Did you know... our team here at Moon & Lola is made up of all women? To celebrate #InternationalWomen'sDay, we're taking you behind the scenes of the M&L Design Studio with a fun Q&A featuring some of our team. Keep reading to hear all about our favorite quotes, power songs we love to jam out to, and an acrostic for each of our monograms.
Side note: an acrostic just means a descriptive word for the first letter of a name. Don't worry, we had to Google it too. 😉
Ashley E. Mendenhall, Marketing and Brand Manager
Favorite Quote: "You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending." -C.S. Lewis
Power Song: "Jump" -Kris Kross
- A: Adventurous - I love traveling (NYC, Nashville and Jamaica are just a few places I've gone to this year!)
- E: Encouraging
- M: "Monkey Trouble" was the only movie I rented at Blockbuster growing up
Favorite Quote: " "All of our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them."" -Walt Disney
Power Song: "Rhiannon" -Fleetwood Mac
- B: Beach babe - I graduated from UNCW and crave the sun, sand, and sea!
- L: Lover of all things cute - from baby animals to Sanrio characters
- P: People person - I am at my best when I am interacting with others
- S: Sings all the time (there isn't a day that goes by where I don't burst into song!)
- J: Joyful (life's to short to be unhappy - I try to wake up everyday with a smile!)
- B: Bargain shopper (ya girl will ALWAYS find a coupon or promo code)
Morgan E. McLeod, Apex Store Manager/Marketing E-Commerce Assistant
Favorite Quote: "The world is filled with nice people. If you can't find one, be one" -Unknown
Power Song: "The Outsiders" -NEEDTOBREATHE
- M: Merchandising major (East Carolina University, class of 2016!)
- E: Early riser (morning person through and through)
- M: Minimalist (how I would describe my personal style)
Laura S. Gilgen, E-Commerce Director
Favorite Quote: "A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader; a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves." -Eleanor Roosevelt
Power Song: "America's Sweetheart" -Elle King
- L - Lightweight (can't finish a beer)
- S - Spreadsheets (loves a good Google Doc)
- G - Goofy & Geeky (the perfect combo!)
Kate Payne, Director of Wholesale
Favorite Quote: "You is kind. You is smart. You is important." -Aibileen Clark from The Help
Power Song: "Juicy" by The Notorious B.I.G.
- K - Krazy about dogs (even though I don't have one)
- L - Loves a good laugh (funny people are the best people)
- P - Peppers on everythanggg (I live for spicy food. Oh, and wine.)
Laura A. Wood, Wholesale Accounts + Rep Liaison
Favorite Quote: "Every day may not be good...but there's something good in every day." -Alice Morse Earle
Power Song: "Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing" by Stevie Wonder
- L: little but mighty (I'm not quite 5 feet tall)
- A: always a listening ear
- W: watches Friends daily (my favorite show of all time - I watch it every night before going to bed)
Jane H. Mormino, Director of Logistics & Distribution
Favorite Quote: "(now the ears of my ears awake and now the eyes of my eyes are opened)" -e.e. cummings
Power Song: Hamilton Soundtrack
- J: Being just is what I'm working towards...
- H: Hug another person everyday
- M: Magic is everywhere
We hope you enjoyed reading a little bit about the ladies who work so hard to make the Moon & Lola brand the best it can be. And to all the women out there, give yourself a high-five today and every day. Seriously, you go girls!!
Moon and Lola
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are so lucky to call you not only a customer, but a wonderful friend to M&L. Hope to see you in the store soon!
Wonderful group of women! So nice to read the stories of those in front and behind the scenes. Shout out to Morgan (love M & L Apex) and of course, Kelly. Happy Women’s Day!