Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum

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Elisa Goodkind is a native New Yorker that has long been a fixture within the fashion industry. She has held editorial posts at Glamour and Self magazines, and her fashion styling has been featured in Interview, InStyle, Vanity Fair, Vanity Fair Italy, L’uomo Vogue, Marie Claire, Tatler, Harper’s Bazaar Spain, Stiletto, Elle France, Gotham, Glamour, and City.

Elisa's daughter, Lily Mandelbaum, 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.