Over 265,000 women in the U.S. alone this year will learn that they have breast or ovarian cancer. And, over 55,000 of them will die of these two horrible diseases. My mother was one of them. She passed away almost two years ago after a seven-year battle with breast cancer that was caught very early and she chose to have a mastectomy, only to have it come back five years later, stage 4. Heart breaking for her and us. As a result, Saks Fifth Avenue's annual Key to the Cure initiative during October, which also happens to be Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is very personal to me. I especially appreciate that in Phoenix the ...Read more.
The Fall 2018 collections are an impressive mix of classics like plaid, animal prints, and tailored suiting -- indicative of our strong women’s empowerment movement that’s happening right now. However, these classics have undergone a modern transformation fueled by a love of '80s maximalism and designers have added a luxe twist to everything from ready-to-wear to accessories. As a result, we’re seeing an abundance of faux fur, metallics (especially silver), high gloss (aka patent leather), ruffles, embellishments, and designer logos. To sum up the mood, it’s all about balancing the strong and powerful with the ...Read more.
I love Kendra Scott. Her and her jewelry. Kendra is one inspiring woman, entrepreneur and mom. And, if you aren't familiar with her story, it's a good one. She started her jewelry business when she was a 19-year-old new mom with $500 in her spare bedroom and grew it into the billion-dollar company it is today. Kendra runs the business by the values of "Family, Fashion & Philanthropy," and believes firmly that family (her family and every employees') must come first. This resonates throughout the company along with giving back to the community. (To hear more from Kendra herself, watch my interview with her from a few ...Read more.