This year, we were so lucky to be able to feature some amazing and talented women on Glitter Guide. As we wrap up 2015, we wanted to round up a few of our favorite quotes and tips of advice they’ve shared with us in hopes that they will inspire you to start out 2016 on a positive note. We hope you love their words as much as we do!
For the most part, any sparkle I can think of comes from within, and that comes from adoring my family, loving what I’m doing and being so grateful every day that I have wonderful friends and health surrounding me.
– Ariane Goldman
Full Ariane Goldman home tour here.
Try not to pay too much attention to what other people in your same field are doing. Keep focused on your own vibe and realize that your instincts and eye are what make your business unique. Looking over your shoulder is never going to be productive.
– Michelle LeBlanc
Full Michelle LeBlanc home tour here.
Cultivate your own unique perspective and be persistent. Work hard, choose your opportunities wisely and grow from your mistakes.
– Sarah Vickers on working in fashion
Full Sarah Vickers office tour here.
Kindness and a smile will always take you further than a frown. You must have passion. Let me tell you: I do not do this for the money. I do it for the design, the stories and the celebration of life’s moments—big and small—along the way.
– Kristen Ley on how to run a successful small business
Full Kristen Ley’s home and studio tour here.
The fashion world is not an easy world to penetrate, but I think my three tips are: Be persistent, work hard and use decorum. Doing so will stand you in good stead.
– Elle Strauss on entering a career in the fashion industry
Full Elle Strauss home tour here.
Be true to your convictions, and do not settle. You may take some detours and encounter some roadblocks along the way, but never give up on the pursuit of excellence—however you may define that for yourself.
– Elaine Welteroth
See Elaine Welteroth’s small space makeover here.
“Success” is such a loaded word. I would like to define it as “the way forward,” because I believe that if you make incremental progress toward your goals—small positive changes every day—you are successful.
– Kalika Yap
See more of Kalika Yap’s business advice here.