Renowned international fashion designer Sue Wong was a keynote speaker at the LA Times Multicultural Business Forum. She was invited Uriel Saenz, the VP of Multicultural Development, who is also a talented fashion designer.
She spoke about creativity and the commerce of fashion and Sue is a great speaker, so it was a wonderful evening. She highlighted her triumphs and struggles and how each fall only drove her with even stronger determination, reinvention and focus to succeed. Sue is truly an inspiration, so it’s really wonderful to hear her speak. Kudos to her and Uriel.
What a great night! Twice that night I was mistaken for one of the models! First at check-in, the lady there said, “What are you standing there for? Get backstage with the rest of the models. Show will start soon!” To which I said, “Thank you, thank you, but maybe if I was 5 inches taller and 15 pounds slimmer!” To which I heard her say, “You look great. Go look in a mirror. Geez some people are really their worst critics.” She was right. And one of the guests said that I should be ushered to the stage with “the other models” when I went to grab my cell phone charger from the back of the room. I didn’t really style my hair or wear much makeup! I’m still on cloud nine from all the compliments! I think Sue’s models are the most stunning and classy by far and I’m honored to be considered in that category, even accidentally! Another night of Beauty, Magic and Transformation indeed and on a personal level too! And it was all because of how I felt wearing a beautiful Sue Wong gown!
More info about Sue and her exquisite designs at http://www.suewong.com/ and more info about the forum at
Photos courtesy of Sheri Determan, William Kidston and yours truly