Lives In: NYC
Age of Kids: 16 1/2 months (I never thought I would be that mom I always got annoyed with the month thing but now I get it lol)
Describe Yourself: Boy Meets Girl® founder, Stacy Igel, began her career at the ripe old age of 4, styling her pre-K classmates and staging fashion shows in her school's cafeteria. Igel further honed her skills by working with iconic brands and personalities such as Izod, Elie Tahari, Zandra Rhodes, and Elsa Klensch. Igel founded Boy Meets Girl®, an edgy yet wearable, stylish yet casually classic young contemporary brand that has been featured in publications including InStyle, Teen Vogue, Lucky, Seventeen, WWD, and The New York Times, among others. The brand, currently sold at Nordstrom and Colette in Paris, has previously been seen on the racks of department stores such as Bergdorf Goodman and Bloomingdales. BMG offers a full range of graphics tops and bottoms, as well as jackets, sweaters, and accessories. The brand has been photographed on high-profile fashionistas such as Rosario Dawson, Brittany Snow, Nina Dobrev, and Kendall Jenner.
Igel has received numerous design awards and honors, and is a frequent lecturer and panelist on subjects including social media, branding, and entrepreneurship. Igel has personally shopped for and styled celebrity clientele around the world and continues to mentor young designers and advocate for charitable causes. She has teamed up with Bloomingdales and teen celebrity Sammi Hanratty to fight bullying in schools (www.BullyBust.org) and collaborated with Urban Outfitters and the Young Survival Coalition (http://www.youngsurvival.org) to fight breast cancer. Websites: www.BoyMeetsGirlUSA.com & www.BoyMeetsGirlUniversity.com.
Blog: I started blogging on December 12, 2008, as my personal journal to share with you all my crazy life and the Behind the Seams™ of building my brand Boy Meets Girl® (first using my blackberry, then my droid, now my iPhone5s and as of February 2014 dabbling with my new gorgeous Canon EOS Rebel T3i).
Over the past 8 years it has evolved into more than just my journal entries. It now incorporates all facets of my life! From what I wore at events, Q and A’s with my friends (from fashionistas to musicians), Entrepreneurship 101, My Tips (from Nails to DIY to fittings and more), my Midnight Inspirations (the things that inspire me all the time aka, Kate Moss & Johnny Depp, products I adore and most recently my son Dylan Reid aka Dj Dylan Reid who was born on October 4th, 2014), My Features on Olivia Palermo, and the list goes on and on.
Interested In: collaboration, sponsorship on blog, mentoring, always interested in learning new things you never know what it may lead too.
Mama Likes: family, friends, running and walking in central park especially visiting the imagine circle with Dylan Reid and listening to Beatles music. Vintage shopping and discovering new places.
Mama Inspiration: There are so many! My mom and sister truly inspire me. My sister has 3 kids (twins boy/girl and another daughter) and she runs an aquatic center. I am fascinated on her multi-tasking skills. My mom was a working mom too (owned her own business and was a physician assistant). She inspired us to work hard and still be an incredible mother. I am also so inspired by my besties who I go to often for that quick mom advice…for example my most recent text, “what do you do when your baby has 105 fever L “ they have all been there before so help me get through my firsts. And last one my mother in law took me to an event where Victoria Beckman was speaking and she resonated with me as she is in the fashion biz and works 24/7 (ok maybe she has a bit more help then me lol) but she is doing it and building her empire while also being a mommy. I am passionate about what I do and sometimes it is a struggle being a working mom and thinking about if I should be home instead but I have two passions and the women who inspire me are women who understand both. So it was refreshing listening to Victoria J.
Words you live by/quotes you love: "Think. Say. Do™ and Believe."
Bob Dylan: "A man (I changed it to a woman) is a success if he (she) gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he (she) does what he (she) wants to do."
Steve Jobs: " You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, life, karma,whatever."
Best advice you’ve ever been given: keep moving (my dad)
Worst advice you’ve ever been given? There have been many people who haven’t believed in my vision I am sure they have given me bad advice but I stayed the course and kept moving ;)
What are three things people would be surprised to know about you? Fear of heights (had to recently decline tickets to see Elton John and Katy Perry due to the seat location, I ran the Chicago Marathon, It took me two years to have my baby boy but it was worth all the steps along the way.
Where can we find you?
My Blog: Behind the Seams(TM) with Stacy Igel www.Stacyigel.com
My Facebook: www.Facebook.com/StacyIgelfan
My Twitter: @StacyIgel
My Instagram: @StacyIgel
My Pinterest: stacyigel
My Blog Lovin’: http://www.bloglovin.com/stacyigel
My Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/stacyigel
My Google+: stacyigel
Tweet, Tweet: @BoyMeetsGirlUSA