"It's important to stay grounded and remember why you started" Fashion Designer RCW shares fashion business advice on Business Talk showRead Now
Award winning designer and fashion entrepreneur RCW joined Business Talk Show with Gifty Osafo on her YouTube channel to share her experience as a fashion entrepreneur. I thought I would share some of the key points that I found really helpful. What do you think? I have included the link to the video below.
1. If you do something well, recognition will come
Citing her Grandfather who was a tailor as her inspiration, RCW talked about going to University and learning the trade properly. Start by being good at what you do and what you want to create, she advised; and the recognition will come because people will see the quality in what you produce.
2. RCW stands out by creating individually inspired garments for the everyday woman
The brand custom-made tailored garments for customers so it is exactly as they want it. RCW brings the technical expertise to put the customers dream into reality. This is great because even a day suit for work can be a uniquely crafted masterpiece that no one else has. It is as unique as the customer is individual.
3. When you value the details in a garment you are most likely to value it and look after it
On the subject of fast fashion, RCW explained that variety in your wardrobe is ok. What does stand out is that in most cases people treat their more detailed designer items differently - this is very telling.
4. I'm here to make people happy
The consultation process is very important, RCW explains. There is always a consultation process and we as a team interact with the client every step of the way until they are satisfied with the product. Communication is essential so that the customer is happy with the final product. The end goal, RCW explains is to make people happy.
5. It's a great feeling to be recognised for doing good work.... I'm humbled by that.
It is important to remember the journey it took to get to where you are, not to take it for granted even when you are doing well. RCW talked about the importance of staying grounded and remembering where you started.
You can watch the full interview on the YouTube video here.
RCW is sponsoring my journey this year as a Ms Africa UK finalist 2021. I am delighted to be sharing my platform with such amazing young and inspiration talent. As a Finalist I will continue to support my community, local charity and young entrepreneurial talent. I believe in motivating and supporting the next generation.
Follow my journey and RCW's journey on Instagram @reececurtis @abiabiade
The personal sponsors for Ms / Mrs Africa UK finalist officially announced their affiliation to the pageant in March 2021. The contestants all joined Zoom for a virtual meeting and were entertained by Headline sponsors Herbalife skin and African Emporium UK.
This was also the chance to introduce my personal sponsor, award winning designer and young entrepreneur RCW. I gave a short introduction and presented the video clip that we had produced especially for the pageant. Take a look here.
It has been a fun and inspiring time as a finalist of the pageant, I really appreciate being a part of a great team. It has really taken my mind off this lock-down and given me a focal point and something fun to think about at this time. I look forward to taking part in more activities coming soon.
I almost forgot - we are nearly ready to present the evening gown! Adept at making custom made garments to suit individual personality, I look forward to the evening wear that RCW is making. Keep in touch for some "journey to the dress" snippets and pictures.
Being indoors for 6 weeks at this "lock-down" time where we all self-isolate has really made me think long and hard (not that hard to be fair) about whether I should wake up so early, shower daily or wear make up. I opted for "yes," personally! I think that regular sleep, good hygiene, healthy diet and a good amount of exercise are definitely a self-care must. I came across this 25% off voucher to try out a pamper kit, delivered to the door every other month and had to check it out.
Ecocobox is a selection of lovely things that mum's use daily to help look and feel her best self and also gorgeous things to help care for her baby, because researching can be such a time drain and, quite frankly, mum's have better things to do!
Each Ecocobox contains a minimum of 5 items, at least 4 full sized, from earth conscious brands seeking to create beautiful products with high quality natural ingredients and low impact packaging. Delivered every other month, with prices starting at around £30, there is significant saving in every box. Ecocobox love to include an Eco lifestyle item, to help people live a more sustainable life and work with brands of different sizes, but love working with artisan brands trying to do great things in the world.
Ecocobox aim to help mum's find better products for themselves and their little ones, and also support them in carving out 'me time' at a point in their life where they are probably putting everyone else first; Ecocobox is designed to pamper. But additionally, supporting brands with incredible ethics and stories with beautiful products to get exposure. It is a real win win!
There's loads of ideas springing up every where to support parents who are currently home schooling children. Here's another that looks cool for now and going forward.
Little Bakers create baking kits designed especially for kids, teaching them how to bake properly - no cake mixes, no cheating! Everything is pre-weighed out so there is no stress, no hassle, just lots of fun!
The Little Bakers Club is a monthly subscription, and each month the child will receive their own parcel through the post, containing all the ingredients pre-weighed out (apart from things like butter and eggs), a detailed step by step guide, and a little activity. They could be baking anything from cake pops to flapjacks, to funny face cookies to caterpillar cupcakes. Kits are designed for children of all ages and children get to learn a vital life skill.
Today, Sunday 26 April 2020 should have been the 40th London Marathon but instead of feeling sad that the event had to be cancelled, I have enjoyed watching everyone on social media post about their own 2.6 challenge so that all the charities that would have benefited still can.
As explained on the website: www.twopointsixchallenge.co.uk/getinvolved all you need to do is dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 that suits your skills and complete it on Sunday 26 April – when the 40th London Marathon would have taken place. This could be something as simple as pledging to run or ride 2.6 miles as your daily exercise, holding the plank for 2.6 minutes, to gardening for 26 minutes. There are no rules – apart from the Government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time.
Today I will hold the plank for 2.6 minutes. I wont be collecting funds, I will donate £26 to my chosen charity listed on www.justgiving.com
What's you 2.6 Challenge?
Trying on my new lingerie from juliemay.co.uk, here are my thoughts...
Beauty and comfort are not usually two words that go together in the world of fashion. The rise of stylish comfort in fashion means we are now witnessing a lingerie revolution where what we wear makes us feel confident on the inside, ready for whatever the day has in store for us and also makes us feel like we are up to date with latest trends.
I got to try on items from The LEOPARD collection, here are my thoughts...
It's been an exciting weekend in the UK with the Royal wedding and FA Cup happening on the same day! Not only that but we've been lucky with the warm sunny weather, enjoying picnics and days out everywhere.
These Swarovski embellished Ezrela Sunglasses worth £50 are only £10 when you spend £10 or more on any of these great make up brands
See more great products available as part of this offer by clicking here.
Get a glam new look
Abi the fashion blogger