Connie Wong launched Moderne Press in 2008 with the desire to work hand in hand with boutique brands, providing them with personalized and dedicated service. With deep experience working with numerous markets from beauty to home décor brands, she is guided by her love and passion for the brands that Moderne Press represents, along with the deep rooted relationships with the media. By working closely with each business, she successfully raises brand visibility by taking an individualized approach that is directed by their goals and brand values. In the past, she has secured coverage in a variety of media including Allure, Apartment Therapy, Better Homes & Gardens, Elle, Elle Décor, Food & Wine, House Beautiful, InStyle, Glamour, Martha Stewart Living, New York Times, People, Real Simple, Redbook, Refinery29, SELF, StyleWatch, The Knot and many more.


Machell Espejo is the newest member to join the Moderne Press team as PR Account Executive. Originally from the NYC area – where she has over a decades worth of experience in the publishing world as an editor, as an event manager for high end clientele and as a marketing executive for various brands – her insight into each industry lends itself with taking each brand and campaign into new horizons.  Oftentimes described as “resourceful,” Machell is constantly consuming media for inspiration and ideas with West Coast, East Coast and global topics. Some of her favorite sources for inspiration are: The Zoe Report, Refinery29, SF Girl By Bay, Decorist, Tiny Atlas Quarterly,, Anthropologie, Babiekins, Edgar Artis, and Louise Misha to name a few.  


Bailey Emmons joined the Moderne Press team as Public Relations Assistant after interning for the agency. Born and raised in the Bay Area, she grew up at the intersection of technology and social networking, allowing her to be at the pulse of the latest digital media. Her experience working heavily on social media campaigns has allowed her to build relationships with digital editors and influencers alike. Her love of staying ahead of up-and-coming fashion and lifestyle trends has helped her to secure placements in digital media outlets such as, FabFitFun,,, among others.