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A-Z Of Inspirational Women - G Is For Glam

It's that time again to highlight some amazing inspirational women. I can't believe we are already on G. If you missed the others you can check them out at the bottom of the page.

Kicking off G for today is the ever talented Georgia O'Keeffe. I have always admired O'Keeffe's art work which can be argued to have started American modernism with her first works getting noticed in 1918.

A true artist through her work you can see her grow and experiment often being linked to feminist iconography within her work and dabbling with the abstract world.

For me the work that I am most inspired by is her later work when she was living in New Mexico and it quickly became a heavy influence in her paintings. Check out my favourite piece here.



Whenever I see Grace Jones I think "God Damn! That is one fierce woman!". She just oozes confidence, sex appeal and glamazon! Not only did she take the model world by storm with her unusually beautiful looks but she took on the music industry and films too. She makes the most amazing vampire as Katrina in Vamp.

Often ridiculed for her masculine like features Jones just owns it and shows the world that beauty comes in all forms. Any woman that can portray that much confidence and attitude while the world tries to rip her apart is a legend in my book.

This is a woman who would have a lot of stories to tell. She has an awesome sense of humour and makes the weird and unusual into glamour. Thank you Grace Jones for being your fierce self!


Everyone swoons over Marilyn Monroe and lusts after Audrey Hepburn's style when it comes to old movie stars but one that should not go unremembered is the gracious Greta Garbo. A screen siren from the 1920's to the 1940's Garbo won multiple awards for her performances all while looking elegant and in charge.

Garbo was a master of keeping her private life away from the press, who constantly questioned her sexuality. So much so the press waiting for almost forty years for letters to be opened only to find that Garbo remained victorious and elusive.

A bit of a feminist Greta didn't believe you had to marry and have children in life to be happy. Combating depression and breast cancer she still took on the world.

Gabourey Sidibe rocks my world in so many ways. Capturing my heart as Precious and then playing a polar opposite in American Horror story Coven. She is an amazing actress who has proved she can play her hand in differing roles,

Sadly so many ignore her skills and just look at her size. When she went to the Oscars despite looking beautiful many just tried to ridicule Sidibe. I say tried because to Gabourey no fucks were given. She slayed them down with her response and held her head high.

It is so refreshing to see someone so awesome getting great roles and I hope she keeps going from strength to strength kicking down those beauty standards with the rest of us.



Do these ladies inspire you? Or do you have another G that motivates you?

Check out the others here - A, B, C, D, E, F

14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous post! Really lovely collection of inspirational women. Greta Garbo is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you I love celebrating how awesome women are x

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  2. What a fab post, i agree i bet a few stories could be told ;) x

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  3. What a fab series! I might start doing this my self. Lovely post hun. x

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    1. Thank you I have always been inspired by some amazing women so wanted to share some with the world in the hopes they will inspire them too x

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  4. Love this post. Full of inspirational women. Loveeee Grace Jones Mic xxx
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    1. Grace Jones is a pure legend I would love to party with her x

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  5. really nice post! and a great concept of this series!

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  6. I love this series if I remember rightly it was one of the first things I read on your Blog and it got my hooked. A great choice of Kick arse women love Grace Jones one of the highlights of my childhood was her hitting Russel Harty

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    1. Aw you sweet talker you! I really enjoy writing these posts because they truly are women that have made me fierce and determined, Grace Jones is nuts did you see her on Alan Carr? x

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  7. Such a great post and awesome idea to write about!

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