We’ve known you for quite some time, but tell our Amenders a little bit about yourself.
I’m an entrepreneur. I help run a small business in NYC, hOM, that delivers health and wellness to your door and I run Yogaliese teaching yoga in studios throughout the city and South Jersey. I live for passion. Through it, I hope to lead others to find theirs.
Yoga provides the platform for individuals to connect their mind and body to reflect who they are. Another form of self-expression and a lifelong love of mine is fashion; it can liberate and empower us from the outside in.
What does fashion mean to you?
FREEDOM. Fashion is my favorite form of self-expression and empowerment.
When did you develop a love of fashion?
Ever since I was a little kid I’ve been in love with fashion. When I was five years old, my mom tells me that I would change my outfits three times a day and leave them in piles on my floor just as I had stepped out of them.
How would you describe your style?
I love everything. I’m about as feminine as they get, but I love a good button down and I’ve recently developed an affinity for hats. Now that I spend most of my time in spandex, I relish every opportunity that I have to wear street clothes and get dressed up.
How do you incorporate your own personal style with what you do?
I carry a fun, clean outfit and shoes for when I do my “office work” in cafes in between classes. I only buy yoga clothes that make me happy – comfy and funky and I’ll pair them with a sweet sweater or a headband – accessorize to make them my own.
Your biggest fashion faux pas, or a regrettable purchase / style phase:
Definitely my emo/punk rock stage when I was wearing dark eyeliner and all studded everything as an angsty thirteen year old. Then again, I was thirteen… now I’m willing to step out of the box and try new styles. Fashion is fun! I don’t take myself too seriously.
What trend do you hope never goes out of style?
High-waisted everything. Also, Brazilian cut bikinis. Let’s celebrate the feminine form and not squash it, shall we?
What excites you most about Nineteenth Amendment?
Connecting the consumer to the designer and providing a platform for everyone to offer their opinions and play a role in the final product. Plus I love supporting my fellow Startup Institute friends, I helped work on the very first iteration of the company when it was just Amanda’s idea to create a tech platform for fashion. So cool to see how far you’ve come!
What spoke to you about the garment you chose to wear?
The AgainstAllOdds Origami Sweatshirt is very special to me, I instantly fell in love with the chic shape, cozy neckline and versatility of the transformational zipper. It’s the perfect travel piece for my constant on-the-go lifestyle! And the Sara Di Salvo Cuffed Sweatpants were such an obvious fit. Most of my yoga tights are bright and funky and these kaleidoscope-esque pants scream Yogaliese – I can really move in this outfit.
Look for sports-wear inspired style lines, interesting silhouettes, and unusual fabrics. These pieces are meant to go day-to-night, work-to-play, and – most importantly (especially for us Chicagoans) – Fall/Winter-to-Spring/Summer.
This collection takes inspiration from the Victorian era with intricate custom patterned fabric of a Victoria woman cut in city-living silhouettes. It is high-hand fashion, proudly produced with an Italian point of view.
Nineteenth + Seventh is a monthly feature bringing cutting-edge fashions from our global designers to your favorite tastemakers. Our goal? To help tell their stories through our designers’ clothing. We believe that fashion is at its best when many voices–from independent designers to bloggers, stylists, and connoisseurs–make themselves heard. Interested in sharing your fashion story? Email us letting us know you’d like to participate.