TTYA Talks Series 1
I started working on TTYA almost 3 years ago now, and as much as the journey has been amazing the hard work that goes into running a business on your own can be an extremely lonely experience. Its taken me at least 2 years to understand the importance of asking for help. Asking for help is not a form of weakness, if anything its shows strength.
Saying that it’s not always easy to find someone you feel comfortable asking or exposing yourself too. That is why I started TTYA Talks. To create hub where we can come together inspire, get inspired, share knowledge and really provide key tools for growth.
In honour of London Fashion Week, I launched my first series of #TTYATalks with guest speaker Caryn Franklin MBE. I hand-picked a panel of amazing women who I was SUPER excited about, to share their inside fashion knowledge. The panel included myself, Caryn Franklin MBE and Laura Taylor. In honour of London Fashion Week, I launched my first series of #TTYATalks with guest speaker Caryn Franklin MBE. I hand-picked a panel of amazing women who I was SUPER excited about, to share
Caryn Franklin MBE
Caryn is a British fashion expert. She was former Fashion Editor and Co-Editor of i-D Magazine, and has been a fashion commentator for over 34 years. A broadcaster, writer, director and producer, she has worked with many major networks to produce TV shows and documentaries, including BBC’s The Clothes Show
As a fashion activist, she has co-chaired Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, the award-winning All Walks Beyond the Catwalk (with Debra Bourne and Erin O’Connor), and is currently studying MSc in psychology in fashion.
Laura is the Co-founder of Solace London – a contemporary womens wear brand with a distinctly British sensibility and a design aesthetic. Formally brand Director of AQUA BY AQUA (AQ/AQ), Laura has a wealth of experience in collaborating with global talent and industry leading image makers and has dressed iconic women including Suki Waterhouse, Anne Hathaway, Rhianna, Lily Collins and Chanel Iman.
I’m still learning everyday and the biggest advice I can give is ‘if you don’t ask you don’t get’ its that simple. Caryn has inspired me so much in my career, I even worked backstage at a clothes show many a year ago! I never in a million years imaged sitting on a panel with her! I just might frame the below picture haha.
TTYA Talks Series 1 Irene Agbontaen, Caryn Franklin MBE
Look out for Series II coming very soon (sign up to our newsletter to be first on invite list)