A few days ago I mentored one of Kellogg's most highly rated and sought after courses: New Venture Discovery. One of my favorite things to do is to ideate on problems that I face, but hearing ideas and solutions to problems I haven't encountered is just as much fun. Last week I shared the first … Continue reading 10 Steps to Starting Your Side Hustle (part two)
Over the past few months friends and colleagues have increasingly sought my advice and considerations when thinking about starting a business. In this two-part series, I am going to share with you a simple list consisting of the ten pieces of advice that and a bonus "brief" business plan template that I wish I had when I took the leap into entrepreneurship.
Mom, Mommy, Mama, Mamama, Honey, Babe, Wife, Mrs., Candice, Marketer, MBA, Entrepreneur, Designer, Business Owner, Investor. These are names I go by, or titles earned throughout my career and education that are parts of my identity. Mother, Wife, Marketer, Entrepreneur, these are all such different parts of me that pull at me and energize me … Continue reading The life of a “mompreneur”
For us it’s equally important to love how we look and feel in something. We consider fit, fabric, and how something was made. To truly feel good about styling ourselves, that means child and sweatshop free labor, and more sustainable production methods and fabrics. We are also increasingly aware of the impact that throw-away fashion … Continue reading Fall Fair-Fashion Staples
Pictured: V-Neck Dress / Draped Modal Midi Dress / Box Panel Tee / Sleeveless Trapeze Dress Credit: Brittany Hinrichs, Content Manager, Mod + Ethico Boutique The ethical side of the fashion realm can be quite intense and confusing for those looking to switch to a more mindful lifestyle. It can be overwhelming trying to learn and … Continue reading Ethical Fashion – What’s It All About?
As a the founder of Mod + Ethico balancing both my start-up, my full-time gig in advertising, AND with a baby on the way, I am always seeking life hacks to save time. The great news is that these hacks not only save time, but also precious natural resources, cut-down on energy use, and minimize waste. … Continue reading 5 Eco-friendly Lifestyle and Beauty Hacks to Save you More Than Just Time & Money
Behind the brand: VARYFORM Meet Masha Titievsky Age: 25 Born: Kiev, Ukraine Grew up in: Louisville, KY I met Masha Titievsky this past summer, and was immediately impressed by this young, motivated woman and her easy going style, poise, and wealth of knowledge in the domains of fashion and retail. Masha and I spent about … Continue reading Behind the Brand: Meet VARYFORM designer and owner Masha Titievsky
When I mentioned SEWN to a friend, she immediately recommended a documentary she had recently watched on Netflix, The True Cost, and how impactful it was on her. She mentioned that this documentary transformed her views on how she purchases any product, but most especially her clothes. I quickly decided that my next Netflix rainy … Continue reading True Cost: A testament to the importance of ethically-made fashion
Our founder Candice Stewart was introduced to Lydia Crespo, founder of silk accessory and clothing company, Argaman & Defiance, just a few months ago and knew instantly upon their first meeting that she had to stock Crespo’s products. Outside of absolutely loving all of Crespo’s designs, the Argaman & Defiance mission fits perfectly with the sustainable … Continue reading Argaman & Defiance: When Nature Inspires Your Favorite New Silk Accessory
I recently discovered Chicago-based Suki + Solaine, and quickly wondered how I ever lived without this luxe brand that balances comfort with intrigue: using luxuriously soft modal, original prints, and stunning cuts that flatter a range of figures. After meeting with the team's In-house Sales Rep. Jen Dobransky at the West Town showroom, I instantly … Continue reading Suki +Solaine: An Effortless Luxe Brand Designed and Made in Chicago