Welcome to Episode 14 of the Untamed Podcast with guests Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum of StyleLikeU.
Elisa Goodkind was a fashion stylist working for top fashion magazines and celebrities. After twenty years in the business, she was frustrated by how the industry, which had once been a home to artistry and rebellion, had become about selling status, conformity and increasingly formulaic ideals of beauty. At the same time, Elisa’s daughter, Lily Mandelbaum, was a teenager struggling deeply with her body image. In an oversaturated media culture dominated by models who looked nothing like her, she was consumed with trying to change herself physically in order to be and look like someone else.
Thus, StyleLikeU was born, a multimedia company, founded by mother-daughter duo Elisa and Lily, that reveals the transformative power of personal style. In its viral video series, “The What’s Underneath Project,” authentic individuals of all ages, races, body types and genders remove layers of clothing while sharing empowering stories about style, self-image and identity. 100 episodes later and with over 33 million YouTube views worldwide,The What’s Underneath Project proves that style has nothing to do with trends, money or presenting a facade. Rather, true style is the result of radical self acceptance.
2:00 Share or Leave a Review on Untamed and Win a Coaching Call with Me!
5:13 Elisa + Lily’s Bios
7:03 Elisa + Lily Introduce Themselves and StyleLikeU
8:55 The Story Behind StyleLikeU
13:45 Passion and Purpose as a Driving Force
16:25 Coming Out from Behind the Camera
18:03 Lily + Elisa Describe the What’s Underneath Project
20:22 The Metaphor: Stripping Away Shame with Compassion in Curiosity
25:14 Changing the World?
30:13 Seeing Beauty in Others
35:17 Global Differences and Similarities
38:32 The Biggest Challenges in Sustaining and Expanding StyleLikeU
41:58 What’s Next for StyleLikeU and the What’s Underneath Project
44:35 Elisa + Lily Answer the Untamed Closing Questions
53:04 One Word UN Words
55:00 How to Learn More about StyleLikeU and Stay Connected with Elisa + Lily
CONNECT WITH ELISA + LILY:
Lu Uhrich is the host and producer of the Untamed Podcast. She is also the founder of LU|EATS,LLC (www.lueats.com) where she works one-on-one with clients as an Eating Psychology Coach, Body Image Mentor and Life Coach.
Photography by Sam Interrante
Intro/Outro Music by Shoyei
Thanks for listening to the Untamed Podcast. I’d love to hear your feedback. Simply comment below, send me an email or reach out on social media:
If you liked what you heard and want to spread the Untamed message, please consider sharing the episode and leaving a positive rating and review on iTunes. And because it’s sort of complicated (or is that just me?) – Here’s a tutorial with step by step screenshots for leaving iTunes reviews from PC, MAC and iPhone/iPad.
And of course, don’t forget to subscribe: