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The Interview — Jude Al-Khalil, Founder and CEO, BIKYNI

Founder and CEO, BIKYNI

Jude Al-Khalil is the Founder and CEO of BIKYNI, an online swimwear brand that offers quality, modernized classics that are easy to shop for and easy to wear. The line is designed and produced in LA using fine Italian fabric, and pricing is accessible with separates offered at $50 and sets at $95. Prior to launching BIKYNI, Jude was the COO of Reformation. She is a graduate of Duke University and Harvard Business School. Follow BIKYNI on Instagram and Facebook

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October 6, 2015

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Your current Netflix addition:

Jude

I’m still watching House of Cards

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Favorite Instagram account to follow:

Jude

@frost_french would be my top pick. It has a gorgeous feed and really stands out. 

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What do you love most about your work?

Jude

Aside from working with my amazing team, it would have to be receiving feedback from all our customers.

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Go-to workout song on your most recent playlist.

Jude

Cheerleader by OMI is the first song on my workout playlist. 

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At 9am each day you are...

Jude

In my car, battling LA traffic and either speaking with my mom or listening to a podcast. 

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The trend you hope never goes out of style:

Jude

Definitely denim jackets. I would probably still have to wear mine. 

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Nail color currently on your hands and feet:

Jude

Red makes me happy. Right now it’s Bordeaux by Essie and in the summer it’s usually a brighter red like Russian Roulette, which is also by Essie. 

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Favorite pizza topping:

Jude

While it’s almost impossible to find as a topping option at most pizza places, sweet corn is my favorite. 

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The skill or sport you’re dying to learn:

Jude

Ceramics. I just signed up for lessons and I have a lot of things I want to make! 

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Midnight snack of choice:

Jude