How were you inspired to work together and create this fashion brand?
It really grew out of our love for fashion. We were always talking about the latest trends and things that were missing from the market. We knew we had complementary strengths and that we would be able to create a brand together. Being family just made it easier.
How many kids do you have and how do you feel your children have inspired or influenced your brand?
Together we have eight kids. They help us keep a good sense of reality, keep us balanced and help us keep our priorities in line.
VMB: My kids are also incredibly opinionated, for good or for bad, so I get a lot of feedback about the business!
How would you describe your personal styles?
VSB: Classic meets bohemian meets prep.
VMB: I’m eclectic and I take risks. It’s classic with a twist.
Where do you like to shop for your children?
Zara, J.Crew, Forever 21 and Rockets of Awesome
How do you balance life at home with your career? Do you find it challenging to be working moms?
It’s always a challenge, but we are lucky there are two of us. We can fill in for one another and can support one another when there is a moment of crisis.
What classes in NYC do you find most beneficial to your kids?
The Natural History Museum’s Adventures in Science program
What are your favorite vacation destinations with your kids?
VSB: The beach
VMB: Every summer we plan a big trip, we just got back from China and Tibet and it was incredible.
What is the greatest challenge of having a large family?
Individual attention. And getting them all to school on time!
How do you carve out "me time" and how do you enjoy that time?
VSB: I always make time for a pedicure – that’s my “me time.”
VMB: After the kids go to bed, I love to relax and do a face mask.