Do you feel my glow?
I am so super inspired by the “How to Make It in Fashion” conference hosted by Fashionista.com at the Line Hotel in Los Angeles this past weekend. I adore BCBGMaxAzria and have for the longest time, ever since my sister worked at the one in Palm Desert, California on El Paseo some 10 years ago (it is no longer there, boo!). The BCBG brand is made for a woman with curves. I just love their dresses, ohhh the dresses…and the shoes! So, although I was looking forward to hear BCBG’s Chief Creative Officer and wife of The company’s founder, Max Azria speak, I had no expectation of just how much I would love her too! Lubov Azria was very inspiring to say the least. “I want to design for a woman and I want a woman to celebrate herself everyday,” she said. She is a woman I would be excited to work for any day. She knows what it takes to make a business work as she went on to state later during her interview by Fashionista’s editor Lauren Indvik, ‘Hire those that are smarter than you are.” Definitely key to being a success in any industry.
There were so many take aways from the event, my next one being the talk given by George Kotsiopoulos from you guessed it, E! Network’s Fashion Police! I love some Fashion Police and Joan Rivers, may she rest in peace, so loved her. When asked what three things should you have at all times as a stylist/stylist assistant, George answered, a notebook to write it all down, a smartphone because if you don’t know it google it (that’s what I say!) and snacks for your boss. Sounds about perfect. Thanks George that is pretty straightforward and easy enough to remember since I do all of these already, except the snacks are mainly for me but I share.
There are so many others but my last major take away I got from this event was my mentoring moment with celebrity stylist Daniel Musto. He provided me with some think out of the box advice in my quest to being in fashion and working as a personal stylist and promoting my blogging. He pretty much ensured and provided very exciting ideas for me to use who I am as a woman, a Veteran and an aspiring stylist to blog about, market myself, style friends, women in service and women Veterans from my unique position and perspective and to use it to my advantage to promote my growth. Wow, yes, who knew! Not to mention I am on the right track…
Future in fashion here I come, here I am!
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Live life in style.