Margo Manhattan is a celebrity jewelry designer. What else is this prominent woman who dedicates her talents to designing charity symbols like the Pink Ribbon for the Breast Cancer Awareness and Fundraising?
She is a dreamer and a person who stays in the moment to catch that spark of inspiration that comes upon us only when we are at peace with who we are and are open to different and out-of-the-box things.
Here are few very personal things that Margo Manhattan has shared with me when she got a breather from her exceptionally busy time of shows and designing for more shows!
Q. What are those celebrities who inspire you personally and have a huge impact on your creative process?
MargoManhattan.I love working with different people, as each of them offers their own insight into things and allow me to delve into them and find those special strings that excite them. That’s what I am looking when I am working on a project designing special jewelry collection for them.
There’s no one I could pin point, as all of my clients are very unique. Madonna, Beyonce. Now it’s Nicole Miller, with whom we are setting up a Spring Collection that would absorb Margo Manhattan jewelry pieces. Nicole is right on the pulse of what’s going on in the fashion world and very creative. That gives me energy and inspiration to go along with her collection’s spirit. Simply mesmerizing process!
However, most of all, my inspiration and deep satisfaction comes from interaction with my in-store buyers. They are the spirit and one-on-one connection that I am always in need of.
Q. How did you come up with your Pink Ribbon design for Breast Cancer Awareness fund raising?
MargoManhattan.The idea of a ribbon comes from the 1940’s inspirational yellow ribbon. I was growing up with those symbols. Before the Pink Ribbon, there was the Red Ribbon for the AIDS Foundation. And when the Estee Lauder Foundation approached me to design a fund raiser for them, I went with the color of their lipstick. It was a winner for everyone.
The Pink Ribbon had won over Europe and America as well. Now, it is a bright symbol of support of all those who have been affected by breast cancer or any cancer. I simply get excited seeing people wearing the ribbon. This is my small contribution to finding a cure to breast or any cancer.
Q. What would be your message to inspire and lift our women in this Breast Cancer Awareness month?
MargoManhattan.The most important thing is to Look Forward. To move forward. Staying in the moment and being present. All big things happen when we are open to them in the now, and not in the future or in the past. This is one Small Change that anyone could make and empower oneself.
Q. What would you like to be known and remembered for?
MargoManhattan.For inspiring other women. I would like every woman to realize how beautiful she is inside-out. That’s why I design jewelry to match the inside beauty of every woman with something she’d love to wear and enjoy doing so.
And yes, I would like to be remembered for being a good mom. I love my boys, and they are my top priority over anything else I do.
Here are more women-entrepreneurs who contributed with their products and services to the Breast Cancer Awareness movement. Like Margo Manhattan the Jewelry Designer, these women have passion sharing their talents and gifts with the world around them.