Last Friday, April 2nd, our co-founder Jordana Guimarães hosted an amazing and inspiring conversation on Clubhouse with the incredible Rebecca Minkoff. But in case you’ve missed it or you’re not on Clubhouse yet, don’t worry! We’re going to share the highlights from this talk with you.
For more than an hour of conversation, Rebecca shared her experiences, her mistakes, and successes. Some people in the audience including Shawn Hazan, one of Fashinnovation’s advisors, Shagun Sharma, from Naytra Couture, and many other entrepreneurs and designers jumped in the conversation asking questions and adding value to everyone that had the honor to listen in.
Rebecca didn’t hesitate to say that: “success is the ability to keep going”. She emphasized that at the beginning of building the brand things were difficult, she didn’t always have the recognition or the sales that she wanted, but, according to her, the secret is: not to give up.
“No matter what, you’re on your own journey”, “Just do your thing in the way that you believe in”, “Always choose partners that align with your brand pillars” and “It’s important to show the human behind the brand, but also to choose carefully what you’re going to show” were just a few of the golden nuggets Rebecca left us with throughout the conversation.
Rebecca Minkoff: the woman behind the success
Rebecca Minkoff is the Founder and Designer of Rebecca Minkoff, one of the pioneer brands in accessible luxury handbags, accessories, footwear and apparel. She’s been in the market for over 20 years and she’s not only this inspiring entrepreneur but also a mother of three.
Rebecca is publishing her first book – Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success. And, in case you don’t already know, it is available for pre-order. A word of advice: BUY YOUR COPY!
In the book, which will be available on June 15th 2021, Rebecca shares her experiences in taking the driver’s seat of your own life and career, through focused and fearless strategies.
5 myths about entrepreneurship:
When it comes to entrepreneurship we know that the path is not always easy and that there’s no math equation that will lead you directly to success, but it is not impossible!
So, we’re gonna show you the 5 myths that might be stopping you from getting out there, doing it and making your dreams come true!
- You need a lot of money to start on an entrepreneurial journey;
- It is easy to become an entrepreneur, it does not take much time;
- Entrepreneurs never quit;
- You will have more free time being an entrepreneur;
- Entrepreneurs always know what they want and how to get it.
We are always giving some tips on how to start your own business in fashion on our Instagram! Check it out, follow us and don’t hesitate to share with us your ideas and thoughts about that.
Also, if you have any suggestions on who we should invite to speak and share experiences with our community on Clubhouse or on our Instagram Q&A LIVE which takes place every Friday on our IG account, just let us know. We want to build a more transparent, inclusive and sustainable fashion industry and we need you to make that happen!
By Júlia Vilaça