Inspiring Lessons From Founder Of Moda Operandi Lauren Santo Domingo

Lauren Santo Domingo or LSD is she is referred to on her social networks, is a contributing editor at Vogue and the founder of online luxury retailer Moda Operandi. She’s super stylish, beautiful, an expert of Pinterest and a well-known socialite. Here are some reasons we love the LSD and what we can learn from her!

#1 Be persistent

LSD started her career as a fashion assistant at Vogue, and then became the PR director for J.Mendel, she had a few other PR positions before returning to Vogue as managing editor. Her style, persistence, and talent didn’t go unnoticed and she made it onto Vanity Fair’s ‘International Best Dressed List’ in 2012 and was listed as one of the “100 most influential New Yorker’s of the past 25 years” by the New York Observer. LSD came from a prominent family and could have been fairly comfortable without making a name for herself, but she knew what she wanted to do and worked hard for it.

#2 Do what makes you happy

LSD is a busy woman, she’s a wife, mother, contributing editor of Vogue, social media mogul and she regularly chairs charitable events such as the Frick’s Young Fellows Ball, and she’s on the committee for New Yorkers for Children galas. Lauren does what makes her happy, and raises awareness for causes that matter to her, she’s got a good balance of give and take in her life and she doesn’t answer to anybody.

#3 Do your own thing

Not content with being just the managing editor of Vogue, Lauren co-founded Moda Operandi in 2010, with the aim of making designer products and runway looks available for purchase and immediate delivery. The site is every bit as glamorous and luxurious as LSD, and shows us that if we really want to make something happen, no matter how comfortable we are – we should go for it!

#4 Give your all to everything you do

Even if you hate what you’re doing, you should try to give it your all, if it doesn’t work you can move on knowing you did your best, but more often than not, doing your best will only give others the impression that you can achieve whatever you set your mind to. Take Lauren as an example, she’s the epitome of socialite style with a career-minded edge, and all over the web you can see that she’s built for success.

LSD also has a successful Pinterest account that others regularly admire. She told Vogue “Collecting these images is a highly personal experience. I forget that other people are watching.” In a way, you should forget that other people are watching anything you do and just go for it! Lauren doesn’t do anything for approval, she just does what makes her happy!

If you need more inspiration from glamorous and career-minded women why not read about Sophia Loren or Charlize Theron?

Our Moda Operandi favorites:
+Tibi Top
+Isabel Marant Coat
+Carven Crewneck Sweater
+Tanja Taylor Skirt
+Aquazzura Lace Up Flats

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