I was first introduced to Ellen’s work in the 90’s, as a fashion-loving teen who also had a penchant for music videos and women looking and acting like badasses (how things never change!). She photographed a lot of the women that I thought were hot shit, and her bold style caught my eye. Her photos were high-flash, high-contrast and highly coloured. Her female models were sexy but girly at the same time, and it looked like they were having a lot of fun.
Yesterday marked the 124th annual day of Suffrage here in NZ. Kiwi women went out and voted with purpose on this monumental day, at one of the many advance voting spots dotted around the country (and the world!). Because we should, and because we CAN. All thanks to Kate.
It’s been an age since we last caught up with these two local talents, and with it being NZ Music Month, I thought it high time to round up all the goss and achievements these two female powerhouses have collected since 2014! There’s awards and albums and tours and even a new baby girl in the mix! Get ready to be blown away and then fall HARD for these ladies all over again (and again, and again)…
Cindy may no longer skate pro, but what she has been up to is supporting the hell out of the next up-and-coming international female skaters, with her brand and blog, Girl Is Not A 4 Letter Word (GN4LW) Teenage girls who are are performing on world-class scales, in bowls and on vert ramps, rivalling their male counterparts. Which is a big freakin deal in a sport and culture that has historically been sooo male-dominated.
Yup, the world’s a freakin’ mess right now. But what can we do about it?? Celebrate International Women’s Day! There’s lots of little happenings going on around the country, with speakers at each, there to inspire and encourage you to work towards a better, brighter future for women, men and children. Remember, feminism is about equality. Not about women rising above others, but about rising to the same level. It’s about being seen, heard, respected and valued.
Barbara cultivated her label for the modern working woman, like herself, who wanted to look polished and chic in the 1960’s world. Her ethos was always to make “beautiful clothes for women to feel good in” . I hear you on that one, Babs! She also told nzgirl: “One of the nicest compliments I received from a client was that my clothes made her feel beautiful.” There’s a transformative power that can be found in beautifully made clothing; the elevation of confidence, posture and grace that comes from a beautifully tailored suit or gown is second-to-none.