During a Pilates class in my apartment’s gym, I heard a sultry voice and accent beside me. I turned to see a gorgeous woman with stunning burgundy red hair. We started talking and instantly hit it off. Fast forward to this summer: as things opened up in Philly, Sharon and I joined a group of women in the complex who gather for social distanced rooftop dining. As our friendship blossomed, I got to know Sharon as a gorgeous woman both inside and out––truly her own Empress. She is dynamic, smart, fun loving, caring. I am so pleased to introduce her as our newest Real Woman of REALM, and to share this interview. I hope you enjoy getting to know and adore her, as I have.
Ann King Lagos
Founder + Designer
What do you do for work?
I’m a real estate investor and CFO of a real estate development company in Philadelphia.
… and for play?
I have an MA in English Literature from forever ago, and reading is an abiding passion - literary fiction and all sorts of non-fiction (history, politics, science, etc.). I also love the outdoors, so hiking with my rescue greyhound Harry is a favorite pastime, whatever the weather. Adventure traveling is another thing I really enjoy.
Your favorite REALM collection? I adore the Sceptre Collection (especially the Python rings and bracelets, and the Talon earrings). I like that it’s bold without being too bling-bling. The snake motif also adds an alluring touch of mystery and danger. Watch out!
3 Things you are Thankful for:
How do you Reign Thoughtfully?
I try to listen when people speak, instead of just blurting out my thoughts. I also try to bring a sense of empathy and humility to all my interactions with people. I’m not always successful, but it’s important to me.
Why do you love REALM?
I’m a strong, opinionated woman who loves the idea of empowering other women. REALM and its founder Ann King Lagos embody that principle (among other wonderful things). Plus, the jewelry is darned ravishing!