Kelly Stuart and Violet Gaynor co-founded THE GLOW, an online site launched in 2011, and more recently, a printed book version entitled, The Glow: An Inspiring Guide to Stylish Motherhood. Since then, mommas everywhere have been vying to be glowingly featured by the duo. THE GLOW gives a unique and exclusive look into the worlds most inspiring and fashionable mothers, including Rebecca Minkoff, Cynthia Rowley, Kate Young, Jemima Kirke and our own Rachelle Hruska amongst others. The beautiful profiles capture personal, touching moments of motherhood as well as private and stunning looks into each subject's homes. As if that weren't enough, Violet is also the Senior Fashion Editor at Instyle.com while Kelly serves as the Photo Director of Hearst Magazines Digital Media.
Occupations: Kelly: Photo Director of Hearst Magazines Digital Media and Co-Founder/Photographer of The Glow. Violet: InStyle.com Senior Fashion Editor/The Glow Co-Founder Twitter/Instagram: @violetgaynor, @theglowdotcom, @kellystuartphoto
Kelly: "Create the life you want." Violet: "I'd rather regret the things I've done than the things I haven't."
What do you actually do all day? Shoot, edit, retouch...repeat!
Favorite song growing up? "Me & Bobby McGee," Janis Joplin
My biggest secret is... I'd be just as happy milling wood.
Why do you live in NYC? I don't. After 17 years living in NYC my husband and I moved to a 200-year-old farmhouse in the country. Couldn't be happier!
Uber, Taxi, Subway, or Citi Bike? Drive & walk.
My motto is... Create the life you want.
My alter ego is... A craftsman.
The last drink I had was... Founder's Breakfast Stout
My secret crush is... My husband. I still dote on him everyday.
What was your first job? Flipping Pizza.
If you had one day left to live in NYC what would you do? Rollerblade along the West Side Hwy and have dinner on our old balcony.
Coming from? Going to? Photo shoot in Brooklyn with Nate Berkus for Elle Decor to our home in Westchester.
What is your favorite work of art? Could never pick one!
Who should we know? My family. They're amazing.
What do you actually do all day? Write, edit, run around the city.
Favorite song growing up?'Like A Virgin' - Madonna.
Why do you live in NYC? There's nowhere else I'd rather live.
Uber, Taxi, Subway or Citi Bike? Subway.
My motto is...I'd rather regret the things I've done than the things I haven't.
My alter ego is... Stevie Nicks.
The last drink I had was..Iced Chai.
My secret crush is... Jennifer Fisher!
What was your first job? Sales girl at Betsey Johnson.
Coming from? Going to? Manhattan. Amagansett.
What is your favorite work of art? Graceland by Paul Simon.
Who should we know? Shanan Campanaro's dreamy wallpaper and textile brand called Eskayel. One wall of my daughter's room is covered with one of their prints and I smile every time I walk in. Athena Calderone introduced me to this amazing brand.