ll archives: The Lovely It Girl's Michela Aramini
We sat down with The Lovely It Girl founder, Michela Aramini, to discuss her ladypreneur lifestyle and her lovely personal brand consulting boutique. Based in NYC, Michela is on a mission to to inspire and empower young women to become the It Girls they were born to be.
Name: Michela Aramini
Current location: New York, NY
Where are you from? Born in Canada, but raised in Philadelphia
Education: Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University (majored in marketing)
Business & Formal Title: Founder of The Lovely It Girl
What is The Lovely It Girl and how did it come to be? The Lovely It Girl is a personal brand consulting boutique in New York dedicated to inspiring and empowering women to become the “It” girls they were born to be, and style personal and professional lives they love.
I started The Lovely It Girl to pursue my personal mission to redefine the modern “It” girl: a girl who wants it all, does it all, and has it all, all on her own terms. I believe personal branding is a process of becoming the “It” girl you were born to be from the inside out, and love helping women professionals and entrepreneurs clarify and communicate their unique “It”s through my one on one consulting and monthly group classes.
What did you do before? I’m currently still working full-time in corporate marketing at Condé Nast. My goal is to transition to The Lovely It Girl full-time within the next year or so.
What did you think you’d be doing now whenever you were 10? Fashion designer!
Is The Lovely It Girl your dream job? If not, what else is in the works? Yes! I’m so grateful that I’ve found my “It” so early on in life and truly love everything about running The Lovely It Girl, from networking to writing blog posts to working with clients and running my monthly personal branding class.
Are you involved in any side hustles, ladypreneur collabs or baby projects? Tell us about them. I’m currently working on some exciting collaborations with fabulous women’s networks in New York including Levo League, FemCity and Elevate Gen Y. I’m also planning an end of summer soireé in New York, which will be invitation-only for The Clique newsletter subscribers (sign up for The Clique newsletter here.)
What does your daily routine consist of? Early morning yoga class. Chocolate vegan protein shake. Emails. Social Media. Meetings with new clients, potential clients, or strategic partners. More emails. More social media. Blog post. Networking event or drinks with a new “It” girl connection. Dinner with my boyfriend. Guilty pleasure show to unwind (I’m currently re-watching Sex and the City).
How do you balance work and life and is that actually even possible? Building my business alongside my full-time job I’ve learned to take my “me time” very seriously! If I don’t get enough sleep, exercise, nutritious food and “unplugged” time with people I love, my work with suffer. Not only do all of the above provide me with the energy I need, but they are also essential for maintaining constant creativity in my work.
You have to do it and you hate it – what is your least favorite task to do at The Lovely It Girl? Accounting! I am not a numbers person so learning how to manage my business finances has been a learning curve to say the least!
Top 5 favorite cities? New York Paris London Montreal Toronto
Red, White or Sparkling? Sparkling!
Tell us the best place to eat in your city. If it’s your kitchen, share your favorite/best recipe. I don’t think I can pick just one! Here are my top five favorite New York restaurants:
Words to live by: “I didn't always know what I wanted to do, but I knew the kind of woman I wanted to be.” -Diane Von Furstenberg
In 5 years you’ll be: Growing The Lovely It Girl full-time, launching an online program and running networking events in multiple cities across the U.S. and Canada.
On being a woman entrepreneur: Know your “It”! When you can clearly and compellingly communicate your “It” (your unique intrinsic value) you instantly eliminate your competition (no one else can be you better than you can!), and develop the confidence and conviction you need to connect with your Clique of personal brand cheerleaders.