Maureen French has worked in the fashion industry for over
She began her career after college graduation as co-owner of a small boutique, which led to a variety of buying and merchandising positions with large retailers such as Bloomingdale's, Macy's, and Emporium in both New York City and San Francisco.
Maureen served on the fashion faculty at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where she was responsible for coordinating and teaching the Fashion Merchandising curriculum. During her time at the Academy, Maureen worked with fashion icons like Oscar de la Renta, Geoffrey Beene, and Zhandra Rhodes, as well as representatives from Missoni and Burberry, during the school's renowned graduation fashion show. She also helped foster the careers of some of the Bay Area's most promising new designers and merchandisers.
Maureen has been a frequent contributor to the East Bay News Group (Contra Costa Times affiliates). She writes a column titled “Wear It’s At…” covering trends, tips and fashion news. Maureen covers New York’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week every September for a host of media outlets as well as for her clients.
Maureen is an active member of AICI (Association of Image Consultants International). In February of 2009, she earned the distinction of CIP (Certified Image Professional) a major milestone in the image industry. Maureen served for 2 years on the Bay Area Chapter’s Board as Co-VP of Programs and Co-VP of Communications. Maureen received the “Rising Star” award in 2007 from the S.F. Bay area chapter of AICI. She is a past member of FGI (Fashion Group International). Maureen is also a volunteer stylist at Wardrobe for Opportunity (www.wardrobe.org), an Oakland based non-profit organization that assists low-income jobseekers dress for interviews.
Maureen has offices in Oakland, San Francisco, and Tahoe.