Leading a Lunch and Learn conversation, on location at Mondo Summit
11.12.13: A lucky day. There are times when the stars align and everything is perfect. That’s how it was for me today. I led what is called a Lunch and Learnfor members from my local New Jersey community. The place: a magical spot called, Mondo Summit, a building dedicated to the arts of all kinds.
The topic was how fashion and self-esteem and wellness are related. I talked about how I started my blog and podcast, my intentions and my interest in telling stories; not just my own but mostly others’ about how fashion is connected to our self expression and how we feel about ourselves. In an effort to keep growing and sharing, this was a wonderful opportunity for me.
Thank you to all of the amazing women who attended the program, and to the beautiful surroundings of Mondo and the delicious lunch. I am grateful for all …
It feels good to Turn fashion inside out!
Photo by Alexandra, shot on location at Mondo Summit
When I met Heather at MONDO today, she was polishing silver bracelets that she designed, in order to keep them from oxidizing. It is one of the many details that make the process of designing her own jewelry completely personal. Her love of jewelry began as a child, raiding her mother’s jewelry box. She was always fascinated by color and enjoyed accessorizing from an early age. As Heather got older, “the fun part of my morning was selecting the jewelry pieces I would wear and taking time to do it.”
When I asked Heather, now a wife and mother of two young sons, how she turned her fun play time into a solid business, she told me that it started simply enough, after she had her second son and had a little more available time (just a little!). She began to create her own bracelets and necklaces, because “my eye naturally goes to my neck.” Continue reading →