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The Josefinas

JOSEFINA #14: MATHILDE LACOMBE, JOURNALIST AND CO-FOUNDER OF BIRCHBOX, MOTHER OF THREE, REIMS-PARIS
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Visionary and passionate, Mathilde Lacombe has become one of the most important influencers of the beauty industry and a successful business woman. She began her professional journey as a beauty journalist for ELLE magazine, but her popularity came through her famous blog La vie en blonde. This platform drove the fabulous growth of the beauty boxes concept that she imported into France. At almost thirty years old, she is the currently Editorial Director of Birchbox Europe and the mother of three children. Mathilde … Read More

JOSEFINA #13: LEIA SFEZ, PHOTOGRAPHER AND FOUNDER OF DIAPERS & MILK, MOTHER OF INDIA AND LEEO, PARIS
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Leia Sfez (@leiasfez) launched Diapers and Milk in 2013 while being a fashion photographer. She couldn’t find any nice and cool legging for her daughter so she decided to create her unique pieces. She was stopped everyday in the streets of Paris by mothers asking where they could find those cool leggings, so she decided to launch a website. A new brand was born. From the first day, she received orders from all around the globe! Leia also leads a … Read More

JOSEFINA #12: AIMEE WINCHESTER, CREATOR OF LITTLE WINNIE, MOTHER OF FOUR LITTLE GIRLS, BYRON BAY – AUSTRALIA
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Mother of four beautiful little girls, Aimee Winchester is the creator of organic cotton classic children’s sleepwear line Little Winnie. Aimee’s lifestyle is organically simple just like her brand. Living out in beautiful Byron Bay, a beach side town in the south-eastern Australian state of New South Wales, she balances time with her four girls, her husband and of course her label. She is the mother of Coco, Autumn, Juniper and Clementine and she is our JOSEFINA of our August issue.   … Read More

JOSEFINA #11: TARA LYNN: INTERNATIONAL MODEL, MOTHER OF FINLAY SKYE BELL, NEW YORK
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Empowering women of all shapes and sizes, all-American model Tara Lynn has riled up the modeling industry from the start. She has worked with storied fashion photographers such as Patrick Demarchelier and Steven Meisel and her beauty has blessed the covers of magazines such as Elle, Glamour and V. Although she models professionally, she also holds a degree in linguistics and is a classically trained singer. Lynn’s positive attitude towards changing the ideal image of beauty has inspired many, giving her to opportunity to be … Read More

JOSEFINA #10: QUENTIN JONES: FILMMAKER, ILLUSTRATOR & PHOTOGRAPHER, MOTHER OF GREY JONES FRANCIS NORTHCOTT, LONDON, UK
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London native, Quentin Jones (@quentin_jones) is a woman of many layers.  From her mix- media art to mommy duty, Jones has a lot on her mind. Her untraditional way of creating her vision, combining a bunch of ideas together, has made her into the amazingly talented artist she is today. Her schooling at Cambridge pushed her in the right direction building her confidence and skills in illustration. The passion to be different and exciting shows in all her artwork. She … Read More

JOSEFINA #9 FIONA BURRAGE: CREATOR OF NOR-FOLK, MOTHER OF STANLEY, NORFOLK – UK
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Fiona is a graphic designer and the creative director with a cool and minimalistic vision. She has collaborated to brands such as Tokyobike and madedotcom to name a few, while working in branding consultancies for 8 years. In  2015, Fiona and her husband launched Nor-Folk: a minimalist design studio that creates new product lines and brand collaborations, including graphical apparel for men, women and children, as well as selected homewares. Her son Stanley is the face of the Nor–Folk’s children’s wear collection. Together, they are the Nor–Folk. Fiona is the JOSEFINA of our May issue!     What … Read More

JOSEFINA #8 ISABEL DELANGHE: TEACHER AND CO-FOUNDER OF M WORD MAG, MOTHER OF JULES AND JEANNE, BRUSSELS
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Isabel Delanghe is a high-school teacher by day and a mommy blogger by night. She is sophisticated and full of energy with a fierce passion for interior and fashion design. Her interests and curiosities let her to be one of the founder of MWordMag, which she uses as a platform to share her personal tips. She is the mother of Jules and Jeanne and she is the JOSEFINA of our April issue!   How did your motherhood change your lifestyle? How did you manage … Read More

JOSEFINA #7 AMANDA JANE JONES: GRAPHIC DESIGNER, ART DIRECTOR AND CO-CREATOR OF KINFOLK MAGAZINE, MOTHER OF JANE AND MILES, CHICAGO
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Amanda Jane Jones’s creativity and passion has led her into the world of design. Her contemporary aesthetic work is the perfect balance between minimalistic beauty and meticulous design. She works as a freelance Graphic Designer imagining elegant and simple logos. Her unique and risky vision in the Art Directing, not commonly seen in the world of design, is clearly stamped in the fabulous Kinfolk Magazine which is well-known for its recognizable and brilliant covers, all achieved by Amanda. She is now creating her own new magazine, the Define … Read More

JOSEFINA #6 APPHIA MICHAEL: WRITER AND JOURNALIST, MOTHER OF TALLIS, UK
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Apphia Michael is a writer, a lifestyle journalist and a fashion editor in London. She is a self-confident woman with a natural and minimalistic elegance. Her distinguish vision immersed her in the worlds of fashion, interiors, design, travel, grooming and architecture. After working for a long time for the style bible Wallpaper, she decided to become a freelance journalist when she had her first baby, Tallis. This was an opportunity to let her raise her child during the week and perform as journalist during the evenings … Read More

JOSEFINA #5 TIANY KIRILOFF: FASHION JOURNALIST AND ONLINE INFLUENCER, MOTHER OF YELENA, ELOISE AND OTILIA, BELGIQUE – PHOTOS: DIRK ALEXANDER
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Tiany Kiriloff is a Belgium fashion icon of exotic aesthetic due to her Chilean, Russian and Dutch origins. In addition to having a unique vision and deep knowledge on fashion, her extensive career as a television journalist has made her one of the most relevant digital influencers of her country.  In 2008, she launched her own Fashion and Lifestyle online channel: belmodo.tv. As regular in the fashion world, she is often sitting front row in the main ready-to-wear fashion shows during … Read More

JOSEFINA #4: STEPHANIE DUVAL, JOURNALIST, PHOTOGRAPHER AND BLOGGER, MOTHER OF JULIET, GENEVA – PHOTOS: KELLY STEENLANDT & STÉPHANIE DUVAL
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Borned and raised in Antwerp, currently living in Geneva and always dreaming of New York, Stephanie Duval is a multi-tasker woman. She is a freelance journalist and photographer for various belgian and international publications (Elle, L’Officiel, B Magazine, Kwintessens…). Stephanie is also a branding and content consultant for several fashion, design, lifestyle and travel companies. Her blog 70percentpure won in 2014 the first prize in the personal blog category during the  belgian weekend blog awards. She is the mother of Juliet, six months old … Read More

JOSEFINA #3: VEGA ROYO VILLANOVA, INFLUENCER AND BLOGGER, MOTHER OF NOAH, NYC
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Vega Royo-Villanova is a renowned sociality who was just twenty years old when she entered the fashion world by the hand of Dior and she has now become an important Beauty and Fashion influencer. Vega publishes her own blog DaisyVegaBlog which has been acknowledged by the newspaper ABC “as one of the six most influencial blogs in Spain” and has been nominated to several awards. At the moment, she lives in New York with her husband and her baby Noah (October 31st, 2014). … Read More

JOSEFINA #2: OLIVIA MOLINA, ACTRESS AND MUM OF VERA AND ERIC, MADRID – PHOTOS: ROCÍO RAMOS
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How did your motherhood change your lifestyle? How did you manage to balance it with work, couple and social life? My life and my priorities have changed deeply. I have decided to spend as much time as I can with my children since childhood years pass by very quickly. In this moment, I am the real me and what I am going through is the most important part of my life. My partner and I are building our project of life. As fas … Read More

JOSEFINA #1: SHEILA MARQUEZ, MODEL AND MOTHER OF LUCIUS, NYC – PHOTOS: GONZALO MARROQUIN
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How did your motherhood change your lifestyle? How did you manage to balance it with work, couple and social life? Having Lucius in my life made me slow down work to be able to spend more time with him and see him work. There is no much of night out life, but it seems to be a great thing since I feel more rested and enjoy more my mornings. Work outs with my baby which are way more fun than alone! … Read More

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