Monday, 31 March 2014

Today I'm channelling... Melinda Gates

"A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult."
Melinda Gates

Friday, 28 March 2014

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Today I'm channelling... Tennessee Williams

"Most of the confidence which I appear to feel, especially when influenced by wine, is only a pre tense."
Tennessee Williams (1911-1983)

Tuesday, 25 March 2014


Gloria Steinem, feminist, journalist, co-founder of Ms Magazine is 80 today. Yes, eighty. Here are twelve reasons why she's as big an inspiration now as she always was.

1. "If you say I'm for equal pay, that's a reform. But if you say I'm a feminist, that's a transformation."

2. "Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning."

3. "We've begun to raise our daughters more like our sons, but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters."

4. "I'm yet to be on a campus where most women weren't worrying about some aspect of combining marriage, children, and a career. I've yet to find one where many men were worrying about the same thing."

5. "God may be in the details, but the goddess is in the questions."

6. "It is more rewarding to watch money change the world than to watch it accumulate."

A very early cover of Ms Magazine, 1972

7. "The world depends entirely on what each of us does everyday; a movement is only people moving."

8. "In my own mind I'm still a fat brunette from Toledo, and I always will be."

9. "If the shoe doesn't fit, must we change the foot?"

10. "A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after."

11. "The first problem or all of us, men and women, is not to learn but to unlearn."

And finally, because how could you not include it?
12. "A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle."

Today I'm channelling... SJP

"So many roads. So many detours. So many choices. So many mistakes."
Sarah Jessica Parker, born today 1965

Monday, 24 March 2014

Today I'm channelling... Beyoncé

"I don't like to gamble, but if there's one thing I'm willing to bet on, it's myself."

Friday, 21 March 2014

Today I'm channelling...Ali Parker

"I'm sorry, you seem to have mistaken me for a woman who will take your shit."
Ali Parker (no, I don't know who she is either, but I like her style)

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Today I'm channelling... Joan Didion

"Self-respect is a question of recognising that anything worth having has a price."
Joan Didion

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Today I'm channelling... Glen Close

"It's very difficult for girls. They are told to look one way, but to act another."
Glen Close, born today 1947

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Today I'm channelling... Wilfred Owen

"Ambition may be defined as the willingness to receive any number of hits on the nose."
Wilfred Owen, born today 1893

Monday, 17 March 2014

Today I'm channelling... Alexander McQueen

"Give me time and I'll give you a revolution."(And he did. Although given longer, it would have been bigger...)
Alexander McQueen, born today 1969.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Today I'm channelling... Tony Benn

"If you're going to be committed to doing anything, you have to really care about it, and I suppose that is a romantic idea."
RIP Tony Benn, left wing campaigner, idealist (maybe), lifelong inspiration

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Today I'm channelling... Harper Lee

"The book to read is not the one that thinks for you, but the one that makes you think."
Harper Lee

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Today I'm channelling... Jack Kerouac

"Happiness consists in realising it is all a great, strange dream."
Jack Kerouac, born today 1922

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Monday, 10 March 2014

Today I'm channelling... Neneh Cherry

"Yeah, I'm a mother... but I can also have fun, get drunk, do all sorts of stuff."
Neneh Cherry, born today 1964

Friday, 7 March 2014

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Today I'm channelling... Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old. They grow old because they stop pursuing dreams."
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, born today 1927

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

This Paris Fashion Week I'm channelling... Karl Lagerfeld #6

Chanel Autumn/Winter 14 RTW at the Grand Palais yesterday

"I am never satisfied with myself and that is what keeps me going - I have no post-satisfaction."
Karl Lagerfeld

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

This Paris Fashion Week I'm channelling... Karl Lagerfeld #5

Chanel Spring/Summer 14 RTW

"You have to like the present; if not, your life becomes secondhand, if you think it was better before, or that it will be better in the future."
Karl Lagerfeld

Monday, 3 March 2014

This Paris Fashion Week I'm channelling... Karl Lagerfeld #4

"I am not a second option person. It is that or nothing. If it is not the way I see it, I prefer not to see it."
Karl Lagerfeld