Connecting With Amazing Women

Connecting With Amazing Women

A few weeks ago my husband and I were invited to an open house and art tour of the Eastern Columbia Building in downtown Los Angeles by Mary Fagnano of  I met Mary at the Unique LA show in early May where we talked about my Jacket line, downtown Los Angeles and how it has changed so much over the last decade. She was admiring my jackets and also told me that she had a blog called Downtownboomers which is about empty nesters escaping suburbia and taking up residence in a loft in downtown Los Angeles with the purpose of trading in yard work for time to have new life experiences with her husband Jay. Mary, like myself loves connecting with amazing women and she also writes on her blog about interesting restaurants, fashion, home décor, art and anything else she discovers as a downtown resident. DTLA (short for downtown Los Angeles) as it is known by to many, has changed significantly for the better over the last few years and is a really up and coming area with new developments breaking ground nearly every week it seems.


Mary & Ray opened up their beautiful home to us, as did many others In the beautiful Eastern Colombia building that afternoon and I had a chance to talk to Mary about Jacket Society and blogging and low and behold the following week she had written a lovely story about me on her blog, I was flattered and very much appreciated the post  – Thank you so much Mary and we hope to see you and your husband Jay again soon!

Click Here To Read Her Blog Story About Jacket Society 

Click Here To See Her Blog

During the art tour of the Eastern Colombia building we had the opportunity to visit some of the stunning lofts throughout the building on various floors. The owners were also displaying their personal arts & crafts that were for sale during the event. We met some wonderful people which was great fun. One person that I met and instantly bonded with was Jan McCarthy.  Jan is a multi- talented woman, she is also a blogger, an interior designer, artist, entrepreneur and radio / TV host, just to name a few. First of all I loved her loft and the way she had decorated it was simply stunning.  She was also exhibiting and selling some of her beautiful artwork that she paints, which I really loved. During our conversation, she admired my jacket and I was telling her about my company Jacket Society, how it all started and what I do on a daily basis to keep it all running smoothly. Jan then asked me what I was doing next Tuesday morning, would I be available to talk about my company and could I join her on her internet radio talk show called “The life of an entrepreneur” to which I immediately replied  “I would love to – thank you so much – how fun”

So last week I did my first ever radio interview, I was a little anxious and nervous as I did not know what to expect since I have never done a radio interview before,  but Jan made me feel so comfortable and made it so easy and fun, that the one hour show went by very quickly without a hitch.  We hit it off and after the show we decided to get a bite to eat together right around the corner from the studios at Terroni. We had a wonderful lunch and became better acquainted and I am looking forward to seeing Jan again it was so much fun.

Click Here To Visit Jans Website – Entrepreneurial Voice

Click Here To Visit Jans Facebook Page

I love these kind of opportunities to network and meet wonderful, strong and accomplished women who are all busy doing very interesting projects.  Mary and Jan are these kinds of women and I am so happy I got to meet them and hope to see a lot more of them.

What about you, have you met any amazing women lately that you’ve totally connected with?

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Posted by nora minassian

Jacket Society was launched in the fall of 2013 by fashion designer Nora Minassian. Jacket Society is about Nora’s passion for classical and stylish easy to wear women’s fashionable jackets and blazers. Nora earned her BA degree in fashion design and merchandising from Otis College of Arts & Design and has worked in the fashion industry for many years, travelling to the fashion capitals of the world to keep up with current fabric and style trends. Nora started this website and fashion blog to showcase and sell her favorite jacket styles that are all designed and manufactured in Los Angeles, California. On this site she will share her experience and knowledge of women’s fashion and present her unique sense of style by giving her fans and customers an opportunity to follow her jacket styling tips and secrets, emphasizing her favorite current and past classical jacket styles and be able to offer selection of her favorites for sale here on her Jacket Society website.

  1. You look amazing as usual!! I love the jacket and your sandals are lovely as well. It looks amazing, from the pics you took. I am out soon, so I will read the rest about the visit.
    from the link up, jess

    please drop by


    1. Hi Jess,
      Thank you for your lovely comment as usual 🙂


  2. Great outfit for daytime! Looks like a nice place you are in too!


    1. Hi Nadine,
      Thank you and yes Terroni restaurant in downtown Los Angeles was great, I would highly recommend it.


  3. Nora, Just finding you today on How I Wear My… I love your jackets. This look is very pretty too. Sounds like a fun event and what a cool building. I too have gotten to connect with some very creative and wonderful women at blogging meet-ups. It’s been an overwhelmingly positive experience each time. Everyone is so encouraging to one another.
    Looking forward to more of your posts!


    1. Hi Kim,
      Thank yo uso much for stopping by and commenting. I am glad you are having fun with your blogging experience, so am I 🙂


  4. Really cool pictures as usual. You look so pretty – I love every one of your jackets!


    1. Thank you Lana, as always you are so sweet 🙂


    1. Hi Melaina,
      It sure was….thank you for stopping by and commenting!


  5. Thanks so much for linking to #AllAboutYou – this sounds like a great experience and you look lovely. Meeting amazing women is so empowering and inspiring!


    1. Hi Zarouhi,
      Thanks for commenting and for sharing the story on twitter!


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