Archive for the 'luxury goods' Category

Blair Breitenstein (@blairz) is a New York based artist who partners with and is inspired by the fashion and beauty industry. Through social media, an Etsy shop and her own website, Blair has built a portfolio which includes some of the most prestigious names in fashion like YSL beauty (@yslbeauty), Caroline Herrrera (@carolinaherrera), Glamour Spain and Marc Jacobs (@marcjacobs).

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Some of the most pivotal moments in life are about someone else seeing potential in us when we don’t see it in ourselves. Ubah Hassan (@ubah) immigrated to Canada from Africa when she was 7 and came to New York after being scouted to be a model at 18. Ubah’s a model, activist and entrepreneur living up to the values she learned from her Somalian family and walking her own unique path. Listen to her story and her universal wisdom in this episode.

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New ideas constantly cross our desk but it's up to us to understand when to pull the trigger on the match between passion and ability. Steve Sadove is the former Chairman/CEO of Saks Fifth Avenue and Chair of the National Retail Federation. Steve led brands and retailers through a period of total transformation as consumer knowledge and habits changed very fundamentally. Steve serves on a number of corporate and non-profit boards including Colgate Palmolive, Aramark, Movado and Americares. Listen to how Steve made some radical pivots throughout his career to further his own learning, skills and leadership, realizing the importance of people and mentorship along the way in this episode 40.

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Frederic Fekkai opened his 1st haircare salon on the top floor of Bergdorf Goodman in 1989. He built Fekkai into the first luxury haircare brand and sold it to Procter & Gamble before buying it back to reinvent it for the new generation. Fekkai brands includes includes Bastide - a small Provencal brand Frederic bought with his wife Shirin and reformulated for a discerning customer. Customers are loving Bastide for its clean, natural products and the tried and true Fekkai for The One brand and its custom formulations. Frederic shares his insights from his career as an entrepreneur and stylist to the stars in this episode 31. Subscribe to TheIdeaMix Life Hustle and stay tuned for our weekly episodes.

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Kiane von Mueffling (@kianevonm) realized finance and consulting weren't providing her the creative outlet she needed. After becoming a @soulcycle instructor, Kiane made a pivot to start Sold Out NYC (@soldout.nyc), a collection of limited edition must have clothing and accessories for women. @karliekloss, @cturlington, @alessandraambrosio, @brookeshields, @kellyripa and @shakira are fans among others, and @evachen212 featured Sold Out NYC in @shop on Instagram. Kiane's collaborated with @therealdvf and @stateofescape - needless to say - both collections sold out. Listen to the essential lessons Kiane articulates in this fabulous podcast episode 27. Subscribe to TheIdeaMix Radio and stay tuned for our weekly episodes.

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Personal finance should be a high school requirement but until then at least embed this in your brain: Savings + Compounding = Life Flexibility. Develop a habit of saving some amount - whatever amount is doable - every month. You never know - entrepreneurship, fun indulgence or adversity might be in your future and savings will give you a runway for all of those possibilities. Financial advisor Barry Carron joins us to talk about how every one of us can learn and implement the savings habit. Subscribe to The IdeaMix Radio and stay tuned for our weekly episodes.

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Consumers need to see themselves in the brands they buy. Aisha Kolo was an avid fan of consumer brands while she built a successful finance career. After moving lock, stock and family back to the US from Nigeria, Aisha wanted a mission driven cosmetics brand that represented cool, ambitious, working women who wanted to look the way they felt inside and advocated for the rights of girls and women. Cue @bossylipstick - a line of cruelty free, high performance lipwear. We love the story of this finance gal taking the plunge and launching our new fave lipwear brand. Subscribe to TheIdeaMix Radio and stay tuned for our weekly episodes.

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Life deals us a curveball - how do we react to it? Some of the best entrepreneurial businesses are born when entrepreneurs live a problem and set themselves to find a solution. Kate Milliken (@katermilliken) was diagnosed with MS at 35. She could tough it out through the physical symptoms but she felt a deep loneliness and the need for a peer group to share her experiences with. Kate set about documenting her own journey through MS and built MyCounterpane (www.blog.mycounterpane.com) - a platform for patients suffering from chronic illness to share their stories with other patients and caregivers. She invested in her idea, raised crowdfunding through Indiegogo (@indiegogo), joined an incubator and off she went. Through all the roadbumps of running a tech startup and of course dealing with MS, Kate fought her way onwards & upwards. Listen to Kate's story and her learnings in this podcast episode 23.

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We all suffer from anxiety. Just in the US, approximately 6.8 million adults suffer from it. Life, careers, work, entrepreneurship, family, personal health can each be causes of stress and anxiety. Pushing stress and anxiety onto the backburner is a short term fix but we need to find ways to cope with it. Overall anxiety is on the increase. But we're talking about it more openly now. More tools exist now to manage it than ever before. Psychotherapist Dr. Lisanne Godnick joins us to help us understand anxiety and gives us some simple tips and tools to manage anxiety better for each of us. Subscribe to TheIdeaMix Radio and stay tuned for our weekly episodes.

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None of us is an island. Collaboration and partnership are essential to business success. Erica Huss (@misshuss) and Zoe Sakoutis (@zoesakoutis) co-founded BluePrint (@blueprint) - the rock star organic juice and cleanse brand and ran it together for 7 years before selling it to Hain Celestial (@hain_celestial). Today, Erica and Zoe are co-hosts of the Highway to Well podcast (@htwpodcast) and their collaboration has now spanned 3 ventures and counting. Listen to their lessons on collaboration and partnership and how they've each derived success and fulfillment while pursuing their passion. Subscribe to The IdeaMix Radio and stay tuned for our weekly episodes.

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