5: Erica Cerulo & Claire Mazur, Co-Founders of Of a Kind and Co-Authors of "Work Wife"

On this Episode:

Erica Cerulo & Claire Mazur, Co-Founders of Of a Kind and Co-Authors of "Work Wife" join Baily to talk about:

  • What it’s like to start a business with a friend, and how to know if you’re the right professional fit for one another

  • How to effectively communicate (and fight) with your co-founder and partners so nobody gets bitter or resentful

  • The best way to pitch yourself when you’re early on in your business to brands and partners who are slightly out of your league

Listen:

Show Notes:

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About Erica & Claire:

Erica Cerulo and Claire Mazur are the co-founders of Of a Kind, a website that sells the pieces and tells the stories of emerging designers. They launched Of a Kind in 2010 to give emerging designers a platform for exposure and to create a place for discovery-hungry consumers to find them. In 2015, Claire and Erica sold Of a Kind to Bed Bath & Beyond, where they continue to oversee and grow the company they built. Also, Claire and Erica’s book Work Wife, is being published on March 5, 2019 by Random House. It will explore the power of female friendship to fuel successful businesses.

Claire holds a BA from the University of Chicago and an MA from Columbia University and has been named to Forbes’ “30 under 30,” Brooklyn Magazine’s “Who’s Who of Brooklyn Design,” and Fashionista’s “50 Most Influential People in New York Fashion.”

Prior to launching the site, Erica worked as an editor at Details and Lucky, and she holds a BA from the University of Chicago. She’s passionate about editorial, voice, and discovery and has been included on Fashionista’s “50 Most Influential People in New York Fashion.”