Westfield and Who What Wear partnered to launch BossNotes, a fashion + leadership summit featuring panels of prominent, influential women making waves in their respective industries. After successful events at Westfield Topanga (with Nicole Richie, Katherine Schwarzenegger and GabiFresh) and Westfield Valley Fair (with Chriselle Lim, Tanesha Awasthi and Anh Sundstrom), I attended the third and final panel at Westfield Garden State Plaza on May 14th, with Natalie Suarez of Natalie Off Duty, Arielle Charnas of Something Navy and Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What. The panel was moderated by Hillary Kerr, who hosted a VIP reception before the panel.
Before and after the panel. attendees were able to get hair and makeup touch-ups from Drybar and MAC Cosmetics, sample Godiva chocolates, and explore designs from FIT fashion design students, supported by Neiman Marcus. There was also an exclusive raffle in which all donations benefited Dress for Success Hudson County.
Check out some great moments from the panel, on first starting out and how important networking is, learning when to say no and staying true to your brand. Natalie, Arielle, Danielle and Hillary all shared their experiences and advice on how to get where you want to be, and how important it is to find your niche.
- Kim Weling