Meet September’s Lady Lennia Lisa Hong!
September is here! That mean Fall, festivals, and our FASHION edition! We are so excited to welcome this month’s Lady Lennia, Lisa Hong. She will be sharing from her diverse background in the fashion industry, and blogging shopping and style advice so we can keep it classy while accomplishing our goals! Stay tuned this month as our featured fashionista shares her passion .
What makes you an expert in fashion?
I have always loved fashion. I have worked many different jobs in the fashion industry, from working retail, to modeling, to styling, to personal shopping and fashion writing. Fashion is one thing that I never tire of, and I love to immerse myself in this beautiful world.
What was your college experience and areas of study?
I graduated from BYU with a BA in Communications in 2006, and then I graduated from FIDM’s Product Development program in 2008. I have also completed a Drawing and Painting program at Parsons the New School for Design in Paris, and a Fashion Studies program from Parsons in New York.
What is your age?
What has been your biggest struggle in achieving your goals? How are you overcoming it?
I constantly struggle with feeling like I am ‘enough’ for things. I think that is a very common problem for women in general. I usually have to remind myself of why I am qualified for things, and say ‘yes’ despite my personal nervousness. I also remind myself of things I have been intimidated by in the past, and how glad I am that I did them after.
What inspires you?
I could go on for days answering this question. I LOVE magazines, and probably draw most of my inspiration from their pages. I also love looking at photos from fashion week to see my favorite designers’ latest offerings. Also, I am constantly inspired by people I see when I’m out and about.
What would you write about for the blog?
I will write about fashion in general, finding and perfecting one’s personal style, and shopping tips.
Do you feel like you can inspire women in their 20′s and 30′s? If so how would you go about doing this?
I would love to think I can inspire other women, because I am just like them. I am a wife and a mother, a daughter, a sister and a friend. I am trying to do the best I can fulfilling all of these roles, and trying to be fashionable while doing it.
Lady Lennia is a wonderful resource for ambitious women. I think that it is important for women in the workplace to see each other as helpful allies, and not as competition. We can all help each other in achieving our professional goals.
Why would you make a great Lady Lennia for the Fashion edition?
My love of fashion is no secret, and I would love to share what I have learned over the years with others.
Favorite Family Event:
I love going houseboating with my family. It is a week away with my favorite people, filled with sunshine, wakeboarding, great food and wonderful conversations.
What is something you absolutely must have?
I have to be with my baby and husband as much as possible. Nothing makes me happier than being with those two. As long as I have them near, I don’t need much else. Although having a classic Chanel bag is always a plus.