Friday, 27 March 2015

Today I'm channelling.... Mariah Carey

"There is a light at the end of the tunnel - hopefully it's not a freight train."
Mariah Carey, 45 today

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Today I'm channelling... Tennessee Williams

"After a glass or two of wine, I'm inclined to extravagance."
Tennessee Williams, born today 1911

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Today I'm channelling... Thomas Jefferson

"When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on."
Thomas Jefferson

Monday, 23 March 2015

Today I'm channelling... Reese Witherspoon

"I just want my daughter to grow up seeing complex, interesting, nuanced women in film."
Reese Witherspoon, 39 yesterday



Friday, 20 March 2015

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Today I'm channelling... Glenn Close


"I've been on the best dressed list and the worst dressed list - I was prouder of the worst dressed."
Glenn Close, 68 today

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Today I'm channelling... Luc Besson


"It's always the small people who change things. It's never the politicians or the big guys."
Luc Besson, 55 today

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Today I'm channelling... Richard Attenborough

"I believe we need heroes, certain people who we can measure our own shortcomings by."
Richard Attenborough

Monday, 16 March 2015

Today I'm channelling... Gertrude Stein


"Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense."
Gertrude Stein (said in 1946...)

Friday, 13 March 2015

Today I'm channelling... Sofia Coppola


"I think you can be substantial and still be interested in frivolity."
Sofia Coppola

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Today I'm channelling... Douglas Adams

"It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes."
Douglas Adams, born today 1952

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Today I'm channelling... John Hamm


"I stopped believing in a storybook existence a long time ago."
John Hamm, 44 today

Monday, 9 March 2015

Today I'm channelling... Madonna


"A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That's why they don't get what they want."
Madonna, new album released today

Friday, 6 March 2015

Today I'm channelling... Maya Angelou (again)


"I'm a feminist. I've been a female for a long time. It'd be stupid not to be on my own side."
Maya Angelou #WOW2015

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Today I'm channelling... Matilda

Matilda by Quentin Blake


"All the reading she had done had given her a view of life they had never seen."
Roald Dahl's Matilda #WorldBookDay

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Today I'm channelling... Frances Perkins


"Being a woman has only bothered me in climbing trees."
Frances Perkins, the first woman appointed to the US cabinet, today in 1933

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Today I'm channelling... Alexander Graham Bell


"Before anything else, preparation is the key to success."
Alexander Graham Bell, born today 1847

Monday, 2 March 2015

Today I'm channelling... Dusty Springfield


"I wouldn't know how to handle serenity if someone handed it to me on a plate."
Dusty Springfield, died today 1999

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Today I'm channelling... Johnny Cash


"It's good to know who hates you. And it's good to be hated by the right people."
Johnny Cash, born today 1932

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Today I'm channelling... Chelsea Handler


"There are two kinds of people I don't trust: people who don't drink and people who collect stickers."
Chelsea Handler, 39 today

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Today I'm channelling... Steve Jobs


"Deciding what not to do is as important as deciding what to do."
Steve Jobs, born today 1955


Monday, 23 February 2015

Today I'm channelling... Julianne Moore




"When someone says, 'I'm not political', I feel like what they're saying is, 'I only care about myself. In my bathtub. Me and my bathtub is what I care about."
Julianne Moore, who just bagged her 19th award (the big one) for Still Alice

Friday, 20 February 2015

Today I'm channelling... Cindy Crawford





"I really think - at any age - it's about learning to be comfortable in your own skin. If women would treat themselves with the same kind of love they give to their friends, that would be such a great gift...  What makes you most attractive is self confidence. That's what people see."
Cindy Crawford, 49 today

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Today I'm channelling... Copernicus


"To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge."
Nicolaus Copernicus, born today 1473

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Today I'm channelling... Toni Morrison


"Freeing yourelf was one thing. Claiming ownership of that freed self was another."
Toni Morrison, born today 1931

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Today I'm channelling... Iris Apfel


"When you don't dress like everyone else, you don't have to think like everyone else."
Iris Apfel

Monday, 16 February 2015

Today I'm channelling... Sarah Silverman


"It fills me with a weird rage to wear shoes that make me not able to walk easily or run if I had to."
Sarah Silverman

Friday, 13 February 2015

Today I'm channelling... Henry Rollins


"Do it, or don't do it. It's amazing how many things in life are that easy."
Henry Rollins

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Today I'm channelling... Judy Blume


"Librarians save lives: by handing the right book, at the right time, to a kid in need."
Judy Blume, 77 today

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Today I'm channelling... Jennifer Aniston


"I almost resent the whole fashion thing. Good God, never wearing the same thing twice and all of those things. It's a pain in the ass."
Jennifer Aniston, 46 today

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Today I'm channelling... Laura Ingalls Wilder

"This, is now."
Laura Ingalls Wilder, little feminist on the prairie, died today 1957

Monday, 9 February 2015

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Today I'm channelling... William S Burroughs


"You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal."
William S Burroughs, born today 1914

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Today I'm channelling... Betty Friedan

"The only way for a woman, as for a man, to find herself, is by creative work of her own."
Betty Friedan, author of The Feminine Mystique, born today 1921

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Today I'm channelling... Amal Alamuddin


"I'm wearing Ede & Ravenscroft."
Amal Alamuddin, 37 today, on being asked - yet again - who designed her outfit. 

Monday, 2 February 2015

Today I'm channelling... Ayn Rand


"The question isn't, who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me."
Ayn Rand, born today 1905

Friday, 30 January 2015

Today I'm channelling... Oprah

Beyoncé's birthday message to Oprah on Instagram

"Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down."
Oprah, 61 yesterday

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Today I'm channelling... Robert Frost


"Accept no-one's definition of your life, define yourself."
Robert Frost died today 1963

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Today I'm channelling... Colette


"Time spent with a cat is never wasted."
Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, born today 1873

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Today I'm channelling... Anne Frank


"How wonderful is it that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."

Anne Frank, to mark Holocaust memorial day 2015

Monday, 26 January 2015

Today I'm channelling... Virginia Woolf



painting by Roger Fry, circa 1917

"Arrange whatever pieces come your way."
Virginia Woolf, born 25 January 1882

Friday, 23 January 2015

Today I'm channelling... Katharine Hepburn


"I wear my sort of clothes to save me the trouble of deciding which clothes to wear."
Katharine Hepburn

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Today I'm channelling... Sarah Silverman


"If you feel you're living in someone's shadow, you should move."
Sarah Silverman

Monday, 19 January 2015

Today I'm channelling... Dolly Parton


"If anyone tells you  your hair is too big, get rid of them. You don't need that kind of negativity in your life."
Dolly Parton, 69 today