by Rebecca Weef Smith
The team at Gigi's invited me to talk at their series of Work It events to discuss my career. In itself that was funny because I never actually considered I had one.
My career has been a series of loosely connected events which evolved as I always say yes to anything offered:
"Can you dress windows?"
"Can you be in Chelsea by 9 am?"
"Do you wanna go to Cannes next week to look after my children for the summer?"
"Do you fancy living in LA for a year?"
"Are you okay with being the youngest manager the company has ever had?"
I could go on but you get the gist...
But as random as my employment has been there are two threads: creativity and love.
I haven't done anything in my life that didn't use those strengths.
From my first fashion job with Crocodile in Kensington to the role I have now as Editor of #GOLDIEmagazine I have creatively shaped my life based on my love of people; my belief that we are all doing our best and are created by our environment has always led me to want to make a difference in whatever work I have done and continue to do.
I have had what could be described as spectacular failures which I'm more than happy to talk about as I see them as opportunities - albeit intensely painful ones - to learn more.
I am also happy to talk about emotions, share laughter and tears, and offer styling tips. All of which was touched on on Thursday evening!
Oh and I got to dress the windows, talk about my silver shoes, my mother, sustainable fashion and mindful-dressing.
What a brilliant evening, with lovely people and great clothes.
You can find out more about Rebecca at www.goldiemag.co.uk