moose musings: #girlboss

June 27, 2014

If you follow the neon moose instagram and facebook sites (and if you don’t start here and here) you would’ve noticed some noise around #girlboss.

 

It’s not only a popular hashtag, it’s a movement, thanks to Sophia Amoruso’s book aptly called – yup you guessed it - #girlboss.

 

Who’s Sophia Amoruso? I hear you murmur. Well, she’s the founder, CEO and creative director of Nasty Gal, a $100 million plus online fashion retailer.

 

So when Sophia writes a book – you read it. Okay well I read it.

 

And it was great <easy> read – even if at times I felt like it was more skewed to high school leavers. But for the most part, this rags to riches tale nicely illustrates how Sophia went from selling vintage clothes on ebay to selling a mix of vintage and new threads on Nasty Gal <kerching!> with a bit of dumpster diving, redundancy and mediocre jobs in between. And it wouldn't be an inspirational tome without some great advice: "Don’t ever grow up. Don’t become a bore. Don’t let The Man get to you."

 

Yup, all in the name of a #girlboss. So who or what exactly is a #girlboss?

Quote: a #GIRLBOSS is in charge of her own life. She gets what she wants because she works for it. Unquote.

 

Morale of the story? Good things come to those who work there butt off. Well duh!

 

Book rating: three out of five hashtags.

 

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