Kinvara Balfour blends the worlds of fashion and digital.
Balfour has advised and directed the launch of several technology start-ups in the UK and USA and is currently developing a docu-series about creative visionaries and mavericks, filmed with the iPhone. As of 2014, she hosts Fashion in Conversation for Apple Inc., an exclusive series of interviews with creative icons at the Apple stores in London and New York which is available to a global audience of over 900 million on iTunes.
Kinvara has had roles at Condé Nast and the Telegraph Magazine, where she was Style Editor. In 2004, Kinvara was appointed London Editor, and then Senior International Editor, for US web phenomenon DailyCandy.com. Kinvara launched the brand to mass acclaim.
In 2014, she was appointed Founding Partner of tech start-up Style-Card, and in the same year, she was invited to help launch the AOL BUILD Speaker Series in NYC. In 2016 Balfour acted as Digital Consultant for Vanity Fair UK, directing the publication’s online content and Instagram platform.
In 2014, she was one of the few women invited to speak at President Obama’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit, and in 2015, she spoke at the Access Leadership Conference with a range of global speakers including Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak.
“Kinvara interprets trends with clarity and insight; she is an articulate and informative speaker with an impressive knowledge of what is happening in the world of style, fashion and beauty. Her sense of humour and charming character serve her well." Andrea Witty, Communications Manager Procter & Gamble Beauty and Prestige Beauty.
"The moment I met Kinvara I knew she was going to become indispensable to us- she is an articulate, intelligent and very likeable individual. Her knowledge of the world of fashion and beauty is impressive." Jane Boardman, Director, Talk PR