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@vostra_moda ·February 14, 2022

Q: When did you create your business, and what inspired you to start this specific business venture?

A: I’ve always had a passion for fitness. It only took me a month of teaching to know that I wanted my own studio, and just over a year later in 2017, I purchased barre3 Powell.

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@vostra_moda ·February 14, 2022

Q: What is your favorite activity when you aren’t working?

A: Reading – Once I start a book, I can’t put it down until I finish.

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@vostra_moda ·February 14, 2022

Q: What is a personal favorite quote?

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”

— C.S. Lewis

Suzy of Barre 3
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@vostra_moda ·February 14, 2022

Today’s guest for the #womensupportingwomen feature is Suzy Mihocikof Barre3 Powell – I love reading her posts which are full of honest talk, love, and support for her community.

Let’s step in! 👇

Willow the pup
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@vostra_moda ·December 21, 2021

Q: What does confidence mean to you?

A: I think sometimes, women feel like they don’t want to come off as “Bossy” but since owning my own business, I’ve realized that I am a boss! Now I just think of it as being “Confident” and it’s made a HUGE difference in how I see myself!

Yossarian the cat
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@vostra_moda ·December 21, 2021

Q: Why was it important for you to create your business?

A: I think the freedom that it affords me in my everyday life is key for me. I can pick my own schedule and the projects that inspire me, I feel like I’m not missing any time with my family and friends due to work anymore.

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@vostra_moda ·December 21, 2021

Q: If you could go back in time and give yourself any advice during the first year of your business, what would it be?

A: Don’t stress out so much about taxes! Just hire the accountant to begin with, it’s really not as hard as you think it’s going to be!

Winter the cat
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@vostra_moda ·December 21, 2021

Q: What is your favorite part about working with/supporting your specific clients?

A: I love taking someone’s vision and making it a reality for them. I love supporting my local community of small business owners and entrepreneurs in that way!

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@vostra_moda ·December 21, 2021

Q: When did you create your business, and what inspired you to start this specific business venture?

A: I always had a side hustle as a freelance graphic designer while I was working as a full time designer, but in mid 2019 I decided to take the leap into working for myself.

Hector the pup
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@vostra_moda ·December 21, 2021

Q: What is your favorite activity when you aren’t working?

A: I love reading! I read almost anything I can get my hands on, when I’m not doing that, I love going thrift shopping (Mostly for old records) and hanging out with my two cats and two dogs… And my husband of course!

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@vostra_moda ·December 21, 2021

Q: What is a personal favorite quote?

“Just keep swimming”

— Dory

… I may or may not sing that song to myself when I’m stressed out!

Jacqueline Hoarty
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@vostra_moda ·December 21, 2021

Today’s guest for the #womensupportingwomen feature is Jacqueline Hoarty of Winter & Willow Design Co – a long-time friend and entrepreneur.

Let’s step in! 👇

Carly Fleming leaning cooly with her cello
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@vostra_moda ·December 12, 2021

Q: What does confidence mean to you?

A: Acknowledging my strengths, while also recognizing when I need to ask for help. I used to think confidence meant pretending that I knew how to do something when I didn’t. Now I recognize that asking for help increases self-confidence.

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@vostra_moda ·December 12, 2021

Q: Where can our community find you?

A: You can find me on Instagram @Carlysdailycello. I am located in DeLand, FL so if you’re an adult in Central Florida looking for lessons, please contact me at CarlyCFleming [at] gmail.com

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@vostra_moda ·December 12, 2021

Q: What is your favorite part about working with/supporting your specific clients?

A: I specialize in teaching cello to adult musicians. I feel that it is a privilege to be trusted with their musical growth and I am always blown away by their commitment to the instrument.

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@vostra_moda ·December 12, 2021

Q: If you could go back in time and give yourself any advice during the first year of your business, what would it be?

A: It’s ok to not be good at every aspect of your profession. We all have strengths and weaknesses and that is ok.

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@vostra_moda ·December 12, 2021

Q: Why was it important for you to create your business?

A: Teaching gives me energy and deep gratification for those I serve.

Carly Fleming playing cello by the ocean
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@vostra_moda ·December 12, 2021

Q: When did you create your business, and what inspired you to start this specific business venture?

A: Technically I began my music business in the early 2000s. I taught private lessons to cellists in elementary orchestras and had a quartet that would play weddings and events.

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@vostra_moda ·December 12, 2021

Q: What is your favorite activity when you aren’t working?

A: I love playing the mandolin, violin, piano, and ukulele (we also have a guitar and banjo, but I leave those to my husband). I also have spent an inordinate amount of time during the pandemic perfecting Overcooked 2.

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@vostra_moda ·December 12, 2021

Q: What is a personal favorite quote?

A: The lyrics from New Grass Revival’s Song “Do What You Gotta Do” I blast this when I have to do something that feels really scary and it ALWAYS helps get me through. I highly recommend people give it a listen!

Carly Fleming
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@vostra_moda ·December 12, 2021

Today’s guest for the #womensupportingwomen feature is Carly Fleming, my friend, and musician. When I think of “Winter Wonderland”, I think of walks in the snow and relaxing near a cozy fire with my blanket, hot chocolate, and some music.

Let’s step in! 👇

Jillian Claire watercolors
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@vostra_moda ·November 26, 2021

Q: What does confidence mean to you?

A: Personally, confidence is about self-reflection and understanding myself, what I want, what I like and dislike, and not apologizing for those things that make me – me.

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@vostra_moda ·November 26, 2021

Q: Where can our community find you?

A: My business page on Instagram is @shopwilderrose, where I feature products and watercolor art. I do have another page, @jilliaanclaire, where I feature acrylics and oils.

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@vostra_moda ·November 26, 2021

Q: What is your favorite part about working with/supporting your specific clients?

A: As a creative, there is nothing better than combining two creative minds. When they give me a vision, it’s like a window into their creative process – which only inspires my own process.

Wilder Rose products
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@vostra_moda ·November 26, 2021

Q: If you could go back in time and give yourself any advice during the first year of your business, what would it be?

A: Things take time. Ideas, inspiration, ART. Don’t rush yourself.

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@vostra_moda ·November 26, 2021

Q: Why was it important for you to create your business?

A: I’m the baby of my family. Anyone that is also the baby in their family might be able to understand what I am about to say and that is, I wanted something that was so authentically me.

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@vostra_moda ·November 26, 2021

Q: When did you create your business, and what inspired you to start this specific business venture?

A: I lost my job due to Covid so I was kind of thrown into starting my business but looking back, it was a time of healing for me.

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@vostra_moda ·November 26, 2021

Q: What is your favorite activity when you aren’t working?

A: Painting is my absolute favorite activity, when I’m not painting commissioned pieces though I am working on my own personal art projects. Also, gardening. Nature inspires my art tremendously.

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@vostra_moda ·November 26, 2021

Q: What is a personal favorite quote?

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way—things I had no words for.”

– Georgia O’Keeffe

Jillian Claire
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@vostra_moda ·November 26, 2021

Today’s guest for the #womensupportingwomen feature is @jilliaanclaire of @shopwilderrose where she makes truly beautiful watercolor paintings, and has other gorgeous items like scarves and mugs that she sells on her online shop!

Let’s step in! 👇

Molly Allen, trouble maker since 1981
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@vostra_moda ·November 6, 2021

Q: What does confidence mean to you?

A: Confidence is when a woman finally believes the universe’s plans for her and lives up to them.

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@vostra_moda ·November 6, 2021

Q: If you could go back in time and give yourself any advice during the first year of owning your business, what would it be?

A: Learn SEO. Like, yesterday.

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@vostra_moda ·November 6, 2021

Q: What is your favorite part about working with/supporting your clients?

A: I think women deserve to find joy. Helping women solve a problem that may seem tiny in the grand scheme of things, makes me so happy because I know, it’s big to her.

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@vostra_moda ·November 6, 2021

Q: Why was it important for you to create your business?

A: I don’t like sacrificing who I am for the sake of a job that doesn’t even come close to paying me what I’m worth. Most of us are undervalued, overworked, and not appreciated for the true breadth of our capabilities.

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@vostra_moda ·November 6, 2021

Q: When did you create your business, and what inspired you to start this specific business venture?

A: I started this iteration of my business in 2020 after I quit my corporate job. However, I’ve had stores like this since 2008. Just different names and cities.

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@vostra_moda ·November 6, 2021

Q: What is your favorite activity when you aren’t working?

A: Exploration is the high point of my life: travel, trying new foods, learning new things.

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@vostra_moda ·November 6, 2021

Q: What is a personal favorite quote?

“Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.”

— Henry David Thoreau

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@vostra_moda ·November 6, 2021

Today’s guest for the #womensupportingwomen feature is Molly Allene, who founded a wonderful business with co-founder, Rachel Kim. These amazing women created @brooklynandrye, a clean beauty and self-care boutique and 100% women-owned brands and products!

Let’s step in! 👇

Annie and pup
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@vostra_moda ·October 30, 2021

Q: What does confidence mean to you?

A: I saw a quote once that said something like, “Confidence isn’t telling yourself everyone will like you. Confidence is knowing some people won’t and being okay with that.” That’s such an important distinction.

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@vostra_moda ·October 30, 2021

Q: What is your favorite part about working with/supporting your specific clients?

A: My favorite part about teaching others to read tarot is demystifying it for them. While it is a rich and endless learning journey, getting started is often not as complicated as people think.

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@vostra_moda ·October 30, 2021

Q: If you could go back in time and give yourself any advice during the first year of your business, what would it be?

A: Stop worrying about what others will think. The truth is, people will judge you no matter what. There is NO WAY to come out unscathed, so stop trying.

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@vostra_moda ·October 30, 2021

Q: Why was it important for you to create your business?

A: This business basically allowed me to combine my passion for teaching with a more creative and self-employed business model.

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@vostra_moda ·October 30, 2021

Q: When did you create your business, and what inspired you to start this specific business venture?

A: I started my current tarot business – my tarot blog and online tarot course – in 2019. What inspired me to start it was the transformation tarot caused in my own life.

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@vostra_moda ·October 30, 2021

Q: What is your favorite activity when you aren’t working?

A: I read. A lot. Since I was a kid and to this day I need to be actively pulled away from books or I will probably never leave the house.

Annie the Tarot Professor
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@vostra_moda ·October 30, 2021

Today’s guest for the #womensupportingwomen feature is Annie the Tarot Professor, who runs a website where she shares about her journey into what brings her joy.

Let’s step in! 👇

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@vostra_moda ·October 21, 2021

Q: What is your favorite part about working with/supporting your specific clients?

A: This one’s a coin toss – it’s between getting to see their projects from start to finish OR seeing them out at their weddings!

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@vostra_moda ·October 21, 2021

Q: If you could go back in time and give yourself any advice during the first year of your business, what would it be?

A: Don’t get your base prices from Etsy! It’s not “industry standard” and almost everything is vastly undercharged to stay competitive in the sea of creatives.

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@vostra_moda ·October 21, 2021

Q: Why was it important for you to create your business?

A: It was something that blossomed into what it is currently becoming. With the support of my husband (then boyfriend) I found encouragement and motivation to see what I was capable of.

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@vostra_moda ·October 21, 2021

Q: When did you create your business, and what inspired you to start this specific business venture?

A: I started my Kate’s Calligraphy Instagram just for fun to showcase all the punny cards I made – and I truly feel like I got into my groove around the fall of 2019.

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@vostra_moda ·October 21, 2021

Q: What are 3 fun facts about you?

  1. I recently got married in Maui to my husband!
  2. I have major cat lady vibes over here with 3 cats; Samii, BB, and Frank.
  3. I will fight an internal battle between a chilled Sauv Blanc, Margarita, Moscow Mule, mojito, or a Paloma.
Kate from Kate's Calligraphy
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@vostra_moda ·October 21, 2021

Today’s guest for the #womensupportingwomen feature is Kate O’Clair DiTullio of Kate’s Calligraphy and she is making some beautiful, perfectly flourished waves at weddings and special events.

As a personal fan of Kate’s work and her artistic talents, it’s been amazing to watch her business grow and see the collaborations she has been part of.

Let’s step in! 👇

Demystifying Money with Bri White
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@vostra_moda ·September 26, 2021

New Style Spotlight!

In this episode In this episode of Demystifying Money, Bri White of Vostra Moda, and host, Misty Lynch, talk about how shopping may have too much or not enough room in your budget. Her Money Club, Bri White of Vostra Moda, and host, Raechelle Minney, talk about what it’s like to transition from a corporate job to an entrepreneur.

Check it out: Demystifying Money

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@vostra_moda ·September 19, 2021

Q: What is your favorite part about working with/supporting your specific clients?

A: It’s honestly seeing the 💡 lightbulb moment. The excitement. The realization that their dreams are within grasp and that they have made this happen for themselves. It’s the best feeling.

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@vostra_moda ·September 19, 2021

Q: If you could go back in time and give yourself any advice during the first year of your business, what would it be?

A: Stay scrappy. I see so many people caught up in the comparison game or wondering which social media is better to use, instead of just doing the thing.

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@vostra_moda ·September 19, 2021

Q: Why was it important for you to create your business?

A: I saw how many people were longing for something more. I saw them missing out on their lives and desperate for a change and I wanted to be a part of that.

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@vostra_moda ·September 19, 2021

Q: When did you create your business, and what inspired you to start this specific business venture?

A: I started my first business, @MuddyPawPR after graduating college. Later, I started business coaching to help early-stage creative entrepreneurs sign their first clients!

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@vostra_moda ·September 19, 2021

Q: What is your favorite activity when you aren’t working?

A: My favorite thing in the whole world is to pair a really good meal (like nachos or pizza!) with the most perfect trashy TV show (like Bachelor in Paradise or Temptation Island). There is no better combination.

Angela Mastrogiacomo
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@vostra_moda ·September 19, 2021

Today’s guest for the #womensupportingwomen feature is my good friend, Angela Mastrogiacomo!

I personally worked with @Angela_Mastro when I first created Vostra Moda, and once all everything was up and running — I returned the favor and took her on as my client!

Let’s step in! 👇

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@vostra_moda ·July 29, 2021

New Style Spotlight!

In this episode of You Are So Not Alone the Podcast, Bri White of Vostra Moda, and hosts, Jessika & Ciara, talk about how your personal style impacts your success.

Check it out: You Are So Not Alone the Podcast

No Boundaries
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@vostra_moda ·June 2, 2021

During her transformation she went undefeated in boxing, most recently winning the Masters Division World Championship at 48 years old.

She now empowers women to set boundaries and say no without fear, as well as stop people pleasing, perfectionist and procrastinating behaviors.

👉 Come join us on June 10th at 7:00 PM EST for a live event, during which I’ll be talking about how to empower yourself through style as you learn to create boundaries by investing in your most powerful tool – you.

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@vostra_moda ·June 2, 2021

Stephanie is a Boundaries Coach for a group called No Boundaries in which she shares ways to build courage, reduce people pleasing behaviors, set better boundaries for yourself, and thrive emotionally.

She’s also a former boxer who self healed from over 20 years of chronic back pain and debilitating PTSD symptoms. It was the alchemy of pain science, behavior science and competitive boxing that allowed her to explore how pain and fear could transmute into power.

Stephanie Moniuk
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@vostra_moda ·June 2, 2021

This month I want to give a special shout out to Stephanie Moniuk, business owner, friend, previous work-wife, and total badass. I’ve known Stephanie for over eight years now, which is crazy to think about.

Let’s step in! 👇

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@vostra_moda ·May 17, 2021

New Style Spotlight!

In this episode of Entrepreneur Spotlight, Bri White of Vostra Moda and Sandra Francisco talk about the journey of Vostra Moda, from inspiration to its first year in business.

Check it out: Entrepreneur Spotlight