Janel Livingstone is a business owner and an ambitious Aries. Janel shares her tips for staying motivated and gives us a glimpse into her life as an NYC-based creative. In true Aries form, Janel is a total badass and we're obsessed with her downtown cool girl style.
What are your big 3 – Sun, Moon, and Rising signs?
My Sun is in Aries!
3 adjectives that describe you?
Ambitious, Confident, Creative.
Where do you live / where are you from?
Living the dream in Manhattan.
What do you do for work? Does your sign play into your career at all?
I am the Creative Director and Founder of elise x elisia, a resort wear brand based in NYC. As an Aries I am very passionate about what I do and easily motivated. Being a small business owner there are times when you feel uninspired but I can talk myself into getting the work done. Maybe it's my sign or could just be me.
What's a typical morning look like for you? How does astrology play into that?
I get up around 9:00 am, check my emails and my online store, and then workout for an hour. Then I check my to-do list. I do not eat breakfast. I have a cup of Tea instead.
What does the work day look like for you? Does your zodiac sign help you out?
I feel like I am a super organized person. I do tend to hyper focus on work a little too much but my brand is my life. I do feel a bit of relief when I get to check off something on my to - do list and I do feel overwhelmed when there is too much. Most days I spend creating mood boards and sketching. Putting together influencer campaigns and creating strategies on how to grow my brand.
Do you gravitate towards certain signs as friends/collaborators/partners?
I tend to gravitate to people who have good energy.
DOOZ partnered with Actually Curious to get to know Janel a little bit deeper. The following are a few questions from their thoughtful, question-based card game:
When do you feel most secure?
When a plan goes right.
What makes you unique?
I have been described as an “original.” I feel like my ability to constantly come up with ideas and put them out into the world makes me ME.
What is guaranteed to bring you happiness?
Achieving my short term goals. Knowing the plans that I had in motion worked – very fulfilling.
To wrap up the Actually Curious portion of this interview, a featured Aries question: The perfect crime is never solved. What crime would you totally commit, if you knew you'd never get caught?
Steal a Claude Monet!
What books are on your nightstand right now?
How To Win Friends And Influence People and The Magic Of Thinking Big.
Someone hands you the AUX at party. What do you play?
The Alt Ctrl Playlist on Apple music, and Nah Let Go by Ce’Cile is always on repeat.
What's your one beauty secret?
A vibrating mascara is my beauty secret. I have very curly lashes and the vibrating mascara from Lancome makes my lashes pop.
How do you style the DOOZ Sweater-T?
Straight leg dark denim with black boots.
How do you unwind/decompress at the end of the day?
I mediate and turn off my phone.
Are you watching / have you recently watched anything you'd recommend?
The Money Heist on Netflix.
What's your favorite thing to do on the weekends?
I'm picking up beading... I used to do it when I was younger and it helps to keep my mind off the fact that I am living during a Pandemic.
Any given day is incomplete without...?
Texting my sister!
What are your favorite DOOZ pieces? Which color(s) do you gravitate towards, even if they're not signs in your chart?
The Tie Dye Aries Bandana is very beautiful.