I can say from personal experience that taking the plunge to make your dream work is one of the most exciting moments of your life.
It’s accepting a leadership role in society and in your own life. Yet being an entrepreneur is also a roller coast of highs & lows and to be honest, it can be pretty darn tough.
"It’s like jumping off a cliff and assembling an airplane on the way down"
Co-founder of LinkedIn Reid Hoffman
In collaboration with Zalon, the free online personal shopping service by Zalando, Make My Dream Work interviewed 4 girl bosses (including myself) on their business adventure and what it means to be your own boss.
All styled in the #MMDWxZALON box, I mixed & matched the items to create powerful and professional looks for several occasions.
1 Zalon box - 3 different occasions
LOOK : MEETING
Who : Virginie Dardenne is currently living in Italy working as a freelance PR consultant for fashion brands. Next to that she’s starting up her own business in organic dog food
Independent since : 2017
Power Item : I feel most powerful in looks that combine comfort & elegance
LOOK : EVENTS
Who : Twin sisters Rosine & Nadine Uwayezu founded a webshop with preloved luxury items for ladies
Independent since : 2016
Power Item : We'll always feel powerful in a blazer. It gives us that extra push to go get it
LOOK : CASUAL WORKDAY
Who : In 2007 Emma Gelaude launched a premium personal shopping agency and Belgian’s first fashion blog. Over the years she also published 2 books and worked as a creative consultant for fashion brands & events
Independent since : 2007
As time-management is one of the biggest challenges women face in business, outsourcing your workwear concerns to professionals, is a way to go.
It saves you time ànd money because you buy the right items rightaway.
ZALON by ZALANDO
With Zalon ‘a personal stylist’ becomes reality for everyone. Fill out your style profile and a personal stylist will handpick pieces to fit your taste, needs and budget. They choose from the broad assortment of Zalando, offering 2.000 brands and around 300.000 products, putting together the perfect outfit for you. The best part is that this service is free just as the returns, so you only keep and pay for what you love.
As a personal stylist I know what the right outfit can do for you. Not only psychically but also mentally.
If you dress well and your look clicks with your personality and ambitions, you can conquer the world. ‘Cause when you’re confident in what you’re wearing, you remind yourself that you possess so many more qualities than you realize.
For this box I selected key workwear items for stylish, professional and powerful looks. Staples that you can combine into different outfits, so going from a work meeting straight to a business event, is a walk in the park.
Online shopping was never this easy.
Get inspired and click here to receive your box.
Check our Make My Dream Work page on Instagram to find out what my fellow girl bosses and me answered on what our biggest challenge in business is..
PRODUCTION SHOOT : EMMA GELAUDE
PRODUCTION ASSISTENT : MARIE MAITE
PHOTOGRAPHER : FELICIA VAN HAM
H&MU : EMMA DE COCK
STYLING : EMMA GELAUDE
IN COLLABORATION WITH ZALON BY ZALANDO