A-List | Interview | Debra Langley
Updated: Mar 10
Country | Singapore & USA
Debra is a Venture Partner with Lyra Ventures, a global fund that invests in companies reinventing the business of fashion. She is deeply involved in the industry as a Board Director, advisor and consultant, working with innovative brands and technology businesses, particularly those at the intersection of popular culture, fashion and the metaverse.
What was your "ah-ha" moment in life, where you "made-it" and how did you feel?
My life has been punctuated by not one but an ongoing series of different "ah-ha!" as well as "oh no!" moments. The ah-ha is enthralling, satisfying, a relief - even if it's fleeting - and it's this feeling that provides the momentum to push through the not-so-greattimes.
What are your favourite jewellery pieces that have special value to you?
The pieces of jewellery from my mother and my maternal grandmother hold special meaning because they reflect their journeys across continents and through challenging times.
What is your definition of success?
Success is a day well lived, and the opportunity to do it again, only better.
What is something important you would like future generations to grow up knowing?
Live life, take risks (although not at the expense of others); fall over and make mistakes, just be sure you learn from them.
A fabulous quote you love?
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
Theodore Roosevelt, Paris, 1910
A favourite song of the moment?
Dua Lipa + Elton John: Cold Heart
Top pieces you are loving on the she.her. website at the moment?
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