Interview

Rati Sahi Levesque

01.19.15

Talk about closet envy! Rati Sahi Levesque has over 180,000 square feet of luxury consignment — fashion, fine jewelry, home design and art — at her fingertips. As Chief Merchant of The RealReal, she is a curator, creative director, story teller and merchandiser. Based in San Francisco, Rati manages the website’s luxury categories, executes its [...]

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Edmundo Castillo

01.15.15

Edmundo Castillo is a world class shoe designer. After ten years working with Donna Karan and Ralph Lauren, he launched his eponymous shoe collection in 1999, won the CFDA Perry Ellis Award for Accessories in 2001, and had tremendous success until he shuttered his line in 2004 to take over as Creative Director at Sergio [...]

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Amy Woodside

01.08.15

Amy Woodside launched OKREAL, a digital outpost for introducing strong, smart, and successful women to her audience, in August, 2014. With a background in communication, Woodside interviews every woman featured on the site. The stories the women share build upon the growing network of like minded women Woodside is curating. Woodside aims to get at [...]

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Sissy Sainte-Marie

12.18.14

Sissy Sainte-Marie is an LA-based stylist and part of the indie LA-design scene that include Shaina Mote, Jesse Kamm, Raquel Allegra, Baserange, Objects Without Meaning – that are taking over with their interesting, fashion forward designs in wearable fabric. On my radar for awhile, Sainte-Marie has an eclectic portfolio that is a product of a [...]

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Jesse Kamm

12.08.14

Jesse Kamm is a delightfully peaceful and mindful person. She takes these qualities and applies them to the gorgeous womenswear collection she launched in 2005.

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Elana Nathan

12.01.14

Elana Nathan is the Chief Executive Officer and 50 percent owner of Peter Som Inc. Prior to joining the Som team as a fashion executive she was a corporate lawyer. In the years Elana has been on board she has changed the direction of the brand significantly; she successfully re-built, and catapulted Peter Som from [...]

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Stephen Burrows

04.23.15

Bethann Hardison, Alva Chin, Pat Cleveland, and Karen Bjornson were just a few of the top models who walked the runway as part of the Stephen Burrows segment at The Battle of Versailles in Paris. Fashion history was made that night and Robin Givhan’s recently released book The Battle of Versailles has shined the spotlight back on that [...]

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There is a photo of my sister Leslie when she was around 10 years old that is embedded in my memory. Why? Because it’s a record of her first daring fashion foray: Osh Kosh. Something I could never pull off. Like my sister, overalls have grown up. Suddenly, they are not just practical and playful [...]

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Emerson Fry

04.20.15

Over the years, our team has interviewed hundreds of creatives. Designers and business people and other insiders that fill every corner of the industry we love. Until now, never has a designer’s point of view and attitude about her life and business felt so refreshing and balanced. Meet Emerson Fry, a womenswear designer based in [...]

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Shannon Follansbee & Gina Nguyen

04.16.15

Over dinner at New York City’s Il Cantinori, Shannon Follansbee met Gina Nguyen, and they knew immediately they shared a love for all things beach related. The first of it’s kind, the two women launched Bikini.com – a lifestyle shopping website for the bikini, fitness, and travel enthusiast. Bikini.com is an online boutique, carefully merchandised, [...]

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