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Diane Von Furstenburg is a woman we should all aspire to become. As well as being an iconic fashion designer who owns a global brand and created the wrap dress, she is a charitable woman who is humble, kind and supporting of fellow women.
Her life experience is inspiring and so are her words. Here are 5 quotes that clearly prove what a wonder-woman she is.
Oscar Wilde, a legendary writer in the fields of literature, plays and academia. Famed for his passion for Aestheticism, Wilde was in love with all things art and beauty. This is particularly a reoccurring theme in the novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, a classic Molicia is currently reading. As well as sharing a passion for all things bright and beautiful (to include fashion), I have instantly fallen in love with the way the author writes about his views and affections through the novel.
In addition to a #WiseWordWednesday post to Michelle Obama, here are some Oscar Wilde quotes that stir the mind have resignated deeply with people all over the world.
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1st February commences the first day of Black History Month, 28 days where African-American history is celebrated.
In honour of this, the comeback of #WiseWordsWednesday and due to the current political climate, where we have seen protests such as the global Women’s March and backlash to Trump’s anti-immigration in the US, it was thought to be relevant and romantic to dedicate this post to Michelle Obama.
The former First Lady of the United States is a role model to millions of people around the world. Whether it be for always speaking for the rights of women, inspiring other people of colour or her gracious fashion sense.
Nevertheless, the people’s favourite First Lady has announced she will not be running for President in 2020. Even though this saddens us, it doesn’t hurt to hope and pray!
Here are 3 quotes that made us fall in love with Michelle Obama and will hopefully inspire you to carry on through the midweek blues:
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For years and years, so called ‘experts’ have been ordering women to dress in accordance to their body shape. “Pears should avoid pleated skirts, apples should distract attention from their waist,” etc, etc.
It shouldn’t matter whether you’re an hourglass or boyish, if you like it, wear it. It’s that simple. I also slightly disagree with the advice from Cosmopolitan (image source) on wearing having things that fit you. If you have an oversized jumper you wanna wear, why worry?
The point is, don’t let the opinions of ‘experts’ dictate what you want to wear. I don’t care if they’re professional stylists, as long as you feel comfortable wear it! After all, fashion is one of the most significant, if not the most significant way to express yourself. Have fun with it!
YOUR BODY IS NOT A PROBLEM THAT NEEDS TO BE SOLVED THROUGH STRATEGIC DRESSING.
Ah, once again I am returning to the subject of Feminism – a social issue that many misinterpret and mistake for matriarchy. Before I continue, let’s all be reminded of the definition of Feminism:
Feminism: ‘a person who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes.’
Today’s #WiseWordsWednesday is about how as a female, you should embrace who you are and uplift yourself without criticising other women.
You can be a girl who loves eating fast food but don’t criticise the girls who prefer to eat salad. You can be a female who loves making an effort with her appearance with makeup, but don’t put down the females who step out with their hair in a bun and wear none. You can be a woman who only has sex with partners you’re in a romantic relationships with, but don’t slut shame the women who enjoy casual sex.
We are all different, even if we value similar things. As women, we should unite and empower each other daily. Give each other compliments, defend each other and speak kindly of one another even behind each other’s backs.
It is draining to see jealousy, slut-shaming and spite. Let’s not. Let’s unite. Let’s be happy. We are strong, capable and beautiful. Each and every one of use. Let’s embrace each other, let’s support each other and let’s empower each other.
Other women are not your competition.
Today’s weekly quote reflects only a winner’s mindset. When you’re someone who continually strives to be better, every single day, no matter how big or small the difference, you will continue to be better.
But where is the limit? How about when you’re at the ‘top of your game’ and you feel as though you can’t do any better?
That’s when you push even harder. Whether it be a new challenge or finding a different way to do whatever you’ve been practising already. There’s always room for improvement. Always.
As for those days when you feel like a failure or you want to give up, take a glance at the stepping stone that started your journey, and see how far you’ve come. That distance will be enough to motivate you. You’ve made it this far, don’t ever EVER quit.
In the words of Beyonce:
‘A winner don’t quit on themselves.’ – Freedom
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First of all, I’d like to apologise for my lack of posts last week, I was bedridden with the combination of a virus and tonsillitis. Now that I’ve recovered from my near death experience, I would like to talk to you all about the true definition of Feminism, (with the help of Queen B).
The subject of Feminsim is often confused within today’s society. There are more than one type of Feminsim, but ultimately all Feminists are trying to achieve the same goal. Lyrics spoken by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in Beyoncé’s song, Flawless, define Feminsim in a simple but effective way…
We teach girls to shrink themselves to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, “You can have ambition but not too much. You should aim to be successful but not too successful otherwise you will threaten the man.” Because I am female I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. A marriage can be a system of joy and love and mutual support, but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors, not for jobs or accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they can not be sexual beings in the way that boys are. Feminist: A person who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes.
The quote speaks for itself and I stand by it with my entire being. The next time you hear someone accusing Feminsits of being wrong or matriarchal, correct them with this accurate statement, then come and sip tea with Queen B and me.