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#SHEBOSS: Smells Like Girl Power

Who run the world? Reppin' my fellow she bosses and taking the time to talk about female entrepreneurship.
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With Singapore Fashion Week and Exhibit‘s third runway collection arriving in just a little under two months, it got me thinking about the idea of a “girl boss” or “she boss”. (By the way, see if you can spot one of Exhibit’s upcoming looks here.)

Thanks to social media, especially Instagram, more and more young women now have the opportunity to create their own brands and have a direct way to get the word out. It can be anything from a clothing label, a book or a makeup line, to really just themselves and their creativity as a brand. It is a concept that is very unique to the female entrepreneurs of today.

As the founder and designer of a fashion label, I know how much sweat and tears go into building a brand. Exhibit may have evolved from its beginnings as a multi-label store, but it wasn’t something that happened overnight. It was a mix of careful planning, perseverance, timing and opportunities that I am grateful for to this day. And it’s not just about starting a brand – it’s about keeping it going and growing, too.

Coincidence or no, I found myself sitting in my new office earlier this week decked in Arissa X and THP, labels owned by my fellow girl bosses Arissa Cheo and Vanessa Hong. (Yes, I am aware that Singapore’s weather will never be faux fur-friendly, but there’s always the great indoors.) Like my journey with Exhibit, these ladies put in so much time and effort to get their brands up and running. Talking about doing something is easy, but actually doing it is a whole different thing.

Hear what Arissa and Vanessa have to say about starting their own label over here and here. If you want to find out more about how I started Exhibit, click here. Are you a “she boss” in your own right? Tell us about it!

 

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