Who would you call your biggest female influence?
B It might be cliché…but my mum! She’s been kind and consoling when I’ve needed it most and has given me a good old kick up the derriere when I’ve needed it, too! She’s fun and kind, curious and adventurous – and she’s got style!
M There are many! I think Kate Winslet is definitely one of them. She is proud of her imperfections and encourages everyone to challenge body negativity. That makes a female icon for me.
If they were represented as an iconic piece of clothing, what would they be?
B My mum had these mad harem pants when we were little…they were turquoise! They were mental – thankfully she doesn’t wear them anymore (since about ’94) but confidence is definitely compelling!
M Kate Winslet always goes for the fitted shift dresses to show off her feminine figure – I could see her in our Suzie shift dress.
What words of advice would you like to pass on to continue to inspire women who love Coast?
B Nothing stays the same. Try new things, push yourself and enjoy the process of ‘finding out’ rather than obsessing over the end result.
M Don’t underestimate your abilities and always push yourself, as well as having lots of fun along the way!
What does International Women’s Day mean to you?
B Internationally celebrating the fact that women are an essential part of life – in society, creativity, collaboration and getting things done, wherever you are in the world. In a personal way, it’s a day to thank those close friends, family members and colleagues who make the day to day a positive place to be.
M It creates an awareness of the gender gap and helps to reduce bias so both females and males are given equal opportunities. An important day everyone should celebrate!