7 Questions with Michele Gough-Baril, Founder of Iris&Romeo
The beauty brand founder reveals the worst career advice she’s ever received, the last text she sent, and more.
Welcome to the first installment of our 7 Questions series! In this series, we ask successful women to answer quick questions that provide a glimpse into their hearts, minds, and wardrobes. This week, we spoke with Michele Gough-Baril, the Founder of beauty brand Iris&Romeo.
Michele spent the first half of her career working her way up in the beauty industry, but when she was offered a job that would have left her set for life, she didn’t take it. Instead, she quit—and moved to a dairy farm in California, where she met a retired racehorse named Romeo. Romeo’s presence gave her a renewed energy and sense of purpose, helping her realize that she still wanted to be part of the beauty industry, but she wanted to do it on her own terms. Michele founded Iris&Romeo in 2019 to champion a new narrative: that beauty comes from being true to yourself.