Fashion icon Cynthia Rowley runs a global empire (fashion, home, books, band-aids!) while raising her two young daughters—Kit, an old soul, and Gigi, a boisterous spirit. Both girls are smart, clever, and funny, with impeccable manners to boot. With their jam-packed schedules—work, school, and countless activities like ceramics and sewing—Rowley somehow strikes a delicate balance between her 24-hour work life and her role as devoted mother of two. Along with husband (and art gallery owner) Bill Powers, Rowley has created a whimsical home, perfect for family togetherness—from arts and crafts projects at the antique dining table to occasional night swims in the outdoor pool.

Kit, twelve years old, Gigi, six years old, October 2011