“A strong spirit transcends rules.” It’s a Prince quote that style maven Carly Cushnie, Cushnie CEO & Creative Director, embodies and lives by. Be it fashion, motherhood or business, Carly’s intuition helps her conquer all.

“Don’t listen to anyone, you’ll figure out your own rhythm together with your child,” says Carly, who became a mother of two in April after giving birth to a second baby girl named Quincy.

Her adorable daughter Santiago, who recently turned one, is already showing signs of her mama’s independent personality and love of fashion. “She gets incredibly excited by her clothes already,” says Carly.

When it comes to personal style, Carly embraces laid-back elegance. A true creative, she finds inspiration in art, architecture, film and travel, among other things. She’s not afraid of style evolution or the journey that takes you there. “Have fun with it, experiment, and then find your groove that speaks to you.”

Carly’s prowess for accentuating the “personal” in personal style extends to her jewelry collection as well. She has a connection with her favorite piecesher engagement ring for one, as well as other pieces given to her by family like her diamond star necklace and iconic Cartier Love bracelet. After all, when something is sentimental, it never goes out of style.