10 Most Inspirational Quotes from Stylist Live 2017
Crikey, it was tough to choose just 10…
So, you might have heard, but this year’s Stylist Live was our biggest yet. 21,000 of you poured through the doors to shop boutiques and big names, to indulge in our delish Gourmet-on-the-Go street food and hustle to be front row at our gorgeous Stylist curated catwalk. But amongst the excitement of the festival, upon four large stages, we let the features of our weekly Stylist pages come to life.
And, with more experts, celebrity interviews and fiercely passionate panel discussions than any previous festival we’ve hosted, we were almost overwhelmed with the sheer volume of advice, insight and inspiration from our speakers.
So now that the dust has settled, here are just 10 of our favourite gems of discovery, advice and quotes.
“Put your attention on the person in front of you and don’t make it about you: that’s when we become charismatic”
- From Jessica Regan’s Charisma Class as she opened Stylist Live 2017 from our Thrive stage.
“We should all have a ‘power hour’ – do the most challenging task first and it’ll set you up for the day”
- Proper Corn’s CEO, Casandra Stavrou talking from our Morning Routines of Successful Women panel on our Grow stage. Entrepreneurs take note…
“Start breaking the taboo and start talking about the pay gap at work, just like we’ve broken the taboo on sexual harassment”
“To be heard is vital. There are people who want to shut you down – don’t engage with them. Life is too short.”
- Fiercely wise words from author Jojo Moyes, during her session How to Write Modern Romance (and score a film deal too) as she chatted to our Features Editor, Anna Fielding, on our Thrive stage.
“Choosing not to see race is truly a luxury.”
“Don’t allow any decision to be made about you without you”
“If we stopped policing each other’s bodies we’d all feel a lot better”
- Scottee talking about Male Body Image from our Spark stage.
“On first dates, the man always picks up the bill. This is where feminism retreats. Want equality? We need to front up.”
- Our columnist, Lucy Mangan, from our Spark stage on why ‘going Dutch’ is a feminist issue!
“Learning to take charge of your emotions is so empowering. Find your voice and take control of your message.”
- Queen of self-empowerment, Joanna Crosse’s wise words from her session; Hear Me Roar: How to keep your cool and find your voice when you feel like crying, on our Thrive stage.
And finally, to close the show with Katherine Ryan’s Big Finish:
“I grew up not even considering for a moment that my life might be harder because I was a woman. I just didn’t know that. Then when I went into what is a male dominated industry, still, it never occurred to me that it might be harder for me… But my blind spot really helped me. I just always moved forward doing the best that I could do in my voice.”