Bringing up Baby, The African Queen, Woman of the Year, Philadelphia Story, Adam’s Rib, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner…so many of my early ideals of femininity were shaped by Katharine Hepburn. She was opinionated, strong, graceful by way of athleticism, beautiful and vulnerable, quick-witted and intelligent, equal to any task and anybody. I admire so much of what she did for women, and the characters she chose to portray. She wasn’t abrasive or domineering, but she was unapologetically herself. She waited for the world to catch up with her, and wasn’t surprised when they did. She exemplified beauty as being more than a figure, but an aura of confidence.

As we start this week, I hope you try to find a little of the Katharine spirit within you. Be proud and direct, be vulnerable whilst admirable. Set standards, create inspiration, define yourself and those around you. Take the active stance, instead of the passive–influence, impact, impress. Be bold and be genuine, and don’t be surprised when it comes off as beauty.

2 thoughts on “katharine

    1. Thanks so much, Madison!!! That’s such a compliment, because that’s what I strive for, but since I have work I usually end up dressing on this side of the 21st century. With this one though, I definitely felt like I was borrowing a page from your vintage book ☺️ ❤️


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s