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Entrepreneur Ivanka Trump Covers Redbook’s May 2013 Issue

April 5th, 2013

Yes, she may be a real estate heiress and daughter of the Donald Trump but former model Ivanka Trump is an entrepreneur in her own right. Wife and mother to daughter Arabella, Ivanka Trump is the perfect example of how to juggle it all in life. That’s why I’m excited to see such a great role model on the cover of Redbook’s May 2013 issue! Check out a few highlights from the 31-year-old’s interview with Redbook on everything from her fashion sense to why she dislikes the phrase ‘working mom.’

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Entrepreneur Ivanka Trump Covers Redbook’s May 2013 Issue

On mom guilt: “Oh, every morning I’m so sad to leave Arabella. But it’s important for me to continue what I’m doing. It’s fulfilling to me, and I think it makes me a better mom when I’m home. And incidentally, I hate the expression ‘working mom,’ because when I’m with Arabella on the weekends, I’m much more exhausted on Monday morning than I am on Friday night! [Laughs] I think the expression ‘working’ versus ‘non-working’ implies that a mother who stays home doesn’t work. It’s far more difficult than anything I do in the office.”

On living in the public eye: “Many people who come from obscurity and shoot into the limelight, they don’t really know what they’re getting into, whereas I did. I went in with my eyes wide open. I don’t let people into things that are too private. People ask all the time, ‘Oh, can we take photographs of you and your closet?’ No. That feels voyeuristic in a way that I don’t feel comfortable with. I’m very active on social media, but you don’t see me tweet a photo of Jared and me lying in bed on Sunday morning. I don’t want to see other people lying in bed on a Sunday morning; why would someone want to see me?

On her personal style: ”Buy simple, classic pieces—a good trench, a crisp white shirt, a shift dress—and then add some fun through accessories. Every woman should have a great black dress that she can wear as a baseline. Then throw on a chunky necklace, or some bracelets. The simplest way to do it is to add a little twist to a neutral palette: black, beige, white.”

Do you find Ivanka Trump inspiring? What other celebs motivate you?

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