We had the good fortune of connecting with Dalia MacPhee and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dalia, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
No guts, no glory. This is a mantra that’s shaped my life, and I believe anything worthwhile involves some degree of risk. One thing I’ve learned though is that we can be calculated risk takers, and in doing so provide the best possible outcome. Before I took my first solo skydive, ( yes, I’m terrified of heights but had always wanted to learn to do this), I took every necessary precaution I could think of. I researched the best school, the best instructor for me ( we all learn differently), had equipment triple checked, asked to repeat emergency drills several times and made sure the jump was done during the safest time and conditions of the day. When I jumped, although my parachute did open, the lines crossed and I started spinning with potential for a disastrous, even fatal landing. I had over prepped every worst case scenario with my instructor so many times that when this happened I knew exactly what to do to correct to the situation. In life, in business, in love, there are always risks required for glory, but we can be calculated in our prep before the jump so if things do go south, we have the best possible chance of landing on our feet.
What should our readers know about your business?
Meet Dalia MacPhee… Celebrity Fashion Designer, Wearable Tech Innovator, Fashion Futurist, Tedx Speaker
Canadian Fashion Designer Dalia MacPhee has rocketed to the upper echelon of sought- after designers in Hollywood. She’s been called the “IT” girl of the red carpet and Entertainment Tonight has referred to her brand as “Couture with a Conscience.” A trailblazer, her clothing collection was one of the very first to go all vegan and offer plus sizing (up to sz 24) long before it was the norm. The Consul General of Canada listed her as an “emerging phenomenon in Canada with significant designing talent”, and Google Inc has touted her as “making waves in fashion and technology.” Dalia’s designs have graced the figures of celebrities such as Hilary Duff, Heidi Klum, Gina Rodriguez, Brooke Burke-Charvet, Olivia Munn, Amber Riley, Anna Silk, Mel B, Nina Dobrev, Niecy Nash, Alyssa Milano, Serena Williams, Scarlett Johansson, Sheila E, Khloe Kardashian, the stars of The Vampire Diaries, Big Bang Theory, Pretty Little Liars, True Blood, and Glee to name a few. Her brand can be found in better boutiques and department stores worldwide. A TEDx speaker, Dalia has been published in Forbes, Success, Inc., Entrepreneur ,The Huffington Post and The New Yorker, and featured on CBS , CTV, ABC ,CNN, NBC, and FOX News. Recent fashion projects include an underwater celebrity fashion campaign to bring awareness to violence against women, a global fashion show to promote world peace, and a line of insulated blankets for orphaned baby elephants. Dalia is the inventor of the world’s first light up jeans, the “brilliant” purse, the EQUISAFE and PETSAFE Blankets (first fully fire retardant horse and pet blankets with built in GPS) and most recently, the ANTIVIRAL Wallet. Media credits Include: Entertainment Tonight, E!, The Insider, and countless magazines including Vogue, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Allure, and People.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The incredible frontline workers working tirelessly through this pandemic.