Friends of the Claire Marie Foundation
Inslee Haynes was a favorite fashion illustrator of Claire’s – she has generously donated the use of one of her illustrations to grace the logo of The House of Claire Fashion Show. Inslee launched her eponymous brand in 2006. She now works with individual clients and companies to create their custom original art from her studio in New York City.
Maryland’s First Lady- Mrs. Yumi Hogan
Bianca is a New York City-based digital journalist and social media strategist specializing in fashion and lifestyle reporting. She joins the Claire Marie Foundation as our Digital and Social Media Advisor. A graduate of NYU, Bianca was named one of the Forbes 30 Under 30 for Media in 2015, one of the Top Ten Influential Fashion Writers to Bianca’s work has been published in numerous national fashion magazines. Bianca’s connection to Claire goes beyond a love of fashion and the arts. Bianca grew up down the street from Claire and spent many a Saturday night babysitting both Claire and her sister Hillary.
Danielle Nicole was founded by Designer and Creative Director Danielle DiFerdinando while attending the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, she studied abroad in Europe where she apprenticed with several major high-end design houses. Danielle was a very special mentor and has designed a collection of bags in Claire’s name – The Claire Collection by Danielle Nicole.
As a home design guru and star of Extreme Makeover, Ty Pennington has helped transform the lives of thousands of people around the world through his creative designs and contagious enthusiasm. Ty is all about giving back and we are so thrilled that he has brought his expertise in design, as well as his leadership in volunteerism the Claire Marie Foundation.
J Star of HGTV’s Love It Or List It Too, Jillian is an interior designer, international spokesperson and publisher of original lifestyle content through JillianHarris.com. Jillian’s signature blend of design choices makes her style both unique and contagious. Jillian’s love for fashion, decor, food, fitness, travel and family represents all things Claire!
Frederike Hecht is a sought-after interior designer in Los Angeles and Maryland, where she has created dream homes for elite clients including former Baltimore Raven’s Coach Brian Billick. Frederike’s work has been featured in Traditional Home, and Style Magazines. For the Claire Marie Foundation, there is a special bond as she was the first to inspire Claire to consider the world of interior design.
Meaghan Smith serves the Claire Marie Foundation as University Campaign Coordinator. As a Senior Nursing major at the University of South Carolina, Meaghan is passionate about advocating and promoting healthy lifestyle choices including the prevention and detection of adolescent melanoma. Meaghan is a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and has previously served on the Carolina/Clemson Blood Drive Committee and has volunteered for the Shootout For Soldiers organization. If you are a college or university student and would like to get your campus involved with Claire Marie, contact Meaghan at [email protected].
Timothy Swiss is a Lighting and Sound designer in Los Angeles and maintains his strong academic focus as an Adjunct Professor for Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California. He has been nominated for several Los Angeles Ovation awards and won the LA Weekly Award for his design of “Very Still and Hard to See.” Timothy received his degree in Lighting Design from Syracuse University.