29 Aug Event | Celebrating Girl Power
From the women in my family, to my girlfriends and the The Other Girls, I am lucky enough to be surrounded by amazing, strong and inspirational women who kick ass. As a result I am inspiring female energy is abundant in my life. Hence why I needed to do something this Women’s month to celebrate other women.
Celebrating Girl Power
On Thursday 25 August, I hosted an event at the Urban Decay Store in Sandton City to celebrate Girl Power.
The invite, which I extended to a group of of young, amazing women read as follows:
“Please join me in celebrating you this Women’s Month with some make up & Veuve Clicquot champagne.
“I love to see a young girl go out & grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.”
— Maya Angelou”
All of the lovely ladies I invited are, in my opinion, kicking ass in their fields. In addition to that, they are inspiring their peers by doing what they want to do and being themselves. And having all of that energy into one room, for the sole purpose of celebrating womanhood was the main goal.
To do this event, it was really important for me to partner with brands that I connect with. Both Urban Decay and Veuve Clicquot have powerful and innovative women behind them.
Feminine, dangerous and fun, Urban Decay appeals to women who relish their individuality. Co-founded by the Wende Zomnir, the brand is about beauty with an edge. A self starter, Wende decided that because she couldn’t find the make up colours she wanted, that she would go on and create them herself. The lesson here is simple… you can create the things you wish existed.
My love for bubbles aside, having Veuve Clicquot on drinks, was because the brand resonates with me as a woman. Widowed at 27 years old, Madame Clicquot took over her husband’s champagne business and became the first woman to head up a Champagne house. As a result of her tenacity, knack for business and savvy, Veuve Clicquot is the brand we know and love today.
Thursday night was more than just bubbles and make up. In between the laughs and my geeky speech, I’d like to think that connections were made, rumours were dispelled and that everyone got the point I was trying to make, which is that no one will ever celebrate you more than yourself. There is something to owning your power as woman. All those things we get told are weaknesses, are in fact strengths. In the words of Beau Taplin “Softness is not weakness. It takes courage to stay delicate in world this cruel.” We are the key to the world being a better place, but we need to start with self love, love of each other and we need to start celebrating each others light, holding it up and being inspired by it.
See more pics from the event here