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    Josephine Baker: Did The Banana Skirt Start It All? Josephine Baker: Did The Banana Skirt Start It All?

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    Author: Laura Mariani Last month Laura Mariani, management consultant, and founder of The People's Alchemist and entrepreneurial lifestyle blog The Alchemist About Town, shared with us stories of 5 leading ladies - and style icons - who have inspired her (read them here). Today she's sharing her love for Josephine Baker, and explores how this fearless women used style, music and her sexuality to break down barriers - and even fight in the war.  Josephine Baker is a mini obsession of mine. She was born Josephine McDonald in 1906 St. Louis, Missouri - USA, in complete poverty from a dysfunctional family; at...
    Author: Laura Mariani Last month Laura Mariani, management consultant, and founder of The People's Alchemist and entrepreneurial lifestyle blog The Alchemist About Town, shared with us stories of 5 leading ladies - and style icons - who have inspired her (read them here). Today she's sharing her love for Josephine Baker, and explores how this fearless women used style, music and her sexuality to break down barriers - and even fight in the war.  Josephine Baker is a mini obsession of mine. She was born Josephine McDonald in 1906 St. Louis, Missouri - USA, in complete poverty from a dysfunctional family; at...

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    Dressing For You Dressing For You

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    Author: Janet Earling-Bencivenni I had the pleasure of meeting Janet through the facebook group "The Fierce 50 Revolution". Full of women from around the world, the group is a fantastic source of inspiration and positive energy and, whilst I'm not in my 50s or beyond, they have been more than enthusiastic about the-Bias-Cut.com and our values.  Janet reached out to share her personal journey of style discovery after she lost a significant amount of weight, and realised whatever your age or size, you don't have to dress frumpy or a certain way...  Do the clothes you wear reflect the real...
    Author: Janet Earling-Bencivenni I had the pleasure of meeting Janet through the facebook group "The Fierce 50 Revolution". Full of women from around the world, the group is a fantastic source of inspiration and positive energy and, whilst I'm not in my 50s or beyond, they have been more than enthusiastic about the-Bias-Cut.com and our values.  Janet reached out to share her personal journey of style discovery after she lost a significant amount of weight, and realised whatever your age or size, you don't have to dress frumpy or a certain way...  Do the clothes you wear reflect the real...

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    Anna Wintour: A Fashion Pioneer Anna Wintour: A Fashion Pioneer

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    Author: Laura Mariani Today rounds off our 5 days of posts by Laura Mariani, management consultant, and founder of The People's Alchemist and entrepreneurial lifestyle blog The Alchemist About Town. Over the past 5 days Laura has shared with us stories of 5 leading ladies who have inspired her throughout her life, from Coco Chanel and Audrey Hepburn to Jackie Kennedy and Margaret Thatcher. And today she rounds off the series with one of the most impressive ladies in society today: the formidable Anna Wintour.  Newly appointed Dame Anna Wintour is a great inspiration for me both because she showed...
    Author: Laura Mariani Today rounds off our 5 days of posts by Laura Mariani, management consultant, and founder of The People's Alchemist and entrepreneurial lifestyle blog The Alchemist About Town. Over the past 5 days Laura has shared with us stories of 5 leading ladies who have inspired her throughout her life, from Coco Chanel and Audrey Hepburn to Jackie Kennedy and Margaret Thatcher. And today she rounds off the series with one of the most impressive ladies in society today: the formidable Anna Wintour.  Newly appointed Dame Anna Wintour is a great inspiration for me both because she showed...

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    Jackie Kennedy: Quiet Leadership Jackie Kennedy: Quiet Leadership

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    Author: Laura MarianiFor 5 days, Laura Mariani, management consultant, and founder of The People's Alchemist and entrepreneurial lifestyle blog The Alchemist About Town, is sharing with us stories of 5 leading ladies who have inspired her. So far she has discussed her icons Audrey Hepburn, Coco Chanel and the controversial Margaret Thatcher,  and their lasting impact on society as a whole. Today is all about another impressive lady: Jackie Kennedy.  A couple of months ago I went to see the Jackie Kennedy's biopic which reminded me how much I admired her and the influence she had and continues to have in...
    Author: Laura MarianiFor 5 days, Laura Mariani, management consultant, and founder of The People's Alchemist and entrepreneurial lifestyle blog The Alchemist About Town, is sharing with us stories of 5 leading ladies who have inspired her. So far she has discussed her icons Audrey Hepburn, Coco Chanel and the controversial Margaret Thatcher,  and their lasting impact on society as a whole. Today is all about another impressive lady: Jackie Kennedy.  A couple of months ago I went to see the Jackie Kennedy's biopic which reminded me how much I admired her and the influence she had and continues to have in...

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    Margaret Thatcher: Love Or Hater Her, You Cannot Forget Her Margaret Thatcher: Love Or Hater Her, You Cannot Forget Her

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    Author: Laura MarianiFor 5 days, Laura Mariani, management consultant, and founder of The People's Alchemist and entrepreneurial lifestyle blog The Alchemist About Town, is sharing with us stories of 5 leading ladies who have inspired her. So far she has discussed style icons Audrey Hepburn and Coco Chanel. Today she is about another leading lady: Margaret Thatcher. Whether you agreed with her politics or not, there's no denying she has left a lasting imprint - and her style is pretty unforgettable too.  "We have not... rolled back the frontiers of the state in Britain, only to see them re-imposed at...
    Author: Laura MarianiFor 5 days, Laura Mariani, management consultant, and founder of The People's Alchemist and entrepreneurial lifestyle blog The Alchemist About Town, is sharing with us stories of 5 leading ladies who have inspired her. So far she has discussed style icons Audrey Hepburn and Coco Chanel. Today she is about another leading lady: Margaret Thatcher. Whether you agreed with her politics or not, there's no denying she has left a lasting imprint - and her style is pretty unforgettable too.  "We have not... rolled back the frontiers of the state in Britain, only to see them re-imposed at...

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