Pam&Gala and a Q&A with Glenda Bailey at Bloomies

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Last week I had the pleasure of attending a talk and book signing with the infamous founders of Juicy Couture, Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor. The event was held at Bloomingdales and the host for the evening was the Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar  Glenda Bailey. Glenda was the perfect ying to Pam and Gela’s yang. Trading quick-witted jokes and dishing on behind the scenes shenanigans, this was not a laced up Q&A. The evening was full of insightful stories, helpful advice and plenty of laughs. Pamela and Gela spoke about their early days, how the company grew with the help of celebrity fans, and how they did not recognize the company they built when it got too big to be cool. They knew then it was time to sell, and they did, to the tune of 250 million dollars. They sold their world renown brand to Liz Claiborne and never looked back. But not they type of girls to retire poolside they recently launched a new line aptly named Pam & Gela. The line is currently being sold at Bloomingdales as well as a number other online retailers. Staying true to their hallmark of making edgy but comfortable casual clothing, I am sure the rock and roll spirit that catapulted them in to the fashion stratosphere will fuel them on their next big adventure. So rest assured friends, the party has just begun! And be sure to check out my  post over at MadebyGirl

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20 Comments

  1. Jackie Harrison
    June 11, 2014 / 10:16 am

    Great event to attend and experience I bet it will rock and roll all the way.
    http://tifi11.blogspot.com

  2. June 11, 2014 / 10:48 am

    Well, selling the brand at 250 million is not too shabby at all! 🙂 This new venture sounds very promising for them, I’m sure they will be a success with the new line as well. The event also sounds like it was great to attend.
    The Style Stack

  3. June 11, 2014 / 1:12 pm

    Great pictures!! What a fun event. Will have to check out their new line.

    Best, Mree

  4. June 11, 2014 / 3:07 pm

    Weird, i thought their new brand was called Skaist Taylor? Anyway, i’m sure it was a super interesting and inspiring conference with really amazing insights! I love seeing power women spreading their knowledge like this.

    xx Hélène
    http://www.FashionOverReason.com

  5. June 11, 2014 / 3:07 pm

    Looks fun! Yes to the studded white moto jackets. 🙂

  6. June 11, 2014 / 3:20 pm

    sounds like an amazing event. i love it when speakers have really insightful things to share.

  7. June 11, 2014 / 3:27 pm

    Sounds like such a fun evening! I bet they had some great stories!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  8. June 11, 2014 / 3:55 pm

    It must have been so inspiring to hear their stories, and great that it wasn’t too formal!

  9. June 11, 2014 / 5:30 pm

    Sounds like a fun event! It’s always so interesting to me to hear the stories behind fashion brands. Thanks for sharing!

  10. June 11, 2014 / 5:38 pm

    What a fun event! They are such amazing designers!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

  11. June 11, 2014 / 6:04 pm

    This looks like an awesome event! I love hearing designers talk about how they got their start!
    xx,

    Paisley

    paisleynotplaid

  12. June 11, 2014 / 8:33 pm

    This even sounds amazinggg! What great people to hear a talk from! I’m sure you got some valuable information from it..plus it’s just super cool 😉 I’m very intrigued by their new line. Definitely checking it out!

  13. June 11, 2014 / 11:25 pm

    That is so cool you got to see them! I remember Juicy Couture. Always cute stuff.

  14. June 12, 2014 / 2:35 am

    Cool! I like their new stuff I’m a sucker for lyric t shirts & sleeve embellishment!
    Also your other post is fun I love stuff from lush 😉

  15. June 14, 2014 / 8:08 am

    Love these women
    and their products are awesome.
    Of course I love Gela’s hubby too
    John Taylor of Duran Duran.


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