Vogue Fashion Festival in London

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Last weekend I travelled to London for the Vogue Fashion Festival which featured an abundance of industry insiders.  There were so many amazing speakers to choose from that it was difficult deciding which talks to attend.  In the end, I chose to go to three presentations: Can Fashion Change the World?, Natalie Massenet from Net-a-Porter, and Mad About the Girl.  The talks were all interesting and informative but the highlight for me was Natalie Massenet’s inspiring speech.

Natalie’s speech was not focused on Net-a-Porter as a company but rather she spoke about how she got her start, what she learned along the way, and where she sees the future of ecommerce, retail and luxury.  She used Instagram in an innovative way to share her story (follow her at Nataporter_mystory) with images and antidotes.  A few of the big lessons were to be unique, believe in yourself and create value for your customers.  I also loved that her success is directly tied into being a woman, and that she recognizes and embraces her femininity.  What makes you different makes you unique and gives you strength. Her presentation was truly inspiring!

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Here I am, ready for the event.
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Susie ‘Bubble’ Lau, Garance Doré, Anna Della Russo

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Garance Doré looking fabulous as usual.

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One response

  1. Hi Vanessa, I just ran across your blog today and saw your post about The Vogue Festival and Natalie Massenet. I was also in that speech and I think it was inspirational to all women. I also made a post as I really wanted to share this experience with friends and other bloggers. I live in London and our blog is all about London and Brazil:mostly fashion, lifestyle, food etc. Great blog, keep it up =)

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