Ashly Priest

Event Merchandiser


Ashly is a multi-hyphenate- multi-talented- social creative. After earning a BFA in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design, she focused her creativity on lingerie, while spending over a decade living and working in New York City. She has designed for global and boutique brands like Victoria’s Secret, La Senza, and Darkest Star. She is involved in several philanthropic ventures, lending her talents and connections in the design world to create fundraising events for different charities. Deemed “The Field Trip Leader” by her friends, Ashly is a consummate planner and a walking party, all rolled into one. With 10+ years in event design, planning and coordinating, she has produced top fundraising rock concerts for educational-based charities, and has acted as press liaison for millennial-oriented galas and unconventional events. Ashly thrives in high-energy environments taking place in real-time – events, concerts, and one-night- only experiences. Making magic, Insta-memories, and having a ridiculously good time while getting things done is her M.O.


Career Highlights:

  • Ten Year New York Fashion Industry Professional
  • Creative Director for Sold-out Fundraising Concert, that Raised Over $30,000 for Girls’ Education
  • Omni-channel Content Direction and Creation
  • Life-long and Professionally Trained: seamstress, pattern-maker, tailor, and stylist


Event Merchandiser and Creative Hand

ZenGenius, Inc.


Director of Events

Women In Digital


Lead Coordinator

Columbus Bride & Groom


Seasonal and Special Events Décor Specialist

A Proper Garden


Design Marketing

Darkest Star, United Kingdom



L Brands: Victoria’s Secret and La Senza


Creative Director

She’s the First; GIRLS WHO ROCK Concert Series


Culture and New York Social Contributor

Conscious Magazine


Creator / Editor-In- Chief

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