You ever meet someone and are immediately overwhelmed by their achievements? Bob Bland would bowl just about anyone over with her energy, enthusiasm and accomplishments. When our CEO Julie first met her almost a decade ago she was designing Brooklyn Royalty and + always Made in NYC inspired by the residents King’s County (that’s Brooklyn) . A professional apparel + graphic designer with previous experience at Marc by Marc Jacobs, Triple Five Soul, Rugby by Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and Banana Republic, Bob has taken her experience and taken it to the next level as an entrepreneur and community organizer. She is the CEO + Founder of Manufacture New York, a fashion incubator/factory hybrid dedicated to providing independent designers with the resources & skills to streamline their production process & transform local manufacturing into the most affordable, innovative option for all. She has made MAJOR moves. New York City is investing 3.5m into her manufacturing facility Her goal?
“Creating a comprehensive system of mentorship, training and support, while working together to solve 21st century problems in our supply chains and the fashion ecosystem, will bring long-term, sustainable growth to the New York City economy,”
Did we mention she is a mom to an amazing girl and has another little one on the way? Bob’s name might be the most ironic as we think she is one of the most colorful and incredible women we know. That’s why why asked her about her day for our ongoing series on impressive women’s daily lives called #NotRoutine.
Hardest part of your day? Finding time to sit down + answer emails, uninterrupted.
Best part of your day? After dinner dance parties to Disney music with my daughter.
The one item you without which your day is in shambles (or at least more challenging) That first cup of hot, black coffee.
What is the most consistent part of your daily routine? Waking, dressing, making breakfast for and taking my daughter to school.
What is the least consistent part of your daily routine? My personal wakeup time- it could be 3:30am, could be 8:00am. Just depends on what work I finished the night before!
Morning Person (X)
I do my makeup with a couple products first thing in the morning
I touch up as needed throughout the day
I swipe right…I mean just a little lipstick & mascara (X)
Makeup is for special occasions
I’m all about that spin class life
Live to run, run to live right?
Namaste, my yoga practice centers me (though I usually do meditation + tae kwon do, not yoga) (X)
I’m More into Couch Surfing
I’ve got Seamless/Cavier/Instacart As My Most Used App
I’m Hitting Up The Whole Foods Prepared Foods Section
I Cook Something Simple & Wholesome Every Night (X)
I’m Trying Out This New Place I Read About On Some Food Blog
Everything In My Life Is Prepackaged
I have a seasonal capsule wardrobe I rotate (X)
Remember that girl who has one outfit? Yeah, I’m into that
Whatever is clean
I plan my outfits for the week on Sundays