view of fashion. She loves the way clothing serves as an instrument of expression and individuality around the globe. She's known on her off time to be a fan of naps when she's not shaking it up on a dance floor or planning her next exciting meal.
Meet Meghan, the Office & Web Manager, originally from New Hampshire but a New Yorker at heart. She began in the industry studying advertising and marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology and interning at various fashion houses such as Georgio Armani. She believes fashion helps people play the important roles in their lives. To quote Bill Cunningham, "Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life." Meghan is known to be a "jack of all trades" around the office but specifically loves expressing her creativity through graphic design. When she's not getting lost in the world of YouTube, you can find her playing video games, solving a Rubik's cube or quoting some interesting random fact.
Meet the head honcho, Ilene! A native New Yorker, born in Queens, raised in Long Island, she's had the perfect backdrop to develop her keen eye for trends and unleash her creativity. Noted in various trade publications throughout the past 20 years, Ilene Oren has been praised as a powerhouse at analyzing and forecasting the ever-constant changes within both the tween and young contemporary markets. She was officially titled "The Dean of Tween" in 2012 Earnshaw's magazine. When she's not leading her prized team, you can catch her poolside and barbecuing at The Oren Resort (aka home) or taking long walks with her furry baby Lexie. As Ilene would say, "and that's my story!"
Meet Gabby, Sales Assistant for the Young Contemporary division. While Gabby grew up in Long Island she headed up north for College at University at Buffalo graduating with the class of 2020. ( Fun fact Gabby and her 2 sisters all went to Buffalo! ) Gabby has a background in retail and BA in communications. Besides a passion for fashion, Gabby also has a passion for food. Gabby is a small girl with a big appetite, You can catch what she's eating on her instagram @Callme_fatty. She loves to showcase anything from ice cream to sushi. When she's not uploading her meals to instagram you can catch Gabby at the beach or shopping at her favorite stores!
Meet Kayla, Account Executive for the Tween division. Hailing from Long Island, she comes with a managerial retail background and studies Fashion Buying & Merchandising. Changing trends and the glamour of fashion fuels her drive for the market. She loves working closely with her buyers! Kayla is the in-house beauty expert, dishing out her how to's and tips for applying makeup and shopping the right stuff. When she's taking a break from being fabulous, she's not so secretly binge watching her favorite shows on Netflix.
Meet Naomi, Account Executive for the Tween division. A New England native, she was born in Cape Cod and raised in Boston where she got her start in the market as a buyer and manager at a local children's boutique. She studied Business and Apparel Marketing at Indiana University. She loves to see trends making a comeback with twist! She values the relationships she has developed with her buyers and teammates at IOC. Naomi spends her time balancing from the ever exciting world of fashion with spending time with family and friends, shopping, traveling and hitting the gym.