Two years ago I set up Style Network with Clara Halpin, Head of Personal Shopping in Arnotts as an event where businesses from the fashion & beauty Industry could meet, network and be Inspired & motivated by other speakers! Last Friday was our third event in the gorgeous Barberstown Castle, Straffan & it was great if I do say so myself! There is a saying by Walt Disney that goes “All our Dreams can come true, if we just had the courage to pursue them.” To set up a business at anytime takes courage, confidence & a lot of hard work & to do it in Ireland right now is tough but also really really exciting!
There are in fact more people setting up businesses in Ireland now than ever before. A product of redundancy or perhaps a new realization of how important it is to have more control over your destiny & how equally important it is to follow your dream. It is without a doubt these people who will transform Ireland’s future & the fashion Industry is a fantastic Industry to be involved in!
Whether you are selling a product, offering a service, building a new brand or writing about them, Our aim with Style Network is to provide an event that is Inspiring; productive & relevant to the Industry we are in.
One of the biggest positives of the ‘recession’ is that it has given Ireland a new sense of togetherness that we have not really known before as businesses & people support each other. We not only want to share our own story but we get huge benefit & Inspiration from hearing other stories & that is also what Style Network is about. We will be inviting people & businesses who are part of Style Network to do just that at each event.
At the end of the day “If we were to wait for everything, absolutely everything to be right to begin, we would never begin.”
A big thanks to all our speakers – Sonya Lennon, Aoife from The PR Boutique, Denise from Teamworx Retail Recruitment and Fashion Designer Heidi Higgins and to our event partner Irish Tatler. A massive thank you to Norah (Casey) for support both me & Style Network! Look out for the social pics in Irish Tatler soon! If you have a business & would like to come to our next event, join our LinkedIn Group!
Style Fish x