Dispatches from our Founder Patricia and other Matriark’s guests about everything that touches the lives of our community.

Althea Simons

Althea Simons

GRAMMAR

In early 2016,  Althea Simon's apartment building burned down and she lost all of her belongings. As she tried to get...

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Amy Wickersham

Amy Wickersham

Amy Wickersham

Artist statement I am interested in looking closely at surfaces, intrigued by what may be unseen or overlooked, the space between...

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Angela Caglia

Angela Caglia

Angela Caglia

Long before she founded her namesake luxury botanical skincare brand, master esthetician Angela Caglia transformed the skin of iconic faces...

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Anna Sui

Anna Sui

Anna Sui

Anna Sui is an American fashion designer from Detroit. She was named one of the "Top 5 Fashion Icons of...

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Athena Newton

Athena Newton

Athena Newton

ATHENA NEWTON is an independent luxury clothing brand that inspires functional elegance in everyday life. Handcrafted in New York, the...

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Babi & Husband Sachin Ahluwalia

Babi & Husband Sachin Ahluwalia

Sachin & Babi

Sachin and Babi met as students at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), where they were instant friends. The two were...

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Barbara Freeman

Barbara Freeman

Simply Down

Founder Simply Down Born and raised in Manhattan like the company she heads, Barbara  Freeman recognized her love of retail...

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Bonnie Michelle Cannon

Bonnie Michelle Cannon

Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center

Bonnie Michelle Cannon is a guest at our Mondays at Matriark. She is going to be interviewed by Bridget LeRoy on September...

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Brianna Lipovsky

Brianna Lipovsky

Maison d'Etto

Brianna Lipovsky is the Founder of Maison d’Etto. A former agency executive and brand builder who is marked by her...

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Bridget LeRoy

Bridget LeRoy

Bridget LeRoy

A journalist and radio shoe host, Bridget LeRoy co-hosts Mondays at Matriark with Matriark Founder Patricia Assui Reed and Theresa Roden,...

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Camila Sarpi

Camila Sarpi

Camila Sarpi

It was during her seven years of work in the fashion world, living in New York, that Camila Sarpi realized...

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Camille Voll

Camille Voll

Camille Voll

Camille  Voll follows her intuition. She believes that the feminine energy in each of us is capable to transform the...

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Caroline Dennis

Caroline Dennis

Jolly Bijou

Caroline founded Jolly Bijou in 2017 in Brooklyn, where she lives with her partner and their two children. Caroline has been passionate about...

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Catherine Micoli

Catherine Micoli

Micoli

Having been a dancer for the greater part of her life, Catherine was inspired to create bags that considered how to...

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Charlene Dunbar

Charlene Dunbar

Suakoko Betty

suakoko betty (pronounced SWAH-ko-ko) is a lifestyle brand inspired by African design. Owner and creative director Charlene Dunbar was born...

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Cheena Mitchell

Cheena Mitchell

Chee Lee

Jewelry designer Cheena Mitchell is a self taught artisan whose pieces ingeniously reflect the marriage of authentic tribal design with...

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Chelsea Hrynick Browne

Chelsea Hrynick Browne

Chelsea Hrynick Browne

Chelsea Hrynick Browne layers together intricately hand-cut paper, paint and embellishments to form larger abstract “paintings” for hope, healing, and...

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Cheryl Fork

Cheryl Fork

Fork & Melon

FORK & MELON is a clean line of elevated skin and body care products, made with watermelon seed oil imported...

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Christina Martini & Nikolas Minoglou

Christina Martini & Nikolas Minoglou

Ancient Greek Sandals

Born and raised in Greece, co-founder and designer, Christina Martini is a BA (Hons) graduate in Footwear Design and Product Development...

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Christina Zimpel

Christina Zimpel

Christina Zimple

Originally from Perth Western Australia, Christina is an artist and illustrator living in Brooklyn New York. Christina has worked as...

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Clara Feder

Clara Feder

Le Jardin Retrouvé

Clara Feder is a writer, an artist and an entrepreneur born and raised in Paris, whose life has been dedicated...

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Coraline Bennett Acra

Coraline Bennett Acra

22Jewelry

22Jewelry is an artisan collection of bracelets that can be mixed, stacked, and curated. The collection is a celebration of...

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Dana Alikhani & Tatiana Casiraghi

Dana Alikhani & Tatiana Casiraghi

Muzungu Sisters

Of Brazilian-Colombian origin, Tatiana Casiraghi was born in New York and raised in Switzerland and Paris. Tatiana attended the American University in...

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Daniela Pisani

Daniela Pisani

Pisani et al.

Daniela Pisani spent decades working in fashion in Milan, not far from her home in Tuscany. Then one day, she decided to follow the dream of putting together a team of talented and dear friends: Lynn Shapiro, Mariza Scotch and Robin Marino. 
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Daphné Verley

Daphné Verley

Daphne Verley

Born into a family of designers and makers, ceramist Daphné Verley creates one of a kind, terra- cotta pieces in...

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Diana Carla Rowe

Diana Carla Rowe

Diana Carla Rowe

 

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Diane Von Furstenberg

Diane Von Furstenberg

DVF

About DVF Diane von Furstenberg entered the world of fashion in 1970 when she moved to New York and, two years...

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Dr. Florence Rolston

Dr. Florence Rolston

Southampton Hospital

Dr. Florence Rolston is a guest at our Mondays at Matriark. She is going to be interviewed by Bridget LeRoy on...

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Elizabeth Cordova

Elizabeth Cordova

Khara Jewelry

Khara Jewelry was born in honor of Elizabeth Cordova’s parents, both from Apurimac/ Cusco, Peru.   Elizabeth is looking to help preserve...

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Ellie Schwing

Ellie Schwing

BENE

Established in  2016, BENE is a luxury accessories brand rooted in the Italian tradition of luxury leather craftsmanship and inspired...

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Erin Suarez

Erin Suarez

Boutique Suarez

Erin has been designing her entire life. Her love for creating started as far back as when she was a...

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Evelyn Subramaniam

Evelyn Subramaniam

Bija

Bija was born of a personal journey. As a young girl in Mexico, Evelyn Subramaniam watched her grandmother, mother and...

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Fiona Kempton

Fiona Kempton

KEMPTON & CO

Fiona Kempton was born and raised in a house by the sea in the countryside of southwest England, setting the...

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Flavia Madeira

Flavia Madeira

Flavia Madeira

In 2005, the future awaited Flavia Madeira in an unpretentious accessory shop in Greece. She had never dreamed of being a jewelry designer,...

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Gigi Burris

Gigi Burris

Gigi Burris

Gigi was honored as one of Forbes 30 under 30 Art and Style List in 2013 and was a CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Finalist in 2014. She was nominated for a CFDA Accessories award in 2016. Icons like Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Bella Hadid, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Madonna are counted among her fans.
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Gretchen Comly

Gretchen Comly

Gretchen Comly

Gretchen Comly is the founder and creative director for her namesake. Her career as a marketing acquisitions vice president for Universal Studios and Dreamworks...

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Heesung Choi

Heesung Choi

Seven All Around

Natural resources inspire every step of designer Heesung Choi's creative process. A Seoul native who calls NYC home, she has...

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Hiywet Girma

Hiywet Girma

YESAET

Yesaet is created from the heart. Yesaet is Modern Luxury, Brooklyn x Ethiopia, inspired by centuries of ancient Ethiopian Craft.  It...

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Ilona Gerasimov, Lena Vasilenko-Tsymbal & Carina Gonzales

Ilona Gerasimov, Lena Vasilenko-Tsymbal & Carina Gonzales

KOZHA NUMBERS

KOZHA NUMBERS is a multi dimensional label founded in 2015 by IlonaGerasimov, Lena Vasilenko-Tsymbal and Carina Gonzales. KOZHA NUMBERS evolved...

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Jackie Skye Muller & Husband Mr. M

Jackie Skye Muller & Husband Mr. M

Recreational Habits

Recreational Habits is an American lifestyle brand created to bring the exclusive world of the preppy elite and their hobbies...

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Jacqueline Lopez

Jacqueline Lopez

Jaline

“I created Jaline while living in Mexico, intrigued by the beautiful textiles from Oaxaca I wanted to learn more about...

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Jade Ford

Jade Ford

Citizens & Heirs

Self-taught designer, tailor, and fear fighter. Playing in fashion is what Jade Ford does; her purpose is to inspire young...

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Jasmine Aarons

Jasmine Aarons

VOZ

Jasmine Aarons trained as a fine artist at Idyllwild Arts Academy and studied Product Design Engineering and Fine Arts at Stanford...

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Jennifer Liang

Jennifer Liang

Jennifer Liang

Jennifer Liang is a Manhattan-based jewelry designer who draws on nature’s elements while infusing urban minimalism. Having studied gemology, she...

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Jenny Monbouquette

Jenny Monbouquette

Monbouquette

“How can you work with your mother?” is the question Lily tells me she is always asked. She now tells...

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Jess Vidal

Jess Vidal

Jess Vidal

A family owned and operated business, the brand's accessories are handmade with Brazilian semi-precious stones and different metals, creating a...

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Jessica Taylor Mead & Elizabeth Thomas James

Jessica Taylor Mead & Elizabeth Thomas James

Taylor & Thomas

Co-founders Jessica Taylor Mead and Elizabeth Thomas James met in a footwear design class, and their common global consciousness and personal...

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Judy Bergsma, Jovita Sho & Maya Artisans

Judy Bergsma, Jovita Sho & Maya Artisans

MayaBags

Female-owned, fair trade. Designed in NYC, handmade in Belize.  MayaBags was founded in 1999 by Judy Bergsma, Jovita Sho and...

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Julie Mollo

Julie Mollo

Julie Mollo

Born in central Massachusetts, Julie moved to Clinton Hill, Brooklyn at 18 to attend Pratt Institute. She was always inspired...

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Karina Olsen

Karina Olsen

Olsen K

Passionate about stones and graduated in Gemology at the Gemological Institute of America, in New York, where she also studied...

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Karolina Zmarlak

Karolina Zmarlak

KZ_K Studio

The KZ_K Studio tenants of modernism extol the use of technologically advanced materials integrated into a purely functional form for...

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Kelly Bhopale

Kelly Bhopale

Kelly Bhopale

About two years ago, while looking for some furniture to decorate her new apartment, Kelly looked for some inspiration on...

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Kerri Topping

Kerri Topping

Key Coral Designs

A life long beachcomber, surfer, boater, snorkeler and ocean lover, Kerri Topping learned the handcrafted art of black coral jewelry from...

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Kiane von Mueffling

Kiane von Mueffling

Sold Out NYC

Sold Out NYC is a brand created by Kiane von Mueffling, who wants her products to empower women with great...

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Kira Foley

Kira Foley

Kira Foley

Textile Artist Kira Foley began working with vintage quilts in the winter of 2020. These coats are born from the idea of maintaining the beauty of older and slightly damaged textiles by transmuting them from quilts to wearable art.
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Kristi Lord

Kristi Lord

L'AVANT Collective

Co-Founder, L'AVANT Collective. Kristi Lord and Lindsay Droz's instant friendship was sparked at a mutual friend’s wedding, where they were both...

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Lauren Bagliore

Lauren Bagliore

Lauren Bagliore

Inspired by elements of art and architecture, with astute attention to draping, tailoring and finish in every piece, the work of...

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Lauren Parrish Walker

Lauren Parrish Walker

ParrishLA

Threaded through Lauren's life is the story of her family with origins in a small North East town... mostly during the cold winter months,...

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Laury Thilleman

Laury Thilleman

Parisienne et Alors

Laury Thilleman is a French journalist, model, TV Host, actress and Miss France 2011. She wanted to contribute to a...

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Liadain Warwick Smith

Liadain Warwick Smith

Liadain Warwick Smith

Liadain Warwick Smith was born and raised in Greenwich Village, New York City. She works out of her studio in...

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Lily Atherton Hanbury & Katya Shyfrin

Lily Atherton Hanbury & Katya Shyfrin

Le Monde Beryl

Inspired by the spirit of adventure and the rich cultural patchwork of the Silk Route, Le Monde Beryl is a...

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Lindsay Droz

Lindsay Droz

L'AVANT Collective

Co-Founder, L'AVANT Collective. Lindsay Droz and Kristi Lord's instant friendship was sparked at a mutual friend’s wedding, where they were both...

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Lisa Salzer

Lisa Salzer

Lulu Frost

Founded in New York City in 2004 by designer Lisa Salzer, Lulu Frost is known for its statement blend of...

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Marcia Kemp 

Marcia Kemp 

Nannacay

Handmade by artisans from 4 different regions of Peru, as well as Colombia, Ecuador, and 2 regions of Brazil, Nannacay...

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Marcia Patmos

Marcia Patmos

M.PATMOS

Having honed her skill at the Rhode Island School Of Design, Marcia headed to NYC where she learned the industry...

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Margherita Cardelli & husband Gerardo Cavaliere

Margherita Cardelli & husband Gerardo Cavaliere

Giuliva Heritage

The first time Margherita tried on her then boyfriend Gerardo’s double breasted top coat, she never gave it back. After...

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Margherita Missoni

Margherita Missoni

M MISSONI

Margherita Missoni is the granddaughter of Ottavio and Rosita Missoni, the original founders of her family’s fashion house in 1953....

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Maria Cornejo

Maria Cornejo

Zero+Maria Cornejo

Maria Cornejo was born in Chile and moved to England with her family when she was a child. Her varied...

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Marija & Ivana Curic

Marija & Ivana Curic

Curic & Curic

Marija and Ivana are identical twin sisters from Croatia, Europe who, after modeling and working in fashion co-founded Curic&Curic: an...

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Marisol Arteaga

Marisol Arteaga

Arteaga

Arteaga combines the finest fabrications and intricate workmanship with ethical and sustainable design practices. A result of cross-cultural collaborations between...

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Marissa Maximo

Marissa Maximo

Anaak

Anaak derives its name from the Filipino dialect Tagalog’s word for “child”. A term of endearment bestowed upon founder and...

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Mary Ping

Mary Ping

Slow and Steady Wins The Race

Mary Ping Mary Ping is a New York based designer with an art background from Vassar College. In 2001, she...

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Maxine Thompson

Maxine Thompson

Polka Pants

Over her years in the kitchen, Australian-born, London-based chef Maxine Thompson found herself frustrated at the unbecoming trousers she and...

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Maya & Teta Gorgoni

Maya & Teta Gorgoni

Royal Jelly Harlem

Royal Jelly Harlem is an African-inspired clothing and home decorating line founded in February 2011 by mother-daughter duo Teta and...

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Michele Consentino

Michele Consentino

M. Cosentino Makes

Michele Cosentino is a textile artist. She re-purposes textiles of varying colors, textures and prints to create orderly and delightful...

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Misha Nonoo

Misha Nonoo

Misha Nonoo

Misha Nonoo is a fashion designer who was born in Bahrain, raised in London and educated in Paris. Her multicultural upbringing exposed...

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Nathalie Vaandrager

Nathalie Vaandrager

Sloane Stationery

Sloane Stationery was founded in 2014 by London-based dutch entrepreneur Nathalie Vaandrager, who was raised between Rio de Janeiro and...

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Nathalie Vinciguerra

Nathalie Vinciguerra

Anima Vinci

 Anima Vinci is a creative expression and a reflection of Nathalie Vinciguerra’s belief in the true power of fragrance, how...

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Noemi Sanchez

Noemi Sanchez

SEPA Mujer

Noemi Sanchez is a guest at our Mondays at Matriark. She is going to be interviewed by Theresa Roden, Founder...

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Norma Kamali

Norma Kamali

Normalife

Norma Kamali has been in the Fashion Industry for 53 years and is known for her innovative designs.  She designed...

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Pamela Love

Pamela Love

Pamela Love

Native New Yorker Pamela Love began making jewelry in her Brooklyn apartment in 2006. Pamela Love’s creations come from an...

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Patricia Bonaldi

Patricia Bonaldi

PatBo

Patricia Bonaldi’s career in fashion began more than a decade ago with the launch of her eponymous collection of hand-embroidered...

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Preeti Sandhu

Preeti Sandhu

Preeti Sandhu

Preeti Sandhu is a New York designer, residing amongst the cobblestone streets of SoHo, with her husband and 3 active...

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Rachel Comey

Rachel Comey

Rachel Comey

Rachel Comey (b.1972) is an American fashion designer and creator of the eponymous New York based label. The brand, which started...

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Raphaela Pasqualina

Raphaela Pasqualina

Raphaela Pasqualina

"I started experimenting with the natural curve of the wire that lent itself to a tear drop shape. I followed...

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Rebecca Romijn

Rebecca Romijn

Charlie Dolly

Charlie Dolly  Designer and Founder Actress and former model Rebecca Romijn discovered her love of fine jewelry when she started modeling in Paris...

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Reverend Tisha Dixon-Williams

Reverend Tisha Dixon-Williams

First Baptist Church of Bridgehampton

Reverend Tisha Dixon-Williams is a guest at our Mondays at Matriark. She is going to be interviewed by Theresa Roden, Founder...

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Sally Lapointe

Sally Lapointe

LAPOINTE

Sally LaPointe is a women’s designer ready-to-wear collection produced in New York City. LaPointe offers the industry a collection of...

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Sandra Mullings

Sandra Mullings

Karibu 365

Sandra Mullings is a first generation immigrant from the Land of Wood, Water, and Reggae Music, Jamaica. She is the...

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Sari Cattan & Helena Dweck

Sari Cattan & Helena Dweck

No Standing

Sari and Helena transformed their passions into their careers. They began as two 17-year-old girls who used to raid their grandmothers' closets to share and sell cool vintage pieces to their friends and family. Now they are travelling the world, curating a highly coveted collection of the best and most affordable designer vintage pieces.
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Silvia Vassão

Silvia Vassão

Leafy Natural Couture

Fashion designer Silvia Vassão left her native Brazil as a free-spirited 18-year-old and set out exploring and globetrotting, hungry to...

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Sofía Sanchez de Betak

Sofía Sanchez de Betak

Chufy

Designer Sofía Sanchez de Betak (aka, Barrenechea) is a Buenos Aires born, New York based, Art Director and Fashion Consultant. ...

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Stacey Alvarez

Stacey Alvarez

Collect Interior

Stacey Alvarez is th Founder of COLLECT Interior, an altruistic start-up fashion line targeting Gen Z and Millennial customers. Stacey focuses her designs on...

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Suzanne Rae

Suzanne Rae

Suzanne Rae

Suzanne Rae is a New York-based women's ready-to-wear and shoe line inspired by and made for the progressive and modern...

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Teressa Foglia

Teressa Foglia

Teressa Foglia

Teressa Foglia is a hat designer and maker, a modern milliner. An avid hat lover her entire life, for years...

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Teri Johnson

Teri Johnson

The Harlem Candle Co.

The Harlem Candle Co. is a luxury home fragrance brand specializing in scented candles inspired by the richness of Harlem....

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Teta and Maya Gorgoni

Teta and Maya Gorgoni

Royal Jelly Harlem

Royal Jelly Harlem is an African-inspired clothing and home decorating line founded in February 2011 by mother-daughter duo Teta and...

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Theresa Roden

Theresa Roden

i-tri

i-tri Founder and Chief Visionary Officer  When Theresa Roden completed a triathlon in 2005, the experience was emotionally transformative. Would...

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Ulla Johnson

Ulla Johnson

Ulla Johnson

Born and raised in Manhattan, the daughter of archaeologists, Ulla Johnson honed her signature style between the streets of New...

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Veronique Gabai

Veronique Gabai

Veronique Gabai

Veronique spent her childhood memories of sunshine in the stunning Cote d’Azur. Antibes, Juan les Pins, Grasse, Cannes, St Tropez...

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Vlada Kaba

Vlada Kaba

BYVLADA

Vlada immigrated from the Ukraine at the age of 14. Growing up in Ukraine she was considered a child prodigy...

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