Location: Los Angeles, CA
Astrological Sign: Pisces
Book that changed your life: Rangoli by Pavanna Reddy
Beauty product (or treatment) that changed your skin: Chemical peels
Podcast you can’t stop listening to: Small Town Murder
Instagram account you love to follow: @jordanrisa
If you’ve ever peeked into the life of blogger and designer Stella Simona through the virtual keyhole that is Instagram, you will know she’s not a woman about to trip over the trope of having it all; she’s far too busy for that. Stella considers herself a rare breed as she’s an actual L.A. native that’s stuck around, but she’s unique far beyond her zip code. As co-founder of jewelry labels Haati Chai and Amarilo, it’s no wonder Stella has attracted such a strong virtual community. She represents a lot of things we’ve failed to have enough visibility for in the past: her East Indian heritage, women in business, and the transparency she’s chosen to take through her journey of motherhood.
Between daily insta doses of her “lovely husband, 2 boy dogs, and 2 beautiful sons — Noah and Liam,” behind-the-scenes looks into her design process, and plenty of self-care hacks, we couldn’t wait to get Stella’s take on her hopes for the beauty industry, her go-to skin treatment, winning at time management, and more!