Journalist whose career spanned four continents.
Advocate and adviser on building equitable organizations, adjunct at Seattle University.
Anywhere with fantastic food, people from all over the world, lots of wine, and my loved ones.
I’m game to try most things! I prefer fit-and-flare dresses, monochrome outfits and anything that draws the eye to my waist (my favorite part of my body)!
WHY DID YOU JOIN?
Professionally, I received the biggest speaking engagement of my career so far and as I was putting together my website for it, I realized every single video of me speaking had me wearing the same floral outfit. It looked great in the first video, less so in the second one (I was pregnant), and in the third video (post-baby), it was downright unflattering. I knew something had to change.
Personally, I had to attend my sister’s wedding 6 months after having a baby. I went to visit a highly-recommended personal stylist in town. Not only did she make me feel terrible about my body, but also all but strong-armed me into buying a $700 designer dress in a size I hoped I wouldn’t be again unless I had another baby. I don’t believe size determines style BUT I think new mums need a lot more empathy from our society. I realized I couldn’t bring my best self to work and play without some help…Armoire appeared at exactly the right time!
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
I use it weekly for the majority of personal and professional events in my life. Armoire has been part of big milestones in my life: my son’s first AND second birthdays, keynote speeches, date nights with my husband, and my Armoire closet has traveled the world with me – London, Dubai, Singapore, Tokyo, and more…
Armoire has given me back HOURS of time and so much money.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART?
I have been able to have a new look during every career-defining moment in the past 18 months. I’ve learned to love style again and to love myself after having a baby, which seems extremely radical. Every Armoire stylist has made me feel like a queen!
YOUR FAVORITE PIECES?
Tart blazer, French Connection navy blue dress, and their white crochet dress.
WHAT DO YOU DO WITH 10 MINUTES OF SOLITUDE?
Cook! I love to feed and eat.
WHAT’S YOUR GET SH*T DONE MODE?
Put on a killer outfit and a killer attitude, after a big cuddle from my toddler!
WHO’S YOUR BOSS LADY INSPIRATION?
Armoire’s CEO — Ambika Singh! And Oprah, of course!
WHERE DO YOU SEE THE FASHION INDUSTRY GOING?
I would love for it to be more body-positive and include more diverse representation of style and beauty. We have long way to go but I see changes slowly!