Communications Director UK

Published on: October 17, 2015
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Board of Director Appointment, FIPI

So. My news. I am extremely delighted, honoured and taken aback to have been appointed this week to the Board of Directors of FIPI (Federation of Image Professionals International UK).

What is FIPI?

FIPI is a non-profit professional organisation that provides a leading light for the image & style profession in the UK and internationally supporting members to set the benchmark for excellence by providing leadership, learning opportunities and links with the right people and services.

Shortly after I started Stylefish I discovered FIPI and ever since I have been keeping an eye on what FIPI do and how they strive to improve standards of training and support for women who want to work in the fashion industry. This immediately appealed to me. However, at that time I was a little fish in a big pond (pardon the pun)! Over the last 4 years I have steadily grown my business and my relationship with some wonderful women who are part of FIPI, most especially Geraldine Wijsbeek (the now President) who is based in the Netherlands. Geraldine is the most amazingly colourful, warm and generous lady who is so passionate about the image industry and about supporting and encouraging women who love fashion to be part of this close knit organisation. Geraldine is also the first person I have ever met who practices Fashion Feng Shui (which I am looking forward to learning lots more about!)!

‘Embrace your soul with your clothes and you will start recognising yourself and not feel as if you live someone else’s life or dreams.’

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So, it with excitement (and being rather proud of where my little brand has got to with the wonderful women I have met along the way) that this week I have been appointed Director of Communications for the UK with a remit including improving communications and opportunities for members & personal stylists; linking FIPI with it’s growing membership aswell as more closely with the modern fashion industry.

I am also super excited to get to work more in the UK, develop a bigger network over there and through my work with Stylefish also strive for more ways to train, help and support women who love fashion as much as I did when my passion was but a dream I did something about!

Julie x

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