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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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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Timothy L. Pope

04.13.15

His relationship with the Paris Haute Couture is legendary, taste impeccable and sense of humor wicked. Meet Timothy L. Pope, founder of TLP Consulting, the firm which advises clients and designers on creating extraordinary wardrobe and jewelry collections. His cultivated approach, inherited from his mother, was honed at Chanel, Geoffrey Beene and Saks Fifth Avenue, [...]

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Fabienne Ruset

04.10.15

We would imagine there would be a tad bit of pressure to maintain the shoe department at the world’s oldest department store, Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche, however, shoe buyer, Fabienne Ruset, knows luxury and exactly what her customer wants. The store recently underwent a renovation and the shoe department was at the forefront of [...]

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