I’ve known Roxanne since I was a young girl. She has been a powerful female figure for as long as I can remember. Roxanne was a pioneer in starting and owning her own business from the age of 33 years old. She is a trendsetter and style icon who has inspired so many just by expressing her innate self.
I was privileged to do freelance work for Roxanne throughout my years working in the fashion world. Her work environment always evoked a creative vibe. She took interest in what the younger generation was doing and what was happening globally. Roxanne has an open mind, an open heart and her cutting edge, classic-yet-chic style is second to none.
Roxanne was a mentor to me and gave me great words of wisdom and advice that was both spiritual and straightforward. The one thing I always admired and still love about Roxanne is her being TRUE to herself. She was kind enough to answer a few questions for us, so you too can experience the beauty that is Roxanne Assoulin:
Name: Roxanne Assoulin
Profession: Creative director of Roxanne Assoulin jewelry designer since 1981. Designs for labels such as Banana Republic, Urban Outfitters, J.Crew, Ann Taylor and Chico’s as well asher own collection.
Design Philosophy: To satisfy the customer of private label brands I’m designing for. To interpret the brand’s aesthetic in beautiful, good taste with individualized attention.
How did you get the courage to start your own business? I started crafting hair accessories and jewelry o nmy own, from whatever inspired me. When I received great response, it was validation that I can take the next steps to create a business. I hired sample makers that worked in my basement and 35 years later, they are still working in the business.
Your style in 3 words: Casual. Classic. Luxury.
Color Palette: Blues and Grey. 50 shades of navy.
Favorite past time: Helping others
What was your transformation to a spiritual path? I’ve always been a spiritual person but after heart break, the heart opened with opportunity for transformation. I’ve been meditating for 21 years.Practicing Ashtanga Yoga for many years,and always seeking on self exploration for as long as I can remember.
What does holistic mean to you? Holistic is the immersion of mental, emotional, spiritual and physical as working together as the force of life.