Celebrating International Women’s Day
Happy International Women’s Day!
This years theme for International Women’s Day is #BeBoldForChange, working towards equality in the workplace and inspiring women all over the world to achieve their ambitions. To celebrate we feature seven incredible women that we have interviewed on IN/OUT over the last year. Creators, entrepreneurs, artists, stylists, mothers, givers, healers – all living a beautiful life in their own trailblazing style . . . .
Co-Founder of beautiful and socially responsible brand, Armadillo&Co, Jodie Fried is a force to be reckoned with. A woman responsible for a thriving global business, three children under five and living abroad, Jodie inspires a vision of humility and grace, ‘If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat, just get on.’ Along with her business partner and long life friend, Sally Pottharst, Armadillo&Co has story that unfolds, an exchange of giving and receiving that is far greater than a simple transaction. The story of an investment for life, the reassurance of creating opportunity, and of respect to the artisans that create the handwoven beauty to behold, underfoot at home.
A beautiful creative collision of an innate love for nature, a life well travelled and a successful fashion career, Aussie-born, LA-based fashion stylist, Lara Einzig has an infectious can-do attitude and deep love of life. A bona fide fashion girl, Lara made the pilgrimage from Queensland to Sydney to London to LA with some big roles in marketing at Top Shop and as fashion director of GOOP, before settling in LA, with her young family and continuing to follow her passion for style, this time doing it for herself. Her newest venture, Aquadorium, is a visual platform celebrating a mix of beach, fashion, summer, lifestyle, and surf culture inspiring women all over the world to live a life full of gratitude, happiness and adventure.
The amazing Clare Viver, need we say more. The dynamic American founder of renowned accessories brand, Clare.V is a woman who inspires us all to “be whatever you want to be, baby”. After eight years in business, the lifestyle brand is buzzing with a large, global, scaling and loyal following; while leading the way in unique brand identity, product quality, supporting local and giving back. The brand is a reflection of Clare’s humble and giving personality – she is a woman with an ‘open door’ mentality and really encourages all of her employees to come to her with any questions, concerns or accomplishments they’d like to share. For those who come in contact with the Clare.V brand, a little bit of gold and sparkle will be instilled in your life – may this be a reminder to do what you love, being surrounded by wonderful people, laugh a lot and always give back.
L.A based, Australian actor Simone Kessell is a woman with a strong but kind heart, a woman who strives for balance in what can be a busy and demanding life. She is a believer in being present, grateful and conscious, to teach and be taught and to really value the people in your life as well as the lessons you learn on the journey. Simone’s love of life is admirable – A reflection of an innate balance between energy and serenity, glamour and family life, humour and reverence. With inner strength and confidence, Simone finds her inspiration and motivation from those around her, she is an example for women to have self belief, to keep going and know you are on the right path.
Clothing courtesy of Pam Pam Swim
The beautiful and inspiring Calgary Avansino. is a who has a strong vision for living a full life and is no stranger when it comes to hard work and dedication. Working her way up the ranks of British Vogue for almost a decade, Calgary became a contributing editor – sharing her passion for wellness, healthy living and positive thinking- inspiring self-care and healthy habits rather than quick fixes for short fashion gains. Calgary now has her own website and wellness cookbook ‘Keep It Real’, which exudes her positive personality, reminding us to ‘live a beautiful life’ on the inside as well as the outside; to think about longevity, and also to be in the moment.
The former fashion and luxury PR executive, Florence Donne, is a woman full of wisdom and knowledge who has an eye for exquisite fashion and interiors. A true Parisian at heart, Florence is the founder of website RingTheBelle, which reveals the lifestyles and homes of stylish subjects, exploring their taste across the lifestyle spectrum – from interiors to fashion, beauty products to travel destinations and work to culture. Florence is a strong believer of ‘being alive, marvelling and living the present day. She believes in being curious, open and generous and kindly towards and towards yourself. She punctuates every day with small moments of happiness, savouring them when they show up and prompting them instead of waiting for them. A truly beautiful woman.
Lucy Folk radiates a certain luxe bohemian vibe – a charming, sophisticated, modern adventurer chasing forever summer and fun. After almost a decade at the helm of her eponymous self titled jewellery and accessories brand, the young entrepreneur oversees a label with a cult and scaling following, along with her latest venture, PLAYA (Lucy’s second flagship store), at Bondi Beach. Lucy is a true example that age has no limits, but rather passion and determination are the ingredients for success. Everything about her brand – from the materials chosen in the tactile jewellery pieces to the unique store fit-outs are an extension of her ‘love of life’ attitude and an inspiration for all women to follow their dreams.
Credits: Calgary Avansino, Clare Viver, Jodie Fried, Lara Einzig & Simone Kessell
Photography: Julie Adams
Hair and make-up: Elsa Morgan
Lucy Folk – Images courtesy of Lucy Folk
Florence Donne – RingTheBelle
Photography: Delphine Jouandeau