Summer Reading List: Success Stories of Power Women in Fashion

I’m waiting anxiously for the time I find myself on the beach overlooking the deep blue Aegean, reading the stories of successful and dynamic women from the fashion world as well as the one from the modern life guru Gabrielle Bernstein.

Here are my picks:


The Glitter Plan

‘We didn’t go to Harvard Business School or any business school, and we never had a business plan. We didn’t hire an MBA CEO to run the company. We did this with our own creativity and hard work and often by the seat of our pants. We just wanted to create something people would love and a work environment that would make us happy. That’s our version of the American Dream,’ Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor.


Normal gets you Nowhere

You may know New York-based Kelly Cutrone from the reality show The Hills on MTV; she is the  bad-ass chick. I admire her very much. She is independent, strong, and has built, from scratch, a very successful fashion PR company, People’s Revolution. Powerful names in the fashion industry trust her. Her book is really an advocate for women in the fashion world around the world who want to see things another way.



Sophia Amoruso, the founder, CEO, and creative director of the successful brand, A Nasty Gal has never been a typical CEO, or a typical anything. Her book #GIRLBOSS is for those seeking a unique path to success, even when that path is winding as hell and lined with naysayers.


Spirit Junkie

This is not a book on how to get happiness; rather it’s a guide to removing the blocks to the happiness that we already possess.

This article first appeared in Modellist-ID, a site which aims to raise awareness, unity and trust within the fashion model industry. As a social network, they provide a variety of online and offline services dedicated to enhancing the allover experience of life as a model. The website consists of two parts; a public part and a private access part for the members of the Modellist-ID community. Members of this network community are all represented by A-list fashion model agencies worldwide.

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