International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated annually around the world on the 8th of March. It is a day to reflect on and celebrate the Political, Social, Cultural and Economic achievements of women worldwide. This day has been celebrated from the early 1900′s and is a national holiday in many countries. In some countries men are encouraged to give flowers to their daughters,mothers and girlfriends on Women’s Day!..Pretty cool eh!?..Lets hope that catches on here!…..
It is important to remember the dramatic changes the women before us worked hard to achieve. Societies perception of women has changed greatly yet there is still gender inequality worldwide. It is essential that we mark this day in order not to forget the past and to unite and encourage further positive developments. There are so many incredibly brave inspiring women out there. I have included images of some of these women. Including Aung San Suu kyi, Janis Joplin, Ann Frank, Sylvia Plath, Diana, Coco Chanel, Virginia Woolf and Amelia Earhart.
Happy International Women’s Day!
I can’t believe that we forgot to post these photos from last year… Stephanie did such an amazing job styling the look of this shoot. I ♥ these images and made sure to include the look as part of my entry in the Vogue.com UK Fashion Photography Blog Competition (Photographed in natural light in London)
Styling, Make-up & Photos by Catch Coco ♥
A little black dress is a must have in every woman’s wardrobe! This is a photo of me with my mum & my sister at a family wedding in Ireland last year – photographed by my dad, Gerry Buckley.
Coco Chanel introduced the ‘little black dress’ in 1926 and it became a symbol of chic and sophisticated simplicity. American Vogue named Chanel’s black dress “a Ford” – highlighing it’s simplicity and potential for success. I personally could not live without a little black dress – not only is black my favourite colour, but I am a fan of simple, elegant and comfortable clothing. The LBD is made for an everyday woman – someone who wants to look the part but who also enjoys feeling the part too! Coco Chanel believed that fashion should be functional as well as being chic.
When we were deciding on the name for Catch Coco, ‘My Little Black Dress’ was one suggestion – we stayed close to our original idea, instead using Coco as part of our blog title!