A good friend of mine, India Martin published an article on her LinkedIn page recently entitled The Real Cost of Being an Entrepreneur. In it she gives an honest account of moving from corporate to entrepreneurial life sharing her vulnerabilities, the sacrifices made and the risks taken. It’s worth a read. One thing India didn’t...Read More
It had taken me about two days to understand the grid of Manhattan: its Streets, Avenues, Upper, Lower, East and West and how they intersect. I had gotten lost too many times. Finally, I could visualise the Island and navigate my way around it with some success. I began to appreciate why a yellow cab...Read More
I met a BBC Robot Wars judge recently. Actually when we first met I was more interested in her gold coloured boots that were ‘tweet’ enabled. Dr Lucy Rogers describes herself as someone who makes engineering fun. She hacks, she makes, she writes and she is an influencer. Her book It’s ONLY Rocket Science published...Read More
As I sat on the plane I marvelled at how I was on my way to New York with Uma, a Semple client. What began as a throw away remark while we were having an indulgent coffee after a ‘bootcamp’ gym session one Saturday, turned into brand Semple arriving in New York during Fashion Week...Read More
I read recently that there are 30 billion blogs written in a year. If you are like me you will read or scan a number of blogs each day probably on a range of topics while accepting that you will miss some content that would have been good to know about. One of my favourite...Read More
A reminder for you: 51% of the UK population is female, only 20% of SMEs are women-owned businesses and in 2016 those contributed £115bn to UK economy. Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the third conference of The Female Quotient International Forum FQ3 at The Shard in London, hosted by Helene Martin Gee and...Read More
I took a photograph of my shadow recently while in Ostia, the local beach near to Rome. I started to think about what shadows mean and wondered how I could develop a narrative around shadows and fabric, the reason why I was in Italy. I began with the following notes: ‘Am on an early train to...Read More
I used to say to my team that August is a month that doesn’t exist. I encouraged people to come in slightly later, go out for coffee and generally use the time to tidy up. I’m not quite sure when August became a month that did exist at Semple but it is now as busy...Read More
Two month’s ago I wrote about giving the opening speech at the first Creative Women in business conference in Paphos, Cyprus. It was an international gathering of women and men eager to make connections, do business with and learn from each other. A few days ago I returned to Cyprus, as Ambassador for Cyprus’ first...Read More
As I work in our Covent Garden atelier on a marketing tactic to introduce Semple dresses to more women, I am distracted by a voice on the radio mentioning online shopping. Two years ago I wouldn’t have been so interested but now a good deal of my time is spent thinking about why women buy...Read More
Privacy & Cookies Policy
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.