Krysti Murphy

Raise your hand if the last time you bought your car, color was a factor. Well, as much as we wish we could, we can’t see you, but our hands are definitely raised. Krysti Murphy is one of the faces behind the methodical creation of a car's hue. An employee at GM for six years,…

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Judee Song Karson

If you haven’t already heard of thredUp before now … well, just go visit their website. Trust us. Artfully blending online shopping and consignment, thredUp makes selling and buying second-hand feel a lot less second-hand. But thredUp’s premium user experience that turns back-of-closet reruns into cash isn’t just limited to the transaction, it’s carefully curated…

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Courtney Shelton

One of our favorite questions to ask Leading Ladies is: “Where do you find inspiration?” Enter Courtney Shelton, founder and designer at HIBRID, our go-to source for a creativity jolt. The blog, which serves as a design space with a passion for a variety of the field’s forms, features fashion, interior design, illustration, DIY projects…

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Elana Joelle Hendler

Artist and designer Elana Joelle Hendler is the CEO and founder of EJH Brand, a luxury lifestyle brand and home decor company in Los Angeles. In addition to locally designed and manufactured items like candles, stationary and wildlife throw pillows, the brand features Elana’s own animal print art. “When I founded EJH, it was at…

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Helen Dealtry

After eight years working in textile studios in London and New York, artist Helen Dealtry had put in her time — she was ready to design for more than the fashion market. She also knew she wanted to create a line she could pin her own name to.  Enter Woking Girl Designs, the creative textile…

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Virginie Millefiori

If the best cooking is made with love, the best jewelry is made with heart. And it’s heart that French-born Virginie Millefiori brings to each of her delicately feminine pieces; from rings featuring a mini chevron accented with peach enamel to detailed, finely etched Space Invader earrings. “I have a fascination for visual storytelling and…

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Pam Fujimoto

Pam Fujimoto, executive creative director at WONGDOODY LA, can say one thing with certainty about her job: “I hope they let me stay here.” While that sentiment is mostly in jest, Pam’s career path, beginning and ending at WONGDOODY with a few stops at other agencies in the middle, definitely proves being in the right…

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Tiffany Napper

Growing up, Tiffany Napper’s mother advised her to “keep a song in your heart.” That simple and practical yet elegant tidbit may have had more to it than Tiffany could ever realize. Starting her own boutique public relations and branding firm for musicians and artists called Bats on Strings means music is always close at…

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Andrea Schroder

Andrea Schroder started making candles at her California farmhouse to give as a keepsake gift for friends and family who visited. What started as a small project in her kitchen has now become a luxury company. Andrea is a lifestyle personality, designer and creator of “The Poetry of Fragrance” line of luxury candles. Each candle is…

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Yulia Laricheva

For Yulia Laricheva, it all began with a pencil, some wallpaper graffiti and (we’re guessing) one not-so-happy mother. Yulia did, however, put her anti-establishment beginnings to good use, combining her love for art, textiles, storytelling and fashion into Loup Kids. And now Yulia is creating her vision one piece at a time, building her budding…

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