Strager and O’Steen to be guest speakers at JDPN Career Forum

The Jewelry Design Professionals’ Network (JDPN) will present an evening of learning and inspiration with guest speakers Shaye Strager and Duvall O’Steen, as part of its semi-annual Career Forum. The event will be held Oct., 19 at 6 p.m. at the Fashion Institute of Technology (New York City), Building D, off the lobby.

Strager and O’Steen are industry experts in trends and promotion and have both appeared on national television in that capacity.

As a jewelry stylist and trends forecaster, Strager works closely with celebrities, fashion designers and fashion magazines, advising them on the latest looks. In addition to appearing regularly on the CBS Early Show as their “Trend Tracker,” she has been on The View, Entertainment Tonight, and Extra and more. Strager started her career in 1997 educating consumers as spokesperson for the Jewelry Information Center.

For the past 5 years, O’Steen has overseen jewelry public relations and promotions for the World Gold Council. In addition to being responsible for their trade communications and product development programs, which includes special exhibits and competitions, she acts as the World Gold Council spokesperson at industry events and on TV. On QVC, she was recently featured as an “Italian Gold Expert” as QVC launched its “Gold Expressions: The Language of Italian Design” collection.

Strager and O’Steen help style and accessorize the runway for New York City’s Seventh on Sixth fashion shows.

All are welcome to attend the carrer fair. Non-members will be charged a small entrance fee.

For more information, visit the JDPN Web site at or phone Dana Buscaglia at 212-734-5939. For reservations, phone Buscaglia at 212-734-5939 or email

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