Exceptional Women

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    Women of the world today dress alike. They are like so many loaves of bread. To be beautiful one must be unhurried. Personality is needed. There is too much sameness. The world seems only to have a desire for more of this sameness. To be different is to be alone.

    Luisa Casati

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  • Luisa Casati: “A living work of art”

    “I want to be a living work of art”- she said Luisa Casati  (1881-1957) was an Italian heiress, femme fatale, socialite and...

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  • Meanwhile in Menorca…

    This summer I spent my days in the North of Spain but meanwhile, in Menorca, Meri Santos was receiving...

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  • Barbara Hulanicki and the Biba style

    ‘Biba‘ label was started by Barbara Hulanicki, a fashion designer and illustrator born in Warsaw in 1936, who moved...

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  • Badia Masabni, a true pioneer

    During the 19th century, there were two types of dancers in Egypt: the ghawazee, who danced outdoors in the...

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  • Elsa Schiaparelli, the great eccentric

    Everyone knows Coco Chanel, but a very few know her great rival Elsa Schiaparelli, a fabulous fashion designer from...

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  • Cadmium Rose, an alternative couture line

    Nur is a Spanish fashion designer and the founder of Cadmium Rose -an alternative couture line. And let me tell...

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  • Lidiya Litvyak, a rebellious and romantic woman

    This exceptional woman has inspired me in many ways, her determination and courage will lead you to become a better...

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  • Sarah Bernhardt: The queen of drama

    Sarah Bernhardt was the first global superstar, with huge fan crowds in Europe and America. Mark Twain said: “There...

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  • Masako Katsura: First Lady of Billiards

    Masako Katsura (1913–1995) was a real exceptional woman. She was one of the best carom billiards player in the...

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