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Cynthia Rowley

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Flying by the Seat of Our Pants with Cynthia Rowley

The Ginni Show

On this episode of The Ginni Show, I speak with Cynthia Rowley, award-winning fashion designer and travel aficionado. Cynthia grew up in a small town in midwest Illinois before packing up her sewing machines and moving to New York City, where she eventually realized her dream of becoming a fashion designer. With theatrics including Elvis impersonators and (literally) lighting runways on fire, Cynthia’s fashion shows are famously known for their dramatics. Cynthia employs the same mindsight to designing clothes as she does to traveling: be fearless. From camping in the Himalayas to surfing with sharks in Byron Bay, she maintains that some of the most memorable travel experiences are born from living on the edge. Throughout this episode, we discuss Cynthia’s journey to success as a fashion designer as well as some of her most memorable travel experiences.Join me and Cynthia to learn more about her amazing adventures.In this episode, you will learn:Cynthia’s experience of moving from a small town to New York City to pursue her dreams (2:23)How the age-old adage of “fake it till you make it” has worked for Cynthia(6:59)How nothing comes easy and we have to work for the things that we want (7:48)What made Cynthia’s fashion shows so memorable  (8:41)How Cynthia vacationed with her family as a young girl (11:08)It’s not the destination, it’s the journey - what this means to Cynthia and how has she applied it to her travel experiences (11:54)Cynthia's idea of a fun family vacation. (18:01)What inspired Cynthia to travel and see the world (24:55)What Cynthia deems to be one of the most important contributing factors to flexible travel (26:58)Connect with Cynthia Rowley:Website: Cynthiarowley.comTwitter: @Cynthia_RowleyInstagram: ​​@cynthiarowleyLet’s connect:Instagram: @theginnishowTwitter: @theginnishowFacebook: @theginnishowLinkedIn: Ginni SaraswatiWebsite: ginnimedia.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

28mins

30 May 2022

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Cynthia Rowley: Designing Adventure And Living On The Edge

The Ginni Show

A sneak peak into the first episode of the new season of The Ginni Show with Cynthia Rowley, award-winning fashion designer and travel aficionado. From camping in the Himalayas to surfing with sharks in Byron Bay, she maintains that some of the most memorable travel experiences are born from living on the edge. Throughout this episode, we discuss Cynthia’s journey to success as a fashion designer as well as some of her most memorable travel experiences. Needless to say, her fearlessness extends beyond the runway and world of fashion. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

2mins

26 May 2022

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A Mother's Day Special (Kit Keenan & Cynthia Rowley )

Beauty Uncovered

Recently, I was invited onto a podcast called Ageless, which is hosted by fashion designer Cynthia Raleigh, and her daughter, Kit Keenan. Now, I have to say, I was charmed by the rapport between them. It was quite lovely. And I got caught up in their down to earth dynamic, which admittedly, was not what I expected. You see, Cynthia Raleigh has been a staple in the fashion world for decades. And Kit has been in the public eye since she was a kid growing up in the gleaming lights of New York City. So if we were to go by the articles and the gossip columns, it almost appears one dimensional. But there is nothing one dimensional about this mother and daughter duo whose love for one another and drive to grow is awe inspiring. 

25mins

5 May 2022

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How to follow your passion with Cynthia Rowley & Kit Keenan

Cozying Up with The Clear Cut

Follow Cynthia at @cynthiarowley and Kit @kitkeenanFollow us @theclearcut For all of your jewelry needs visit www.theclearcut.co

44mins

14 Mar 2022

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Cynthia Rowley

A Fashion Moment

At an early age, Cynthia Rowley, a native of Illinois, discovered her love of sewing. With an artistic and creative gift that spanned beyond her garments, Cynthia studied painting and fine arts at the Art Institute of Chicago. She would later pivot into fashion after observing the constraints of the art world environment, shifting into an industry that would allow her to be creatively free to express herself. After completing her academic studies, Cynthia moved to New York City, ready to pursue her dream of becoming a designer. After a decade of building her business, Cynthia would be honored by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) with the Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent in 1994. Cynthia's brand philosophy, that fashion should be an adventure, catapulted her line into a full-blown brand containing a series of products, licenses, and brand collaborations. She would also author the Swell book series, featuring her illustration and writing talents. Combining her penchant for all things pretty and sporty, Cynthia collaborated with Roxy Quicksilver to produce surf and snow collections and even launched a CR Surf Camp in Montauk. Cynthia is also the recipient of The Art Institute of Chicago's Legend of Fashion award and the Designer of the Year award at the 37th Annual American Apparel and Footwear Association American Image Awards. Host Kirsten Holtz Naim took a moment to sit down with Cynthia to discuss the importance of listening to your audience, how naivete can be a form of power, the importance of an internship, and not taking "no" for an answer. Enjoy the episode? Support the podcast by buying a cup of coffee! Learn more here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/afashionmomentConnect with Us!Spotify | AppleShop + SupportInstagram: @afashionmomentTwitter: @A_FashionMomentEmail: AFashionMomentPodcast@gmail.comWebsite: A Fashion MomentShow Notes:Shop the collections at https://cynthiarowley.com/Follow Cynthia on Instagram @cynthiarowley Check out Cynthia’s podcast, Ageless with her daughter Kit Keenan: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ageless/id1462642371 Follow Cynthia’s podcast on Instagram @agelesspodcast Forbes Article: ROXY And Cynthia Rowley Launch New Snow And Surf Collection With Ambassadors Chloe Kim And Kelia Moniz:https://www.forbes.com/sites/michellebruton/2021/11/03/roxy-and-cynthia-rowley-launch-new-snow-and-surf-collection-with-ambassadors-chloe-kim-and-kelia-moniz/Learn more about The Art Institute of Chicago: https://www.artic.edu/ The New York Times Article (1994) Announcing Cynthia’s first CFDA Award: https://www.nytimes.com/1994/11/18/style/chronicle-864757.html Learn more about CR Surf Camp: https://cynthiarowley.com/blogs/news/crsurfcamp-2019 Shop Cynthia’s books:Swell: A Girl’s Guide to the Good Life: https://www.amazon.com/Swell-Girls-Guide-Good-Life/dp/0756786576/ref=sr_1_1 Slim: A Fantasy Memoir: https://www.amazon.com/Slim-Fantasy-Memoir-Cynthia-Rowley/dp/0847829235/ref=sr_1_6 The Swell Dressed Party: https://www.amazon.com/Swell-Dressed-Party-Cynthia-Rowley-ebook/dp/B003T0FK9E/ref=sr_1_5 Swell Holiday: Turning Up the Twinkle: https://www.amazon.com/Swell-Holiday-Turning-Up-Twinkle/dp/074348214X/ref=sr_1_3 Home Swell Home: https://www.amazon.com/Home-Swell-Cynthia-Rowley/dp/0743442776/ref=sr_1_2 

46mins

19 Jan 2022

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Allie Egan, Founder of Veracity Selfcare & Former CEO of Cynthia Rowley on How Hormones Play a Crucial Role in your Skin Health

In Our Network

Allie Egan is the Founder and CEO of Veracity Selfcare. Veracity was created to help you figure out what your skin is saying without having to rely on ‘skin types’ or quizzes to determine your skincare routine. Veracity focuses on an at-home hormone test to gather data about the state of your skin and offer products optimized for you. Allie began her career investing in consumer and beauty brands at L Catterton and backs healthcare businesses as a venture partner at Meridian Street Capital. Before founding Veracity, she was CEO of the fashion brand Cynthia Rowley and led the product, e-commerce, and digital marketing teams at Estée Lauder’s top brands, including La Mer, Clinique, and Origins. In today’s episode, Allie and I talk about her experience and challenges with skincare, how hormone testing works and what it identifies, and the ingredients and environmental factors that affect our overall skin health. I hope you enjoy the episode!  Follow and connect with Veracity on Instagram at @veracityselfcare and on their website at veracityselfcare.com Follow In Our Network on Instagram at @inournetwork! Mentioned: Veracity - Hormones Glossary Veracity - Ingredients Glossary

42mins

4 Jan 2022

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Cynthia Rowley talks "pretty-meets-sporty"

Beauty Bosses

Cynthia Rowley is a celebrated fashion designer, best-selling author, and host of her own podcast “Ageless.” She began her career in fashion while studying at the Art Institute of Chicago and since then she has made her mark in the industry with her brand’s signature look of pretty-meets-sporty.

5 Mar 2021

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Cynthia Rowley talks "pretty-meets-sporty"

Beauty Bosses

Cynthia Rowley is a celebrated fashion designer, best-selling author, and host of her own podcast “Ageless.” She began her career in fashion while studying at the Art Institute of Chicago and since then she has made her mark in the industry with her brand’s signature look of pretty-meets-sporty.

25mins

5 Mar 2021

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Allie Egan - Founder & CEO at Veracity Selfcare, Former CEO at Cynthia Rowley

The co-lab career stories

Allie Egan is founder and CEO of Veracity Selfcare, a company that creates a personal skincare experience based on real data about hormones and other biofactors that impact skin and health through their at-home Skin + Health Test. A graduate of University of Virginia and Harvard Business School, Allie began her career in finance, pivoting to fashion and beauty a few years later. After spending two years at Estee Lauder in various marketing roles, Allie became CEO of Cynthia Rowley. Listen along as fellow entrepreneur and Harvard Business School grad, Franci Girard, talks to Allie about the two births she experienced this year: her newborn son and new company.

21mins

11 Feb 2021

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CELEBRATING WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP DAY IN CHICAGO with Cynthia Rowley, Rebecca Darr and Donna Mondi

Kitchen Chat Podcast Archives - Kitchen Chat

“Without optimism, you can’t be an entrepreneur.” Cynthia Rowley November 19th is Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. It’s an honor to be Chicago’s Ambassador for Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organization (WEDO) founded by Wendy Diamond in 2013. WEDO is a non-governmental volunteer organization and global initiative celebrated in 144 countries and universities and colleges worldwide with the mission to empower women in business and alleviate poverty. The WEDO movement accelerates and educates the world on the importance of why it’s pivotal to empower women in business globally. WEDO convenes Business Leaders, Change Makers, Government Officials and Civil Society to collaborate and find solutions in critical areas of entrepreneurship eco-systems, education and policy creation to empower women in business. When women are elevated financially, communities, states, and countries prosper, and this builds a global blueprint to alleviate and eradicate poverty. WEDO’s achievements this past year include funding 500 Syrian refugee girls to attend high school in Jordan. In New York at the United Nations, the WED Summit sponsored 75 students from Black Girls Code, Girls Who Code, Lalela, Rethink Academy, The Young Women’s Leadership School in Astoria, Yale, George Washington University, and Northeastern University. Celebrating Women’s Entrepreneurship Day at the United Nations in 2018.I am honored to be Chicago’s Ambassador for WEDO. Usually, my Kitchen Chat co-host Chef Jaime Laurita and I celebrate Women’s Entrepreneurship Day in the beautiful Viking/Middleby Residential Showroom in Chicago with a party to recognize Chicago women entrepreneurs who make an impact in the community. Proceeds from these events benefit a Chicago charity. In 2018, it it was Project Style and last year it was Wings. Here are some special photos of past celebrations.Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 2019 in Chicago’s Middleby Residential Showroom with Dorian Hunter, winner of MasterChef Season 10Celebrating some amazing women entrepreneurs in Chicago at the Middleby Residential Showroom in 2019, including Randy Fifield, Sheila King, Alice Benjamin, Victoria Watkins and Kathryn Sullivan Alvera. All proceeds benefited Wings. Celebrating some amazing women entrepreneurs at Chicago’s Middleby Residential Showroom in 2018, including Jessica La Grange, Maria Pinto, Holly Hunt and Chef Carrie Nahabedian. Jane Moss, Treasurer of Viking traveled from the Mississippi headquarters to honor these businesswomen. During this time of the pandemic, Chef Jaime and I are virtually celebrating Women’s Entrepreneurship Day. I interviewed three Chicago women entrepreneurs including Cynthia Rowley, Donna Mondi and Rebecca Darr who share their insights into Creativity in Chaos: Redefining the Art of Business during these challenging times. I hope their words will be an encouragement to you as you navigate your way during these times. If you are struggling, please know that you are not alone. Please connect with WEDO, a wonderful resource to find inspiration and tangible take-aways. The WEDO Virtual Summit is free this year. Usually it takes place at the United Nations. Here are the Top Three Tips for Women Entrepreneurs from three honorees in Chicago: 1.) CYNTHIA ROWLEY, award winning fashion designerCynthia Rowley with her daughter, Kit Keenan in the Middleby Residential NYC Showroom“Tenacity is key. If someone says “no,” figure it out another way. Being an entrepreneur is based on optimism because you are starting something and you’re willing to do what it takes to build it and grow it with the hope that it actually will become what you dream it will be. Without optimism, you can’t be an entrepreneur” 2. DONNA MONDI, ASID, NCIDQ,founder and president of Donna Mondi Interior Design “Having a great network of women has helped me to maintain focus and stay positive. Make sure you understand all the inner workings of your business.” 3) REBECCA DARR, CEO of Wings ” I have found myself at various times listening to the naysayers, the people who can’t see the vision and therefore decide that it can’t be done. And I have learned that the best thing to do is walk away from those people and surround myself with the people who see the vision and believe in the possibilities and get behind them. I think persistence is the most important thing that it takes. Some days you will feel like you are dragging a freight train behind you, but at the end of the day, if you know in your heart that is that right place to go, don’t give up.” To honor the women entrepreneurs in your life today, please consider donating to Wings and help women and children get a second chance in life after fleeing from domestic violence. As Rebecca says in her video interview, calls to the domestic violence helpline in Illinois have surged over 70% in 2020 as compared to 2019. Women need our help! Here is a link to donate. Thank you, Cynthia Rowley, Donna Mondi and Rebecca Darr for being such great inspirations to women in Chicago and beyond. We celebrate you today along with all of the other women entrepreneurs. Thank you, Chef Jaime Laurita for being my co-host on Kitchen Chat and for always encouraging me to pursue my dreams. Thank you, Viking/Middleby Residential for supporting these special WEDO events in your showroom. And thank you, dear foodie friends for being a special part of the Kitchen Chat journey. Your encouragement and friendship means so much to me. Please always stay optimistic, persistent and surround yourself with a great network of women (and men) who can see your vision and help you navigate the entrepreneurial path. Happy Women’s Entrepreneurship Day! Savor the day! The post CELEBRATING WOMEN’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP DAY IN CHICAGO with Cynthia Rowley, Rebecca Darr and Donna Mondi appeared first on Kitchen Chat.

19mins

18 Nov 2020

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