Jhoanna Marissa is the founder of fashion label Lily + Jasper, made in the heart of Los Angeles. The brand takes pride in producing the collection from recycled fabric with their partners at Argyle Haus of Apparel. Argyle is a manufacturing house with over 100 years of experience. Jhoanna, a true renaissance woman, also holds the titles, CEO and Creative Director of Willa Creative Agency, a digital and creative branding agency based in Venice. Some clients include Juice Served Here, BlinkBar, and Den of Thieves. click view more to read the full interview!
Olive & June has become the go-to nail salon in California. After a ten year run as an equity sales trader at JP Morgan & Morgan Stanley in New York City, Sarah Gibson Tuttle quickly shifted her career focus when she saw an opportunity to open the "perfect nail salon" in Los Angeles. We are thrilled she took that opportunity! Many have praised the entrepreneur's venture into the wellness & beauty world, like Vogue, BYRDIE, wellness gurus and celebrities like Drew Barrymore, who supported Tuttle very early on. SGT shared with us her empowering journey to success and advice to aspiring business owners entering the service industry. click view more to read the full interview!
Repurpose makes sustainable tableware that is not only environmentally friendly, but also very stylish with uncompromising quality. They take pride on making their products from plants, rather than petroleum. Their products can be found in retailers like Whole Foods, Amazon, Thrive Market, and over 5 thousand stores across the nation! I went to their beautiful HQ in the arts district in DTLA, where I learned how the eco-entrepreneurs started Repurpose and sipped on some Pinot Noir in their newest product, their stemless wine cups. click view more to read the full interview!
Carina Chaz is the founder of a luxury, vegan and cruelty free, uni-sex fragrance line. Her brand, Dedcool, can be found in retailers like Neiman Marcus and Fred Segal, and that's just two of the many! Let us not forget to mention she is a young entrepreneur, who has managed to make her way through a competitive industry. We caught up with her at her studio, where she showed us where her products are made and manufactured, and how she got her start. click view more to read the full interview!
Neha Assar is a celebrated Henna Artist, Engineer, Mother and Wife. Her clients range from families and brides to celebrities. Celebrity clients like Kylie Jenner, Nazanin Mandi, Drake, and G-Eazy are among the long list of fans of #TheNehaAssarExperience. Neha shared with me her road to success and her advice on starting a company in the service industry. click view more to read the full interview!
Good intuition, creativity and talent are three of the many important traits to acquire when it comes to creating a platform and brand. Nicole Fani of The Avantgartist, has created a brand dedicated to the modern mom. Along with her creative blog, celebrated YouTube videos, and events at Williams Sonoma, she also manages to raise two children under the age of 3. I sat down with the mompreneur in her beautiful Brentwood home to talk all things motherhood and business. I was lucky enough to learn how to create a gorgeous mother's day bouquet, and I am even more lucky to be aunty to her two beautiful boys! click view more to read the full interview!
I had the pleasure of meeting the ladies who created Kalumi. Kalumi launched their company with three delicious, marine collagen based protein bars. Kalumi can now be found at Erewhon market in Los Angeles and Free People. I met with the entrepreneurs over lunch at West Hollywood's Wanderlust Cafe. They shared with me what it takes to create a product, dive into a new industry, and make exciting, yet challenging and risky decisions. click view more to read the full interview!