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  • Jennie: From Korea to Irving Place

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    Jennie is founder and CEO of Orchard Mile, a luxury online destination that brings a simplified and customized shopping experience to the forefront of fashion e-commerce. As an Asian American growing up in the southern states of the US, Jennie learned to embrace her individuality from a young age. After graduating from Harvard Business School, and building a successful career on Wall Street and in digital marketing, Jennie decided to launch her own venture with an emphasis on curating the ideal experience for each individual customer. Orchard Mile is a 21st century company that recognizes that in a globalized society online shoppers come from all corners of the world — and they’re looking for retail experiences that reflect this diversity.

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  • Juliana: From Colombia to the East Village

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    Juliana is a Miami native who moved to New York in pursuit of a career in fashion. Today, she juggles wearing many hats but is most known as what Gen Y has dubbed a “street style star”. Juliana’s unique style and effortless allure has landed her access to a coveted seat at fashion week where street photographers flock to capture her image. In an age when turning the camera on oneself has catapulted careers into obscure digital celebrity, Juliana takes a more passive, sartorial approach further solidifying her fashion it-girl status.

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  • Bhumi: On Indian Fashion, Cuisine, and New York City

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    Although Bhumi comes from a very traditional Indian background, her wardrobe is fabulous enough to turn even SJP green with envy. Her collection of eccentric accessories and colorful garments screams magazine editor, while her studies at NYU prove that New York women do have it all. Bhumi possesses the millennial trifecta: beauty, brains, and a closet full of Louboutins.

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  • Simi & Chaya: From Australia to Crown Heights

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    Simi and Chaya are the founders of The Frock, the Brooklyn-based label that incorporates a high-end, effortless aesthetic to modest fashion. As Orthodox Jews, originally hailing from the sunny beaches of Sydney, Australia, they always stood out from the crowd. Today, their distinctive style and individuality has contributed to the meteoric rise of their unique label that blends high fashion and faith.

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  • Gaïa: From France to SoHo

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    Gaïa is a New York it-girl with Parisian roots. From a distance, her effervescence and charisma mask her internal complexity. She is introspective, and committed to her work. She has developed a strong understanding of self which emanates from her studies in psychology and method acting. With art and influence running through her veins, it’s only a matter of time before the world discovers Gaïa Matisse.

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    Janise: From Puerto Rico to Chelsea

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    Janise is a visual and performing artist with an animated personality that is likely attributed to her latin roots. She broke away from small town America to further pursue her career in New York City’s vibrant art world. On any given day, you’ll find Janise veering between painter, method actor, and creative producer – all of which she has effortlessly mastered.

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  • Rafaela On Croatia, Fashion, and Cuisine

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    Rafaela is a modern day fashionista with timeless taste and an infectious smile. Although she’s originally from Croatia, Rafaela possesses true New York confidence – something that is key to effortlessly pulling off her eclectic wardrobe.

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  • Laura: On Korean Skincare and Personal Style

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    Meet the face behind City Foodie. With the help of her popular Instagram account of mouth watering #eeeeeats, Laura has established herself as the girl-in-the know when it comes to New York City dining. Laura moved from Seoul, Korea to NYC to study fashion, entrepreneurship, and business at NYU’s Gallatin. Now this third culture kid is conquering the city one bite at a time, and snapping photos along the way.

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