Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A Show All Her Own

The MEGA World of Lil Mogul
As an entrepreneurial buddy, I get calls from all kinds of people from all types of careers. Since my company specializes in fashion, beauty and entertainment businesses a number of my entrepreneur pals are “Industry”. So, yesterday, I got a 411 call from such an associate. She is in fashion. Very talented fashion stylist and knows her stuff inside and out. She was concerned that she might have hurt the feelings of a fashion designer by pulling a number of outfits yet not using any of the pieces for an upcoming fashion magazine photo shoot. She wanted to know how she could develop the RUTHLESS, cold, fashion edge. I told her that business is business and honesty will set her free. She needs to develop her own style of telling the truth. Nasty is not in VOGUE and is not the only way to get the point across. It is sometimes hard for others hear the truth but as an authority in the industry it is her responsibility to be truthful with style and grace.

My ultimate suggestion... take notes from the new film September Issue. The September 2007 issue of Vogue magazine weighed nearly five pounds and was the single largest issue of a magazine ever published, reaching an audience of 13 million people and impacting the $300 Billion global fashion industry more than any other single publication EVER. With unprecedented access, this film tells the story of Anna Wintour, the legendary Editor-in-Chief of Vogue magazine, a show all her own. For 20 years, she continues to be the most powerful figure in fashion and her larger-than-life team of editors creating the issue and ruling the world of fashion inspires us all while revealing GREATNESS is only a graceful stitch alway.

Open August 29th in New York City and September 11th Nationwide.


11 comments:

WPMC said...

Interesting story. Good advice. Glad you are sharing it with this community. God knows we could use it.

George Kevin Jordan said...

Hot Story! I can not wait to see the movie.

AMBERmag.com Editor said...

Great advice, Richard! Everyone has to develop a style that is comfortable for them and a reflection of who they really are: A Great human being!

Amour said...

Very Hot Topic, I think the advice giving was valid and so very true. Honesty is the best policy, especially when done with compassion and style. Can't wait to see the movie

Anonymous said...

Very timely and well-given perspective. I also love how the question fused perfectly w the heads up on the movie which I am excited for!!! Being our authentic self is of the utmost importance for life in general yet especially if we are going to be successful in this life we are living!! Thank you!!
love and light
ivy

Nandoism™ said...

Richard you have become such a strong voice and I get such pleasure from your posts--this piece was excellent. Thanks for keeping me in the "know".

Keep up thegreat work!

Kidsister said...

It's this advice that molds her mine as she's still learning everyday! This business can get crazy, without great teachers like yourself she could've become a talented but fragile soul that would have probably gave up on her dreams..

Richard you are amazingggggg

C. Drew said...

Richard- Informative and entertaining- Had know idea you were doing this. Fantastic!

RICHARD D. said...

Great advice Richard.Tact and honesty never goes out of fashion.To sell beauty you have to BE beauty-inside and out. SCREAMING WITH PRIDE...SINCERLY R.D.

Lorena Simpson said...

This movie is going to be a blockbuster hit!! It has been long awaited and I will be there opening night. Who knows fashion better than the Editor-In-Chief of Vogue. Thanks for keeping me up on the Hottest Topics in the Industry. You Rock Richard!! Lorena

J. Fleltcher said...

Finally! A piece of journalism that has not been compromised.

Keep up the good work RP2

Jeffrey L. Fletcher

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