We caught up with our founder and designer Francesca Aiello to find out all the ways she’s been keeping herself busy while working from home.
Q: How do you stay focused and motivated throughout the day?
A: Getting a sweat on first thing in the morning has been a huge asset to getting me up and motivated for the day. I also move around to different locations of the house to work throughout the day and have my fair share of coffee, as well.
Q: Are you incorporating movement into your daily routine?
A: Surprisingly, I’ve been keeping it moving during this time! Sculpt Society has been saving my ass; I do a full-body 50-minute class every morning, and it keeps me feeling happy and strong all day long. It’s so fun!
Q: What products are you relying on now?
A: Bala hand and ankle weights, Frankies Bikinis terry cloth “Coco” set in white, cozy slippers I bought on Amazon for $10, and my Emi Jay silk scrunchie so my hair doesn’t get damaged while in a bun.
Q: What does your video conference wardrobe look like?
A: Very laid-back and comfortable. I’ve been taking most of Zoom meetings in oversized hoodies and sweats, and a few in my robe!
Q: Coffee, tea, or neither? How do you drink your coffee or tea?
A: I’ve been lucky enough to be staying with my parents during most of this quarantine, and they both make the best oat milk cappuccinos every morning, so you can say I’m being a bit spoiled over here in the caffeine department!
Q: Who is your entrepreneurial inspiration?
A: My mom. She is my business partner and role model, and one of my biggest motivations. She has such an amazing work ethic, treats everyone in her personal and professional life with respect, and has taught me the importance of staying true to myself and staying inspired.
Q: Inspirational mantra that’s helping you during this time?
A: “Use this time as an opportunity to practice patience and kindness.”
Last but definitely not least, these are Francesca’s current quarantine skincare favorites.
- Tatcha Pure One Step Camelia Cleansing Oil for cleansing.
- La Mer Lifting and Firming Mask because who’s not masking these days?
- Frankies Bikinis Glow Moisturizer for a natural, glowing sheen.
- Frankies Bikinis Glow Mist to lock in hydration.
- Frankies Bikinis Glow Tint for a pop of color on eyes, lips, and cheeks.