Kate Moss & Johnny Depp...Johnny Depp & Kate Moss V10

July 21, 2014
You would think after so many posts featuring Kate Moss & Johnny Depp I would be out of photos and content to feature. NEVER. These two will never go out of style. Their effortless past and current styles will continue to inspire me. I wish I could find that picture where I met them in NYC as a couple at the Gilda's Club event back in the 90's. That picture was so iconic. I promise if I find it I will post it. This was before the days of social so I think it was taken on my Polaroid camera. However, the incredible photographer Annie Leibovitz was at the event shooting and I am sure she has some incredible photos of them from that event. I was fortunate to have photos taken of me and my family by Annie. When I find those I will be posting for you all to see too.
The incredible Annie Leibovitz
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Kate & Johnny
photo via google

 the iconic Gilda Radner (far right)

Gilda Susan Radner (June 28, 1946 – May 20, 1989) was an American comedian and actress. She was best known as an original cast member of the hit NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, for which she won an Emmy Award in 1978. She lost her life to Ovarian Cancer in 1989 at the age of 42. She is someone everyone should know about and remember.

Kate & Johnny
photo via google

Entrepreneurship: Patience is a Virtue

July 17, 2014

I was contemplating all different new posts for my Entrepreneurship section from this #boss #bosslady #coolboss (what my Djs thankfully call me lol!) to you! I thought this one would be very apropos for all of us including me! We all go through different times in our lives where we repeat this saying "patience is a virtue" 100 times in our heads. Right? One of traits that is least often talked about which entrepreneurs must nonetheless possess is patience.  It’s not as sexy as grit, guile or determination… but its just as important.  So today, I want to do a shout out for just a little patience… yeah, yeah (Axl Rose, I still love you).

Think about it....
1) that first time you took your first step. You didn't know it then but you were definitely being patient with yourself
2) or that time when you really wanted that snickers bar but your parents made you eat your healthy meal first. It was worth the wait! 
3) How about getting into one of these:  nursery, middle school, high school, college, grad-school, business school, etc. You get where I am going with this. Either your parents or you in one of these scenarios had to believe that what was to be would be the right decision and your patience had to be at one of your bests!
4) Then there is getting your first internship or your first job. How long did you wait to hear back from the HR team or the employer?

Many of you have asked me How did you get into such and such department store?  How did you learn all the things you learned? How did you find your partners? How do you get chosen to be in a NYFW show? How did you get that licensing deal? How do you manage your team? The answer, at least in part, to all of these questions is you need to be patient.  For example, when I've done everything I can to seal a large order, I try not to go overboard and badger the buyer too much.  Instead, I:

- go for a run
- do yoga
- work on other projects
- don't constantly check my email
- listen to inspiring music
- breathe
- paint my nails (!)
-enjoy some retail therapy
- cook
- read books about anything but the fashion business

And I ....

Vintage Finds Vol.1

July 15, 2014

From time to time, I get interviewed.  A couple of weeks ago I was walking the red carpet at the CLIO Image Awards and a reporter for Us Weekly and Architectural Digest asked me “What is your favorite vintage store and vintage piece?"  I went blank!  I’ve been asked some difficult questions and this was NOT one of them, but I literally couldn’t come up with anything.  I felt like that Miss America pageant contestant. Pregnancy brain I guess…. Any who, I am an avid (some might say reckless) vintage collector and shopper so I feel the need to redeem myself.  Therefore, I’m introducing Vintage Finds, which will be a section about my favorite vintage and consignment stores around the world and my favorite pieces that I found within them.

For our first installment, check out this killer Geoffrey Beene suit that I bought in a vintage store in New Orleans. The [second] photo is a skirt I bought for $1.99 (!) at one of my favorite vintages stores that no longer exists called Juju & Moxie that I frequented at least once a week in college (Wisconsin – go Badgers!). I don't think I have found a vintage store quite like this one ever since, but it’s not for lack of trying. I have made some amazing finds over the years so stay tuned for more Vintage Finds!

*photo credit in Suit Amanda De Cadenet
*photo credit in Skirt Wire/GettyImages by Steve Mack