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Women Disrupting the
Fashion Industry & Winning

August 8, 2017
source: Justin Bishop | www.vanityfair.com

A roundup of  industry insights to inform, empower and inspire

This week we gain industry insight into stories of women that are disrupting the fashion industry by challenging beauty stereotypes and employing unconventional tactics to build successful businesses.  space

How Glossier Hacked Social Media to Build A Cult-Like Following

On a Thursday afternoon in late spring, 32-year-old Glossier founder and CEO Emily Weiss rides the elevator to the penthouse level of her company’s downtown Manhattan headquarters. She’s a thoroughly millennial girlboss in jeans, sneakers and a royal blue sweatshirt with weiss embroidered in small white script.

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This Is Why There Aren’t More Plus-Size Models on the Runway

When I was a teenager, I made a bucket list. On it were things like “collect all the O.C. soundtracks,” “meet Lindsay Lohan,” and “walk a runway”-the last being the most far-fetched, given that I was a size 10 and the average model was not.

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Sophia Amoruso on launching Girlboss Media: ‘There’s no physical inventory; it’s wonderful’ – Digiday

Saddled with $1.5 million in venture funding, Sophia Amoruso is back with a new business. Less than a year after Nasty Gal, the e-commerce fashion company that she started when she was 22, went bankrupt, the now 33-year-old Amoruso has launched a media company, Girlboss Media.

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