Superhuman Mom of 2, fashion expert and TV personality @alilevinedesign.
What inspired you to get into fashion and how did you get to where you are today in your career?
I have always had a love for fashion, the colors, the prints, the fabrics, how it all comes together and where it begins. To this day, it fascinates me.
How did I get where I am today?!
My own self motivation, a ton of hard work, believing in myself even when told no all the time, lots of passion, and a great attitude. I would say are the key things to how I’ve gotten to where I am.
What has been the most challenging and rewarding thing as a mother?
Most challenging part of being a mother has been the constant changes as my daughter Amelia grows and now having a brand new newborn.
Motherhood is such an ebb and flow.
It’s constantly challenging you with new routines, new milestones, and how do you handle them.
Not only how do I handle them but how do I also handle myself. Motherhood has taught me so much patience and continues too, and challenges me not only as a mother, but as a wife, woman and individual.
The most rewarding part of it all though is the love that is like no other love and getting to see your little love grow and grow, and know you are part of all of that and their changes and the little human they are becoming.
There is no more satisfying feeling.
What is the biggest advice you would give your younger self? And what advice would your younger self give to you now?
Biggest advice I’d give my younger self, stop trying to rush everything. Savor the moments, it’s not a race, smell the roses, literally.
Believe in YOU, invest in YOU.
My younger self would say, still have fun, still be spontaneous, still be creatively you.
What makes you happiest?
What makes me happiest is my now party of four. My girls and my husband, the life we are creating and building together.
What’s your favorite quote?
I have a lot of favorite quotes but I’ll share a few.
“No one is you, and that is your power”
“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken”
“Live well, laugh often, love beyond words”
“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase”
“I don’t do fashion, I am fashion” - Coco Chanel