Diane Gilman found her greatest success at age sixty, when she sparked a denim revolution by designing blue jeans for real women with real bodies. She’s sold nearly nineteen million pairs of her DG2 jeans on HSN and created a sisterhood of seven hundred thousand women who feel too young to be old. She joined me on Uncorking a Story to talk about her memoir, Too Young to Be Old: How to Stay Vibrant, Visible, and Forever in Blue Jeans: 25 Secrets from TV’s Jean Queen.
- Diane Gilman’s Journey: Diane Gilman’s life journey involves aspects such as dressing rock stars, moving to New York without a safety net, designing a product that solved a problem for millions of women worldwide, and battling cancer, reflecting the diverse and challenging experiences she has faced.
- Family Expectations and Personal Choice: Diane Gilman was shunned by her family for not following the expected path of marrying a nice Jewish doctor and becoming a housewife and mother like her cousin. She felt a calling to fashion from a very young age and had to make a tough choice between pursuing fashion and meeting her family’s expectations, ultimately choosing fashion and becoming a successful fashion designer.
- Overcoming Lack of Support: The conversation also addresses the lack of support and motivation for individuals with dreams of writing a book. The podcast host acknowledges that some aspiring authors may not have the support they need and encourages them to pursue their dreams despite the odds and lack of support.
- Power of Persistence and Community: There is a message of persistence and the importance of finding a supportive community, such as writing groups and like-minded individuals, to motivate and push individuals to keep pursuing their goals and improve as writers.
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