Name: Uyen (Win) Tang

Current Title/Company: Founder, STYLECABLE

Location: Washington, DC

STYLECABLE is a new DC-based online marketplace that showcases emerging fashion designers and their unique pieces. STYLECABLE brings a new kind of online shopping experience to shoppers by giving them the opportunity to explore and buy or pre-order exclusive, must-have pieces, sometimes before they hit the market. It also offers an outlet for fashion forward shoppers to discover new designers and contribute to the making of the next big designer. 

1. What does a typical day look like for you?

There is no “typical day” and I love it that way. One of the most fun parts about running a business is that every day brings something new. This constant change keeps me excited and motivated. One day, I might be running around New York City, meeting awesome inspiring designers and overseeing photo shoots. Another day, I might be at 1776 – the cool startup coworking space in downtown DC – analyzing website metrics and working with our developers to make technical fixes to the site during the day and then listening to updates from my awesome teammates at our team meetings. I’m really lucky to be inspired daily by my passionate teammates, talented designers that we work with, and cool entrepreneurs at 1776.

2. How would you describe your personal style?

My personal style can be described as “tough-luxe,” a simple, modern look with a bit of edge. I like clean lines and neutral colors with surprising metallics. I have a lot of blacks, grays and whites in my wardrobe, which make it easier for me to mix and match items for outfits every day.   

3. What are your favorite items in your wardrobe and why?

Do I have to choose?! This is hard. I love clothing and all the pieces in my closet. My favorite items though are the go-to staples that I pick up whenever I have a hard time deciding what to wear. My black moto jacket with gold detail always pulls any outfit together and makes me look polished, yet cool. I also love my shark tooth dangle earrings from giantLion. The silver color stands out against my black hair and they’re perfect for a fun night out.  

4. Do you have any style or beauty secrets to share?

One of my favorite beauty products is Guerlain’s L’Or Radiance Make Up Base. It has 24k gold in it and - no exaggeration - every time I use it, someone always compliments me on my glowing complexion. Pretty decadent, but trust me, it’s worth it. I love sharing my beauty secrets, so if you want to see what products I use, check out my Pinterest board.

5. How do you spend your "me" time?

With friends and family. I work a lot, so I don’t have much spare time. Therefore, I save up my “me” time to spend as friends and family time. I’m an introvert by nature, so I love grabbing low-key drinks with friends or relaxing with my family over holidays and special weekend visits. My friends and family are the people who have made me into who I am today and I always enjoy spending time with them.

6. What is the most important thing you have learned through running your own business?

Ask for what you want. I’ve learned to be more bold in asking for help and support in running the business. This is something that I have struggled with throughout my life and I know many others have this same problem. My advice for others out there is to just ask for what you want or need. You can find a way to ask for a favor or resources that remains authentic to your personality without coming across as demanding, entitled, or presumptuous. You have to become comfortable with rejection as well. So what if you get rejected. Deal with it and move on. But most often, you’ll be surprised and emboldened with confidence by the support that you receive.

7. What is your mantra? 

Keep calm and carry on. I used to live in London and have adopted this as my own personal mantra. This mantra reminds me to react to life’s challenging moments with grace and dignity. It also helps me to relax, not sweat the small stuff, and persevere towards achieving my ultimate mission. Overall, it’s helped me to achieve balance and a generally more happy life.

 {STYLECABLE Team-Left to Right Haya Tetroashvili, Sabrina Butt, Uyen Tang, and Christine Poisson}


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Style Profile is a bi monthly style column featuring creative and talented entrepreneurs and business owners. I feature the stylish women behind these successful businesses and brands, their personal style, and share a glimpse into their typical work day.