P.S. (Just to say in the film that follows I didn’t really make the mistake of thinking that a hamster wrote a letter to Paul Smith).
Categories: Fashion, Interviews
Tags: A Morning With Paul Smith, Paul Smith Film
Wow. So honest. Thank You Gisèle. A rare look behind the scenes. I’ve always thought of most millionaires being more like Mr. Byrnes from the Simpsons. He’s so inspirational. It looks like you two had so much fun. I love his stripes loads. x Camilla
July 8, 2011 at 12:39 pm
He’s a legend for sure. xx G
July 8, 2011 at 2:14 pm
July 8, 2011 at 1:18 pm
Thank You Helena. xx G
July 8, 2011 at 2:07 pm
To hear him speak is very motivating yet grounding. For me, being a 21 year old student going into my final year of university, it is especially motivating. This time next year I will be entering the big bad world and hopefully making my own mark on the world and hearing how Paul Smith made his empire does of course motivate me but also scares me, just a little! I think success is measured differently by different people and for me success would be to find something that I love and that will take me places and will hopefully somewhere along the way receive a bit of recognition, hopefully! I would also love to inspire someone the same way people like Paul Smith inspire people all over the world. Of course I don’t expect to be of Paul Smith standard but I hope that I will be successful in some retrospect all the same. I love hearing how he didn’t fall to the trapping that can come with huge success, mainly a huge ego and a separation from reality (although I am quite fond of his mad streak!). I don’t come from a big city such as London, Paris, New York, Milan etc……and I find it so inspiring when I hear of people who have come from a small place (such as the fabulous Gisèle Scanlon of course!) and have had success in the fashion industry! jeees I am here unloading my inner most fears in this comment. I feel I should be lying on a chair in a freudian type situation revealing my inner thoughts to Dr.Scanlon! (maybe that’s why everyone advised you to become a doctor?!) Hope you are keeping well and as always thanks again! xx
(by the way, I think you made the right career choice!)
July 8, 2011 at 3:50 pm
LOVE your comments and honesty as always B. Being so honest, I think you’re 3/4 ways to where you’re going. Don’t let the journey grind you down. xxG
July 8, 2011 at 4:47 pm
G be careful what you say, your words carry huge power with me! Beyond kind sentiments such as that are going to cause my head to get so big I’ll have to butter my head through the door! There will be no living with me now! Your blog and books provide me with such inspiration (and one of the main things which make me happy!) that hopefully I can give a little something back in return! I wouldn’t want this relationship to be all one-sided now! póg mór! X
July 9, 2011 at 12:20 am
Fantastic! Inspiring! Down-to-earth! Classy! And I mean Paul Smith and Gisele Scanlon for her humble interview with the richest fashion designer in the UK.
Finally a blogger who takes the time to learn and capture the fashion talent she’s talking about.
Have any of you read the full interview below this film? It’s completely different and even more fascinating.
I know Gisele Scanlon has said before that her hero is Sir David Attenborough. I can see his level of research in her Paul Smith interviews. I think that this type of quality only comes with time. So refreshing to read someone who really knows what she’s talking about and is very humble about it all. Do you hear me Gisele? : ) x Freda
July 8, 2011 at 6:54 pm
What you talking about Willis?????
(Come closer) Shhhhh! Only kidding Freda! Thanks mills for your kind and considerate words. I’m only joking because I find such compliments hard to take. xx
July 15, 2011 at 3:48 am
You/re right. He’s amazing. I’m considering buying from the current collection. It’s beautiful. x
September 6, 2011 at 12:52 pm
The most inspiring 20 minutes of the past year for me. Thank You. I check everyday to see if you’ve blogged and this was totally worth waiting for. Keep up the inspiring work taking us behind-the-scenes. Seems important people are very comfortable around you. Nice to watch. Totally enjoyed this. I’m off to make some tea and watch this again. x Tilly
July 8, 2011 at 7:18 pm
Thanks lots Tilly. Mmmm Teaaaaaa! xx
July 15, 2011 at 4:00 am
I’ve rewatched this about ten times. Very inspirational interview. Paul Smith is so clever. Thank You Gisele. x
October 9, 2011 at 6:10 pm
I have been a fan since I stumbled on the second Goddess guide!!I devoured every page and read the book so many times….well suffice to say it’s starting to fall apart so I have archived it in my rare book collection; and replaced it with a new copy!!!This is the book I take everywhere…and have turned many ordinary gals into Goddesses inturn making life long buddies and penpals.So thank you lovely Gisele, you have enriched my humble world with your ability to make even the most elite of shops , a welcoming cosy experience.Lifting the veil of pretentious (ness) and snobbery so high that even I can see my self waltzing in the ( filthy rich and famous door,only) boutique and actually enjoying the experience.Thank you,thank you, and bless you for sharing; YOU!! , your, unique, sweet,unselfish,honest, brilliant,colorful, artistic, charming, beautiful ,IRISH, personality!!! I hope and wish someday to meet you at a book signing, launch, writers festival etc. and that you write many more books, on any subject, as I know anything that you would write ,draw,create,in any form or style would be equally delightful and generous !!! Nuf said!! I wish you all the of , the loveliest blessings in life . everything your heart desires and all the unique experiences you dream of…..because your books have comforted me when nothing else could.Namaste Gisele!!! ..oh and ps. Thank you for sharing “Snailie”…he makes me smile the silliest of smiles , from ear to ear heehee Lots of love and happiness to you, ……. fr. MARYANN DEWOLF..also known by the perfume mafia as PARFUM DE POMPEII….(ON fACEBOOK, ETC.)
August 14, 2012 at 4:50 pm
aLSO….I forgot to mention how much I enjoyed (our) visit with Paul Smith, he is delightfully charming and magical!!!I hope to visit his ‘world” in the flesh someday,although the book visitation was a blast!!!TLC
August 14, 2012 at 4:56 pm
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