SoGal is hosting a three-day bootcamp event from Friday, September 25th until Sunday, September 27th. SoGal Startup Bootcamp is a weekend celebration of entrepreneurship, tech, startup and diversity. You’ll find me at the SoGal “Fireside Chat” on September 26th, where I’ll be discussing topics such as how to build a fashion empire, and how business has evolved with the rise of the Internet and social media.
Join the party to make amazing friends, learn new skills, create fabulous solutions, discover hot startups and gain powerful inspirations!
Click here for more information and here if you would like to register for this amazing event!
Image via LaLaScoop
This week I’d like to share with you my interview with LaLaScoop, a great website that has all the info on what’s hip in Los Angeles. Thank you so much to Melissa Curtin, it was a pleasure getting to know you and talking about my new book!
After making $50,000 a month selling T-shirts at a very young age at various spots in Los Angeles starting with the Venice Boardwalk, True Religion jeans co-founder Kym Gold recounts her hardships both personally and professionally, while sharing with us how to rock the world and build an empire. Her business acumen in her latest tell-all memoir Gold Standard reveals her shocking business journey in the fashion world. Her frank and candid recounting of her childhood and relationship disappointments, show us early on setbacks didn’t hold her down.
Finish reading my interview with LaLaScoop by clicking the link below:
I will be at Book Soup in West Hollywood on Saturday, September 12th, 2015 discussing and signing my new business book and memoir Gold Standard: How to Rock the World and Run an Empire. I’m so excited for my signing and hope that you will come to hear my story!
For more information, click the event link below!
Thank you Fashion Times. This was a pleasure to do!
From Fashion Times:
Kym Gold co-founded True Religion Brand Jeans in 2002 with her then-husband Jeff Lubell.
While the designer denim brand’s popularity skyrocketed, Gold’s marriage fell apart. She’s stayed quiet for years, but now, the fashionable businesswoman has decided to open up about her time at True Religion, her failed marriage and how the two are related in a forthcoming book called “Gold Standard: How to Rock the World and Run an Empire,” which is slated to be released next month.
In the book, Gold discusses everything from her first fashion job selling old T-shirts on a beach to how she feels she was pushed out of a company she helped create (Gold left True Religion in 2007, the same year she was served divorce papers by her husband).
In a recent interview with Gold, which you can read in full below, we asked the business woman what she learned while at True Religion, why her new book is a must-read, what advice she has for working women and much more.
To finish reading my interview with Fashion Times, click the link below:
Fall fashion 2015: Denim is always in, but the way denim is cut always changes. Flared, skinny, boot-cut—there’s tons of different types of jeans out there! I’ve noticed that cropped flared pants are in for the Fall 2015 season. How do you take an old pair of jeans and make them fresh for this season?
If you have an older pair of jeans, you can cut the bottom off and let them fray. This gives a modern edge to the pant.
Adding a cool trim or fun fabric on the pocket—or stitching a simple criss-cross pattern on the pant somewhere—gives you a great opportunity to display your own originality!
Fashion Week Brooklyn hosted their Fall 2015 activities in June, and their theme was “Denim Walk.” It’s always about the three basic fits: the skinny, the flair, and the boyfriend. Women are able to choose the style they like, and that fits their body type. Jeans today have a myriad of washes, like rinse, destroyed, patched. Gray is a big color for jeans this fall, and lighter washes, denim trench coats, and denim suiting are also in fashion.
When it comes to the rest of fall fashion, young designers are taking more risks and pushing the boundaries on what is the “Now Trends” of today. I’ve seen the runways full of the “Madcap Aristocrat” with heavy layering of old and new fabrics mixed together; I’ve also seen the edgy, retro glam/“Rebel Yell” look and feel.
Readers and fashionable spirits, I’d like to see how you refurbished your jeans to make them stylish again for fall fashion—tweet your updated jeans wear photos at @kym_gold!
On August 15th, 2015, Grace Rose invites you to her Fashion Fundraiser: Benefiting Cystic Fibrosis Research, which will take place at the CBS Studios Radford in Studio City, CA.
Grace Rose is a 12-year-old fashion designer who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at birth, and she is deeply involved in fundraising for the disease. In 2013 she started her alter-ego fashion brand, “Rosie G Style,” and proceeds from sales go back to Cystic Fibrosis to help find a cure.
Cystic Fibrosis is life-threatening and there is no cure—yet. Research is advancing the life expectancy every year. When Grace Rose was born the average life span was approximately the age she is now, and due to new research and medical treatments people with CF are living into their 30’s.
Tickets for the fundraiser are on sale here at Eventbrite.
I hope to see you all there to support the lovely Grace Rose for her amazing cause.
NBC’s “Open House” with host Sara Gore featured my California estate on Sunday, July 26th, 2015. It was so much fun working with the show’s crew and giving them the grand tour! View a sneak peek into my home by watching the video below or on their website.
— Kym Gold
Open House: Inside The Spanish-Style Abode of True Religion Founder
We’re at the Malibu beach house of Kym Gold, co-founder of jeans brand True Religion. Her estate features breathtaking ocean views, bright interiors and just the right amount of designer touches. This episode of Open House was hosted at 560 W 24th St., New York.
Watch the video here.
One of my aspirations is to be an inspiration, and I hope that my upcoming book Gold Standard: How to Rock the World and Run an Empire can be that inspiration. So today I have some book quotes from my new business book and memoir, which will be released on September 1st with Skyhorse Publishing. Please feel free to use these book quotes for yourself to inspire !
Enjoy these book quotes:
Last night’s Designer Boot Camp for Phoenix Fashion Week was an amazing experience! Not only was I able to mentor and teach these amazing new designers in person, but I learned about them too. These upcoming fashion designers are willing to go the distance, willing to learn, and willing to become the best that they can possibly be. It is so thrilling to see the excitement, love, and dedication that is necessary to grow a successful fashion brand. I hope that everyone involved learned some valuable lessons from my Designer Boot Camp, and I look forward to seeing everybody flourish in their abilities!
If there is one lesson I want you to remember from me, it’s “Never settle for a no, always look for a yes.”
Below are some photos of the event:
Merriam-Webster defines the term bootcamp as “a short but very difficult training program; a program or situation that helps people become much better at doing something in a short period of time.”
So, Emerging Designers, are you ready for Phoenix Fashion Week‘s Designer Boot Camp (#DesignerBootCamp) with Kym Gold, co-founder of True Religion? Tonight, I’ll be teaching you a new fashion business skill set to use for your fashion brand.
7:00PM PST, see you there! Check back for photos from this week’s Emerging Designer Boot Camp.