Saturday 8 March 2014

Inspiration on International Women's Day

I read a great article in The Guardian today about Stella McCartney (one of my favourite women) and she had this to say about her late mother Linda, which I thought was worth re-quoting on International Women's Day:

Photo: Alain DeJean

“My mum had a massive influence on me, not just in what she wore and how she looked, but in her spirit. She was married to one of the most famous men in the world and she didn’t wear any makeup, ever. I mean, have you ever seen the wife of a man like that rock up with no makeup on? Because I haven’t, since. That courage, that inner confidence, is something I’ve never experienced in anyone else. I certainly haven’t got the balls to do it. I find everything about her pioneering, and amazing. She had a beautiful ease with herself.”

Photo: Allison Michael Orenstein for The Fashion/Guardian

Pioneering, amazing, ballsy and a beautiful ease - aspirations for any woman, especially on a day like today.

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