The 2020 Handbag Awards Judge Tamiko White
TAMIKO WHITE is a fashion industry veteran, style expert, media personality & entrepreneur. Tamiko has worked with an impressive and extensive list of designers, fashion houses, brands, and institutions over the past 20 years in the acting. modeling, and fashion industry to help everyone she work with build an indelible brand. Either as a model, brand spokesperson, sales director, or fashion consultant, Tamiko tells a brand's story like no other. As a model with Wilhelmina model management, Tamiko worked on the runway, in the showroom,as a fit model, and in print for lifestyle brands. As a graduate of the William Esper Studio in NYC, she honed her acting craft in their 2 year Meisner program and then worked on daytime tv, national commercials, indie films, and in off-Broadway theatre productions. <br><br> In 2008, White launched White Noise Showroom and immediately used the knowledge and skills learned behind the camera to attract and work with powerhouse fashion companies. White Noise was successful by helping fashion clients grow their bottom lines, increase revenue from tens of thousands to millions, secure retail distribution, launch national campaigns, produce fashion films, get media coverage, host star-studded events, and build passionate communities of followers and fans. In 2017, Tamiko pivoted to focus on building her own brand as an influencer and media personality. <br><br> As a media personality & lifestyle contributor, Tamiko lends her style, talent, and fashion expertise to outlets on television, radio and print media. As a fashion industry resource, she's created educational, digital products and speaks at conferences, events, workshops & trade shows educating the next generation of talented game-changers about the business of fashion. Adding author to her resume with her first book -CAREERS IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY- Tamiko shares her wealth of knowledge with designers, stylists, and aspiring fashion creatives. As she continues to expand her influence as a fashion entrepreneur and television host, Tamiko is creating yet another lane for herself in the world of digital media. Look for her at a fashion show, on a television or in a film near you. She will be the one handling business or performing - with style. Tamiko is currently represented by CESD and splits her time between Brooklyn, New York and Los Angeles, California.