Get to Know: Amanda Shine and Billur Kazaz of The Setting
There is a quote that says, “Behind every successful woman is herself” and if you’ve had the chance to meet Amanda Shine and Billur Kazaz of The Setting, you know that this could not ring more true.
In the time I have known these two, I can say without hesitation that I have learned more from them than I ever imagined. From their impeccable taste and keen eye for design to their unwavering level of hard work and determination, Amanda and Billur are examples of what it means to be strong female founders in today’s world. However, and aside from their success in starting their own business, one of the most important things that I have learned from them is the importance of taking pride in how you look, for it is a direct reflection of our inner-self. Always looking to better themselves and those around them, Amanda and Billur are not only envied for their amazing style and aesthetic, but more importantly, for their strong values as both businesswomen, friends, and leaders inside and out of the office, all of which make me very lucky to call them dear friends and women I greatly admire.
So with that in mind, continue reading to learn more about these two entrepreneurs and stunning style mavens that are taking the world of design by storm!
Where are you from?
Amanda: Southampton, New York
What is something most people don’t know about you?
Amanda: I played field hockey and lacrosse pretty competitively in High School (lol)
Billur: I am a huge nerd about plants and flowers!
Favorite city to live in / visit?
Amanda: Live in: NY : Visit: LA and Paris
Billur: Live in: New York, Visit: Bodrum
3 words that best describe each other?
Amanda: Creative, funny, smart
Billur: Charming, strong, THE BEST!
Last concert you saw?
Amanda: Does Chris Rock stand up count??
If we hacked onto your Spotify, what would we be listening to?
Amanda: Glenn Fry, Dua Lipa and Cardi!!!!
Billur: Amanda's playlist :)
Amanda: Two Hands, Sweetgreen, Ida’s and Gemma
Billur: Tiny's, Maman
Billur: Not yet!
Favorite surfboard maker / place to surf?
Amanda: I am more of a swimmer and love going to the beach near where I grew up in Southampton!
Billur: TBD once I finally give it a go!
Person you most look up to?
Amanda: My brother
Ellis: My mom
Billur: Vintage Rolex
Amanda: Does Uber count??
Billur: 1950s Thunderbird!
Amanda: Love your family
Billur: What goes around comes around
Something you are most excited about for the future?
Amanda: Our trip to Europe next month and some interesting product development we have coming up
Billur: To continue to grow our business and learn everyday!