November, 2013 – Bond Street
Where are you from?
What’s the farthest you have traveled or tell me about some of your favorite destinations, countries, cities …
“I just went to Tokyo. The Japanese are amazing people. Everything is so clean and well done in design and practice. And the food is incredible.”
What do you enjoy most about your job?
“My job is very analytical. I still have to do simple addition by counting on my fingers – so it is really challenging. But I also love watching trends. Seeing something I buy for the store sell out is the best part of my job.”
What girls inspire you right now? “Kate Moss, Alice Waters, Sophia Amoruso, Michelle Obama, Melinda Gates, Stevie Nicks, Etta James….and all others that are making a difference!”
I didn’t think girls like Mollie existed actually.
It’s hard to explain what I mean by that… Mollie was one of my first friends in New York who actually grew up in New York. Of course I’d known a handful other great girls from this great city but, friends? I’m not sure.
It was Halloween in LA when we met, 2009. We were working together as fashion assistants on a cover shoot. Not a regular cover shoot – a double male celebrity cover for Cosmopolitan Magazine. Our actors were Kellan Lutz and Paul Wesley, a very vampire moment for the mag. Mollie arrived on set in faded converse and had long brown hair to her hips, maybe the most perfect version of version of ‘girl-next-door’ but in a city block on the UWS.
Mollie is a family girl. Her sister-in-law, Rebecca was my editor at Cosmopolitan. Rebecca taught us both well! It’s been fun to watch their family grow. Among other creative ventures including a furniture company with her husband, Mollie works as a merchandiser for Madewell. She also has the best freckles ever.