Dorie Golkin Smith & Emelyn Northway: Co-founders of Of Mercer

Of Mercer Co-founders Dorie Golkin Smith and Emelyn Northway met the first week of Wharton Bus...



Of Mercer Co-founders Dorie Golkin Smith and Emelyn Northway met the first week of Wharton Business School at a welcome event … wearing the exact same black dress. Laughing over the initial awkwardness, they immediately bonded over their shared appreciation for their one, go-to confidence-inducing professional outfit. Having worked in consulting and finance for years, they knew there had to be a better way to get dressed for work 5 (or 6 or 7) days a week. The solution was simple: create a dedicated work-wear brand with a bold modern aesthetic to take women where they need to go.

It seemed easy enough, but the endeavor was ambitious and something was missing…a creative, a designer, someone with fashion industry experience… Enter Aja Singer: Parsons grad and tailored clothing specialist. And with that Of Mercer was born.

Though the label started as an e-commerce business model, the pair would go on to open their flagship store in New York City's Flatiron district at 42 East 21st Street.

Check out more at OfMercer.com. Like Of Mercer on Facebook, follow them on Twitter and Instagram.

Quincy Davis: Pro-surfer and Fashionista

(Photo: Quincy Davis) Quincy Davis was born and raised in the beach town of Montauk, Long Island...

(Photo: Quincy Davis)



Quincy Davis
was born and raised in the beach town of Montauk, Long Island, Davis first got on a surfboard because she was bored. Her brother and two best friends were always surfing so eventually she tired of tanning, grabbed a board and that was it. Quincy, who has been with the Volcom Surf Team since 2007, splits her time between Montauk in the summer and Rincon, Puerto Rico in the winter and travels the world competing at amateur events in hopes of one day being on the Women’s World Tour.

FOLLOW QUINCY ON FACEBOOK, TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM.

Check out Quincy in Volcom's women's Fall 16 video look-book.

Tom Patterson: Founder and CEO of Tommy John

Tom Patterson is the founder and CEO of Tommy John, a premium men's underwear company com...



Tom Patterson is the founder and CEO of Tommy John, a premium men's underwear company committed to addressing the real problems men have with their undergarments.

Each product contains proprietary fabrics, innovative fit and functionality that eliminates unnecessary adjustments, discomfort, untucking and bunching. Tommy John launched in 2008 with the world's first patented undershirt with a stay-tucked guarantee, and has since expanded into underwear, socks, casual wear and performance gear.

Tommy John products can be found at Nordstrom, Dillard's, Bloomingdale's, over 100 premium men's stores, and online at TommyJohn.com.


Keith Howland: Guitarist, 'Chicago' (the band)

For 22 years, Keith Howland has been the lead guitarist for the legendary pop-rock band, C...




For 22 years, Keith Howland has been the lead guitarist for the legendary pop-rock band, Chicago

In 1995, Chicago was looking for a new lead guitarist following the departure of Dawayne Bailey. Howland was a long-time fan of the band and of their co-founding guitarist, Terry Kath. After having second thoughts, Howland appeared uninvited at the auditions, and attained a chance meeting with the band's bassist, Jason Scheff. He performed a last-minute audition, and was offered the job on the same day.

The legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago, came in at #9, the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine's recent Hot 200 All-Time Top Artists. And Chicago is the first American rock band to chart Top 40 albums in six consecutive decades.

Chicago was inducted into the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Chicago's first album, Chicago Transit Authority, was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 2014, and the band performed on the Grammy stage for the first time that year.

The band’s new documentary film, Now More Than Ever: The History Of Chicago, premiered at the Sedona International Film Festival in February, 2016, and won the Film Festival’s Best of Fest Audience Choice Award.

Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire will once again embark on their North American co-headlining tour this fall.

Check out the band's website for tour dates with Earth Wind & Fire, Like them on Facebook, Follow them on Twitter @Chicagotheband


Kyla: Singer/Songwriter Featured on Drake's 'One Dance'

For Kyla Reid, the German born singer/songwriter, raised in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, Engl...



For Kyla Reid, the German born singer/songwriter, raised in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England, success has hit her worldwide once again with Drake's latest hit song titled, 'One Dance.'

The success of 'One Dance' was sampled from a track titled, ‘Do You Mind’ and was later remixed by ‘Crazy Cousinz’ and released on independent labels in February, 2009 — rapidly becoming the most played/respected UK Funky track to date; and hitting the radio and club scene nationwide — with full force.

The track reached top spots of No.1 on ‘MTV Base’ and No.4 on the ‘MTV Dance’ Chart, capturing the hearts of music lovers nationwide.

Enter Drake, who with Kyla and Wizkid, entered the charts with 'One Dance” has quickly become a club/chart hit taking the number 1 spot in 33 countries, whilst holding the place in the UK for a month. Currently the track is number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and number three on the AT Top 40 chart.

This is not only the beginning of a new chapter for Kyla but the start of a magical journey in her career.

For more on Kyla: check out her official site kylaoffical.co/uk, follow her on Twitter @KylaOfficial and on Instagram @KylaOfficial.

Check out the Saturday Night Live performance on Drake featuring t Kyla & Wizkid for 'One Dance.'


Farnoosh Torabi: CNBC's 'Follow the Leader'

Farnoosh Torabi is America’s leading personal finance authority. She is a sought-after spea...




Farnoosh Torabi is America’s leading personal finance authority. She is a sought-after speaker and bestselling author. Her latest book is entitled 'When She Makes More: The Truth About Love and Life for a New Generation of Women.' 

Farnoosh contributes to 'The Today Show' on NBC, writes monthly for O, The Oprah Magazine, and hosts her own award-winning podcast 'So Money,' recently named a “Top Podcast to Grow Your Business” by Inc. Magazine.

Her new show 'Follow the Leader,' airs Wednesday nights at 10:30pm/9:30c on CNBC. 

Her work and advice has been featured in the NY Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, Time, Marie Claire, Glamour, Redbook and USA Today.

Farnoosh graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Finance and International Business. She also holds a Master’s from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

She resides happily in Brooklyn with her husband and young son.

For more on Farnoosh: 'Follow the Leader' website, her official website. Also, you can Like her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.

Check out this clip from 'Follow the Leader':



Rozes, Singer-Songwriter

When it comes to the hit song of the summer you’re most likely to crank-up and jam out to wit...


When it comes to the hit song of the summer you’re most likely to crank-up and jam out to with the windows down and sun-roof dropped back — it’ll most likely be The Chainsmokers, "Roses."

The commanding female voice you hear in the song that has taken over radio play (currently No. 3 on the American Top 40 chart) is that of Philadelphia born Rozes.

She tells Amore that she still feels relatively unknown. Which one might find hard to believe considering she's taken to the national spotlight several times, performing the hit song on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Aside from her massively successful collaboration with The Chainsmokers, the songstress recently released her debut EP "Burn Wild" — a collective of reflections on modern day romance.

Solidifying her position at the top of pop, Rozes will perform at SXSW 2016 in mid-March.

Beyond SXSW, she's poised to play a few club dates around the country this spring.

Like Rozes on Facebook. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram

Check out the video for "Roses":