By Lynne Franks

Lynne Franks is a mythical determine in overseas style and public relatives and the muse for the outrageous and pushed personality of Edina at the cult tv sequence, 'Absolutely Fabulous.' but on the top of her luck, after development an international type public kinfolk enterprise through operating 20-hour days, spinning off new principles and monitoring tendencies for her consumers on the rate of her own existence, she all at once offered her corporation and reclaimed her lifestyles, embarking on a quest for which means that took her round the globe.

Lynne Franks' trip took her to the United international locations Women's convention in Beijing; a holy mountain in India; the sacred Celtic websites of eire, Scotland, and Wales; the Californian Redwoods; and trance dancing to African drums. She addressed meetings on moral enterprise and frolicked with some of the world's non secular leaders, prime environmentalists and visionaries. This booklet recounts that trip. For marketers; for girls and males doing far...

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Lynne Franks is a mythical determine in overseas type and public kinfolk and the foundation for the outrageous and pushed personality of Edina at the cult tv sequence, 'Absolutely tremendous. ' but on the top of her luck, after construction a global classification public kinfolk company by means of operating 20-hour days, spinning off new principles and monitoring tendencies for her consumers on the price of her own existence, she without warning bought her corporation and reclaimed her existence, embarking on a quest for that means that took her world wide.

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We also spent time hanging around the Zanzibar, a private members’ club and forerunner to Groucho’s London’s trendiest private drinking club, where we’d meet up with our Covent Garden friends. It seemed great fun at the time but there was a price to pay. The nights when I sat around the office were nights I didn’t go home to my children and Paul started to neglect his business. I started getting worried as his lunch hours turned into all-day and night binges where the novelty of getting out of it with his pals and the attractive Zanzibar waitresses was more appealing than running a fashion company.

My back finally gave out under the tension and I couldn’t stand without a stick. One day I was lying in bed unable to move when I picked up the Evening Standard and read an article about a woman called Denise Linn, a Native American shaman who was visiting England and doing a workshop on spiritual healing over the coming weekend. I believe you get the right signs when you need them and now something resonated inside me. I was supposed to be going on a Buddhist course that weekend but at the last minute it had been cancelled.

One of the young middle-class boys who owned the shop said they’d give me a try. They must have been about as naive as I was. Before long I became friendly with their peroxide blond designer, Brent Sherwood, who was convinced he was the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe. His own clothing, as well as his designs, was mostly leopardskin, gold lame and Marabou feathers, which went brilliantly with the fun designs of Mr Freedom that Tommy Roberts had just opened down the road. My first visit to the Paris ready-to-wear collections was with Brent and we were so broke we went on the train and ferry.

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