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


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  1. Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries

    September 25, 2010 at 4:50 pm

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

  2. stuart

    September 25, 2010 at 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

  3. Anonymous

    September 25, 2010 at 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!

  4. Michelle Bobb-Parris

    September 25, 2010 at 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.


  5. syd vicious

    September 25, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    how nice!


    September 25, 2010 at 5:09 pm

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


    September 25, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    I'm going look that up now !

  8. Stephanie

    September 25, 2010 at 5:28 pm

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

  9. cecilia

    September 25, 2010 at 5:36 pm

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

  10. Creme De La Kravitz

    September 25, 2010 at 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.

  11. Anonymous

    September 25, 2010 at 5:37 pm

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

  12. Golden Girl Olive

    September 25, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    What an interesting profile! Thank you!


  13. eljovendario

    September 25, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Certainly, She is a woman of vision!

  14. tim

    September 25, 2010 at 7:02 pm

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

  15. Alex

    September 25, 2010 at 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.

  16. Anonymous

    September 25, 2010 at 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?

  17. Laura Harris

    September 25, 2010 at 10:13 pm

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

  18. Anonymous

    September 25, 2010 at 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.

  19. Caddy

    September 26, 2010 at 2:06 am

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

  20. Lindsay K

    September 26, 2010 at 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…

  21. Star

    September 26, 2010 at 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.

  22. Maria Silvia F

    September 26, 2010 at 4:13 am

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

  23. ABOYWonders

    September 26, 2010 at 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!


  24. Flopy

    September 26, 2010 at 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):

  25. A Lot Like Fashion

    September 26, 2010 at 5:37 am

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

    Follow my blog at

  26. Tiffany's Small World

    September 26, 2010 at 6:09 am

  27. Ronah May

    September 26, 2010 at 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.

  28. She Wore It Well

    September 26, 2010 at 7:05 am

    thanks for sharing the story with us scott!

  29. Anonymous

    September 26, 2010 at 8:16 am

    in this photo she kind of looks like j aniston

  30. Camille

    September 26, 2010 at 8:25 am

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

  31. Laura

    September 26, 2010 at 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.

  32. Anonymous

    September 26, 2010 at 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.

  33. jimjims

    September 26, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Gonna check it right now.


  34. marc

    September 26, 2010 at 4:14 pm

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

  35. Anonymous

    September 27, 2010 at 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

  36. SJ

    September 27, 2010 at 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

  37. colony13stars

    September 27, 2010 at 1:52 pm

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

  38. Anonymous

    September 27, 2010 at 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

  39. Best of Beehive

    September 27, 2010 at 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.

  40. Katie

    September 27, 2010 at 7:24 pm

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

  41. Headsots_LA

    September 28, 2010 at 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 !

  42. desisuit

    October 1, 2010 at 4:02 am

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

  43. Michael

    October 14, 2010 at 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.

  44. Thais Barros

    January 3, 2011 at 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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