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Fashion, Simply Stylist

One of my favorite activities of life is reading books. When I don’t read books, I like to read people. People inspire, humans motivate one another in unique, unfathomable ways,  and that’s the beauty of our daily interactions, our connections and disconnections. Getting out from your comfort zone can be frustrating, but going out there and meeting people, can be the jackpot of your life, because you never know who you will meet and where that newly formed relationship can take you.

“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.”

/Herman Melville/

It’s a mystery and  it’s just up to us to discover it and to keep the interest alive. If you didn’t read my previous posts about Simply Stylist Conference in NYC, I am inviting you to read “A Day With Simply Stylist NYC 2016” and “One Year Into Fashion”.

After numerous interviews and panel discussions with some of the most influential people in the American fashion industry and not only, here is a quick summary in 17 quotes, that I put together and are worth hanging on a big poster in my beloved blue Ocean Jewels Office. The quotes are “action buttons” for all those who have a blog, or a business, or a website and need a bit of food for thought!

  1. Do You! Don’t try to be someone else!

  2. Accept that you are not going to know it all!

  3. Learn both the business side and the creative side of your passion!

  4. Share the things you love!

  5. Have a social media planner!

  6. Post consistently!

  7. Invest in a great photographer!

  8. Use Pinterest! It’s a great traffic source!

  9. Get a team that shares the same vision and values as you do!

  10. Nobody says that your career has to be linear! Sometimes, chaos can have inspiring and purifying effects!

  11. Try everything!

  12. Plan a lot!

  13. You got to be a hustler!

  14. There is nothing to replace hard work! Do EVERYTHING!

  15. “It’s my failures that made me a business woman. It’s really in those down moments that you give your best!” /Vanessa Simmons/

  16. Do your best, forget the rest! – should be your mantra when feeling overwhelmed!

  17. Don’t give up, just re-brand!

Have a truly inspiring day! Don’t forget, that beauty can be found in everything that surrounds us!

With love,


Photo by Gold Rhapsody