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Ivanka Trump makes it work

Ivanka Trump is often described as “having it all.” Afraid to break it to you folks, it’s true.

Donald Trump’s poised, elegant, knockout daughter really has her act together. The Wharton-educated native New Yorker’s exact job title is Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions at The Trump Organization, but her business card needs a few hyphens. Tack on real estate executive, fashion designer, philanthropist, mom of two and reality star, having just wrapped up cohosting duties on Celebrity Apprentice Season 7.

We spoke to Ivanka, on a rare, recent chilly day, at the family’s Trump National Doral at the unveiling of the Jack Nicklaus Villa, ahead of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship. Blonde hair in a picture-ready up-do, the 33-year-old was wearing an emerald green shift paired with leopard print heels — her own label —and a large, gracious smile.

What do you think of our wintry weather?

Ha. Well, I’m afraid everyone who has come in from New York is disappointed. They’re saying, ‘We’re in Florida! The palm trees are swaying. What happened?’ But I know you folks are probably excited to get to wear boots and coats. I think it’s amazing and certainly better than the temperatures back home.

You were so instrumental in the $250 million makeover of this property. Can you talk about that?

This resort has so much history, and it was always very special, but we wanted to bring it to a different level and marry the golf experience with a beautiful, luxurious environment. One of the unique things about this tournament is that normally you land in a city and then drive six hours to a course in the middle of nowhere. We’re embracing that we’re in the heart of the vibrant city of Miami.

What else are you involved with in regards to the tourney?

On Thursday, I’ll be hosting a fashion show at the Royal Palm Pool with Dolce & Gabbana, who are dear friends of mine flying in from Italy for this. I’ll definitely be wearing something special. Saturday night there will be a massive Santana concert.

How is everything with your lifestyle label and other projects?

My brand is geared toward the modern, professional woman. The way we dress has evolved. It’s very transitional. We get dressed for work, then after, go out with friends, or on a date night with our husbands or play on the floor with our kids. We’re not in black pantsuits anymore. I want to celebrate this feminine, powerful next generation. On my website IvankaTrump.com I rounded up friends who inspire me for an initiative called #WomenWhoWork. Their resumes are just one part of who they are. I encourage all women to join the conversation.

MADELEINE MARR

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