People That You Meet is a series of interviews conducted and posted by the Vanessa Pollock Team/Keller Williams, highlighting residents of the South Orange-Maplewood community and their diverse and interesting lives.
This edition spotlights Anna Rulnick, creator of MOD Studio, a children’s clothing store where kids can customize their clothes. Find out more about MOD Studio here.
What town do you live in? South Orange
Where did you live before that? 20 Years in New York City, mostly on the Upper West Side.
What do you do (for a living or as a serious hobby)? I opened a children’s clothing store call MOD Studio. Kids can customize their clothes at our Design Bar. We also have a party room – so I celebrate kids birthdays for a living!
What’s your favorite feature of your home? We live in a 100+ year old Queen Anne Victorian with a gorgeous wrap around porch. The porch is what closed the deal.
If you could have a super-power, what would it be? To heal.
Describe your family: My husband Jason is an art dealer. We have been married for 12 years. Our son is 10. He loves playing baseball, reading and Star Wars. Our daughter is 7. She is learning to play the piano. She loves to paint and draw and wants to be a veterinarian.
Who/What did you aspire to be when you were little? I always wanted to be a fashion designer. And I was lucky enough to live that dream for 20 years!
What is your favorite store? MOD Studio of course!
How would you describe your “style”? Modern. Eclectic. Somedays a little wild.
Coffee or tea? Diet Coke!
What charity are you passionate about/how do you live out “CareServeGive? There are a number of charities that have touched my heart; a few of them are Everytown for Gun Safety, Meals on Wheels, The ASPCA and The Alzheimer’s Association.
I volunteer as a Girl Scout Brownie troop leader. I am passionate about working with kids, helping them build self esteem, self confidence and learn how to be their best selves, while giving them opportunities to learn new skills and showing them ways they can serve their community.