Lady Project Member: Stefanie Mnayarji
Lady Project Chapter: Boston
GUIDE SPOTLIGHT QUESTIONNAIRE
Tea or Coffee?Both!
I collect...impractical shoes
Style Icon?Tina Fey. Yes, you read that correctly. Funny is always in fashion.
Bloom of choice?Black calla lilly
I'm lusting after...cutout bathing suits
Most prized possession?My new baby boy Isaac
Lady Crush?Jennifer Lawrence
On weekends, I...love being outside doing anything and everything
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT QUESTIONS
What's your background- career, where you grew up, school?I am a Lebanese-American raised in Rhode Island. I am a a London School of Economics and Northeastern University trained economist. I left a career in quantitative finance to fill a void in the market for an alternative to shapewear. I am a Co-founder of Luxxie Boston LLC, a Boston based lingerie startup reinventing the slip for the unprecedented woman.
What was the vision in the beginning and what is the vision now?For all of human existence, women have compromised comfort to look good. I started Luxxie Boston to use the latest in material science and fashion technology to offer them both. We want to help women focus on reshaping the world, not their bodies.
What's your biggest success so far?Quitting my previous life in quantitative finance and taking a risk on my life long dream.
What's your favorite thing about being a Lady Project member?Being connected to local women who want to reshape their world.
What is the biggest challenge in your industry? How do you deal with it/how are you going to deal with it?Often lingerie is sold to turn someone else on. I wanted to make a garment that made a women feel great about herself by making her feel comfortable and sexy at the same time.
What advice would you give to a business owner starting out in your industry that you wish you would have known going in? Take a scientific approach to design through beta testing and research rather than getting caught up in the glitz of fashion.
Is your business involved with any community groups? Yes! We are involved in Big Sisters and Dress for Success.