Born and Bread is a fashion and lifestyle blog started by two best friends living in the big city! Lauren is a born New Yorker and Julie has learned to call Manhattan her home.  While working for two different iconic American fashion labels, the girls decided to bring their fun personalities and passions for styling to a public platform. Julie remains in the world of fashion while Lauren has transitioned into the arena of interiors, making them a very well-rounded team! New York breeds a creative energy that drives their taste for fashion, food, entertaining and travel.

Julie graduated from Boston University and has since been working for a luxury retailer where she focuses on merchandising collection pieces for international stores at Ralph Lauren. She blends all-American style with a European aesthetic that extends well beyond her wardrobe.  She counts Mediterranean cuisine, French wine, and English Bulldogs among her favorites.  A girl who can appreciate both the refined and worn, Julie calls Tribeca her home.

Lauren was born and raised in Manhattan and has gladly resumed her love affair with the city since her graduation from BU.  She used her sharp eye for forecasting styles and creating elegant displays during her two years spent as a visual merchandiser for Michael Kors.  The foundation of her personal style is driven by her exotic Middle Eastern roots. She is an uptown girl with downtown energy and calls the Upper East Side her home.