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Fabulous People: Lauren Parrish Walker

Lauren Parrish Walker is the chief creative officer at Rachel Zoe Inc. and founder of West Hollywood’s ParrishLA, a single-category sweater collection made with pure love and dedication to family. “It is all about surrounding yourself with soft, yummy yarns that make you feel great.” Learn about Lauren Parrish Walker…

Hometown: Boston, MA

First job: Le Chateau. A store from Montreal. At the time, it was the place to be.

Favorite ways to spend your free time in CA: With family, my girls, my friends and being outside or you can usually find me at a Soul Cycle class with my friend and best instructor, Edward.

Your biggest accomplishment and why: My biggest accomplishment is me. Being positive, learning and growing and learning how to truly love myself. When ParrishLA merged with Rachel Zoe Inc. and we all became partners, it was a dream come true. I love working with my chosen family and creating and executing vision for the brands.

The biggest obstacle you overcame: The biggest obstacle that I overcame was and is feeling confident in myself! It’s a daily routine, but owning a business, being a parent and a friend while trying to maintain balance is nearly impossible.

Someone who inspires you and why: I get my inspiration everywhere. Mostly from the people that I am surrounded by at work and my family.

Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: Never, ever quit! Write down your goals and remember them when you want to give up because if you love and believe in what you do, it will work.

Favorite quote: Anything by Rumi or Joan Didion.

Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: That I am quite introverted.

What makes someone fabulous: Being themselves. Authentic, honest and someone who takes the time to listen and really see someone. You can tell, look out for it!

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