Coral Chung and Wendy Wen had built successful careers in business consulting and investment banking, respectively. When they both ended up doing some work with storied luxury fashion brands (Chung with Prada, and Wen with Chanel), the Stanford business school grads identified the same big problem: Nobody was taking a digital-first approach to serving professional millennial women—so they decided to try. Chung and Wen created Senreve, a direct-to-consumer luxury fashion brand, and launched their first product in 2016. (It’s called Maestra, a bag that can be worn as a tote, a crossbody, or a backpack and has enough space for the many tools of a busy executive.) Since then, Senreve has exploded, being embraced by celebrities like Selma Blair and Priyanka Chopra, and raising $23 million. How’d they do it? By owning their outsider status.
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WENDY LOSES HER GRIP!
HOW you doin’? I miss you all!” Wendy Williams told fans in a Nov. 8 statement, lamenting that her health issues — including testing postive for a breakthrough case of Covid-19 — have kept her away from her daily talk show since Sept. 20. “I’m making progress, but it’s just one of those things that’s taking longer than expected.”
UK PERMITS DEVELOPMENT OF GENE-EDITED CROPS IN LIMATE FIGHT
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WENDY WILLIAMS' LIVING NIGHTMARE
Fears troubled talk queen is on brink again
Challenging Conventional Wisdom Uncovers Deeper Truths
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