From Streetwear to Self-Care with Leah McSweeney
Leah McSweeney is a streetwear pioneer, entrepreneur, and cultural provocateur known for Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York, her brand Married to the Mob, and her podcast Improper Etiquette. McSweeney is an advocate for female empowerment and breaking the stigma around mental health, and shares her transparent and dynamic perspective in a moderated Q&A format.
Leah McSweeney shares her journey battling addiction and building resilience in her memoir Chaos Theory
Fashion industry pioneer and Real Housewives of New York star LEAH MCSWEENEY breaks through the chaos of battling addiction, igniting the streetwear world, and disrupting reality TV in her new memoir Chaos Theory: Finding Meaning in the Madness, One Bad Decision at a Time. McSweeney shares her unique philosophy of Chaos Theory, and how key moments in our lives can lead us to paths we never imagined. Her road to success as an entrepreneur and media personality has been paved with unexpected chances, soul-crushing challenges, and chaos. By cultivating unparalleled grit, resilience, and a take-no-prisoners attitude, McSweeney shares her secrets to pushing back against societal expectations and personal limitations to build a beautiful life. As in her engaging and candid moderated conversations, she is unapologetically and unrelentingly herself – inspiring us to embrace life’s unexpected turns and find meaning in the chaos.
Leah McSweeney is a streetwear pioneer, female entrepreneur, cultural provocateur, and mother of 13-year-old Kier living in New York City. Leah famously launched Married to the Mob in 2004, one of the first streetwear brands for women, by women. She created her brand as a response to the male-dominated streetwear scene of the time, proving women could be innovators, designers, and consumers in the space. Since launching, she has brokered exclusive partnerships with MCM, Kangol, Barbie, Colette Paris, Reebok, and Nike. Recently, Leah launched a new sustainably sourced premium sleepwear brand called Happy Place featuring a variety of products including robes and throws.
When she is not building her empire, Leah is a contributor to Penthouse Magazine, Hypebae and Mass Appeal. She also brought her strong female voice and viewpoint to her podcast, Improper Etiquette. In 2020, Leah made her debut on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York. Almost immediately a fan favorite, she had one of the strongest inaugural seasons in the history of the franchise and garnered attention from the likes of The Cut, Interview Magazine and Forbes in the process. Most recently Leah authored and released her first book, Chaos Theory, with Harper Collins. Leah continues to advocate for female empowerment, street culture, and creative entrepreneurship, and leans into lifestyle topics like health, fitness, sex positivity and breaking the stigma around mental health.