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The AGSE Oration presents Poppy King

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Level 3, AMDC Building

Swinburne University

469-477 Burwood Rd

Hawthorn, VIC 3122

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Swinburne alum and beauty entrepreneur Poppy King flies in from New York to share her incredible story

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The Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship (AGSE) invites you to the Annual Oration to hear from Australian beauty entrepreneur and Swinburne alum Poppy King.

Based now in New York City we are so pleased to welcome Poppy to hear her story followed by an interview with MC Jason Pallant.

Join us for this exciting event followed by networking drinks and canapés.

About the speaker:

At the age of 18 Poppy's quest for a 1940's style matte lipstick fueled her ambition to start her own eponymous lipstick brand, Poppy. Founded in Australia in 1992 it quickly became an iconic brand in Australia selling to a number of prestigious stores around the world such as Barneys New York.

In 2002, Poppy was presented with an opportunity to relocate to New York City as Vice President of Creative Marketing for Prescriptives, an Estee Lauder heritage brand. This involved taking a full time role in the corporation and shuttering her own brand, which she did, in order to decide what it was like to work in a big company.

At this time Poppy had been through a lot in Australia in terms of ups and downs in her career so was happy to have a chance to move to a city she loved and become part of a big corporate world.

After three years, her passion for lipstick and entrepreneurship once again came to forefront and she left Lauder to start Lipstick Queen. Lipstick Queen soon became a cult and commercial success. A few years later Lipstick Queen was sold to Manzanita Capital, also known as Space Brands, and after staying on for 6 years to oversee product development in 2017 Poppy left Lipstick Queen in the hands of the parent company.

Most recently, Poppy launched her own new self-financed brand called Femme de Poppy, a limited-edition lipstick brand which debut at Barney’s in March 2019.

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Level 3, AMDC Building

Swinburne University

469-477 Burwood Rd

Hawthorn, VIC 3122

Australia

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