Meet the WIRED team:
Abdul Qadir Hamidi: Fashion Designer
At age ten, Qadir and his family escaped Afghanistan from communist rule in 1979. His remarkable and astounding story mimics the Sound of Music.
As a young boy, Qadir was the darling of his grandmother who happened to be a
fashionable figure. Her style sparked his interest in fashion.
A graduate of the prestigious school of design, FIDM of Los Angeles, California.
After working in the industry for several years, he presented his first collection in the spring of 2009.
His creations inspire to a woman of understated sophistication, youthfulness, charm and a spontaneous nature.
Her passion for luxury, quality & fine details distinguishes her style apart.
Natural beauty and wit makes her Q couture.
Kristy Darrenogue: Artist
Kristy Ann Darrenogue has had a varied and distinctive career as a designer and installation artist within the west coast fashion industry. While attending the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Francisco (FIDM), where she received an Associates of Arts in Fashion Merchandising, Kristy has been commissioned to design and install multiple store and show displays by venues/designers including Tedda Hughes, Timbuktu Bags and even the FIDM campus. Prior to fashion, Kristy worked extensively within the beauty industry of San Francisco, and also on sets in Los Angeles for a variety of film production companies. Currently, Kristy resides in San Diego where she works as a make-up artist both independently and commercially for the premier cosmetic line Laura Mercier. She continues to design and display installation art in special events throughout Southern California.
Bradley Lamont: Photographer
After relocating from New Jersey to San Diego in the early 90’s, it was my brother who first opened my eyes to the world of photography. I was instantly intrigued and found it fascinating. Needless to say, I was hooked. It wasn’t until years later, after a career in law enforcement, that I realized my desire and passion to follow my true calling as a photographer. The many experiences that photography has allowed me to take part in have created memories that I will retain for a lifetime.
No matter what the project, I enjoy witnessing the client’s reaction when they see the end product and their moment coming to life in my photographs.
When I’m behind the camera, I’m happy and in my element.
Irene DeWaterville: Educator and Artist
Ierène de Watteville is a French born ceramic artist. In 1963 she moved to the US and graduated from the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts. She is on the board of Tile Heritage Foundation and the Synergy Arts Foundation and has given many tile and ceramic workshops. For ten years she has served on the Public Arts Advisory Commission of Solana Beach. Presently she is very active in the community with art related projects, especially at ARTS (A Reason to Survive) a non-profit organization that offers art for underprivileged kids.
Pamela Pogue: Jewelry Designer/ Stylist
Pamela Pogue has been involved in design and fashion since childhood, starting when she was among the top models in Minneapolis for over seven years. She modeled for print ads, brochures, packaging, and TV spots. Pamela’s academic pursuits were focused on design, art, textiles and fashion. In 1985, Pamela established an advertising, design and marketing firm that served clients in San Diego. The firm branded and launched start-up companies and multi-million dollar product lines for corporations. Then in 2003, Pamela established juelerie, creating one-of-a-kind jewelry collections for retail and commission. As the demand for the collection grew she transitioned from marketing for her clients, to marketing and developing her new company brand. In addition to running her businesses, Pamela has traveled extensively. Many of the stones, gems and metals in the juelerie collection were acquired by Pamela in her journeys. Her international experiences and her awareness of the visual influences in everyday life at home and abroad – nature, fashion, graphic design, cultural arts – inspire her use of color and materials. Combining unique materials has become a hallmark of the juelerie collection, with Pamela coordinating unexpected colors, textures, shapes, to create original designs. For further information visit www.juelerie.com or contact Pamela Pogue at firstname.lastname@example.org.