I recently had the pleasure to interview Amy Errett, the Founder of Madison Reed and a visionary, much like Arianna Huffington, making waves in the world of corporate counter culture. Amy believes in empowering her employees whom she calls team members who look up to mentors as coaches rather than the typical “boss” model.
As a woman, I feel it’s fairly universal for us to have “girl crushes.” Personally, I have quite a few and one of my favorites is the charming Manda Lee, the brilliant visionary behind the Lifestyle/Fashion Blog, Evocatively Chosen. Amanda, or “Manda” as she’s known in the Instagram world, is a lovely wife and mother to two beautiful young children.
Lilliana Vazquez is a powerhouse packaged in the giant form of the tiniest fashionista on the planet. Today, March 8th, marks International Women’s Day and I cannot think of a single young woman who is more representative of the essence of this year’s theme: #BeBoldForChange.
I had the opportunity recently to interview the one and only, Hannah Storm. With the launch of The Fierce 50 Campaign honoring women over 50 on February 19th, Hannah graciously agreed to share her secrets to success and self empowerment in the male dominated world of sports.
“There were very, very few women that were broadcasting in the sports field. Rather than come in and try to be one of the guys, or some kind of ideal of what people thought I should look like or be…
“I grew up around women, and it’s the women in my life who taught me to be a man, to be a strong person…” Sometimes life brings us unexpected pleasures. One of those pleasures was connecting with the remarkable, Danny De Lillo, international voice of NewFilmmakers LA (NFMLA), co-founded by Larry Laboe and Susie Kim.
“Take that broken heart and make it into art.” Meryl Streep reciting a quote by the late Princess Leia The arts are a powerful medium for change. Recently, I had the amazing opportunity to meet with two young people on a mission to use their talent and creativity in the arts to show the world what’s truly possible.
My Inspirational Influencer series continues as I’m thrilled to introduce you to one of the most beautiful Influencers in the world of Instagram, Amy Neville of AmyNevFashionDiaries.com. I came across Amy’s gallery a few months ago and couldn’t resist following this gorgeous girl.
Brielle Galekovic is the creative inspiration behind a delightful blog called The Gilded Bellini. I’m thrilled to introduce you to this amazing 24 year old who recently relocated to my neck of the woods from NYC.
One of the most wonderful aspects of my new life as a Fashion/Lifestyle Blogger is making new connections. HSI Professional has been helping women to look and feel beautiful by creating innovative products to bring the salon experience into the home. I’m delighted to interview the beautiful Jade Feasel from HSI Professional today.
Isn’t life all about creating personal connections? I was delighted to attend the StyleCon Event in Orange County recently where I met the lovely Alisha Taneja for the first time. Alisha is a favorite within the Instagram Community @saffrononrose while her blog can be found at http://saffrononrose.com/.
One of the highlights of my new life as a Fashion/Lifestyle Blogger is the colorful personalities that I come across each and every day. This past year, I had an amazing opportunity to partner with a company on the cutting edge of technology.
In my new life as a Fashion/Lifestyle Blogger, one of the most delightful aspects of my work is the incredible people I meet along the way. On a recent trip to Las Vegas for a superfood nutrition conference with my son, I happened to be seated next to an Icon in the music industry.
One of the greatest pleasures of my new life as a Fashion/Lifestyle Blogger is the people that I have met along the way. Sandy Bodeau, or @siramara in the Instagram community is truly bottled sunshine. Having overcome immense adversity in her life which she shares below, she has created a fashion empire through sheer determination and a firm belief in herself.
I recently had the opportunity to connect with Emily McDonald, the Owner and Creator of The Stylist LA, an LA based showroom with an online presence for affordable designer dress rental. When I learned of Emily’s latest Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for a Pop Up shop in San Francisco later this year, I was curious to learn more and reached out to Emily for an Interview.
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern.
Midlife has a tendency to bring with it many surprises. Divorce, children leaving the nest, serious illness, losing people that are close to you, yet it also brings with it an amazing opportunity for change. Life can have us on autopilot, an unconscious journey until we make the decision to wake up and fully take charge of our lives and the direction we are choosing.