This Stylish Woman Is Changing the World of Fashion

Aurora James is one of those women we immediately want to be best friends with. Her style walks the cool-girl line between Brooklyn bohemian and African artisanal. She's not just the designer and founder of one of the fashion set's favorite accessories lines, Brother Vellies—she's also turning the fashion industry upside down. Her designs are selling out while simultaneously creating jobs for impoverished people in countries like Ethiopia and South Africa. How does she pull it off? In honor of luxe jewelry brand John Hardy's Made for Legends campaign, we got a chance to sit down with James (a legend in our eyes) to talk career advice, personal style, and why we're all really no different than Beyoncé.

Keep scrolling to read James's incredibly inspiring story.

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