Melissa Gorga’s busy life as a mom of three is what keeps Envy running.
The “RHONJ” star, 40, opened her New Jersey clothing store in 2015, inspired by her desire to look stylish despite her hectic schedule.
“I do drive my kids to football and cheer, to school … and I do like to be put together. It makes me feel good,” Gorga told Page Six Style while promoting her partnership with Bikini Zone and its new Anti-Bump Shave Gel ($6.99).
She and her husband, Joe Gorga, share daughter Antonia, 14, and sons Gino, 12, and Joey, 10.
“I started with Envy because I used to see that even when I was just throwing on a legging and a sweatshirt, I was able to put it in a way where it looked cute,” Gorga explained. “And I feel like I try to do that. I try to put together little outfits for moms on the go.”
Continued the star, “I do buy a lot of the two-piece sets. A lot of the two-piece loungewear sets with the really cute sweatpants and the sweatshirt to match that you’re going to run from the school to the food store to even go meet your girlfriend for lunch at the mall and still look super cute [while wearing].”
Gorga added that despite the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Envy’s loungewear sets have been selling “great through COVID.”
“I would say March and April were tough because we had to close the doors down and sales were very slow online just from everyone saying, ‘Okay, what are we buying clothes for? We’re not going anywhere for the next three to four months,’” she said.
“And then, it was crazy — as soon as June hit, you could tell that people were told we were allowed to go out and summer was hitting, and everything just kind of skyrocketed and went back to normal and was actually even better than normal.”
While the reality star is “super, super proud” of what she’s accomplished with Envy, she isn’t quite ready to sign the lease on a second location just yet.
“I think about it all the time,” she told us. “I just don’t know where the right spot would be just because it is a little bit of a fan destination, so I don’t know if it would be the right move to put another one in New Jersey. I’ve always thought the next spot I would do would be somewhere on Long Island. I definitely looked through some locations. Nothing in stone yet, but I think that’s where the second one would go.”
For now, Gorga is splitting her summer between her home in Montville and her house at the Jersey Shore, and keeping her fingers crossed that she won’t have to moonlight as a teacher again come September.
“It was pretty bad with all three of them and three different schools,” she laughed. “It was insane. I was like, ‘I don’t know how anyone is actually doing this,’ but all I know is that I’m praying for school to go back in September. That’s what I’m praying!”
Radhika Apte reveals real reason why she got married
Radhika Apte needs no introduction to Kollywood fans after her appearance as Superstar Rajinikanth’s wife in ‘Kabali’ directed by Pa Ranjith. The intense actress impressed with her performance of a meek girl to a mother of a grown-up and especially her reunion scene with Rajini took the audience on an emotional ride.
Radhika is happily married to her British boyfriend Benedict Taylor who is a singer and she shuttles between Mumbai and London to balance her personal and professional life.
Radhika Apte in her most recent interaction with Vikranth Massey on social media from London has admitted that she does not believe in the institution of marriage. When asked why she got married the talented performer replied that it is easier for married people to get a British visa and that’s why she and her man opted for it in 2012.
Radhika is currently chilling with Taylor in their London home during the lockdown and will soon start filming her next English film ‘Noor Inayat Khan’ in which she plays a spy based on a true story.
Jacqueline Fernandez shares picture of her being in ‘happy place’
Actor Jacqueline Fernandez is working on a secret project where she found herself in a ‘happy place’. Taking it to Instagram on Sunday, the 35-year-old actor shared a picture dressed up like a traffic police officer as she is seen laughing her heart out.
“How was everyone’s Sunday?? Fun project coming up soon! #myhappyplace,” wrote Fernandez along with a picture where she is also seen holding a coffee mug. The ‘Kick’ actor also shared a few Instagram stories of her getting ready for the upcoming project.
Recently, the actor extended gratitude to her fans after the number of Instagram followers hit the 46 million mark.
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