Seamless Episode 9: Nearly New

We sat down for a chat with Jacqueline Courtney, founder and CEO of Nearly Newlywed, an online marketplace for sample and resale luxury bridal wear.

We sat down for a chat with Jacqueline Courtney, founder and CEO of Nearly Newlywed, an online marketplace for sample and resale luxury bridal wear.

Courtney previously represented high fashion brands as a publicist and talks about how that experience combined with her own nuptials, fueled her desire to bring accessible luxury fashion to brides all over the United States.

Hear how Courtney’s ‘just do it’ approach took her from launching Nearly Newlywed in a New York City apartment to NBC’s Shark Tank to growing a dedicated team that supports thousands of happy brides.

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Dare To Bare New York City

by Leslie Wong

On October 1st, hundreds of women, girls and a few good men will meet in Union Square Park, New York City, to sweat it out in the name of self-empowerment through movement. This bi-coastal event is called Dare To Bare and is hosted by Movemeant Foundation. Read more about Movemeant Foundation and why they are one of the non-profits we donate to. The goal of this event is to raise $20,000 for Movemeant Foundation which goes to support physical activity programs and athletic scholarships for girls from public middle schools–a time when girls physically mature and become more aware of how their bodies are perceived by media and society. We support Movemeant Foundation for their efforts on promoting a narrative of women’s bodies and minds that is one of strength, action, power and community.

20160217_sheplayswewinhailee425Meet us in New York City at Dare To Bare and help Movemeant Foundation reach their goal. Register here! Every class you sign-up forgets us closer to building a society that promotes active and strong females. Can’t make it to Dare To Bare? Donations are accepted, too.

Burgundy Fox donates 10% of all profits to non-profits that empower women and girls. When you purchase from Burgundy Fox, you choose the non-profit from a list of vetted partners, including Movemeant Foundation. Learn more about Movemeant Foundation on their blog and website.

Movemeant Foundation enables women to feel confident about their bodies by empowering them with the tools to be active.  By using fitness and physical movement as the primary platform for social change, we strive to be a catalyst for creating a new era of healthy, strong and self-assured young women.

 

Seamless Episode 8: Period Talk

When you buy tampons, are you making a conscious choice? Do you opt for the same pink-labeled box your mother handed you in seventh grade without second thought, eager to get home before it’s too late to consider ordering take-out for dinner.

Molly Hayward is redefining the way women are learning about menstruation, purchasing products and giving back. She’s the co-founder of Cora, a modern feminine product brand that delivers tailored tampon orders to subscribers.

Hayward is at the helm of a global movement to change the language around periods. For every Cora subscription, a month’s supply of pads and education is given to girls in India and Kenya.

In this episode, BF intern Nicole Fallert spoke with Hayward about social entrepreneurship, the power of partnerships and accessibility.

Follow Molly Hayward on Instagram @mollyrosehayward and Nicole @nflrt6789. Got comments and suggestions for Seamless? Email partnerships@burgundyfox.com.

Behind the Brand: Our Style Profile Makeover

By Stephanie Aguilar and Alexis Jenkins

After months of listening to your feedback, we are excited to launch a new and improved Burgundy Fox Style Profile! The new profile dives deeper into your personal style, fit preference, proportions and in general, what you’d like to see in your Burgundy Fox box.

So what’s new?

  • New product options. There is now the ability to select between various bra and underwear options. Whether you’re a fan of lightly padded bras, unlined and wire-free bralettes, hipster underwear or thongs, the improved Style Profile is tailored to help us learn more about the things you love, so we can curate something unique and yet perfect for you, in every box.
  • New body type options. Burgundy Fox caters to all bodies whether you’re petite, plus size, or have legs for days. With the hundreds of body variations that exist, we’ve included new questions so we can send you highly personalized intimates that flatter you.
  • New style options. Just like your body, we know your personal style is unique too, so we’ve revamped the style portion of the quiz to get a better understanding of what you like & dislike. What styles of clothing do you steer towards or veer away from? What colors and patterns you love or loathe? How adventurous do you want your lingerie to be? You can choose from comfortable, classic, bold, and alluring. Each category turns up the heat just a bit from opaque cotton fabrics to sheer, barely there numbers.
  • Make updates at any time. We know that life is full of changes and events. From moving cities to a new relationship to pregnancy and nursing, we encourage you to let us know when we can help adjust your preferences so your transition can feel seamless. In addition to emailing us at support@burgundyox.com, you can update your Style Profile at any time to accommodate changing preferences, updates in size, or special occasions.
  • More ‘goodie’ options. Whether you’re buying Burgundy Fox for yourself or someone else, we want every box to feel like a gift. If you’re a Burgundy Fox member, you know we like to spoil you with surprise bath or beauty products in every box. We took your feedback and are offering an even wider array of special gifts including lotions, soaps, face masks, makeup and jewelry–anything that makes you feel loved. Let us know if you have allergies, aversions to certain scents or special requests. You can probably tell ‘TMI’ holds no meaning around here.
  • Sending gifts just got easier. We’ve created a way for you to send lingerie or sleepwear without ever having to guess her size, style preferences and body proportions–a win-win for everyone! Choose between a Birthday Box, Boss Box, Bachelorette or Bridal Box, and we’ll do the leg work on getting her Style Profile completed (without ruining the surprise).

Without further adieu, we invite you to take it for a spin.

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We hope you enjoy these improvements as much as we do. Know a friend that needs to upgrade her unmentionables? Invite her to start a Style Profile. For every 3 friends who join Burgundy Fox, you get a month free! Get your referral link here. Thank you for your love, support and feedback, keep it coming 🙂

Alexis Jenkins is the Co-founder and Head of Product at Burgundy Fox. Stephanie Aguilar is a Digital Marketing Specialist at Burgundy Fox. Share your feedback on the Style Profile with Alexis at alexis@burgundyfox.com.

Seamless Episode 6: Her Way

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OUAI wave spray provides a natural and “undone” texture to your hair.

O-U-A-I, but it’s pronounced “way.”

This is the name of the once of the fastest-growing online haircare companies, and they’re changing the roots of hair treatment.

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In this episode of “Seamless,” Burgundy Fox intern Nicole Fallert spoke with Brittney Barrett, Director of Digital at Ouai. She spoke about building a brand, content strategy and creative teamwork.

Follow Brittney on Instagram @microsoftpaint and Nicole @nflrt6789. Got questions or comments about Seamless? Contact partnerships@burgundyfox.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fearless Fox Profile: Haley Hebert, Cofounder AirProxima

Haley Hebert is the CMO & Co-Founder of AirProxima. Haley’s focus at AirProxima is on using new technology and machine learning to broaden the accessibility of the charter industry. Reaching new customers (not just the 1%) with a better way to travel is her passion. Her personal motto: Be Kind.

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Leslie Wong: Can you tell us a bit more about AirProxima and what is it about the company that excites you?

Haley Hebert: I love being in an underdog position in new industries. Our founding team comes from Amazon and the technology world, and we’re applying those skills to the private aviation world to make it more accessible to everyone, not just the 1%. That’s what excites me most – partnering with the best private operators in aviation and helping them use technology to reach new customer sets they couldn’t reach previously.

More on Hailey’s background  and how she got involved in AirProxima.

LW: You left a senior role at an established digital marketing agency to go all-in at this startup, what inspired you to go for it? HH: During my time at the agency I met one of my co-founders, Bill Banta, who became my client and ultimately brought me into AirProxima (Bill is also a pilot). I worked with Bill to help him launch CENTR after his stints at Apple at Square. I took on the launch of the 360-Go-Pro-competitor as a passion project, leading the go-to-market strategy, PR, helping Banta raise more than $900,000 on Kickstarter, and eventually see it get acquired by Amazon. After that experience, I was hooked on the idea of entrepreneurship.

More on how aviation has changed and what they’re doing to disrupt it.

LW: That passion project paid off! So you made the leap. From the perspective of a millennial woman, what it’s like being a young woman co-founder working in aviation? HH: I’m in two worlds that are often a “boys club” – tech and aviation. It’s empowering – I like being in those type of worlds, changing people’s perceptions on who the key players should be and what they should look like, and attempting to break the mold.

LW: What advice would you give yourself 10 years ago? HH: You know more than you think and you are more capable than you realize. Don’t let other people who “look good on paper” intimidate you.

LW: What kinds of exciting projects are you working on right now? HH: We’ve spent the last 18 months building patent-pending machine learning technology – essentially “Uber pool” for private planes. We just launched the marketplace in its beta form two months ago, and I’m excited to get customer feedback and tune to the product and see the technology evolve to the full vision we have for it.

LW: That sounds incredible and something I’ll need to try! Guys, Haley is hooking us up with some flight credit so this service is even more accessible. Use this link for 10% off any group flight!

LW: As a startup co-founder, there is never a dull moment. Versus balance, let’s talk about self-love. What does it mean to you? HH: Self-love means not being too hard on myself and knowing when to let go. It also means treating myself to a massage or a mani-pedi when things get rough and I need to take a step back!

LW: Who is one woman you look up to and why? HH: I’ve recently started reading more content from the CEO of Ellevest and her story is one I really admire and would like to emulate. She came up in the male dominated world of finance and investment banking and did a lot to change the mold in that industry and eventually launch Ellevest.

Haley is the former head of a global top 20 marketing firm and was the firm’s youngest ownership partner. She has over 10 years experience in digital commerce with Fortune 500 brands and high-growth startup companies. Find her on LinkedIn. Learn more about AirProxima at Airproxima.com or on Twitter, Instagram @AirProxima and LinkedIn.

Credit: Models @maryyxoxoo @ianjalvarez Photographer @imagesbykali

Seamless Episode 7: Lady On A Mission

Laura Nestler knows a thing or two about achieving a work/life balance, and it’s because she’s blended the two together. Seamlessly.

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Prior to her current position as Director of Community at Duolingo, Nestler worked with both Yelp and HoneyBook, connecting costumers around the globe with these companies’ products. She designed the infrastructure that allowed Yelp to jump off internationally so that you can search for that perfect day spa while abroad with your in-laws.

Nestler is also responsible for assisting with HoneyBook’s partnership with The Rising Tide Society, which connects creative entrepreneurs internationally with the resources they need to build their businesses.

In this episode, BF intern Nicole Fallert speaks with Nestler about leadership, the power of language and always asking yourself one question: “Why?”

You can follow Laura on Instagram @lauranestler and Nicole @nflrt6789. Got questions or comments about Seamless? Email partnerships@burgundyfox.com.

How To Travel In Style

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Laura Tully

Traveling can be stressful. One of the dreaded parts is answering the big question: “What to wear? What to pack?”

Easy does it. Know that you are not alone. I’ve experienced the same anxiety-ridden moment when calculating how I can fit my entire closet in my carry on.

Over the years, I’ve developed a few style tips that have helped me navigate the terrain of packing. Bah-bye stress! These are tips that anyone can utilize no matter where you live or your fashion budget. Off we go!

Double duty wears

Styles that can navigate both worlds (casual and dressy) will give you options and award you the freedom of packing fewer items. THINK: A dress that can be worn with your favorite sneakers for an easy day look or dressed up with your block heel and some red lips. A slip dress, cap sleeve lace dress or shift dress are all great styles that can be used for this purpose. A silk blouse or shell can be worn with a pair of denim shorts or dressed up later with dark skinny jeans.

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A lightweight jacket

If you’re anything like me I get cold just by saying the word cold. This means having a handy jacket that you can wear for those finicky airport temperatures (hello hot, cold, hot, cold) and for those cooler nights if needed. A denim jacket, a leather jacket or silk bomber are just a few styles that you can pair with many looks.

Denim rules

A great fitting pair of denim can be thrown on for easy day wear or paired with kitten heel for a cool and simple evening look. I suggest bringing a dark wash denim and a light wash distressed denim.

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Heels please

Nothing changes the look of an outfit like a pair of sleek and polished heels. Amen to that! Whether it’s a kitten heel, boss lady pumps or a fun block heel style. Having one of these in your carry on arsenal will allow you to style up any dress, denim or skirt look you have.

Happy traveling my beautiful peeps and remember to keep it simple, show up as you are and of course enjoy the ride.

You can learn more and contact Laura at www.lauratully.co. She’ll be sharing style tips regularly on the Burgundy Fox blog and you can follow all her fashionable adventures on Instagram at @lauratully.co   

 

Edited by Nicole Fallert.

Seamless Episode 5: She’s Rising

Have you ever been doing what you love, but felt lonely while doing it? Natalie Franke was a successful wedding photographer after college, but she lacked the resources and support necessary to build her brand. Creative entrepreneurship felt isolating for her, so Natalie decided to close the gap between her passion and community.

She started the Rising Tide Society in 2015 and the organization now hosts chapters internationally to foster support for creatives. Rising Tide Society is also a part of HoneyBook, which offers management software for creative businesses. Natalie serves as the head of community for HoneyBook, and regularly posts video blogs and some very motivational Instagram stories. The University of Pennsylvania graduate is now an educator, writer and community builder.

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Listen here as Natalie speaks with Burgundy Fox intern Nicole Fallert about neuroscience, social media advertising and what she wants to be when she grows up.

Follow Natalie on social media @nataliefranke or catch up with Nicole @nflrt6789. Got questions or comments about Seamless? Email partnerships@burgundyfox.com.

 

 

 

 

Seamless Episode 4: Tune In For Love

Rachel Silver has discovered something addictive. And it’s gluten-free, good for the heart and you can stream it from your kitchen while cook. Who knew such a thing existed?

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Silver is the founder of Love Stories TV, a media platform which aggregates professional wedding videos. Anyone can submit a video, and it’ll be accepted on the site. The most popular videos are shared on Love Stories’ social media, where strangers at very cool weddings regularly takeover the story.

The product is addictive wedding videos that don’t turn someone’s special day into a commodity. It’s about connection, inspiration and inclusivity. BF intern Nicole Fallert spoke with Silver about starting the platform, user engagement and of course, true love.

Follow Rachel on social media @racheljosilver or catch up with Nicole @nflrt6789. Got questions or comments about Seamless? Email partnerships@burgundyfox.com.