- How Jennifer Bandier Built an Athleisure Powerhouse With Exactly Zero Fitness or Fashion Experience: Jennifer Bandier’s luxury activewear boutique-slash-studio Bandier is living proof of the old adage that success simply comes down to a lot of hard work and a little bit of luck. The luck part — or, the burgeoning activewear market that had just begun taking shape when Bandier opened its doors in the summer of 2014 — is somewhat inconsequential when compared to the grind it took to get Bandier off the ground. Read more on Fashionista.com
- Ulta, Executives Lied to Public, SEC Over Used Beauty Products, Per New Lawsuit: Not even a month after Ulta was hit with a damning lawsuit for allegedly repackaging and passing off used makeup as new, the beauty retailer has been slapped with another multi-million dollar lawsuit. Read more on The Fashion Law
- Norma Kamali: “Be Passionate, Driven, Courageous, and Willing to Work”: Norma Kamali is celebrating her 50th anniversary this year and as that particular milestone would attest, oh what a career it’s been. The designer opened her New York City shop in 1967 selling vintage pieces and her own samples, and the decades’ style icons wore styles she designed (like Bianca Jagger and Grace Jones). She changed the way people thought about fashion and what we could wear, championing athleisure before the word was a twinkle in any wordsmith’s eye. Read more on Elle
- The World’s First Digital Supermodel Has Arrived, Here’s What You Need to Know: Shudu, the model behind the page @shudu.gram is being called one of the most beautiful models on Instagram. Although new on to the scene, Shudu has caused a fair amount of controversy, hinging around the fact that she’s not actually real, but a project from photographer Cameron James-Wilson. Read more on Highsnobiety
Romana Hai started blogging full-time in 2013 . Fashion Ambitions is more than a blog and more-or-less acts as a portfolio containing brands/collaborations and achievements. Although Romana was born and raised in New York, she currently resides in the Financial District of Boston, MA. Romana attended Penn State University and graduated in 2010 with two degrees: Economics from the Smeal College of Business and Telecommunications from the College of Communications. You can reach Romana at firstname.lastname@example.org.