4 More Summit Panelists to Know
We’ve already introduced you to Flea Style Summit panelists Catherine Lowe, Carley Seale, Allyson Fulcher and Lauren Williams, but there are more amazing women getting ready to share their business savvy with attendees later this month! The four we’re about to introduce you to round out a lineup that is seriously blowing our minds! It’s so good, ya’ll!
These ladies are smart and beautiful inside and out. They’ve got beaucoup wisdom to impart. You’re simply crazy if you don’t snag a seat to hear them speak!
At just 15 years old, Jane Aldridge launched her blog, Sea of Shoes, before blogging went mainstream. Quickly after — while still a high school student — she was featured for her original content and vintage-loving style in Teen Vogue, Vanity Fair and on other blogs far and wide. She’s a pioneer in the world of content, monetizing social media and honing a voice in the online editorial world.
Hometown: Westlake, Texas
First job: Blogger
Favorite words to live by: You’ll only regret the chances you don’t take.
Favorite way to relax: Watching classic movies every night with my fiancé, Jeff.
A former model and clothing designer, Judy Aldridge is Jane’s mother and creator of interiors-focused blog Atlantis Home. She has incredible style and superhuman energy, which she puts toward her interior design clients’ spaces that even their wildest imaginations could not conceive. She favors handmade, vintage and one-of-a-kind (just like us!), and her e-comm site, Shop Atlantis, sells clothing, jewelry and home goods.
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
First job: Waitress. I lasted a day. I was terrible!
Favorite words to live by: Stay present. Don’t sweat the details.
Favorite way to relax: Looking at design books with a big cup of tea.
A fashion entrepreneur with a heart of gold, Paula Minnis launched GAIA in 2009, when she hired a refugee woman to sew cloth napkins. Since then, she’s grown GAIA into a full-blown home and fashion accessories brand with more than a dozen employees — and a huge spring order from J.Crew! Take notes as Paula shares how she built a business around giving back — and how she does it with four kids!
Hometown: Dallas, via Houston and East Texas. We moved a lot!
First job: Waiting tables at Shrimp Boat Manny’s in Livingston, Texas. That’s where I learned how to multitask like a champ!
Favorite words to live by: Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. —Teddy Roosevelt
Favorite way to relax: Tie between movies or museums, ideally with the whole family.
Smart, savvy and positively stunning, the former equestrian is now CEO of lifestyle apparel and jewelry brand Blaine Bowen. A terrible car accident could have left her down and out, but instead she parlayed the awful event — and a simple jewelry sketch from her recovery time — into the career of her dreams. Plan to pick your jaw off the floor when you hear her candid stories (including a few Hollywood starlet tales) and solid brand-building advice.
Hometown: Leawood, Kansas.
First job: Hostess at Yia Yia’s, a restaurant in Overland Park, Kansas.
Favorite words to live by: If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.
Favorite way to relax: Riding horses or hanging out in bed watching movies with my husband and our three dogs.
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