Ladies, we are so excited to introduce you to the BABes of I’m With The Band Headbands & Turbans! They have been so inspiring and encouraging to us and we hope they find the same with us and the babes of our wonderful community! Without further adieu, meet Kailee & Erin:
BA: Go ahead, introduce yourselves and let us know a little more about you!
IWTB: We are two childhood best friends who came together to create I’m With The Band, a line of headbands and turbans that takes inspiration from rock n’ roll music and original style icons and blends it with our love of health and wellness. We met at the ice-skating rink at age 8. I spotted Erin’s epic ice-skating outfit, told her how much I loved it and we’ve been practically inseparable ever since.
BA: We LOVE your story! Especially that you’re both best friends and have been for awhile. We’re best friends as well and there really is nothing better than doing what you love with your favorite partner in crime! Where did the idea of headbands and turbans arise?
IWTB: We’ve always shared a love for fashion, creating and expression and dreamt of building a lifestyle where we could do these things together on a daily basis as co creators of a brand.
It’s no secret we love the kings and queens of rock n’ roll, most of our bands are named after them. Some of our ultimate favorite life & style icons are Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Marc Bolan, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Stevie Nicks, Joan Jett, Bianca Jagger, Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin and we were super inspired by the headwear they used to rock.
We’ve also been known to skip a hair wash or two and our bands are the perfect accessory to channel the vintage style we love and mask our dirty roots at the same time! We’re all about multi tasking when it comes to looking cute
BA: Describe your vision for your brand.
IWTB: We envision creating a lifestyle brand of accessories and apparel for a fun and fearless boho babe that has a serious case of wanderlust. Who’s all about spreading light and positivity that needs the perfect head to toe get up that is aligned with her beautiful life.
BA: What’s a memorable moment from your journey thus far?
IWTB: Seeing our turbans on Beyoncé was definitely a memorable moment.
BA: What were your biggest hardships on your journey to where you are now? How did you overcome them?
IWTB: One of our greatest difficulties has been setting up and streamlining production. In the beginning we tried many different people and shops and we had to be patient to try to find that perfect fit.
Check out Lauryn of The Skinny Confidential wearing hers!
BA: What does a day in the life of Kailee & Erin entail?
IWTB: Wake up, meditation, check emails, social media, prioritize today’s to-do list, ship orders, fabric shopping, some form of movement (yoga/hiking) and fueling our bodies with something vibrant (aka dinner date together).
BA: We know you love your yoga! Any advice for beginners looking to get into it?
IWTB: Find a style you love and an instructor who resonates with you and you’re golden!
BA: Best tip for boosting self-confidence?
IWTB: Realizing that you’re you and that’s special, no body else can replicate it and you’re doing the best you can. Sometimes even just being your own best friend and support system and looking within for guidance and confidence works wonders. We put our trust in the universe. It’s also great to have some sweet friends who can be your cheerleaders when you aren’t necessarily feeling you’re best.
BA: What are your favorite ways to relax?
IWTB: We love listening to music, doing yoga, hiking, being in nature, beach walks, anything by the water, meditation, treating ourselves to dinner (and dessert) at one of our favorite restaurants and playing with puppies to name a few.
BA: How do you keep yourself and each other motivated to work hard towards your dreams? / And how about your favorite way to pump yourselves (and each other) up?
IWTB: We love to envision our dream life, talk about it, picture it, feel what it feels like, talk about the details, the things we’re going to do and the places we’re going to go and remind ourselves that we’re on the path to it. Good music is always necessary for a pump up!
BA: f you could each pick one song to describe yourselves, what would it be?
IWTB: Ahh man, this is such a hard question! Music is everything and there’s so many songs we absolutely love, it’s so hard to just pick one! I guess if we had to…
How gorgeous are they?! Ahh!
Kailee: T & A – Rolling Stones Erin: Too hard to answer!
BA: What about a song to describe each other?
IWTB: Another doozy! Star Man by David Bowie for Erin because it’s mystical and magical like her and Cosmic Dancer by T-Rex for Kailee because she’s cosmic goddess…duh!
BA: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve each received?
IWTB: I was really upset one day a few years back and a woman I was talking to just said this to me. I heard her and didn’t think much of it at the time. I had no idea I would never forget it, repeat it all the time and share it with so many others…
“The kinder you are to yourself, the kinder the world is to you.” 1. What does empowering women mean to you?
We love the thought of strong, empowered women wildly chasing their dreams. It’s so important to us to surround ourselves with women like that, and we always do all we can to support and empower one another. We’re definitely finding the truth in the saying “your vibe attracts your tribe”! Our rad girl club is rapidly growing and we couldn’t be more grateful.
BA: If you could tell all women everywhere one thing, what would it be?
IWTB: Love yourself!
BA: What’s next for you both and I’m With The Band?
IWTB: We’re working on a line of super cute and functional loungy, vacay wear to add to our selection to complement our headwear. We should have the first piece out any day now! And as always, continuing to build and strive towards our dreams is what’s on our agenda!
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