Modern Woman Doing Great Things: Shilpa Reddy

Shilpa, wearing our new Kaja, is the CEO and founder of Shilpa Reddy Flowers, a London based florist providing luxury flowers for the home, events and weddings and she is about to launch her stunning floral gift boxes.

FAVOURITE LOCAL HANGOUT?  

Eccleston Yards…a little hidden oasis in the center of London.

SECRET WEAPON? 

My sense of humor!

CURRENT BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

Deciding whether to pivot the business in response to Covid 19. We’ve always provided luxury flowers for events and weddings but we’re now taking the exciting leap into providing floral gift boxes.

WHAT WOMAN INSPIRES YOU?

So many to choose from! As a floral designer, Georgia O’Keefe is an obvious choice for her beautiful artwork.

QUOTE YOU LIVE BY?

“A lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinion of a sheep!”

Follow Shilpa Reddy Flowers on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/shilpareddyflowers/


Modern Woman Doing Great Things: Annemarie Sjunnesson

Annemarie, @swedishgirlinlondon, is a fashion and lifestyle blogger based in London. She has lived in Chelsea since she moved to London 12 years ago and loves it! Sustainability is close to her heart and she believes in the importance to buy well and buy less-she loves connecting with likeminded brands and people.

FAVOURITE LOCAL HANGOUT?  

The Orange on Pimlico Road.

WHAT YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT? 

Looking at new art in galleries and exhibitions give me so much energy and inspiration!

CURRENT BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

To be still. I’m doing yoga and trying to meditate to challenge it!

WHAT WOMAN INSPIRES YOU?

Iris Apfel

QUOTE YOU LIVE BY?

“Focus on the good and the good will get better.”

Follow Annemarie on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/swedishgirlinlondon/


Modern Woman Doing Great Things: Amanda Bradley

Amanda is an art historian, museum trustee and land girl

FAVOURITE LOCAL HANGOUT?  

Carlyle’s House on Cheyne Row (National Trust); home to the eminent Victorian philospher and historian.

DAILY RITUAL? 

Pamela Reid on Youtube for a HIIT workout followed by tending to the vegetable garden.

SECRET WEAPON?

Chantecaille Rose de Mai face oil, Zooki liposomal vitamin C and of course the huge range of Livotte tops in my wardrobe!

WHAT WOMAN INSPIRES YOU?

Isabella d’Este, sixteenth century intellect, collector and patroness.

QUOTE YOU LIVE BY?

I’m not religious but I do like the full passage of Ecclesiastes, 3 which starts “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”


Modern Woman Doing Great Things: Brooke Jaffe

Brooke Jaffe is a fashion and lifestyle expert based in Los Angeles, California. You can often find her on-air talking about art and fashion.

FAVOURITE LOCAL HANGOUT?  

Before quarantine I would have said Mozza for pizza in West Hollywood is my ultimate happy place but right now, my sister Alix’s house which is walking distance from where I live.

WHAT CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT? 

My dog, Ted, my Conair blow dryer with brush attachment and Cle de Peau foundation.

DAILY RITUAL?

First thing is freshly brewed coffee, walk with Ted for 25-30 minutes that starts every day. I end every day with a bath-I alternate between bubble baths and epsom salt baths. I try to exercise 4x or more per week.

WHAT WOMAN INSPIRES YOU?

I am inspired by funny, smart, independent women. My mom and sister because they are strong, independent and never forget to have fun. I admire Diane Keaton, Tina Fey and Issa Rae…funny writers are the ultimate in my book!

QUOTE YOU LIVE BY?

I live by certain principals-I try to keep supportive people close to me. I try not to sweat the small stuff and I really work every day to be kind to myself and others.

Follow Brooke on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/brookejaffestyle/


Modern Woman Doing Great Things: Catherine Clark

Catherine, wearing Diana, is an architect and mother of two who recently moved back to London from NYC where she lived for 20 years. She is full of kindness, smiles and laughter. We are sad that she is leaving us for Cambridge but wishing her and her family a new chapter there!

FAVOURITE LOCAL HANGOUT?  

Wimbledon Common has been such a blessing during quarantine. We have spent so much time exploring as a family and still are amazed to find new unchartered territory!

WHAT CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT? 

I can’t live without music. We moved from NYC, where we lived for 20 years, last summer and I am so grateful that I can listen to my favorite radio shows over here too. Ayana Heaven’s Across 110th Street on WKCR soothes my soul, as does WBGO a jazz station in NJ. Radio Flip is a great general station and Giles Peterson on BBC Radio 6 and NTS here in London all keep me moving.

DAILY RITUAL?

Be thankful, try not to be grumpy with the kids, try to be creative, try to make a difference and try to have a good time!

WHAT WOMAN INSPIRES YOU?

Cheesy as it may sound, my mother. There isn’t a day that goes by that she isn’t creating. Whether it be writing her latest academic tome or poem for pleasure, doing her ceramic and glass experiments, making dresses and sewn pictures of her vacations or harvesting fruits for jam. She has amazing energy!

QUOTE YOU LIVE BY?

“Heaven is all around us.”


Modern Woman Doing Great Things: Georgina Knapp

Georgina @theofficialgeorgelife, wearing Christy, is a blogger based in Swindon. She started actively blogging in 2018 and loves to post about fashion, beauty and brands that she thinks she can create a fabulous look! Before starting her insta journey, @theofficialgeorgelife, she was just another mum doing the school run and tying her hair back, popping on flats and a lick of minimal makeup. She was known as “Glam George” before having her twins so this has given her back her mojo and she loves to share her style and live with her fabulous followers!

FAVOURITE LOCAL HANGOUT?  

When I tell people I am from Swindon their reaction is usually a scrunched up face as they recognize it from the comedy “The Office”. It’s not known for being a pretty town, however there are places to visit that are fabulous. My favourite place is The McArthur Glenn Swindon Outlet. This place is perfect for me as I get amazing bargains and it’s great to window shop and get the kids playing too whilst I stock up on my caffeine levels:)

CURRENT BIGGEST CHALLENGE? 

Right now it’s homeschooling my five year old twins! I don’t have a great amount of patience and having to repeat the simplest of things 10x over can sometimes make me run out of the room! September cannot come soon enough. Hats off to the teachers all over the world! I could NOT do that job for a living!

SECRET WEAPON?

I am actually very good at word games such as Scrabble and Boggle so I guess I could always offer up a bet on these and know I stand a pretty good chance of winning.

WHAT WOMAN INSPIRES YOU?

There are so many that it’s hard to choose but one that I always think about is Princess Diana. For me she had such empathy and a massive amount of kindness about her.

QUOTE YOU LIVE BY?

“Keep your heels, head and standards high.” -Coco Chanel

Follow Georgina on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/theofficialgeorgelife/


Modern Woman Doing Great Things: Ana-Karina DePaula-Allen

Ana-Karina is a mother of three, cofounder of Albamoda Ventures and Watch & Fine Jewelry Director at British Vogue.

FAVOURITE LOCAL HANGOUT?  

Pavillion Road in Chelsea. My local gym, organic market and favorite cafes are all there!

CURRENT BIGGEST CHALLENGE? 

Teaching my kids the real values in life, and engaging them early on in charity work. I really want them to understand that they hold privileges and access to education that are not given to everyone. We donate toys and clothes to various children’s charities and I would like them to grow up with charitable values that become part of their essence.

SECRET WEAPON?

My Livotte Diana top which I have in black and white. I wear it straight from coffee mornings to board meetings.

WHAT WOMAN INSPIRES YOU?

Oprah Winfrey. Her life, her challenges, her lessons. She is a role model in every perspective.

QUOTE YOU LIVE BY?

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”-Maya Angelou


Modern Woman Doing Great Things: Lucille Meyer

Lucille is one of our favorite NYC customers! She is a fabulous mother of two and currently supporting World Central Kitchen. https://wck.org

FAVOURITE LOCAL HANGOUT?  

Sushi Dojo in the East Village.

DAILY RITUAL? 

Green juice before my coffee and afternoon fresh air walks with the kids.

SECRET WEAPON?

My chocolate chip cookie recipe and my Livotte black Christy top!

WHAT WOMAN INSPIRES YOU?

My mother-the most selfless, generous person I have ever known with the best sense of humor.

QUOTE YOU LIVE BY?

“You cannot do a kindness too soon for you never know how soon it will be too late.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson


Modern Woman Doing Great Things: Dr Gill Berkeley

Dr Gill is a London based GP and mother of three.

FAVOURITE LOCAL HANGOUT?  

Pre and post lockdown: the American Bar at the Stafford-a secret gem. During lockdown: my kids trampoline in our garden:)

DAILY RITUAL? 

With the advent of lockdown, I am achieving runs three times a week for the first time since pre babies.

SECRET WEAPON?

My facials, Fran, at Lily and Lime in Battersea-she works her Guinot magic every time.

WHAT WOMAN INSPIRES YOU?

All women-aren’t we all amazing? From our biology, anatomy and emotional intelligence to our multi-tasking strength and humor.

QUOTE YOU LIVE BY?

“Life is not a dress rehearsal”


Modern Woman Doing Great Things: Tara West

 Tara West is a Boston-based stylist and pre-eminent fashion blogger.

FAVOURITE LOCAL HANGOUT?  

I love working with local retailers and designers all around Boston. Spending time in stores or showrooms [before quarantine] brought ne great joy! When I really need to unwind and feel centered I head to the beach. Being a California girl the beach reminds me of home and gives me a sense of calm.

DAILY RITUAL? 

I’ve taken up running as one of my daily exercises during Covid. I’ve never been a runner nor did I ever think I would be but being able to run clears my head and gives me the fresh perspective I need.

SECRET WEAPON?

A great top! If you have one or two great tops you can take on any Zoom call and it doesn’t matter what you’re wearing on the bottom.

WHAT WOMAN INSPIRES YOU?

I’ve always been inspired by strong, independent, creative women. People like Victoria Beckham and Jennifer Lopez inspire me as do some of the very talented female designers and boutique owners here in Boston.

QUOTE YOU LIVE BY?

“Don’t wait for opportunity, create opportunity!’


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