Suck It, Creative Funk!

Woah. I’ve been in a creative funk (womp, womp) and yesterday’s Ladies Who Launch event snapped me right out of it! You see, their Founder Aileen Lavin asked me to moderate a talk with former Vogue Mexico Editor-in-Chief Kelly Talamas de Rilliet and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity spend the day soaking up knowledge and meeting more girl bosses. Because… I’m a sponge and this is how I learn. And I find that doing things out of my comfort zone (like talking in front of room overflowing with brainy women) is both scary and enlightening. Emphasis on the latter part…

{Jacket c/o Topshop, L’Agence jeans c/o Tupelo Honey, Chanel heels c/o Neiman Marcus Bal Harbour}

{Kelly Talamas de Rilliet & I hamming it up}

{Ladies Who Launch South Florida Founder Aileen Lavin}

So being in a space full of female (you go, girls!) designers, lawyers, stylists, photographers, marketing pros, bloggers, real estate pros, business owners and more was SHEER MAGIC.

For those of you not-in-the-know, Ladies Who Launch is a networking community for women entrepreneurs in Miami. We spent the morning and lunch discussing a myriad of business-savvy topics but Kelly’s key takeaways were as follows:

Communicate your business — use social media as a tool. Oh, and make sure your Instagram is on point.

Changes always come at the right moment. 

Learn to delegate and give your team ownership… don’t be a control freak!

Know your audience/customer.

It’s totally okay to wear the same outfit a zillion times. In fact, it’s chic and environmentally responsible.

Support local and emerging talent.

Scoring that dream job takes a lot of hard work. And grit. And gumption. And late nights at the office.

Always be nice!

Photos by Courtney Ortiz

 

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