Contributor

Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum

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<p><strong>Elisa Goodkind</strong> is a native New Yorker that has long been a fixture within the fashion industry. She has held editorial posts at <em>Glamour</em> and <em>Self</em> magazines, and her fashion styling has been featured in <em>Interview, InStyle, Vanity Fair, Vanity Fair Italy, L’uomo Vogue, Marie Claire, Tatler, Harper’s Bazaar Spain, Stiletto, Elle France, Gotham, Glamour,</em> and <em>City</em>.</p><br /> <p>Elisa's daughter, <strong>Lily Mandelbaum</strong>, is currently an undergraduate filmmaking and anthropology major at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. After taking a life-changing trip to Nairobi's Kibera slum in 2009, Lily made a documentary film that gives a voice to the struggles faced by slum orphans. She hopes to one day help create opportunities for these children to become educated and attain a brighter future. After growing tired of the rampant commercialism permeating the fashion industry, the mother and daughter team began StyleLikeU in 2008 to give individuals a platform to express the stories and inspiration behind their incredible personal style.</p>