Damsel in Design

Member Spotlight: Angela Lee and Handbags for a Cause

August 13, 2014
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by Juni Ahari This week we spotlight DID member Angela Lee, co-founder and CFO of Angela & Roi, a philanthropic handbag line. What is your personal history in design? How did you get interested in handbags? Growing up, my mother molded my interest in fashion; she bought me the best quality and most beautifully crafted handbags, […]

Member Spotlight: Karla López Rivera and Mariem

July 18, 2014
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by Juni Ahari Today we spotlight DID Member Karla López Rivera, the founder and designer of the new footwear line, Mariem. Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Karla graduated with a BFA in Furniture Design from Rhode Island School of Design and a MFA in Footwear Design from Polimoda in Florence, Italy. An avid traveler […]

Member Spotlight: Emma Bowen and Najla Lingerie

July 16, 2014
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By Juni Ahari DID member Emma Bowen is relaunching her family’s lingerie label, Najla. Emma Bowen is a designer, design historian, and the great-great-niece of Najla’s original founder and namesake. Emma has taught at Parsons The New School for Design since 2009, and, over the past several years, has invested herself in multiple ethical, sustainable, […]

Member Spotlight: Allegra Brantly Designs Luxury Robes

July 2, 2014
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by Juni Ahari Allegra Moet Brantly, DID member since 2012, is getting ready to launch her new line of luxury robes, aptly named A.MOAY. Allegra Moet Brantly is the CEO and design maven behind luxury robe and travel finery brand, A.MOAY. Simply known as ‘Legs’ to her friends, she is a New York transplant who […]

The Business of Fast Fashion by Minute MBA

December 5, 2013

Check out our friend’s video on Fast Fashion and its impact on the market place. Find the video transcript and more information here.

Damsels Founder Talks About Style with DailyWorth

November 21, 2013
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Reprinted on 11.21.13 from www.DailyWorth.com—the financial literacy website for women.

Designing Women: Casting on with Anya Cole

February 11, 2013
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Interview by Elizabeth Heywood While the ice and snow of winter have finally caught up to us, nothing beats snuggling into a soft sweater on a grey February day. Anya Cole has made a thriving business designing beautiful cashmere knitwear through her label HANIA by Anya Cole. Originally knitting to suit her own needs in communist Poland, […]

Designing Women: Making a Statement with Emily Kammeyer

November 14, 2012
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Interview by Jennifer Markas. Photos courtesy of Emily Kammeyer. Emily Kammeyer is the most stylish woman we know! From her neon wrap bracelets to her exotic headpieces, she is quintessentially cool and never without a pop of color. Emily is the owner and head designer of E. Kammeyer Accessories where she dresses brides in vintage-style […]

Designing Women: Bike to work with Audrey Robinson of Dargelos

November 12, 2012
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  Interview by Elizabeth Heywood, Photography by Amy Lee While New York’s bike-share program may have been put on hold until next spring, the growing number of cyclists have made CityRacks a common sight throughout the five boroughs. One Brooklyn designer and year-round bike commuter has been tackling ways to create practical accessories for the fashion-conscious […]

Designing Women: Put Your Best Foot Forward with Alice Chen

October 17, 2012
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Interview by Jennifer Markas, Photography courtesy of Alice Alan Finding the selection of comfortable, yet stylish shoes for women to be woefully lacking, Alice Chen traded in Corporate America to develop her own line of ‘go-to’ heels called Alice Alan.  Damsels in Designs sat down with Alice to talk about how she went from office […]