Fashion

May Kwok: Sampling Waves, Mixing Tracks, and Influencing Trends Around The World

May Kwok is a visionary entrepreneur with a talent for bringing brands to life through music and experiences-digitally and IRL! She is a globally renowned DJ, designer, model, and influencer fueled by surfing, fashion, fitness and running. You may have seen her on Instagram under the handle @Iamamayzing and she pretty much is! If you don’t believe us, head over to Soundcloud and have a listen.  May Kwok is the go to DJ for the fashion, pop culture and wellness scenes around the world.

Her DJing roster includes everyone from the CFDA, MQueen, Zimmerman, Refinery 29, Popsugar, Prada, and so many more. You can follow her custom curated playlists on Spotify for brands like Phillip Lim, Whalebone, Sakara, Fendi, those are just a few. Also in her portfolio, May All Day, her design collaboration + capsule collection with activewear brand, Alala.

Even cooler than all of the fun DJing, and fashion, May is a surfer. She has traveled around the world riding waves from Rockaway Beach to Bali. She just got back from Sri Lanka a few days before we recorded the podcast.

On today’s episode,  Marni syncs up with May to hear what’s on her playlist, learn about her favorte breaks, and dial in to the next wave of all things, May.

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Fifi Simon, Simon Showroom CEO + Founder: On Entrepreneurship, Fashion, and Fitness

By the time she was a teenager, Fifi Simon was already working in fashion, dabbling as a model here and there. As the daughter of a tailor, she grew up surrounded by it.  Ever since she can remember, Fifi Simon has loved fashion.  Anyone that knows her would agree! So when she arrived in NYC after college, in 1992, it was no surprise that she landed her first job as a fit model at Pierre Balman Denim. She later went on to launch two of the biggest denim brands in the history of fashion.

What happened next in her career set the tone for what today is the industry insider, Simon Showroom. The entrepreneurial venture Fifi embarked upon back in 1998 is now one of the fashion industry’s most sought after showrooms by contemporary designers and retailers from around the globe. Headquartered in NYC, with locations in Los Angeles and Atlanta, Simon Showroom works with designers to cultivate and build their brands through sales, market intelligence, positioning and merchandising.

Renowned for bringing super-cool, hip, contemporary designers to market, Simon Showroom has launched brands in athleisure, denim, and contemporary sportswear with young designers including AMO, Antik Batik, Citizen’s of Humanity,  LNDR, IRO, Petite Bateau, Paul + Joe, Seven for All Mankind, Sundry and more.

Marni syncs up with Fifi about where her love of fashion began, her career trajectory, some of the great designers she has cultivated over the years, up and coming fashion brands, and of course her love of fitness.

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Mary Alice Stephenson, Founder of GLAM4GOOD: On Empowerment, Joy + Living Your Purpose

Mary Alice Stephenson is on a mission to bring joy and happiness to women and families going through life’s toughest challenges, around the world. Whether they have lost their home and belongings as a result of natural disasters, domestic violence, gun violence or are suffering from life threatening illness.

What began as a love-fueled personal mission to use her passion for style and robust fashion network to empower women and girls and dress people in need has blossomed into her empowerment platform and non-profit, GLAM4GOOD. The company partners with non-profits and fashion and beauty brands to provide life-changing makeovers, clothing giveaways and confidence-bolstering fashion and beauty initiatives for everyday heroes and people in need.

As is a world renowned style and beauty expert, Mary Alice has worked for some of the world’s most prestigious brands, celebrities, and fashion magazines – Allure, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. Thanks to her fashion and beauty network and community, GLAM4GOOD has helped more than 25,000 women and their families, delivered over 8 million wardrobe, beauty and personal care essentials and had over a billion impressions on their positive content.

Mary Alice and Marni talk about the strength, passion and heart that it takes to pursue her vision, the her entrepreneurial journey, the meditation and hiking that fuels her,  and how she is living her purpose doing what she loves.  We talk about GLAM4GOOD and where it began, the initiatives, the work, and the ways you can get involved with this amazing non-profit.

Mary Alice has been the recipient of many awards and honors including Life Camp’s Deepak Chopra Visionary Award and the Most Innovative People Award by The United Nation’s World Summit Of Innovation.  In 2014, she was honored to participate in the Former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Fashion Education Workshop at the White House as part of Mrs. Obama’s Reach Higher initiative. Stephenson also co-hosted GLAM4GOOD’s first international initiative, a Joining Forces GLAM4GOOD event with the former First Lady Michelle Obama.

As we write this, GLAM4GOOD is raising funds to hold a Disaster Relief Initiative in California for low-income families who have lost their homes and belongings due to the devastation of the Camp and Woolsey Fires, the deadliest and most destructive fires in state history. You can donate here.

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Get ready to be inspired, moved, and motivated to do something!  You can go to the glam4good website at glam4good.com, donate, or follow them on social @glam4good. 

Enjoy!

Lucy Danziger, Hinted CEO + Founder: On Reaching Your Goals, The Role Shopping Plays in Your Life, and Why Everyone Needs a Wish List!

Hinted Founder + CEO, Lucy Danziger, wants to take the guess work out of gift-giving and empower you with the tools to get everything you’ve ever wanted! Thanks to her game-changing social shopping platform and app, Hinted, you can make a wish list of anything you want from a pair of shoes to a new watch, a vacation, your next triathlon bike, your favorite charity or even a puppy! Great for every occasion-Christmas, birthday’s, weddings-it’s like a registry for life.  You can share your list with friends and family and discover recommendations from celebrities, influencers, and Hinted Ambassadors.  It’s is the social shopping app that lets you keep track of what you want as you shop, saving items and experiences to as you shop.

Empowered by nearly two decades in publishing at Conde Nast including 13 years at the helm of Self Magazine as editor-in-chief, and prior to that at Women’s Health and Fitness, Lucy is no stranger to creating and curating great content. For years, she has been advising on terrific products, telling stories, building audiences, helping brands drive sales and attract consumers. Lucy grew Self.com to more than 6.5 million visitors per month (that’s more than  40 million page views per month!).

On this episode, Lucy Danziger offers Marni on the Move listener’s a few hints into the future of gift buying, creating wish lists, social shopping  and new media thanks to her pioneering venture, Hinted. Marni syncs up with Lucy about her vision behind innovating Hinted, her mission to create a sustainable shopping platform and her “No Returns” campaign, growing her audience and brand, key entrepreneurial lessons, and her fueling sport of choice:triathlon! Get ready to be empowered, motivated and start hinting!

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Cosmopolitan’s Editor-In-Chief, Michele Promaulayko On The Media Industry, Her Love of Magazines, Madonna and the October Issue!

Fueled by strength training, coffee, Madonna,  and her love of magazines, today’s guest, Michele Promaulayko, helms the iconic and largest women’s media brand, Cosmopolitan, as Editor-in-Chief. She is also the Editorial Director of Hearst’s Young Women’s Group, which also includes Seventeen and Women’s Health. Michele is a highly respected and renowned print and digital editor, innovator, thought leader and has a long standing career in the world of media, from her first internship to her current job. On today’s episode we sync up about Michele’s career trajectory and doing what she loves, the current climate and evolution of the media industry, Cosmopolitan’s October Issue and duke it out for #1 Madonna fan status.  Read More