Yesterday, I teased about the Modern Day Icons event, at the Lulu Guinness Covent Garden store. Well, as promised, here’s the low down of what was truly a fabulous and inspiring event.
Treated to generous glasses of champers and delicious canapés created by some of the panelists, the early birds were permitted to pursue the glorious store stock of beautiful bags and accessories.
But the real event was yet to come. The audience were introduced to 6 inspiring women, over 2 panels, where they discussed various topics regarding their status as ‘Modern Day Icons‘. This event is being heavily promoted by Lulu Guinness in their aim to show their “love of culturally interesting women”.
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Creator of the Meredith Collective brand, Meredith spoke of the development of her businesses, offering the insightful tip, to talk to people about your ideas, once they get excited, then you should do something about it. Ideas need follow up action, “ideas are the easy part”.
Meredith discussed how said running a business is hard work – “you can’t stop, it’s relentless … can be lonely at times”. However the rewards are there, as her business testifies.
Her company, ‘Ohlala’, provided some delicious macarons for the event. Check out my review soon.
A former model agent and magazine publishing manager, Lucy and Jenny both quit their jobs to develop ‘Jar Kitchen‘ situated in Drury Lane, Covent Garden.
Lucy spoke of how members of her family gave her emotionally support, which proved very confidence building. I think this kind of support is crucial to self development, especially when you’re embarking on a new business venture.
All 3 ladies are proof positive that hard work, dedication and love for the work you do, can provide life fulfilment. There will be detractors, but you don’t have to work or collaborate with anyone who shows a lack of respect for your position or ideas.
That’s all for today, tomorrow I will post about the 2nd panel which was a brilliant as the first. In the meanwhile you can read more about Lulu Guinness’ Modern Day Icons on the official website here.
Thanks for reading.