Toni Ko started NYX in her 20s and sold it to L'Oreal for an estimated price of $500 million. But she isn't ready to retire. She just launched her own line of chic, affordable sunglasses. She is unstoppable! We sat down with Toni to talk about her new venture, personal style and her favorite DearMissJ jewelry.
Name: Toni Ko
Role: CEO & CCD
Company: PERVERSE Sunglasses
Describe yourself in 3 words: lively, compassionate & hustler
Brief description of your typical day: Each day is a bit different. But whether I am creating, designing or approving awesome sunglass designs or have a busy day filled with back to back meetings you can find me rocking some amazing shoes.
Describe your style in 1 word: Fierce
Do you have any go-to wardrobe pieces for important business meetings? Anything from a stylish black pantsuit to a fun black dress
What DearMissJ piece do you think fits your style the best?
I love Courtney collection !
Tell us about your new startup
PERVERSE Sunglasses offers a variety of fun colorful, stylish sunglasses at consumer friendly prices without having to compromise quality. This way consumers can purchase more than just one style and not break their wallet
Where can we find PERVERSE Sunglasses?
Our soft launch was on March 15, 2016 perversesunglasses.com Our first retail location is scheduled to open end of May 2016.
Any advice for young business women?
Don’t spend like a rock star unless you are a rock star! And Always believe in yourself, everything else is just noise.
Every 12 months, Pantone releases its color of the year—the shade that dictates what color trends you will see dominate in store windows, nail polish lines, home decor, and Pinterest boards. For 2016, the color authority has declared two pastel hues will reign supreme in 2016: rose quartz and serenity. The former is a soft, pale pink, while the latter refers to a pretty, pastel shade of blue.Take a look at the exact colors here:1. Cara Bracelet:Real Freshwater Pearls and Silver2. Rose Necklace:Real Freshwater Pearls + 18k Gold
How to look polished in just ONE minuteIt’s no secret—you’re busy. On any given morning, you’re juggling phone calls, emails, and coffee runs. Hair and makeup might be an afterthought. You’re more concerned with getting to the office as quickly as possible.
Here's a quick trick: Add a long statement necklace. Even if I'm in jeans, I immediately feel more confident and put together since I know that my necklace will attract the eye.Do you have your own secret tips? Please comment below and let us know!Easy way to add feminine, classy vibes to your outfit
Brown Color Freshwater Pearls and SwarovskiSophia will help you look more professional
Mothers of pearls and silver necklaceBlack tops, Black blouse, Black dress... have too many monotone outfits?When you add Rita, you can enjoy your monotone outfits without being boring!
xoHave a fabulous week!
It's finally starting to feel more like fall up here in the Bay Area, and we couldn't be more excited to swap out our summer cardigans for something a little more substantial. Capes, coats, and vests are all we can think about these days. Here are some of our favorites:
The Cape: The quintessential fall look of sophistication. With its minimalistic style, you can dress to the nines effortlessly.
The Coat: The staple everyone has in their closet. Reinvent your look with a new coat this fall, or re-accessorize to bring an old coat back to life.
The Vest: With so many versions of the vest, it's hard to choose our favorite. The puffer vest is great for casual on-the-go days, while the longline vest can even come with you to work.
Outerwear can be like jewelry. It can completely change your look with one piece. Go get your coats out now and see for yourself!