October 28, 2015
|Photo from Chloe's Instagram|
Following up from my latest post Been a little busy x 2...I finally got a chance (ok at midnight but that is how I roll) to bring you this exclusive Q&A with my new favorite 14 year old miss Chloe Lukasiak. Chloe first stopped by to visit me literally the day before the big Boy Meets Girl® NYFW event (which I haven't even had a chance to write to you all about but promise will get too. I did a small post with Justine Skye here). I have to admit I had never watched Dance Moms before (which is really odd considering my love for dance) so I had to ask my nieces and cousins and one of my employees further about her before we met. Each one of them said, "Stacy you must meet Chloe she is such an inspiration. You will love her!" Because I was in the midst of NYFW madness I didn't get to watch videos on Chloe before our first meeting but I did immediately after NYFW and I promise to watch past episodes on Chloe when I am not working until midnight lol! In our first meeting I did fall in love! Chloe came with her mom on 9/11/15 and she was so poised and mature and I definitely did not feel like she was 14! We didn't get to much time together on that day so we promised each other we would make another date when Chloe came back to NYC which we did on 10/16/15 captured here by Photographer Daniel Edward for Wire & Getty Images. For those of you who follow me here who do not know Chloe and those of you who do follow me here who do know Chloe I am super excited to bring you this exclusive Q&A so you can learn more about this talented artist/dancer, entrepreneur and up and coming actress! Chloe has a heart of gold and is only on to big big big things. I am so happy I was able to make the time to meet with Chloe and learn more about her. In our interview I asked her, "What have you learned now that you didn’t know when you first started out as a role model?" Chloe stated, "You are never going to make everyone happy! Someone is always going to have something negative to say, no matter what."
Chloe also stated that her proudest career moment was continuing to dance when it would have been so much easier to just quit! Chloe it has been so beautiful getting to know you. You are a strong young lady inspiring others everyday. I am so excited for you all to learn more below. Thank you for joining me Behind the Seams. And thank you Chloe for sharing with all of us. P.S. Your mom rocks because Breakfast Club is one of the best movies of all time and clearly she taught you that :) wink wink.
Lack of sleep
Long hours/crammed schedule
Finding a good balance between personal life and work
Sometimes I am overwhelmed by my schedule and keeping up with school, but then I remind myself how lucky I am and it all seems worth it!
If you could live in any state in the U.S., which would you pick? California
If you could live out of the country where would you choose? London
Best career advice you’ve received? If it doesn't feel right, say no!
Fashion Crush/Muse? Blake Lively
How do you decompress/relax? Long, hot shower (yes me too and that is what I am about to do right now :)))
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October 19, 2015
A special feature coming here on my time with Chloe Lukasiak soon.
Here are some photos while you patiently wait ;)
Thank you to Getty Images photographer Daniel Edward for capturing these moments BTS.
October 12, 2015
A year has gone by faster than I could ever imagine. Three months ago Mother.ly asked to interview me for a story on being a mother and balancing my career. I shared a very intimate part of my life in this interview http://www.mother.ly/articles/boy-meets-girls-stacy-igel-what-my-struggle-to-get-pregnant-taught-me-about-love-and-devotion and for the first time I am sharing it here. I felt it was time to share with you on this blog as Dylan Reid is truly a blessing and for any of my followers who are in the midst of trying to get pregnant or have had difficulties in the past or just want to know about the road I wanted you to know it truly is amazing when you keep a positive mind set. Everyday I look at him in the morning before I go to work and I say thank you! Thank you for your smiles, your giggles, your hugs and the love that is shared. Dylan Reid turned 1 on October 4th. In celebration of this big year I found a company called Perfect Picnic founded by a fellow women entrepreneur and hired them to create the most beautiful setting. I will let the photos below tell the story shot by my NYFW photographer Patrick Neree. Thank you Patrick for capturing Dylan's birthday a bit different then this http://fashionweekdaily.com/boy-meets-girls-nyfw-bash/ lol!
What https://instagram.com/explore/tags/whatdylanreidwore/ coming soon!