“I Am Invincible” - not just the title of her amazing life story but also the mantra that got her to where she is today. It’s no surprise that Norma Kamali is the muse of my dear friend & fashion stylist, Peter Papapetrou. It’s a lovefest when they meet for the very first time in this podcast – enjoy!
Norma Kamali (on being a Fashion Icon, Celeb Clients, Reality TV & New Book!)
BEHIND THE VELVET ROPE
Norma Kamali steps Behind The Rope. Living Legend, Fashion Icon Norma Kamali. Norma is here to chat about her new book, “ I Am Invincible”, which chronicles her several decade long career in Fashion and the business and life wisdom she has gained throughout the years. Norma opens up about some of the highlights of her career such the Sleeping Bag Coat, the high heeled sneaker, the before its time eBay partnership and her CFDA Lifetime Achievement award. We also talk about her one piece red bathing suit worn by Farrah Fawcett in the iconic 1976 poster as well as the bathing suit worn by Whitney Houston on the back cover of her 1985 debut album. We break down the relationship between celebrity and designer, the celebs Norma has worked with, and who she would love to design for. Norma discusses her involvement with Bravo’s Project Runway, Heidi Klum, Michael Kors, Tim Gunn, the show’s most notorious winner Christian Siriano, and whether shows like Project Runway “work” anymore. We analyze the changes in the fashion industry throughout the years, the current crop of Hollywood’s best and worst dressed, and the current crop of hot models such as Gigi and Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner. With Awards Season just wrapped, we chat about the current state of the red carpet, the decreased ratings across the board for Awards shows, and just what does Norma think about accepting an award in full glam and fashion in your living room. Finally, we chat about the future of fashion as well as Norma’s future - engaged at 75. As laid out in her stellar book, “I Am Invincible”, Norma explains how we are all on our own timeline, one size does not fit all, and just how she maintains her youthful looks and positive attitude no matter what decade in life she has been in. True words to live by! @normakamali@behindvelvetrope @davidyontefBONUS EPISODES Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetropeBrought to you by NOOM - http://www.noom.com/VELVET (Sign Up for Your Trial Today)Brought to you by UNIDRAGON - https://www.unidragon.com (10% Off First Purchase - Use Code “VELVETROPES”)Brought to you by BETTER HELP - https://www.betterhelp.com/velvetrope (10% Off First Month - Use Code "velvet rope") MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Are you ageing with power? Viv Groskop talks to designer Norma Kamali about why women should look forward to getting older. She explains that self respect and self love are hard but vital, and will draw the right opportunities to you. She shares her experience of being told at 18 that it's all downhill from here, her experience of divorce, her experience of discovering financial independence and confidence. And she argues that the risk of becoming irrelevant is worse than the risk of failure - so go for it. Norma's book I Am Invincible is out now. Viv's book, Lift As You Climb is out now. @vivgroskop
1198: Aging with Power with Fashion Icon and Author Norma Kamali
So Money with Farnoosh Torabi
At 75 years old, fashion designer Norma Kamali continues to innovate and create impact in the industry. Discover how she has self-funded her business with no debt and her secret to creating and selling bestselling designs. Her new book is called I Am Invincible, a mantra for women taking them through every decade of their journey and guiding them into how to live their best, healthiest and most fulfilling life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
71: The BEST Advice For Your Twenties, Thirties, And So On...with Norma Kamali
MOOD with Lauren Elizabeth
This week I am joined by the coolest woman you'll ever meet - Norma Kamali, one of my favorite fashion designers is 75 years young and has the best advice for us women no matter what decade of our life we're in. We talk about being invincible at every age with healthy habits, connection, and intimacy. You are going to love her! And as always, we talk about my best mood, worst mood, and mood boosters this week! For more: https://instagram.com/laurenelizabeth https://www.instagram.com/moodwithlaurenelizabeth/
At 75, Norma Kamali looks—and acts—nearly half her age. Join us for a conversation with Kamali, who will share her lessons on authentic beauty, timeless style, career-building, fitness and health through personal stories, worldly insight, and actionable advice designed to help women of every age create their happiest, healthiest, most successful and fulfilling lives.The secret, she writes in her first book I Am Invincible, is learning to age with power: Embracing a healthy lifestyle and looking forward to every milestone and the changes they bring, with the realization that reaching one’s potential has no date. Manifesto, memoir and essential guide, her book is informed by 50 years of Kamali’s twists, turns, triumphs and failures experienced while finding the courage and conviction to race after her dreams and never look back.Kamali feels that we are empowered when we are our best selves. Sleep, a healthy diet and exercise are life’s universal solutions for a healthy life. The outcome is a great, authentic you.MLF ORGANIZERDenise M. MichaudNOTESMLF: GrownupsSPEAKERSNorma KamaliFashion Designer; Author, I Am InvincibleDenise MichaudChair, Grownups Member-Led Forum, The Commonwealth Club of California—ModeratorIn response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently hosting all of our live programming via YouTube live stream. This program was recorded via video conference on February 10th, 2021 by the Commonwealth Club of California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Norma Kamali on Rebelliousness, Creativity and How She Made a Lasting Business
The Business of Fashion Podcast
After the release of her new book, I Am Invincible, designer Norma Kamali sat down with BoF’s chief correspondent Lauren Sherman to talk about the inception of her brand, its evolving purpose and plan, creativity and ageing. Norma Kamali has always been a conversation starter. Her timeless sleeping bag coats were favourites of Studio 54 bodyguards (as well as aspiring partygoers looking to gain their favour), and now serve as a comforting hug around the shoulders of chilly outdoor diners across the US. She also speaks out regularly on the noxiousness of the fashion system — particularly when it comes to the objectification and policing of women’s bodies. In the latest episode of the BoF podcast, Kamali takes us back to a time when she hated fashion for its pinned-up restrictiveness, and how London’s rebelliousness rejuvenated her. The designer also unpacks the barriers she had to overcome when creating a fashion line with endurance. Kamali sees her mission as much wider than just designing women’s clothes. In her new book, I Am Invincible, she writes about her overarching goal of understanding life and love, and giving women a map of how to age with power. “I put everything into it because I also know my purpose is to service women, and I knew that the day I recognised I found my dream job,” Kamali said. Throughout her career, Kamali prioritised her independence and being able to “have a creative life,” which informed how she grew her business — notably, she was selective when it came to partnerships and expansion. “It wasn’t easy,” she said. “There were a lot of very scary crying on my pillow nights of trying to figure out ‘How do I make this work without having people who are working for me feel nervous or anxious?’ And I found ways.” Still, Kamali was open to unexpected collaborations. In 2008, she released a line with Walmart that allowed both partners to tap into new markets and grow their customer bases. For Kamali, the partnership changed the way she thought about her business’s future. “I realised the power of e-commerce, and that’s when I transformed my company totally into an e-commerce company … and I will tell you, this year I’m so happy I made that decision back then because that’s how you make it through a year like we just had.” To subscribe to the BoF Podcast, please follow this link. Join BoF Professional for the analysis and advice you need. Get 30 days for just $1 or explore group subscriptions for your business.
34: In Our Own Little Corner with Norma Kamali: Friday, February 19th, 2021
The Morning Toast
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When Norma Kamali studied fashion illustration in the 1960s, she never expected to become a designer. So when a job as an airline clerk came along, she was glad to accept it—along with the perk of dirt-cheap flights from New York to London. On those weekend trips abroad, she discovered fashion that was exuberant and eye-catching, so she started loading her suitcase with clothing to sell in the U.S. By the 1970s, she was designing her own pieces out of a shop in New York; soon she was selling them to celebrities like Cher and Bette Midler. Today, after more than 50 years in the fashion industry, Norma Kamali is known for iconic designs like the sleeping bag coat, and the bold red bathing popularized by Farah Fawcett. Order the How I Built This book at: https://smarturl.it/HowIBuiltThis