By Lynne Franks
Lynne Franks is a mythical determine in foreign type and public family and the foundation for the outrageous and pushed personality of Edina at the cult tv sequence, 'Absolutely Fabulous.' but on the top of her luck, after construction a global category public family members enterprise by means of operating 20-hour days, spinning off new rules and monitoring tendencies for her consumers on the rate of her own lifestyles, she unexpectedly bought her corporation and reclaimed her existence, embarking on a quest for which means that took her round the globe.
Lynne Franks' trip took her to the United countries Women's convention in Beijing; a holy mountain in India; the sacred Celtic websites of eire, Scotland, and Wales; the Californian Redwoods; and trance dancing to African drums. She addressed meetings on moral company and frolicked with some of the world's religious leaders, best environmentalists and visionaries. This ebook recounts that trip. For marketers; for ladies and males doing far...
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With its post-industrial tones of blue and grey it was way ahead of its time and soon it was featured in all the magazines as London’s first high-tech shop and the centre of the London fashion scene. I bought interesting and often unsellable fashion from art students as well as from young designers in Paris, London and Milan. I bought for the shop the way I do for myself – irresponsibly and indiscriminately – and then got as much publicity for the clothes as possible. Sometimes they sold brilliantly – like the hundreds of pairs of land army breeches that we bought from army surplus stores.
I founded SEED, the women’s empowerment and learning network based on my women’s business book, The SEED Handbook. SEED (Sustainable Enterprise and Empowerment Dynamics) has worked around the globe, supported women in postwar Bosnia with economic independence; promoted local weavers making Khadi from Bangladash; taught vision workshops to community leaders in rural Africa villages; introduced values-based entrepreneurs programmes to women in prisons and encouraged women’s-owned businesses and corporate women’s leadership from the shop floor to the boardroom throughout the UK.
Another celebrity cause I worked on was with Sting and his wife Trudi Styler’s Foundation for the Amazon Rain Forests. Trudi even managed to persuade notorious rivals Gianni Versace and Giorgio Armani to participate jointly in a fashion show in London. I helped with the press and became a trustee of the Foundation, continuing to work with her on various other projects. A cause becomes much more sexy if there is celebrity involvement! Celebrity endorsement started attracting sponsors, becoming part of a new area of cause-related marketing.
Absolutely Now!. A Futurist's Journey to Her Inner Truth by Lynne Franks