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Julie Deloca: Insights From a Fashion and Luxury Market Expert

Julie Deloca: Insights From a Fashion and Luxury Market Expert

In terms of fashion and luxury marketing, Julie DeLoca has done it all. After her start with advertising agencies, working across the country with a number of fashion and beauty brands, she went to work in-house for Rebecca Minkoff and later Elie Tahari. Julie now runs her own agency, Loca Marketing, and helps young women across all industries understand the importance of championing your own brand.

Ali Kaminetsky on Modern Picnic

Ali Kaminetsky on Modern Picnic

Ali Kaminetsky never imagined that at 24, she’d be celebrating the one-year birthday of her very own startup. But today, that’s exactly what she’s doing. Modern Picnic, whose mission is to provide working girls with a chic alternative to a lunch box, was founded out of Ali’s practical desire to carry her lunch to work in something other than a brown paper bag.

Rachel Janfaza: A Personal Narrative On Heirloom Jewelry

Rachel Janfaza: A Personal Narrative On Heirloom Jewelry

I remember the first time my great grandmother was really sick; I walked into her hospital room and tried as hard as I could not to cry. I was shocked by the breathing tubes the doctors had her hooked up to. Her vibrant glow, which had been a pillar of the first twelve years of my life, was clouded by exhaustion, and she was pale - as white as a ghost.

But, even then, my Grammy’s golden heart necklace sat below the nape of her neck. It caught a glimmer of light and illuminated her whole face.

Dee Poku On Navigating A Career Through Film, Fashion & Entrepreneurship

Dee Poku On Navigating A Career Through Film, Fashion & Entrepreneurship

Dee Poku seems like she’s done it all. She’s worked in fashion, film, and most recently founded her own venture, WIE (Women: Inspiration and Enterprise). Noticing a lack of space for professional women to connect, ask for advice, and be supported with a peer to peer network, she put together a conference designed to foster just that. When it succeeded beyond her expectations, she realized that there was a real opportunity there. Now, WIE hosts a variety of events from conferences to dinners, and has an offshoot in The Other Festival specifically for female founders. We got the chance to speak with Dee to learn about her journey, get career advice, and check out her jewelry!

VIP Publicist Chandni Modha On Career, Entrepreneurship, And Mentorship

VIP Publicist Chandni Modha On Career, Entrepreneurship, And Mentorship

Chandni Modha is a powerhouse in the world of VIP and PR. Starting her career at Dolce and Gabbana right after finishing university at Central Saint Martins, she has gone on to embrace entrepreneurship and start her own publicity company CJM Publicity. Over the years, she has worked with celebrities across the globe, from Beyonce and Helen Mirren to Naomi Campbell and Bollywood royalty Sonam Kapoor.

5 Simple Hacks to Master Your Mondays

5 Simple Hacks to Master Your Mondays

For most, the beginning of the week means screaming alarms, dark under-eye circles, gnarled hair and a yearning for a couple more hours to luxuriate in deep sleep, me included. To combat nasty cases of “the Mondays,” I’ve come up with a list of hacks.

This Power Mom’s Advice to her Daughters is Everything We Need to Hear Right Now.

This Power Mom’s Advice to her Daughters is Everything We Need to Hear Right Now.

One daughter is pursuing her passion for film; the other, her commitment to the environment.  Both question at times whether that’s enough…  should they be getting business experience, what if they can’t find a job, need to study more, work out harder, eat less… 

Cue up the Kleenex, Nargis Fakhri’s Empowerment Speech Leaves us in Tears.

Cue up the Kleenex, Nargis Fakhri’s Empowerment Speech Leaves us in Tears.

When Nargis Fakhri lost her father to alcoholism, her mother to domestic violence and for years her sister to drug addiction she was faced with two choices: crawl into a hole and cry, or take the emotional battle on with her fists up and ready to fight. The result has been nothing short of extraordinary.

Welcome to New York. It's been Waiting for You!

Welcome to New York. It's been Waiting for You!

  Making it through my college graduation without shedding a single tear- that was easy. My first two weeks in NYC, not so much. After graduation,...

Welcome to the #girlgang

Welcome to the #girlgang

I’m a member of Shiffon’s founding team, somewhat surprising for anyone who knows me well because I’m not the girly girl you’d expect to start a j...