After working for her family, Joyce Azria is building a millennial brand empire of her own

For Joyce Azria, work and play have always been intertwined.

"I think everything is translatable from your personal life to your professional life," she tells me at her pink-walled office on La Brea Avenue in West Hollywood. Growing up in a family of six kids, she was the eldest girl and given lots of responsibility. "It's like everything leans on your shoulders, like organizing the home, taking care of your siblings, taking care of your parents. As immigrants, they were always working," she says. "Responsibility, accountability, managing a budget — things that you do at home are really good life lessons."