In partnership with GREY Jason Wu, we sat down during Fashion Week SS18 to talk with Alexandra Bonetti Perez, founder of Bari Studio, and Lucy Sykes Rellie, author of Fitness Junkie, about their personal approach to juggling fashion, fitness, and motherhood. Below are our favorite moments of sass, realness and inspiration.

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“What excites me about fitness is how it makes me feel. As soon as I got a pair of gym shoes, I was like, I’m an athlete.”
—Alexandra Bonetti Perez

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“If you work in fashion and you do not have a sense of humor, it’s going to be a disaster.”
—Lucy Sykes Rellie

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“You’re not going to win every single time. And you have to accept it not working out sometimes.”
—Lucy Sykes Rellie

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“I am so inspired by my work, that it often doesn’t feel like work.”
—Alexandra Bonetti Perez

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“Self care is making sure that I do at least one thing each day that makes me happy.”
—Alexandra Bonetti Perez

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“What are the things that actually make you happy? Do you want to be a CEO? Or is that going to take over your life?”
—Alexandra Bonetti Perez

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“Being a full-time mom is way harder than work. You get a break when you’re working.”
—Lucy Sykes Rellie

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“I still want to save the world and be home by 6 o'clock.”
—Alexandra Bonetti Perez

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“In life, you’re an editor, you have to cut out the bad stuff.”
—Lucy Sykes Rellie

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“When having children, something changes in you. You see the world through different eyes. If there is something that I do not agree with, I feel like I have to be real, even if it’s not going to be popular. Having children made me braver.”
—Lucy Sykes Rellie

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“You have to be gentle with yourself, to have that drive and enjoy the ride.”
—Alexandra Bonetti Perez

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“You are your own trainer. If you don’t believe it, nobody else will. You’ve got to own it.”
—Lucy Sykes Rellie

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“Be kind to people, they will never forget. People only give you one chance.”
—Alexandra Bonetti Perez

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