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Jimmy Contreras

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Fashion and Lifestyle Publicist

Matthew Vlahos Public Relations LLC
One Penn Square West 30 S. 15th Street 14th Floor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
United States

 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    PhillyStreetStyle.com
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About | PhillyStreetStyle
www.phillystreetstyle.com, 21 Dec 2012 [cached]
Jimmy Contreras
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Known for his no-nonsense approach to fashion, Jimmy Contreras is a leading lifestyle expert in Philadelphia. He lives, eats and breathes fashion - tirelessly working around the clock as editor of PhillyStreetStyle.com, as a style contributor for Fox29 and the head of public relations for MVPR, a food, fashion and destination agency that represents clients like the Accessories Council and Wilhelmina. That's when he's not in the front row at Fashion Week, of course.
He got his start in Philadelphia more than a decade ago working for Nicole Miller, where he managed the company's Manayunk boutique and ran the local wedding business. He helped open Kimberly Boutique on Rittenhouse Square and, eventually, his own home, gift and baby boutique, JimmyStyle - all the while doling out hard-hitting advice as a stylist on nationally-syndicated shows like "The Look for Less," "The Makeover Story" and "Ambush Makeover."
In addition to his regular fashion segments on Good Day Philadelphia, he has contributed style advice to PhillyMag.com and, soon, the MRPORTER.com website. His knack for spotting trends - and being able to adapt them for everyday people - has earned him impressive accolades.
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And in the fall of this year, the organizers of Philadelphia Fashion Week honored Jimmy as a member of the city's Fashion Elite at a black-tie affair.
And although he has had a flare for fashion since he was a youngster with a collection of silk shirts, it wasn't always his day job. Inspired by his time in AmeriCorps, he moved to Philadelphia 12 years ago to work in non-profits, and spent time with City Year Greater Philadelphia and MANNA. Before that, he worked in Louisiana and did his college internship in the Clinton White House. (Yes, he knew that intern.)
In his "spare" time, Jimmy volunteers with the American Heart Association, MANNA and is a member of the Philadelphia Gay Tourism Caucus - the group behind the rainbow street signs in the Gayborhood, a branding initiative that garnered national attention.
"If you haven't heard, Contreras is like Stacy London, Clinton Kelly and Tim Gunn all rolled into a ball of energy with really great shoes. -Philadelphia Style Magazine
"Jimmy Contreras is a force to be reckoned with in the Philadelphia fashion scene..." -Ruelala.com
Jimmy Contreras | Matthew Vlahos Public Relations
vlahospr.com, 16 June 2013 [cached]
Jimmy Contreras
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Jimmy Contreras, Public Relations Director 267.687.0225, direct / jimmy{at}vlahospr{dot}com FACEBOOK + TWITTER + LINKEDIN + PINTEREST
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Jimmy Contreras signature 06-26-12 Known for his no-nonsense approach to fashion, Jimmy Contreras is a leading lifestyle expert in Philadelphia. He lives, eats and breathes fashion - tirelessly working around the clock as editor of PhillyStreetStyle.com, as a style contributor for Fox29 and as the head of public relations for MVPR, a food, fashion and destination agency representing clients like the Accessories Council and Wilhelmina. That's when he's not in the front row at Fashion Week, of course.
He got his start in Philadelphia more than a decade ago working for Nicole Miller, where he managed the company's Manayunk boutique and ran the local wedding business. He helped open Kimberly Boutique on Rittenhouse Square and, eventually, his own home, gift and baby boutique, JimmyStyle - all the while doling out hard-hitting advice as a stylist on nationally-syndicated shows like "The Look for Less," "The Makeover Story" and "Ambush Makeover."
In addition to his regular fashion segments on Good Day Philadelphia, he has contributed style advice to PhillyMag.com and, soon, the MRPORTER.com website. His knack for spotting trends - and being able to adapt them for everyday people - has earned him impressive accolades. "Philadelphia Style" named him their Man of Style in 2008, and in September 2010, "Philadelphia Weekly" selected him as one of "Nine Local (and Stylish!) People to Follow on Twitter. Last year, Ruelala recognized him as a tastemaker with a flawless sense of style, and profiled him in April on their site. And in the fall of this year, the organizers of Philadelphia Fashion Week honored Jimmy as a member of the city's Fashion Elite at a black-tie affair.
And although he has had a flare for fashion since he was a youngster with a collection of silk shirts, it wasn't always his day job. Inspired by his time in AmeriCorps, he moved to Philadelphia 12 years ago to work in non-profits, and spent time with City Year Greater Philadelphia and MANNA. Before that, he worked in Louisiana and did his college internship in the Clinton White House. (Yes, he knew that intern.)
Contact the Philadelphia Gay Tourism Caucus
www.gayphiladelphia.org, 29 Mar 2008 [cached]
Jimmy ContrerasMarketing Chairjimmy@kimberlyboutique.com
Sickle Cell Disease Association | Philadelphia Delaware Valley Chapter - Events
sicklecelldisorder.com, 1 Sept 2013 [cached]
Last year's celebrity participants included Erin Elmore from the third season of "The Apprentice", Christian Ramirez-Coll, reporter for CW Philly, Jimmy Contreras, owner of JimmyStyle, Michael Callahan, Articles Editor for Philadelphia Magazine, and Varsovia Fernandez, President of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Pictured L-R: Faculty Member Emil DeJohn ...
aip182.aisites.com, 23 May 2010 [cached]
Pictured L-R: Faculty Member Emil DeJohn and Jimmy Contreras
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Jimmy Contreras, owner of JimmyStyle Boutique in South Philadelphia (www.shopjimmystyle.com), spoke to Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing students on May 4, 2010 about his first year as a business owner.
Contrearas opened his own store after working for Nicole Miller stores in Philadelphia and Kimberly Boutique, where he was the buyer for women's wear and jewelry.
Contreras has appeared as a stylist on nationally-syndicated shows such as Style Network's The Look for Less and has also done lifestyle segments for Fox29 in Philadelphia.
Striving to "become a Philadelphia celebrity," Contreras told the students that there was one year when he was in every Philadelphia Style and Philadelphia Magazine.
Since opening JimmyStyle Boutique, though, Contreras has concentrated more on getting his products pictured and mentioned in these same magazines, along with the name and location of his store.
"My business is only a year old and I have to constantly cultivate it," he told the students.
Contreras advised students interested in opening their own businesses to be friendly with aspiring writers and editors just starting out in the business.
"They will move up in their careers as you move up in yours," he said.
Noting that JimmyStyle Boutique has a Sex and the City feel, Contreras is hoping to host publicity events connected with the May 27 release of Sex and the City 2.
He also told the students about plans to start a line of Philadelphia-centric t-shirts and to launch an online store featuring "the next wave of fun fashion in Philadelphia."
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