Who’s Making Moves: Leah McSweeney, Founder Of Married To The Mob
She refers to herself as “Head Bitch” on her pretty pink business card, and once you hear her story, you can understand how Leah McSweeney earned her title. To keep it short—a vicious attack by an NYC police officer, followed by a large lawsuit settlement, and Leah was on her way to create one of the hottest women’s streetwear lines—Married to the Mob.
Name: Leah McSweeney
Title: Founder and CEO of Married to the Mob
Neighborhood: South Street Seaport
Kiki: A random fact about yourself that most people wouldn’t know?
Leah: “I talk to my mother on the phone about ten times a day.”
How has having a child changed your lifestyle?
“Kier didn’t just change my lifestyle. But my life. Too many ways to name. All for the better. She’s my angel.”
How many hours of sleep do you get on average?
“I try to get seven. No matter what time I go to sleep, I wake up at 8am or earlier. So if I go to sleep at 2:00am, I’m screwed. I’m miserable when I don’t get enough sleep. Sometimes it’s hard to unwind after being on an adrenaline rush all day and stressing out about this and that. I’m on edge a lot unfortunately. I should probably do yoga or some sh*t.”
What made you decide to use porn star Faye Reagan for your summer campaign?
“I’m fascinated by the sex industry and pretty much anything related to sex. I love her look. So innocent but she’s this sex pro. I dig it. I thought she would make a great MOB girl. She isn’t only talented at sexing and sucking…she’s a great model, a sweet person and had a lot of creative input in the film that we took and used. I see her as way more then a porn star, but I’m glad she is one because I love her work.”
Have you received any negative feedback?
“Not from anyone whose opinion matters. There will always be negativity. I’m in a man’s world. I do things for women from my perspective. Honestly I’m selfish and aim to please myself. When I put sh*t out there that I like and believe in, it doesn’t matter what anyone says.”
What’s the biggest misconception about you?
“I have no idea. I mean how people perceive me is their reality so I guess it’s not a misconception. And really…does it look like I give a f*ck?”
Where do you go to be alone?
“I get in a cab.”
See more shots from Married to the Mob’s summer lookbook below, featuring Faye Reagan.
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