How Will Women Save the World?
Let us count the ways …
* This blog is part of Absolute Love Publishing’s ongoing series celebrating Women’s History Month and the book that honors women everywhere, “Women Will Save the World.”
“I chose to stick to my principles.”
Beverly’s inner feminine virtue shines through her creative endeavors. Fashion was one of her earliest passions, owing to her mother, who was a fashion designer in Miami in the early 1950s. Beverly started modeling and later became an account executive in sales and marketing for fashion powerhouses such as Diane von Furstenberg, Revlon, and Ralph Lauren. She has used her expertise to promote her husband, artist Pablo Solomon, and currently holds the position of creative director for musee-solomon.
In the book, “Women Will Save the World,” Beverly describes her perseverance as she battled cancer at a very young age. As a young woman, she saw her bosses and peers in the fashion industry become entangled in drugs and messy personal situations. She transcends them by remaining true to her principles, to her authentic feminine self.
Beverly continues to save the world by nurturing her creative soul. In the last year, she has been featured:
In the book, “Affordable Couture” by Jemi Armstrong and Linda Arroz, contributing tips on how to shop like a pro and never pay retail
In an interview by fashion blogger Heather Petrey for LAfashionsnob.com
In the latest edition of the college textbook, “Marketing Essentials” by Farese, Kimbrell, and Woloszyk, published by McGraw Hill
In an article by Sonja Carberry in the July 23 edition of Investors Business Daily for tips on overcoming rejection in sales
In an article covering Tangerine Tango, the Pantone color of the year for 2012 by Amy Powell, which included her comments and a photo of her home
She also put on three art shows at her husband’s museum and looks forward to working with new clients this year. We recently had the chance to catch up with her to ask about her latest projects.
ALP: Could you tell us a little more about your work as Creative Director at musee-solomon?
Beverly: “As creative director, one of my favorite things to do is work with our clients. They always become friends in the process. When I’m working with a client, I become privy to their lifestyle, their preference in art, and other things that are important to them. What’s interesting to me with my high-end clientele who have several homes is how each house represents their different personalities in different environments. Such as a strictly business home in the city to entertain important guests, a country house to go to and recharge, a very casual place where one hangs out with their ‘real’ friends. Pablo’s favorite thing is when we get invited to a client’s party and he can show off his art.”
ALP: Do you feel there is a natural attraction between yourself and others who are creative?
Beverly: “I do feel a natural attraction to others who are creative. I think that connection comes from speaking the same ‘language.’ When my husband Pablo and I work with artists or creative people in general, we can feel the creative juices flowing with everyone’s input and the energy is high. It is a wonderful feeling.”
ALP: Do you see a connection between working with artists and saving the world?
Beverly: “I don’t know if we are ‘saving the world’ but we are saving that creative moment that we hope will have a lasting effect on people. When you look back on history, it’s the art and architecture that seems to survive and that can be very inspiring for the present generation. We try to keep that in mind as we work on our everyday tasks. You never know what a lasting imprint you may leave behind.”
For more essays and insights on feminine Creativity – and all of the other characteristics helping women to save the world – get your copy of “Women Will Save the World” by Caroline A. Shearer. And be sure to check in to the ALP blog, as we will be bringing you more updates, profiles, and inspirational quotes in honor of Women’s History Month!