March marks the beginning of Women’s History Month and is always a time to reflect on how far women have come in our society. It’s also a stern reminder that the world still needs courageous and strong women to carry on with this torch and be a voice to serve humanity. In fashion as within the arts, there have definitely been women that have broken down walls and stereotypes. These are women that have left a mark in history and provided us with a sense of hope. They are influential women that have not taken for granted their opportunities and have chosen to give back to the world through their craft. This month of March we want to take a moment to honor five amazingly, strong, innovative and inspiring individuals. Although there is still so much that needs to be done, today we pay homage to them. Throughout this month, the One Style at a Time blog wants to highlight some of the most important female figures in fashion and beyond. Perhaps someone can find inspiration through the examples of Donna Karan, Diane von Furstenberg, Coco Chanel, Princess Diana and Frida Kahlo. Happy Women’s History Month to all the ladies that give back to their families, friends, communities and the workforce. We applaud you for all that you do!
American Fashion Designer Donna Karan that brought us the Seven Easy Pieces that could take working women from day to night in a modern and comfortable way. Today she is focused on philanthropic work through the Urban Zen company.
“No matter what, never be a victim” Those were the words that Diane’s mother told her at one time and one of her many life philosophies. Diane von Furstenberg is a fashion icon who not only created the ‘wrap dress’ but has been a source of empowerment for women for decades.
A fashion legend and a true visionary. She revolutionized the style of dressing back in the 1920s. A very astute entrepreneur she introduced us to the tweed suit, the little black dress (LBD), the iconic chanel logo, the fragrance Chanel No 5, the quilted bag and faux pearls.
Princess Diana was not only the Princess of Wales but one of the most photographed women in the world. She was a dedicated and loving mother to her two sons, William and Harry. Today we remember her tenacity, impeccable fashion style and world wide humanitarian spirit.
Mexican painter Frida Kahlo was not only one of the most enigmatic woman of her time but continues to enchant the world today. Her self portaits and body of work are some of the most sought after and recognized in modern art. We honor her for her artistic work as well as for her enormous bravery as she challenged health and personal issues througout her life. Her colourful style which honored her beloved Mexico is still a source of inspiration with designers such as Givenchy and Jean Paul Gaultier
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