If I find myself tired or stuck on a idea I like to read the interviews and rags to riches stories of people I admire in the fashion industry as well as entrepreneurs who think a little differently. Here’s are some recommendations:
“My point of view evolved. I had just moved to Paris and everything I was seeing caught my eye. Photography came naturally to me.”
– About Changes by Garance Doré
“The slow and steady safety net of home was quite enough for me – or so I thought.”
– Just Go! Why Fear of the Unknown is Holding You Back by Rock N Roll Bride
“There I was in London town with all the friends I ever wanted, money, a great job, lovely flat, beautiful cat, and I was just about to move to Los Angeles where I expected life to get even better. The reality of this was that it didn’t!”
– Dawn Goes La La Part One, Two, Three and Four – Dawn O’Porter
“In Massapequa, I wasn’t that popular. I was teased a little bit for my looks — they were a little bit funny. The city (New York) was much more welcoming and you could be much more experimental. I loved it.”
– Lynn Yaeger in Business Of Fashion
A famous saying goes: “If you can survive Louise’s comments, you’re ready to go into the world.”
– Louise Wilson, Head of the Fashion MA Course at Central Saint Martins in Another Magazine
And if you are on the go and want to listen to some people who paved their own path to success, here are my favourite podcasts:
Kevin Smith’s Smodcast network started with one podcast a week and has expanded to at least twenty plus a radio station, tv shows, web only shows and live tours. I chose Smoviemakers here because he talks with moviemakers and how they got where they are. Recommended episode: Penny Marshall
Comedian Marc Maron started his WTF podcast in his garage as a means of keeping busy when work was slow. Now he has one of the most popular podcasts on iTunes whilst juggling a never ending stand up career and a new tv show Maron. I like all of his podcasts so I’ve just chose a guest that would be more well known to the general public: Dave Grohl.
Chris Hardwick stands at the helm of The Nerdist empire. He was was a nerd before it was cool and has proven that focusing on your niche and being true to yourself can reward you more than you thought was imaginable. From podcasts and live shows to tv and merchandise, he has all bases covered. Again, so many to chose from, so I picked at random and got Judd Apatow.