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Women’s News: Nanette Lepore On Major Debt, Having A Baby At 38 And The Type Of Work Environment She Hates


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The Huffington Post  |  By Lori Fradkin

What does it take to get to the top — without losing your center? Our “Making It Work” series profiles successful, dynamic women who are standouts in their fields, peeling back the “hows” of their work and their life, taking away lessons we can all apply to our own.

Fashion designer Nanette Lepore is known for her bright colors and feminine styles. Her dresses, jackets, swimsuits and shoes are sold internationally in 120 department stores, 360 specialty stores and 8 Nanette Lepore stores. When we spoke by phone earlier this month, I couldn’t resist telling her that I wore one of her dresses in my engagement photos.

But it wasn’t always evident that Lepore, an FIT graduate, would make it in fashion industry. After working several jobs in New York, the Youngstown, Ohio, native started selling her eponymous line in a small shop…

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Cristian Mihai on Growing Your Blog and Building a Readership

The Daily Post

Cristian Mihai

From the feedback we receive, we know that growth and traffic are important to you, and that you’re interested in ways to grow your blog and build your readership. Today, we’re excited to chat with Cristian Mihai, a twenty-two-year old writer based in Romania, who has built a large community around his popular blog at

Cristian writes primarily literary fiction and has published books like The Writer, which experiments with magical realism, and Jazz, a novel about ambition and deception. He launched his site in April 2012, and to date has 54,000 followers and counting. As you poke around on his blog, you’ll find short stories and essays in addition to posts, and get the sense of a prolific writer who is passionate about storytelling and curious about the human condition.

We’re glad to chat with him about his approach to blogging and promoting his…

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