DOROTHY MANNFOLK began her PR career at a specialty public relations firm in Los Angeles handling media relations, special events planning, along with every aspect of accounts servicing for high-end fashion and retail clients. Recognizing a lack of effective public relations representation for the growing fashion and beauty industries, she established Mannfolk Public Relations with a determined goal in making a difference to the clients she represented. Since striking out on her own she has been responsible for nurturing brands into global brands including American Apparel, 3Lab cosmetics,and spearheading campaigns for Internationally-renowned name brands into the US market including Sabo Skirt and Showpo from Australia. She has placed her clients brands on countless A-list celebrities and an expert on branding, producing events, content creation, creating look books, e-campaigns, celebrity seeding and product placement with leading influencers in the US, Europe, and Australia. She has placed her clients in publications including Vogue, Huffington Post, Forbes, WWD, Instyle, Refinery 29, Robb Report, Jewellery Editor, Harpers Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, NY Times, LA Times,USA Today, and many more around the world.
JOSEPH PASTRANA brings to the agency an extensive experience in public relations from having managed corporate and commercial accounts for international fashion brands, art and design pharmaceuticals, restaurants, art galleries, and luxury couture. As a former fashion director at a leading fashion publication, he oversaw coverage of Fashion Week in New York, Paris and Milan, conducting interviews and writing collection features on designers and collections including Tom Ford, Badgley Mischka, Van Cleef & Arpels, Louis Vuitton, Naeem Khan and many others. He returned to public relations consultancy work through affiliation with Mannfolk PR, establishing an East Coast division of the agency. He has placed clients in fashion, design, and beauty editorials in leading publications in the US and around the globe.