A je-ne-sais-quoi That Links Successful French Women and the United-States

Nicolas Santi-Weil will welcome three exceptional French creative women in fashion, design, edition, and music to try and understand why they have their own way of building success stories and sometimes disappear at the height of their success. Is it the creativity that brings them to another path of life and professional story, or is it about leadership?

Sarah Andelman, cofounded Colette, the iconic and worldwide acclaimed Parisian concept store, which closed its doors two years ago, marking the end of a certain fashion era. What brought her to make this decision ? What is the strength of this kind of decision? Sarah will give us « just an idea »!

Garance Doré brought street style to the mainstream as one of the most followed fashion influencers. But she suddenly walked away from the Fashion and decided to leave the excitement of Fashion weeks. What is her conviction to say this is « My last fashion show » ? Why did she move forward when it was at a glory stage? Determination, courage, challenge, define a new way of creativity? A calm space for better creativity? Challenge the thirst for a new one?

Irma, a very talented artist, singer and songwriter, originally from Cameroon, went from performing acoustic covers in her bedroom as a teenager to becoming an online sensation on music platforms, and has since completed several worldwide tours. Promoted by Google for her success. What makes the change from the shadow to the light? Irma will tell us about her new album « The Dawn ».

Get ready to feel, express, and share! Success is good, but human being is best!

Does creativity allows you to always restart a new project with values, conviction, and challenges definition of ourself? Is it part of the process of being creative, with fears, emotions, and determination?
Does the USA brings out this jump into success for French creative ladies?
For sure, a way of being French creative entrepreneurs!

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Sarah Andelman

Just An Idea

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