As a future (i hope) business woman i have the moral owe to write a post about powerful women in the fashion industry, or if not that, at least spread the word about the amazing job those gutsy ladies have done.
First one i want to talk about is obviously the woman that inspired this post, CEO and founder at NastyGal, her book #girlboss just came out in the US and i can’t wait to get my hands on it.
Sophia Amoruso launched an ebay store in San Francisco selling old pieces of clothing. The store was named Nasty Gal Vintage, with the name being inspired by Betty Davis, ex-wife of Miles Davis. On its website, the company calls Davis “the patron saint of badass women … complete with lamé platform thigh-high boots.” The eBay store sold vintage fashion that Amoruso would source at secondhand stores; one such find, a Chanel jacket she purchased at a Salvation Army Store for $8, she sold for more than $1,000.
“I STOPPED FEELING LIKE I DIDN’T BELONG ANYWHERE, AND REALIZED THAT I ACTUALLY BELONGED ANYWHERE I WANTED TO BE.”
“I am visually drawn to and inspired by the grit and underbelly of cultures and art. I like things to be a bit filthy, uncomfortable and controversial.”
As the founder of MADE Fashion Week (formerly known as Milk) and consulting firm The Terminal Presents, Lombardo’s worked with everyone from Lady Gaga to Terence Koh (she says she “won’t rest until I add Dolly Parton and Howard Johnson hotels to my roster!”). After getting her start at Interview Magazine, she moved to M.A.C Cosmetics, where she helped to instate the M.A.C + Milk program, which has given a platform to designers like Rodarte, Alexander Wang and the aforementioned Proenza Schouler.
Taylor Tomasi Hill
It’s said that she is the muse to Prabal Gurung. Taylor was the accessories director for Teen Vogue magazine. The editor has become a style icon for her model-like body, flame red hair (she is secretive as to which hairdresser maintains her red hair, although she has revealed they are on the east side in Manhattan) and distinctive clothing items, such as chunky necklaces and scarves.[Taylor has described herself as a “clothing chameleon”, whose style is constantly evolving. She often mixes feminine pieces with boyish or edgier items. Taylor herself favors items from Proenza Schouler and Rick Owens. She listsBurberry trench coats as a staple in her wardrobe as well as Madewell destroyed jeans,Chanel 2.55 bag and YSL heels for the office.
There’s probably a part #2 coming so stay tuned.
Hope you enjoyed
credits to: Nastygal, Wikifashion, The Coveteur, WhoWhatWear