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slartybartfast Sat 28-Jun-14 08:40:09

give us a leg up daddy

Lookrightnow Sat 28-Jun-14 08:42:31

Meh. If it's no good it won't work.

I can't imagine the fashionistas pratting around boasting snit where their outfit came from.

Ruththetooth Sat 28-Jun-14 08:47:34

I think most of us would help our children out in this way if we had the means. Like pp said, it'll only be a success if it's good, despite all the free publicity.

slartybartfast Sat 28-Jun-14 08:49:48

fair enough to open the shop and the publicity, but to actually call the Shop Four Candles, it is just too much , imo

Are vintage clothes shops the new 'cupcake business'? For children of celebrities at least.

ParsingFlatly Sat 28-Jun-14 08:53:01

I thought you were going to say something about a job in public service, being allocated to someone not fit to do the job.

A boutique or cup cake business that'll sink or swim on its own merits, with no impact on other people? Meh.

jinglebitch Sat 28-Jun-14 08:55:27

How is her 9 year old daughter a "ballerina"? Is she not just a little girl who does ballet? <misses point>

MorrisZapp Sat 28-Jun-14 08:57:22

I don't see the nepotism. Does Ronnie Corbett have helpful connections in the fashion world?

If she's a successful voice over artist then that suggests the opposite of nepotism, unless you've noticed any adverts with a woman copying a Scottish comedian on them?

Four Candles is a shit name imo but it's hardly nepotism. Any of us could open a shop with that name .

R Corbett isnt as cute as he looks by the way. He flipped DP the bird and cut him up at a junction.

PinkSquash Sat 28-Jun-14 08:59:15

The free publicity is crap I must admit, but how many people would do it if we could?

MorrisZapp Sat 28-Jun-14 09:08:19

I work for a family firm of over seventy years establishment. It beats the hell out of working for shareholders. I trust the bosses to have the company's best long term interests at heart so much more than I did in my last job.

I think family firms and nepotism are much less of an issue than people on here make out.

Birdsgottafly Sat 28-Jun-14 09:24:34

I agree with Morris.

My Mum worked for the John Moores group (Littlewoods) they were wonderful employers, in the time of, pre employment rights and gave lots to charity.

This isn't Nepotism, this is helping your child get a foot on the ladder.

If I had something unique that would help one of my children be more successful, a famous catch phrase to name a shop, as in this case, my child would be free to use it.

Look towards Paris Hilton and her pop "career", Stella Macartney, I might agree. But then having money brings money.

As for the Smith (Will) children, outright Nepotism, but what parent wouldn't help their children fulfil an ambition, it happens every day.

CoffeeTea103 Sat 28-Jun-14 09:28:31

How is this nepotism?
I'm sure most people would help their children if they could.

Joysmum Sat 28-Jun-14 09:29:04

My dad was in a position to recommend me for a job when I was at college, I kept it and progressed thank to my own merits.

I'll do all I can to give my child opportunities, in the same way she'll either make the most of them or balls them up.

LadyWithLapdog Sat 28-Jun-14 09:29:53

Gift shops are closing down around us. This might do better as she's actually making something rather than re-selling in a fancy space.

slartybartfast Sat 28-Jun-14 12:12:30

Four Candles is such a cringy name, i would be embarrassed. but who knows.

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