About This Episode:
On today’s show we are speaking with Emily Blumenthal; Founder of Handbag Designer 101, The Independent Handbag Designer Awards and author of Handbag Designer 101 (which has sold over 20,000 copies worldwide). Emily launched her own handbag line, Yasmena Bag while getting her MBA in International Marketing Management at Fordham University after working 10 years in media for CNN International and Cartoon Network Moscow. Emily is a trend expert and understands the insatiable appetite of emerging and undiscovered designers and uses her skills and knowledge to teach others too; from “How to Launch Your Handbag Line” at the Learning Annex, to being on the Casting Panel for Project Runway’s Spinoff, Project Accessory where she was also their official blogger. Collaborating with brands such as Swarovski, Timberland, Kate Spade New York and being featured in InStyle Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, The Today Show, The New York Times, Forbes and many more. Tune in to hear her story, the lessons she learned and the confidence she gained to become a successful entrepreneur!