International Women’s Day

I think every day should be Women’s day.  Once a year doesn’t cut it when every day girls and women face so much hardships from all aspects of life.

Home.  Family.  School.  Work.  Marriage.  Relationships.  Accomplishments, etc. etc. etc.  and if you add war, poverty, cultural sexism, hierarchal sexism, wage sexism, etc.

Chics have it tough, man!

Since when did this become a predominantly patriarchal world?

On a good note though, Nicola Adams has been made into a Barbie doll with that super cool coiffure and a pair of boxing gloves (still not a fan of the body shape but hey, its a start!)

Now all we need are the following dolls to be made:

Indira Gandhi, Malala Yousufzai, Maya Angelou, Florence Nightingale, Ada Lovelace, The Suffragettes, Michelle Obama. Including all the firsts in the army, navy, airforce of all the militaries of the world, all the female Astronauts, pioneering scientists, doctors, mathematicians, even the young woman Ahed Tamimi and all the women just like her who are opposed to war, opposed to forced evictions from the country.  The first woman who publicly spoke about periods, openly breast feeding their infant, MeToo and the Time’s up campaigns. Those that spoke about racial diversity in all industries.

We, women, are tough on ourselves and sadly, with one another too.  How we raise children, or how much of a ‘dragon’ mom we should be to body shaming, bullying, etc we do to one another.

Enough is Enough!  We women have to be more supportive to one another, our daughters, the kids we teach, etc.   We should be encouraging little girls and young women to excel at things.  Not just go on social media to be famous, or be an actress or singer.  We should be encouraging women to get their opinions across – even if its about a small matter.  What is small to one person could be the same opinion of a million others – don’t dismiss what someone has to say or share!

Life isn’t about make up, cheap shit T.V. like #LoveIsland or something trashy and similar to fitness pics with butts in tiny shorts hanging out for the world to see.

There are a few videos that come to mind but I feel there is one in particular that puts the point across quite well in today’s world of social media overload/overkill.

@nasdaily

 

Advertisements

Taboo: Menstruation & the release of Bollywood film “Pad Man”

Have you heard of the Indian man who spent 3 weeks or months wearing a makeshift uterus filled with blood and a home made sanitary napkin?

Well, it’s true and now Bollywood (glamorised with beautiful people like Radhika Apte, Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor) has made a fantastic film addressing the hardships & taboo women go through on a daily basis to find ways to manage their periods.

Actress, writer, film producer and child of legacy Bollywood legends Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia, Twinkle Khanna has produced just such a film.

It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, what ethnic background you are from or where on the economic scale you sit.

Women from all backgrounds know what its like to have a monthly cycle and the pain we endure once a month whether its sensitive breasts, mood swings or food cravings – all of us get it and we just get on with our daily lives.

I’ve attached two great clips. One is a trailer of the film, the other is the real life hero, Arunachalam Muruganantham, who is helping women from low income levels to be self-sufficient bread winners in their families.

And if you get the chance to see this film, please do. Hopefully there will be subtitles too!

The trailer for “Pad Man”

The Scarab | Unlimited imagination

The Scarab | Unlimited imagination

Colleen B Rosenblat peridot gold ring
£6,995 – 1stdibs.com

Gold signet ring
£3,985 – modalist.com

Wing pendant
£2,795 – 1stdibs.com

Aurélie Bidermann yellow gold pendant
£2,720 – stylebop.com

Silvia Furmanovich white earrings
£2,175 – neimanmarcus.com

Gurhan 24k gold jewelry
£2,140 – truefacet.com

Horse earrings
£1,765 – 1stdibs.com

Tiffany Co tiffany co jewelry
£1,220 – truefacet.com

Cartier gold diamond pendant
£830 – truefacet.com

14k yellow gold ring
£760 – gilt.com

Initial bangle
£665 – 1stdibs.com

Forest of Chintz gold layered necklace
£585 – runway2street.com

Crown jewelry
£420 – wolfandbadger.com

Hattie carnegie brooch
£465 – 1stdibs.com

Ginette NY 18k earrings
£375 – ylang23.com

Yellow gold jewelry
£300 – 1stdibs.com

Nina Kastens mini charm
£240 – wolfandbadger.com

Aurélie Bidermann pendant jewelry
£220 – monnierfreres.com

Gas Bijoux string jewelry
£74 – nordstrom.com

Tantalising Teals

Tantalising Teals

Elizabeth Locke teal jewelry
£1,825 – truefacet.com

Antique brooch
£1,755 – 1stdibs.com

Andrea Fohrman thin ring
£1,475 – ylang23.com

Ippolita earrings
net-a-porter.com

Oscar de la Renta earring jewelry
£380 – marissacollections.com

14k jewelry
£360 – ylang23.com

Versus two tone jewelry
£260 – garmentquarter.com

Nest yellow gold necklace
£240 – neimanmarcus.com

Marni green jewelry
£295 – stylebop.com

Gold drop earrings
£185 – thecode.ca

Marc Jacobs rose jewellery
beaverbrooks.co.uk

Kate Spade stud earrings
£30 – zappos.com

Erica Lyons charm bangle
£11 – belk.com

WithChic metal jewelry
£5.76 – withchic.com

Imitation jewellery
£3.67 – rosegal.com

Blue jewelry
£2.01 – zaful.com

Turquoise bangle
c21stores.com

Puh Puh Puh Pretty in Pink

Puh Puh Puh Pretty in Pink

Lanvin beads jewellery
£380 – theoutnet.com

Hillier Bartley gold plated jewellery
£165 – matchesfashion.com

Kate Spade beaded necklace
£100 – lordandtaylor.com

Rosantica brass earrings
net-a-porter.com

Beach jewelry
£75 – misalosangeles.com

Kate Spade pink jewelry
£46 – macys.com

Mignonne Gavigan gold plated earrings
£58 – lanecrawford.com

Ross Simons ross simons jewelry
£55 – ross-simons.com

Shashi tassel jewelry
£39 – shopbop.com

Serefina feather earrings
£47 – nordstrom.com

Humble Chic beads jewellery
£26 – humblechic.com

BaubleBar feather earrings
£25 – baublebar.com

BaubleBar beads jewellery
bloomingdales.com

Beaded earrings
£22 – accessoryconcierge.com

BillyTheTree bead charm
£16 – billythetree.com

New Directions tribal jewelry
£7.77 – belk.com

Amrita Singh statement earrings
£5.43 – zulily.com

Beaded jewelry
peacocks.co.uk

Rainbow CRUSH

Rainbow CRUSH

Tory Burch navy dress
£270 – toryburch.com

City Chic v neck dress
£69 – citychiconline.com

Estivo green pants
£130 – bluefly.com

Cotton camisole
£12 – cottonon.com

Lanvin thong sandals
£135 – rebelle.com

Leather shoes
craftsvilla.com

Fringe purse
brandoutlet.borderfree.com

Blue purse
sweetcouch.com

Jade jewelry
£71,945 – 1stdibs.com

La Fleur Jewels sapphire earrings
£4,120 – 1stdibs.com

Blue sapphire ring
£1,250 – popmap.com

Oscar de la Renta bracelet
£410 – julian-fashion.com

David Tutera 14k gold ring
£97 – kohls.com

Ricardo Rodriguez beaded jewelry
£69 – wolfandbadger.com

Kenneth Jay Lane crystal earrings
£56 – saksfifthavenue.com

Alexis Bittar bracelet
£54 – neimanmarcus.com

Karen Kane ring
£16 – 6pm.com

NOVICA brooch
£24 – novica.com

NOVICA brooch
£24 – novica.com

Thierry Lasry clear glasses
£150 – lanecrawford.com

Eyebrow makeup
£12 – camerareadycosmetics.com

Maybelline lipstick
£5.82 – maybelline.com

Charlotte Russe lip treatment
£7.77 – charlotterusse.com

Yves Saint Laurent nail polish
£16 – selfridges.com

Bond No 9 candles candleholder
£86 – nordstrom.com

50 Shades of Gray….. FLOWERS

50 Shades of Gray..... FLOWERS

Studded jewelry
£5,675 – runway2street.com

Chantecler cluster jewelry
£3,045 – neimanmarcus.com

Chanel vintage silver earrings
£1,775 – gilt.com

Chanel white gold onyx ring
£1,680 – truefacet.com

14 karat white gold earrings
£455 – macys.com

Gucci blossom jewelry
£350 – matchesfashion.com

Gucci ring
gucci.com

Gold cluster earrings
£200 – overstock.com

Bottega veneta earrings
net-a-porter.com

Trilogy pearl earrings jewellery
£125 – pearlparadise.com

Trollbeads blossom jewelry
acotisdiamonds.co.uk

Carolee silver tone jewelry
£43 – macys.com

Chico s flower pin brooch
£12 – chicos.com

Kate Spade grey jewelry
£30 – lordandtaylor.com

Clear jewelry
£22 – amazon.com

PINTRILL flower pin brooch
£12 – pintrill.com

Stone stud earrings
£9.76 – smile.amazon.com

Blossom jewelry
£1.70 – smile.amazon.com

Steal Teal

Steal Teal

Turquoise sandals
£25 – shein.com

Sophie Hulme mini crossbody
£1,470 – net-a-porter.com

Kate Spade blue bag
£24 – lordandtaylor.com

Monica Vinader blue stud earrings
£140 – net-a-porter.com

Mint jewelry
£25 – ebags.com

Sunglasses
£355 – tomford.com

Aéropostale white tea perfume
£9.54 – aeropostale.com

John Richard winter oil painting
£1,235 – neimanmarcus.com

Glass home decor
£35 – overstock.com

Kate Spade New York Dipped Notebook
£13 – lordandtaylor.com

Grapefruit candle
£5.57 – tnuck.com