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Thursday, June 28, 2012 Sophia’s Corner: Sup, FORBES?

So…Forbes. When I was first contacted by Victoria, I was shocked — no business publication has yet told our story, while for years I’ve read Inc, Fast Company, Entrepreneur…all great magazines, but Forbes, man — it’s a gangster’s dream. It’s exciting and bewildering to think about how fast Nasty Gal has taken off. I’m so grateful to everyone who’s helped along the way, but equally as grateful to the naysayers. To someone like myself, hearing “no” on many occasions just means “be creative and NO becomes YES.” I think that’s the most exciting thing about what we’ve built — that if you say it, believe it, and move in your dreams’ general direction, it’s possible to do anything.

I look at the photos in the Forbes piece and think “do I look like a business lady?” and am terrified to know the answer. Yes, I’m a lady, and I do business. And I put on my Forbes face for this piece. But just like “NO” can mean “creative YES”, seeing myself in Forbes is an even greater reminder to KEEP IT WEIRD. After all, #nastygalsdoitbetter!

To read the entire piece, and learn about my brief stint as a Sandwich Artist, click here.

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  1. Ashley

    You are such an inspiration!

    June 28, 2012 at 11:33 am

  2. Tammy

    Love it.

    June 28, 2012 at 11:41 am

  3. abigail

    love you, you deserve all this success and more, you’re the best and keep it going!

    abigail
    http://www.farandwildjewelry.blogspot.com

    June 28, 2012 at 1:25 pm

  4. karla Maldonado

    modern girl nasty gal IDOL!! thanks!

    June 28, 2012 at 2:22 pm

  5. Divalcious

    I’ve been checking u guys out since back in tha day aka around 2009. Really exciting evolution. Congrats!

    http://Www.oddnessweirdness.blogspot.com
    http://Www.oddnessweirdnessfashion.tumblr.com

    June 28, 2012 at 3:38 pm

  6. Nicole Johnson

    Thats amazing! Loved the video!

    http://www.lovecharliej.blogspot.com

    June 28, 2012 at 5:33 pm

  7. lola re

    congrats on your success, have vowed to start reading forbes, inc, entrepreneur, fast company and entrepreneur now…

    lola re

    June 29, 2012 at 3:51 am

  8. Kutie pie

    So inspired by Sophia – rare to see a young entrepreneur who’s been able to succeed without compromising the integrity of
    the brand. Want to follow in those foot steps…

    http://blog.kuteclothes.com

    June 29, 2012 at 6:44 am

  9. Carissa

    It’s amazing that as a young women you were able to take your passion and in a matter of years build it into a multi-million dollar company. You are an inspiration to me! Nasty Gals do it better- even in Forbes!

    June 29, 2012 at 8:41 am

  10. Ignacia

    La mejor y el mejor estilo. muy inspirador!!!!!!

    June 29, 2012 at 8:42 am

  11. Lily

    I’ve shopped from Nasty Gal since the ebay days and I still love the shop. I’m happy for Sophia’s success and wish the company the best. Truly one of my favorite shops and I’m glad she appreciates her customers and listens to demand. Can’t wait to see Nasty Gal’s own brand of clothing!

    July 20, 2012 at 10:39 am

  12. Nicki

    Sophia! You are my hero!!! x

    July 31, 2012 at 10:41 am

  13. Mike Caradimitropoulo

    Read your article and love the Zest! Great stuff and the American dream! Teach it!

    March 26, 2013 at 11:45 am