Story by Rachel Schwartzmann – Photos by Bridget Badore for The Style Line
On April 28th we joined forces with AELLA collection
and Made Real Vodka on an event that celebrated our mutual love for entrepreneurship, community, and of course style. Enter Modern Women Meet Up, our dual panel discussion and shopping event that further touched on topics of modernity in style, what it means to be a woman in this day and age, and finding your personal and professional passions. We held the event at AELLA’s beautiful pop-up at Bloomingdales here in New York City and had the immense pleasure of moderating an inspiring conversation which featured our interviewees and dynamite entrepreneurs Eunice Cho of AELLA, Mallory Blair and Bianca Caampued of Small Girls PR, Eliza Blank of The Sill and Nicole Williams of Made Real Vodka. After our discussion, we joined guests at the AELLA pop-up for an evening of shopping and drinks. For those who were unable to attend, today we’re thrilled to share highlights from the evening featuring insight from our dynamic panelists and beautifully captured moments by Bridget Badore for The Style Line.
Please introduce yourself!
We love AELLA’s solution-driven approach to design, and with that in mind want to talk about the “fast” norm -what steps do we need to be taking to ensure quality control in an increasingly connected age?
What does modernity in fashion mean to you?
Nicole: It means writing your own rules and using fashion as an extension of your personality.
Eliza, why do you think NYC was a good place to create a business like The Sill and what advice can you offer to crazy busy modern women (whether in a city or the ‘burbs) who may need a little more balance between digital detox and experiencing life’s little treasures?
On The Style Line we use personal style as a lens in which we tell our stories. How do you celebrate personal style and why do you think it’s such an important aspect of EVERYONE’s life in this day and age?
What can you offer to modern women who are looking to break out on their own/pursue their own passions?
Do you have any secrets or things you can share with the group on how you’ve managed to not necessarily find a “work/life” balance, but embrace the good and bad that comes with entrepreneurship?
Bianca: Meditating. I swear by it. I do it every day, sometimes multiple times a day. We did the PR for a meditation studio in NY called MNDFL, and the idea is that it’s a place for busy New Yorkers who might not be into meditating or the spiritual aspect of it, to come in and be able to sit and breathe for 30 minutes. It’s so important in helping maintain clarity, ease anxiety, and let’s you be present as you go about your day. I also carry crystals around for good energy (I have 2 in my pocket right now actually).