Glamour, Mercury, Anna Wintour + Malala.

  • In her day, my mother Betty was an incredible dress maker*. And I mean incredible. It took only a couple of minutes of her seeing a beautiful piece of clothing to crafting a pattern. Seriously. Of course, in the karmic genetic lottery, the sewing gene bypassed me completely. But I did inherit the ‘love of all things glamorous‘ gene.

Which is why I was drawn to this article about how John Galliano’s rehabilitation continues with high-spirited glamour. What’s not to love about the power of healing, transformation and humility? #love glamour

  • If you didn’t already know Mercury went retrograde on September 18 and goes direct on October 10. What does it all mean?
  • Let Girls Learn initiative. I’m inspired by bold, empowered women such as Julia Gillard, Michelle Obama and Charlize Theron as they advocate for the 62 million girls globally who are not in school. #letgirlslearn Tweet This
  • Candida Royalle was a very close friend of a close friend of mine. Candida was a firebrand of feminist sex crusading long before “sexpert” was a career choice and she unapologetically put authentic female pleasure on the map. She was also known as “the Grace Kelly of Porn”
  • Elizabeth Gilbert author of Eat, Pray, Love has a new book, ‘Big Magic – Creative Living Beyond Fear’. I read an interview with her in this week’s Guardian and this quote resonated with me. Probably because I’m a recovering perfectionist
  • Seth Godin writes “If you can’t figure out how to talk to one person, it doesn’t really pay to scale up your efforts to talk to a thousand.”
  • In September, Liz Broderick, former Australian Sex Commissioner, had this to say:

Leave a comment below as to who inspired you the most from GlobalWoman’s September round-up.


In deepest of gratitude for travelling the GlobalWoman journey with me,


Kathryn x

*Betty still rocks a sewing machine.

  • Vanessa

    October 4, 2015 at 2:03 am Reply

    Enjoyed reading the piece on Anna Wintour and the ‘D’ word. She’s such a strong, captivating figure. The process of decision making has been a big theme for me over the last few years. I’m increasingly aware of how I make decisions, and how this has changed over time: from ‘falling into’ decisions, to obsessing or hesitating over decisions, to making (or practicing making) good, timely decisions.

    • Yamini

      October 4, 2015 at 11:33 am Reply

      Thank you for your comment Vanessa. I think for most women we have to practice ‘decisiveness’. In my own experience being decisive pays off, not always the way I think but the energy behind ‘decisiveness’ does lead to momentum.

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