100 Women We Love 2015

We are thrilled to present this year’s 100 Women We Love—an incredibly diverse group of out entertainers, athletes, artists, activists, business leaders and elected officials.


Allie Leepson co-founded the fashion brand VEER NYC with her fiancée, Jenny McClary (see her Women We Love profile, too!). “We both couldn´t find the clothing that matched our style needs,” Leepson says. “What was out there in the fashion industry were highly feminized takes on menswear, or just totally masculine-of-center pieces. We still needed something that was in the center of it all, but was still elevated and innovative in its aesthetic.” Even before co-launching her company, Leepson was deeply embedded in the fashion world. She´s a professional fashion photographer for major brands and retailers such as BCBG / Herve Leger, Saks Fifth Avenue and more, shooting and concepting new lighting for ecommerce and editorial sets. Leepson says that running VEER NYC with McClary is fulfilling in the sense that the wearers feel comfortable and strong. What makes the hard work worth it? “Being able to fill a void in the fashion world that for so long has been left untouched,” Leepson says. -KL

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