The Self-Love Series: Part III

This February, The Dreslyn explores how women see themselves and how they experience confidence and identity, how they navigate their needs and loves. This week features designers Cecilia Bordarampé of Are Studio, Lara Bluett of St. Agni, and Susanne Manasi of Manasi 7. Each woman in the series, each woman's whose sensibility we greatly admire, gives us their unique perspective on life, success, love, and their aspirations along with a self-portrait. February is the month of love, let's direct it inward. Know thyself. Love thyself. Read below.

Cecilia Bordarampé of Are Studio

Cecilia Bordarampé of Are Studio Confidence is:
A comfort and acceptance from within that helps inform all that you do.
Identity is:
Knowing what resonates personally and accepting that it can transform over time.
I am from:
Los Angeles, CA, but with tangents in Argentina andMexico.
The thing I love most about myself is:
the ability to empathize with others.
The thing I love most in others is:
A lightness of being while also embracing vulnerability.
I need:
Some alone time to recharge.
Success means:
Acknowledging how far you’ve come.
I relax by:
Reading in a quiet and comfy place with a cup of tea.
I'm inspired by:
Those around me whose creativity, kindness, and generosity are seemingly effortless.
I can't live without:
A good tune that gets me moving.
Influence is:
To be taken lightly; a breeze that leaves something informed but unique behind.
A book that changed my perspective is:
"Cosmicomics" by Italo Calvino.
I'm currently listening to:
Hank Mobley in 1956.
I'm currently watching:
The rain through the window while cozy in bed with my dog.
I'm excited by:
This month’s travel plans, design ideas, and a day off work soon.
I trust:
That all things will work out in the end if I acknowledge and honor my intuition.
I'm impressed by:
Human resilience.
I feel complete when:
I spend time doing the things I love, no matter how small.
I aspire to:
Living passionately, truthfully, and with intention.
I believe in:
Finding romance in all things.
I'm working on:
Finding a healthier balance between the personal and the professional; exploring newness.

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Lara Bluett of St. Agni

Lara Bluett of St. Agni

Confidence is:
Being comfortable while being your authentic self.
Identity is:
A combination of elements that make you unique.
I am from:
My Mother.
The thing I love most about myself is:
Positivity, determination.
The thing I love most in others is:
Kindness.
I need:
To be working towards something.
Success means:
Happiness, to be content with life.
I relax by:
Laying in the sun - just like a cat.
I'm inspired by:
Past decades.
I can't live without:
Balance.
Influence is:
The ability to inspire.
A book that changed my perspective is:
"The Architecture of Happiness" by Alain De Botton.
I'm currently listening to:
The St. Agni playlists.
I'm currently watching:
Bloom, it's an Australian television series.
I'm excited by:
Tomorrow.
I trust:
My instinct.
I'm impressed by:
A woman who knows herself & what she wants.
I feel complete when:
I am with my Family.
I aspire to:
To be present in every moment.
I believe in:
The Power of Manifestation.
I'm working on:
Our new collection "The Art of Form" launching in September.

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Susanne Manasi of Manasi 7

Susanne Manasi of Manasi 7

Confidence is:
Being strong and independent, yet kind and humble.
Identity is:
Personal style and confidence.
I am from:
Sweden.
The thing I love most about myself is:
My ability to get things done.
I need:
Some sunlight.
Success means:
Doing what you love and being happy.
I relax by:
The sea.
I'm inspired by:
People who speak their mind and not being afraid of being alone in their believes.
I can't live without:
My family.
Influence is:
Inspiring people.
A book that changed my perspective is:
"Deadly Medicines and Organized Crime" by Peter C. Gøtzsche.
I'm currently listening to:
Sade.
I'm currently watching:
Snowfall (TV Series).
I'm excited by:
The latest research about gut health and the microbiome.
I trust:
My gut feeling.
I'm impressed by:
My partner in life Olof.
I feel complete when:
I am at home with my family relaxing.
I aspire to:
Be the healthiest me.
I believe in:
Treating others the way you would have wanted them to treat you.
I'm working on:
Creating new products for Manasi 7.

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