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Episode 10: Jeanette Young, founder of Jeanette Young London, talks to us about her role as stylist of the Kingdom Choir at the Royal Wedding



Making Money Moves is a brand new podcast brought to you by Janet’s List, hosted by Janet Oganah and Adonica Simmons. The aim of our podcast is to open up conversations about money, mind-set, and the moves people have made to build successful businesses. If you are a female entrepreneur, a high impact woman or are simply looking for inspiration, this podcast is for you. We interview inspiring guests, mostly women of colour, who are building incredible businesses. Our guests will also share tips and strategies, which you can apply at any stage of your entrepreneurial journey.

We loved talking to Jeanette Young, expert personal stylist; garment technologist and creator of fashion label Jeanette Young London. Starting out crafting a bespoke wardrobe for her Barbie dolls as a little girl, Jeanette breezed through her fashion degree with flying colours and has carved out a niche for herself boasting bold designs that mix simple lines with a dramatic twist. Jeanette talks to us about how working for the best of the high street retailers helped her to build a list of go-to contacts, how being in the right place at the right time has paid off, and the importance of combining fashion design with commercial practises to make the most of every pound. Jeanette speaks to us about her input in Beyonce’s Ivy Park collection, how Paloma Faith fell in love with one of her signature dresses, and walks us through the exhilarating story of styling the Kingdom Choir for the Royal Wedding.

Here’s what you’ll learn this episode:

  • 3.10 – designing clothes that don’t wear the person – the dress Paloma Faith saw and loved
  • 4.48 – learning about the whole fashion business to provide scope for multiple career paths 
  • 5.50 – garment technology 101 – learning the production process in a nutshell 
  • 6.33 – an input into Beyonce’s Ivy Park collection 
  • 7.22 – the advantage of working for retailers in building your production contact book 
  • 9.07 – making the move to freelance fashion consultancy and dictating your pay
  • 9.51 – networking for launching a new business, and declaring a minimal budget 
  • 12.02 – The Janet’s List Jeanette Yong London Hotlist 
  • 12.49 – cost effective design – commercial design and fashion design combined 
  • 13.45 – the importance of getting it right the first time to minimize costs
  • 14.36 – maximizing the return on surprise bestselling items
  • 15.38 – being your own customer profile  
  • 16.10 – Jeanette’s celebrity styling wish list
  • 16.42 – styling the Kingdom Choir for the Royal Wedding
  • 24.11 – designing a dress fit for purpose and catering to a dress-size outside the mainstream
  • 26.50 – millionaire revenue streams 
  • 28.46 – saving for a new business  
  • 29.28 – managing cashflow, getting an accountant and new freelance rules around tax
  • 30.38 – the best place to invest a fashion seed-fund 
  • 31.31 – Jeanette’s Janet’s list pick – Sheer Chemistry
  • 21.31 – Who Jeanette would like to hear next on the show – Marcia Dixon and Moiso London

Jeanette Young London – @JY_London Twitter 

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