How do you juggle your hugely successful jewelry line with being a mama?
Balancing work and motherhood can be a challenge but being a mom is a lot like running a business. You have to be really organized about school, sports and play but also passionate about your interests. My office is nearby so I’m always home at the end of the day to catch up with him even if I have a work obligation or dinner after.
What are your favorite stores and online sites to shop for boys clothes?
Tricofield, Crewcuts, Dover Street Market for Comme des Garçons and AlexandAlexa
How did having a son inspire you in your Lynn Ban designs?
It's taught me to look at things through a child's eyes. Kids have such vivid imaginations, their sense of fantasy is inspiring. Everything is magical and extraordinary .
What values do you hope to instill in your son?
To be a compassionate and caring citizen of the world.
What has been the biggest challenge to date as a mom in business?
Traveling for business without him.
What was your most memorable family vacation and why?
India, we started at the Taj Mahal and then made our way through Rajasthan. We went on a tiger safari, visited palaces and went on a hot air balloon for the first time. It was an incredible adventure!
What are your favorite pieces from your latest collection?
My oversized Crescent Hoops layered with a pave orbital hoop, which is a slip on earcuff that gives the illusion of a piercing. This diamond earcuff is really versatile worn on its own or with a pair of diamond studs it "edges up" any ear. I wear mine everyday.
How did you get your start in business and what advice would you give to other mamas who want to launch a company?
My jewelry line launched six years ago when I created a few pieces that I wanted to wear. I showed my small collection to a few stores and thought if no one liked them at least I would have 10 great pieces that I made for myself. Fortunately , this was not the case and a business was born. Best advice is to push boundaries but stay true to yourself and don’t try to be all things to all people.