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The Role Model - Angela Ahrendts


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Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Role Model - Angela Ahrendts

Angela gave me my first real job when I arrived in New York over 20 years ago.

She is an absolute star to me.

If you're thinking about getting into the business side of fashion, Angela Ahrendts should be your role model.

Last weekend The Wall Street Journal Magazine published a great profile on Angela. Here is the link Earning Her Stripes

Comments on "The Role Model - Angela Ahrendts"


Blogger Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said ... (4:50 PM) : 

Checking out right away! Thanks for the link Scott! ;)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:50 PM) : 

I was literally just reading the article about her! So inspiring, especially since I'm a small town girl.
---> please check out


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:56 PM) : 

I consider Angela my mentor from my days working with her in the same company. She was instrumental in my career and I will forever remember working with her as the best experience in the industry. She is such an inspiration and a true leader. I was so happy to see what a wonderful recognition she's getting. So well deserved!


Blogger Michelle Bobb-Parris said ... (4:58 PM) : 

Definitely someone to look up to. I'm a photographer, but also a lawyer, so have read about her a lot in the business press. You are privileged to have had someone like her in your corner. Thanks for sharing.



Blogger crystal said ... (5:07 PM) : 

how nice!


Blogger FASHION SNAG said ... (5:09 PM) : 

Awesome. I am going to check this out. Thanks for posting. x


Blogger STREETFSN said ... (5:09 PM) : 

I'm going look that up now !


Blogger Stephanie said ... (5:28 PM) : 

Now I am going to check her out! Nice picture, she´s beautiful! :]


Anonymous cecilia said ... (5:36 PM) : 

wow!!! I'm going to look!!


Blogger Creme De La Kravitz said ... (5:36 PM) : 

I love learning about the business aspect of fashion as well. I actually have this magazine and I will def. bring it to the coffee shop with me later.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:37 PM) : 

wow. she gave you a job 20 years ago ...yet she has no wrinkles ;)


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:53 PM) : 

What an interesting profile! Thank you!



Blogger eljovendario said ... (6:14 PM) : 

Certainly, She is a woman of vision!


Blogger tim said ... (7:02 PM) : 

I saw her for the first time on Charlie Rose a couple of weeks ago. Truly inspiring.


Blogger Unknown said ... (7:57 PM) : 

She is nice. And she is abs Prof. What can i say? I spent 5 years for Burberry. And I met her in Moscow.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:07 PM) : 

Hey Scott, I Like women, in fact I LOVE women, but its been very much women and very little men recently in your postings?


Blogger Unknown said ... (10:13 PM) : 

She looks so beautiful yet powerful at the same time. Gonna check out the link. Nice post! xxx


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:47 PM) : 

Absolutely! She is my role model. Only if the fashion industry made it easier for foreigners to get a job in the business side of Fashion.


Blogger Caddy said ... (2:06 AM) : 

An inspiring article! Thanks so much for sharing this Scott!!


Blogger Lindsay K said ... (2:22 AM) : 

Thank you for the link. I'm in the business side of fashion and love it! I can't wait to read this.

On another note, I saw you at Garance's FNO party at Jil Sander and I was to meek/shy to say hello... Sometimes when I admire someone's work (in this case two people's work) i don't want to ruin it with a chance encounter. Ah, I'm an odd girl...


Blogger Star said ... (3:01 AM) : 

Thank you so much for this post. It's very heartwarming to see important people recognizing their mentors and admitting that they, too, once needed help getting started.


Blogger Maria Silvia F said ... (4:13 AM) : 

i miei complimenti per il tuo lavoro, lo apprezzo moltissimo.. I'm addicted on your blog! :)
complimenti ancora


Blogger ABOYWonders said ... (4:44 AM) : 

I was a Burberry boy and saw the inspiration in real life form, very strong minded, career focussed woman, who has grown fashion!
Love AA!



Blogger GAZTE BAT said ... (5:19 AM) : 

thank U for the link I´m going to look it now.

I´m spanish but check my blog if you want (It´s new):


Blogger For The Love Of Fashion And Other Things said ... (5:37 AM) : 

Don't know much about her, but it will be a great read.

Follow my blog at


Blogger Tiffany's Small World said ... (6:09 AM) : 

thanks for sharing!


Blogger mysha said ... (6:59 AM) : 

Hi Scott!

The Sartorialist is my favorite fashion blog. Your blog is an inspiration to me.

Thank you for sharing the link about Angela Ahrendts. I was blessed by this write-up on her profile. I learned a lot.


Blogger She Wore It Well said ... (7:05 AM) : 

thanks for sharing the story with us scott!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:16 AM) : 

in this photo she kind of looks like j aniston


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:25 AM) : 

Well, she has a wondefull family name. I trust in it. I do not know she yet


Anonymous Laura said ... (11:00 AM) : 

I read her commencement speech at her alma mater Ball State, it's pretty inspiring. Thanks for pointing her out to me....she is a great role model.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:56 PM) : 

Though I'm not thinking about getting into the business side of fashion, that would be a massive disaster, it was an insightful article to read.

The symbiosis of creativity and business is what makes the fashion world so interesting I think.


Anonymous jimjims said ... (2:08 PM) : 

Gonna check it right now.



Anonymous marc said ... (4:14 PM) : 

“You can’t go wrong with the Disney Channel,” Ahrendts declares, as the kids load the dishwasher.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:46 AM) : 

She was also on Charlie Rose last week. Her take on the industry and life was inspiring. Feel free to check it out on


Blogger Stephanie said ... (4:34 AM) : 

What an amazing woman and an inspiring Hoosier! Do love hearing about successful Indiana natives and hope to one day be a name added to that honoured list...

Thanks Scott from one Hoosier to another...
From Jasper to Terre Haute to Indy to Italy...
; ) Steffi


Blogger Unknown said ... (1:52 PM) : 

Absolutely agreed. I read the article and was inspired. Well done, Ms. Ahrendts. Very well done.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:23 PM) : 

She was our group president at Lci when we sold Juicy Couture..... She is so amazing. Pure love and talent.
Founder Juicy couture


Anonymous Best of Beehive said ... (6:08 PM) : 

Thanks for the link. Very interesting read about inside the fashion world and she seems like a very motivated, forward thinking but grounded person.


Blogger Katie said ... (7:24 PM) : 

Thank you for this post--what an inspiration she is. "Never waste a good recession" is my new mantra.


Anonymous Headsots_LA said ... (3:22 AM) : 

Amazing! Great collection. Excellent work.I love fashion and design. Photography is my thing. She is a source of inspiration for me , thank you !


Anonymous desisuit said ... (4:02 AM) : 

thanks for the link.I read the article and was inspired


Blogger Unknown said ... (7:41 PM) : 

This profile knocked my socks off. Ahrendts' comment, "never waste a good recession," absolutely slayed me. I can't remember the last time I felt so inspired and in awe of another business leader in this industry, absent of Wen Zhou.


Anonymous Thais Barros said ... (1:00 PM) : 

I was looking up for her when I found your post from her, which I missed back in September.
She sounds amazing, and I read an article about her and plans for Burberry in Brazil, and I got so excited... I lived in London , studied fashion at Istituto Marangoni, and now I am back in Brazil, working for a small magazine. Working for her in Burberry sounds like a dream... Would you be kind enough to send me her assistant's email so I can send her my CV, please?
I know this request sounds crazy, but I have been sending my CV for Burberry via website, and never got a reply.
Well, It doesnt hurt to try!
Thank you so much for your attention, and for your inspiring images! - Thanks for sharing it! It has been a worldwide tool for fashion research! Great eye!
Kind Regards,
Thais Barros


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