Member Profiles | Frederique Stephanie

How did you land your position?

I was in fashion PR for over 10 years in Paris and London. Part of my job included being responsible for orchestrating very successful traditional and digital PR/Marketing Campaigns and launching international brands into new markets (including New Look, Adidas, Stella McCartney, Hotel Costes, TOMS, to name a few). After 10 years of building strong relationships in the industry and with international press, celebrities and brands, I decided to go solo and focus on styling and creative direction.

Where do you find your inspiration/motivation?

I’m a bit of a book “worm” and a lot of my inspiration comes from reading. I also am an “old” soul and regularly dive into old films. I frequently visit museums. My mother is my biggest motivation. She gave me a “Mary Poppins” bag as a gift when I was born. Whatever challenge life throws at me, there’s always a tool to fix it, in my impressive bag.

“Do you want the truth or something beautiful? I was convinced growing up that I would become the black Édith Piaf….”

Why do you call the DC area home?

It’s not quite home yet, but I’m working on it. There’s potential….

What in your career are you most proud of?

My integrity, loyalty and willingness to go above and beyond and create magic. I strongly believe that this is why I have been so successful. Good people always remember and are always willing to help out if they can see the potential in you.

Tell us about a time you felt you had failed.

Do you want the truth or something beautiful? I was convinced growing up that I would become the black Edith Piaf…. Needless to say things didn’t work out the way I had envisaged they would….

What do you see as the biggest value of an FGI membership?

Being surrounded with like-minded individuals. It is a safe place to land and people to lean on when challenges come up.

 

Follow Freddie on Instagram:

@freddie_thepopuphouse

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